After college. this sucks so hard..... Not to mention student debt he has to pay off
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User avatar #9 - warmbuns (05/05/2013) [-]
Not to mention student debt he has to pay off
User avatar #33 to #29 - murrlogic ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
If College were actually like this I'd probably feel more motivated getting up at 5 in the morning.
User avatar #10 - asterael (05/05/2013) [-]
Do volunteer work once a week to get some experience in shop work or something? s'what I'm doing while in college
User avatar #116 to #10 - okamiden (05/05/2013) [-]
I like your profile pic
User avatar #141 to #116 - asterael (05/06/2013) [-]
Thank you, yours is good too
#70 to #10 - denim (05/05/2013) [-]
volunteer, unpaid internship?
work for free?
#32 - waffies (05/05/2013) [-]
Bit of writing that comes to mind:   
   
"Well of course, the most pernicious disease in the world is stagnation. We all know that, yeah? I mean, that stuff will eat your whole life away if you let it. And a lot of people do.    
Think of it: you’ve got a job you can hardly stand… but it pays the rent, so you keep it. You’ve fallen into a clique you’re not completely in tune with… but they make you feel wanted, so you carry on. You’re clinging to a series of ideas that don’t quite fit the facts… but they help you feel you’ve got a handle on the world, so you keep on clinging.    
And, of course, you’re miserable. But in a tolerable, manageable sort of way. To take a chance on a new direction, to turn your back on all these little bits and pieces of security that almost (not quite) work… well, better to be manageably miserable than a flaming bonfire of spectacular failure, eh? And before you know it, every moment of your life has gone fluttering away."
Bit of writing that comes to mind:

"Well of course, the most pernicious disease in the world is stagnation. We all know that, yeah? I mean, that stuff will eat your whole life away if you let it. And a lot of people do.
Think of it: you’ve got a job you can hardly stand… but it pays the rent, so you keep it. You’ve fallen into a clique you’re not completely in tune with… but they make you feel wanted, so you carry on. You’re clinging to a series of ideas that don’t quite fit the facts… but they help you feel you’ve got a handle on the world, so you keep on clinging.
And, of course, you’re miserable. But in a tolerable, manageable sort of way. To take a chance on a new direction, to turn your back on all these little bits and pieces of security that almost (not quite) work… well, better to be manageably miserable than a flaming bonfire of spectacular failure, eh? And before you know it, every moment of your life has gone fluttering away."
User avatar #80 - breaken (05/05/2013) [-]
"No we won't train you. We only hire people with previous experience." Said every business ever.
User avatar #86 to #80 - thatguyontheright ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
Some won't train you, it saves money to do only hire people with experience.
User avatar #138 to #86 - breaken (05/06/2013) [-]
That is all well and good till no one knows anything anymore.
User avatar #92 to #80 - herecomesjohnny (05/05/2013) [-]
in my country we got a healthy thing going on where students get (sometimes mandatory) work periods in real firms, groovy answer to the problem
#109 - bemmo (05/05/2013) [-]
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#71 to #64 - finalkai (05/05/2013) [-]
after you graduate college, you may send your resume out to many people, the problem is that being inexperienced in the job community will hold you back immensely. eventually you may be hired by someone that is willing to give you a job, but that job most likely will not put you to the full potential of what you are capable of doing.
after you graduate college, you may send your resume out to many people, the problem is that being inexperienced in the job community will hold you back immensely. eventually you may be hired by someone that is willing to give you a job, but that job most likely will not put you to the full potential of what you are capable of doing.
User avatar #118 to #71 - gaminggenus (05/05/2013) [-]
Thanks for the explanation. All is much clearer now.
User avatar #77 to #71 - AreyouSerious (05/05/2013) [-]
But over time you won't be considered inexperienced anymore so if you want a better job you won't get that look bosses give you at interviews.
#44 - isiupick (05/05/2013) [-]
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User avatar #7 - Jewssassin ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Comics like these remind me that having a useful trade for modern society is ******* amazing.
Suck on my job security.
#20 - trickytrickster (05/05/2013) [-]
You are all going to hate me for this, but people who majored in stupid **** shouldn't be complaining. Also, people who could only get into a bad University shouldn't complain either. No company wants to hire a graduate from some **** school, no offense. I graduated with a degree in a science field, and got a job right away.
#41 to #20 - anon (05/05/2013) [-]
you are probably the most privileged dickhead I've met today.
#135 to #41 - trickytrickster (05/05/2013) [-]
Woe is me, the privileged man who got a degree in something worthwhile from a respectable university.
#23 to #20 - tasomo (05/05/2013) [-]
No hate for you, just consider that some of us did technical work before and didn't want to go back to it. So while it is easy to get a job in the sciences (provided you actually picked a useful field and not just Mathematics) the world is not so open immediately for those who wanted out of that field.

The key to any of these situations is the patience and the willpower to overcome.
#24 to #23 - trickytrickster (05/05/2013) [-]
Yah. Another main problem, is that some people just aren't meant to go to college. A lot of people would be much better off getting an entry level job in the field of their interest than going to college.
#25 to #24 - tasomo (05/05/2013) [-]
Saw way too many people in college who obviously were just going there to avoid getting a job.
#26 to #25 - trickytrickster (05/05/2013) [-]
Or the people who major in Communications, etc and get hammered every night and are like aw man wtf I can't get a job now. Stupid economy screwing me over.
#28 to #26 - tasomo (05/05/2013) [-]
You can't cure people of their ignorance if they refuse to acknowledge that's what is really holding them back. Such is the world we live in.
#73 to #24 - anon (05/05/2013) [-]
I'd love to get an entry level job and figure out what I want to do with my life, but I can't, because all the entry level jobs are taken by people who got **** degrees or have been working entry level jobs for all their lives.
#136 to #73 - trickytrickster (05/05/2013) [-]
They are out there. Keep your head up anon. Just put down FunnyJunk as a reference.
User avatar #87 to #73 - tealcanaan (05/05/2013) [-]
Join the Army??
#12 - reduxalicious (05/05/2013) [-]
College..HA



I know some people go to college and have ACTUAL paths they want to follow, but I feel bad for those that'll end up in the cubicles, I would go CRAZY in a cubicle..

Pic related: It's where I work pretty much looks like.
User avatar #14 to #12 - swimmingprodigy (05/05/2013) [-]
what do you do?
#15 to #14 - reduxalicious (05/05/2013) [-]
Merchant Marine, I work in the Engine room on Ships like Tankers, Container ships, RO/RO's, Military Sealift, ect ect.
User avatar #125 to #15 - shadovfox (05/05/2013) [-]
lucky you, i am a ship electrican. just got my certificate for it. and the firm i was a apprentice for had no space for me. so i got everything i need, exept experience. and noone will hire me, because i lack experience. also i have only worked on offshore support vessels. what firm are you working for?
User avatar #132 to #125 - reduxalicious (05/05/2013) [-]
I'm a Freelancer with the SIU, Currently I have a 2 year contract with Horizon Lines, I did my Apprenticeship with American Steamship Company as well.
User avatar #16 to #15 - swimmingprodigy (05/05/2013) [-]
that sounds pretty cool; I'm pretty sure you finished something similar to mechanical engineering, right?
User avatar #17 to #16 - reduxalicious (05/05/2013) [-]
It wasn't College, I did have to go through an Apprenticeship though, and had to take A LOT of courses, such as Tankerman, Lifeboat, and other Coast Guard required documents, I was in school for 2 years, as an apprentice--So yea, I did have to go to a Vocational school.
User avatar #18 to #17 - swimmingprodigy (05/05/2013) [-]
There's still a lot of good jobs left that you dont need to go to college for, people dont realize this. I am taking the old-fashioned route however ad going to a typical 4-year college for civil engineering.
#22 to #18 - Hidnight (05/05/2013) [-]
Build up pressure in pipes, loosen bolts. Have a party in the engine room.
#102 - ragingflamingos (05/05/2013) [-]
And thus the value of college internships.
#62 - junglebook (05/05/2013) [-]
I plan to study Chemical Engineering at University next year, but I'm making sure that I do a degree with some work experience in Industry, as this will allow to me to get the experience that is so essential to find a decent job these days. I just hope that all the money that goes towards my degree will be worth it :/
#81 to #62 - anon (05/05/2013) [-]
Engineer here. Work hard and it will be worth it. Get internships. Experience > GPA.
#83 to #81 - junglebook (05/05/2013) [-]
I'm from the UK mate, I'm right in thinking GPA is your grading system?
User avatar #95 to #62 - cptsweatpants (05/05/2013) [-]
technical and medical graduates are just fine when it comes to finding a job, what you see here are just the economs, artists, writers, and philosophs whining
User avatar #19 - zerokelvin (05/05/2013) [-]
internship
#96 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
**** this college ********

Are you guys aware the college debt now exceeds credit card debt in the U.S.?
The loans colleges offer are similar to that of the ones offered on houses by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac partially responsible for the inflation then recession of 2008 and crashed the housing market. On top of that, when the recession hit, the cost of college tuition actually went up instead of going down like the cost of other things did.
Colleges spend recklessly for things they don't need just to impress potential students with new libraries, sports stadiums and housing, when in reality, they could work together to make tuition lower and more affordable by cutting all the ******** spending they do that in no way improves the quality of the "education" you receive.

I get that it is a supply and demand sort of thing, but how valuable is something when every one else has it? More college students than ever are having to move back in with their parents after they graduate (and when the loan payments are due) because of the incredible debt they are in. They cannot afford a house, they cannot finance anything new, hell, half the time they can't even find a ******* job related in their field and they end up working at some restaurant of damn near minimum wage.

Ask yourself this as well: Is a degree or experience worth more to employers?
If you have ever had a job, you'll know that in most cases, it is experience. So after high school, you for the most part, have 2 options; Going into the work force or going to college. By the time you get that piece of ass wipe you call a college degree, someone who went straight into the work force in the same field as you already has 2-4 years of experience on you and no college debt to pay off, while you are just now getting out of college and expecting the same level job they have and expect to make more than them with no experience (which just isn't going to happen). See an issue with that picture?
#114 to #96 - TheBagel (05/05/2013) [-]
That's why you get internships throughout your college career. You're coming off as someone who is just butthurt that they couldn't get a job after college, due to your degree in puppetry or some other load of garbage degree. In modern times, its nearly impossible to get a good job without a college degree, so the only work experience you will get is from a McDonalds. Without the degree, its a vicious cycle; you can't get a job without work experience, and you can't get work experience without a degree.
User avatar #133 to #114 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
Well that's not the case. I've graduated high school, and I'm just working as a Lifeguard and a Swim Instructor (and looking at a promotion to Manager and Lifeguard Trainer in the near future) waiting for my brother to graduate high school so we can move out. For someone my age to have a resume that includes budgeting for events, running time clocks, preparing and running city events, certifying people in CPR/AED and Life guarding, that's pretty impressive. I live in Las Vegas (meaning there are pools ******* everywhere) so I doubt I'll ever be without a job in guarding. I would also like to add that at the moment, I work at a rec center pool/water park. In comparison with casino pools, they do pay less, but the offer better (and more easily obtained) experience and promotions. rec guards < casino guards < beach guards sort of thing.

I'm just sick of seeing people I know going broke trying to "get an education". A college degree does not determine that have an education, it determines that you have money. It does not show employers that you were "able to finish something", it shows them whether or not you ran out of money. All these govt loans and scholarships only give colleges an excuse to raise tuition.

If I go to college, it will be for specific classes that are directly relevant to the job I want to have. Not only that, but a lot of the time, if you but "Bachelor Studies" on a resume, it will get you past that initial screening process and keep you from going straight into the "no" pile. This has worked for both my parents many times (both of which dropped out of college). Unfortunately for them they make far too many stupid financial decisions so they essentially live pay check to pay check.

With all due respect, you are the only one who is coming off as butthurt.
Sorry if you're offended, but this is how I see it.

and for ***** sake, please keep in mind that everything I just said doesn't apply to doctor, scientists, engineering etc.
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#98 to #96 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
Don't you find it funny how it's only colleges telling you how important college is? Don't you find it funny how all the statistics making college look good come from the monopoly known as the College Board (the people who make money off of colleges)?

Oh lets not forget to mention that that 4 year degree that colleges advertise most them time isn't true. It's more common now for students going for a 4 year degree to spend 6 years to get it which in turn means more money spent meaning more college debt meaning the college gets richer. This being the case, why would they even bother to make the education more efficient? Oh and remember that guy who went into the same field as you? Yea, he now has 6 years of experience on you, 7 if you want to count the year it will probably take you to find an entry level position in the same field as you (if you still have interest in that field anymore)

There is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself, but spend your money wisely and spend it to gain knowledge THAT WILL ACTUALLY HELP YOU, not for a **** piece of paper that "will help get you a job".

I know I posted this before, but I felt it was relevant
User avatar #99 to #96 - MudkipTomislav (05/05/2013) [-]
Don't over-generalize. The US isn't the world so blame your system not the degree or colleges.
User avatar #100 to #99 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
I thought I did, guess I wasn't clear enough
#105 to #96 - godot (05/05/2013) [-]
That's why I try to get a scholarship due to my good grades. Then to become a biochemist, the point where you get experience things get much easier, like part time jobs. Ofcourse that still does not make your point less true, I'm just saying I think a degree from a good college and experience combined will get you the job you want, it's a long road, and it's never easy, but I'm sure as hell willing to walk it and try.
User avatar #107 to #105 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
I need to re-write some of this.
If you are going to go to college for a doctor, lawyer, engineer, rocket scientist, then go to college. You'll be able to pay off any loans very easily if you have a job like that, and I'm sure that they are always in demand.
User avatar #112 to #107 - godot (05/05/2013) [-]
thanks, but I see where you're coming from, as in general jobs that don't require something like a medical degree.
#101 to #96 - anon (05/05/2013) [-]
I agree with everything you said except for the last part.
I doubt that guy who went straight to the workforce will become a doctor, lawyer, engineer, etc.
User avatar #104 to #101 - Metallicock ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
Those are the few exceptions to this. Those are jobs that would easily make college worth going to
#103 to #101 - anon (05/05/2013) [-]
While that other guy who supposedly has a few years of experience on you works a minimum wage job.
User avatar #115 - vuican (05/05/2013) [-]
Learning good trade in military, going to go to college for free just to go and get a degree, have both experience and degree. Sounds pretty good, man.
User avatar #120 to #115 - luiselvergas (05/05/2013) [-]
what branch and MOS are you choosing?
User avatar #121 to #120 - vuican (05/05/2013) [-]
navy it
User avatar #122 to #121 - luiselvergas (05/05/2013) [-]
nice, im doing marines/infantry
User avatar #123 to #122 - vuican (05/05/2013) [-]
I just wanted to travel, otherwise I probably would've done the same.
User avatar #126 to #123 - luiselvergas (05/05/2013) [-]
no hard feelings bro Grunts need POGS and POGS need grunts
User avatar #128 to #126 - vuican (05/05/2013) [-]
Fair enough man, haha I'll probably try to go fmf corpsman once I get in
#30 - gamycubicle (05/05/2013) [-]
Sadly I think this is everyone's life in a nutshell I am about 20K in debt from student loans and because I lack experience I am stuck making minimum wage at my current job isn't life wonderful?
User avatar #40 to #30 - icedcarbon (05/05/2013) [-]
20k? What happens if you don't pay back?
User avatar #45 to #40 - thegamerslife (05/05/2013) [-]
It's like a credit card. you make payments on it, and if they stop being sent in the bill goes to collections agencies where they track your employment status and as soon as you are working they get to a good chunk of money out of your paychecks till the debt is payed back in full (plus interest if applicable).
User avatar #46 to #45 - thegamerslife (05/05/2013) [-]
usually applicable*
#134 to #46 - gamycubicle (05/05/2013) [-]
yeah what he said is what happens basically
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