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(The Atlantic)   Photographers capture recent college grads who couldn't land careers and took menial jobs instead. That's what you get for studying Russian lit and, uh, civil engineering? What the fark?   (m.theatlantic.com) divider line 138
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2012-06-15 05:23:19 PM  
James Franklin Hyneman was a Russian Lit major and he's done ok.

Some of you might know of him as Jamie Hyneman.

From that Mythbusters tv show.
 
2012-06-15 05:28:05 PM  
Civil engineering...in Greece.

There arent any jobs in Greece right now.
 
2012-06-15 05:39:33 PM  
Society of Jesus University? That's a thing?
 
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2012-06-15 05:51:17 PM  
Number 7 is Evil Abed!
 
2012-06-15 06:05:19 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Society of Jesus University? That's a thing?


That'd be the Jesuits.
 
2012-06-15 06:43:47 PM  

dramboxf: ToxicMunkee: Society of Jesus University? That's a thing?

That'd be the Jesuits.


Really? Shiat, I need to read more.
 
2012-06-15 08:21:50 PM  
Tania Leon, a 29 year-old stewardess, inside a bus in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on May 9, 2011

In other news buses have stewardesses.
 
2012-06-15 08:22:43 PM  

ToxicMunkee: dramboxf: ToxicMunkee: Society of Jesus University? That's a thing?

That'd be the Jesuits.

Really? Shiat, I need to read more.


See, if you'd studied liberal arts you would know that! :)
 
2012-06-15 08:25:50 PM  
Just because a job is in high demand, doesn't always mean it is in your area.
 
2012-06-15 09:01:57 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Society of Jesus University? That's a thing?


Yes. You might know them better as the Jesuits.

Walker: Tania Leon, a 29 year-old stewardess, inside a bus in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on May 9, 2011

In other news buses have stewardesses.


She might be on her way to the airport.
 
2012-06-15 09:39:49 PM  
cdn.theatlantic.com

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.
 
2012-06-15 09:42:15 PM  

Makh: Just because a job is in high demand, doesn't always mean it is in your area.


And doesn't mean you can get it with a fresh degree when someone with 5 years experience will take it for the same salary. Why would you take the recent grad?
 
2012-06-15 09:57:41 PM  

Walker: Tania Leon, a 29 year-old stewardess, inside a bus in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on May 9, 2011

In other news buses have stewardesses.


Years ago, my brother and I backpacked around Europe, and we took a bus ride from London to Edinburgh. The bus had a little steward, a polite older man, who pushed around a little cart selling tea and small sandwiches. It was actually rather nice, far better than any experience I've ever had going Greyhound in the US.
 
2012-06-15 10:20:15 PM  
I have a degree in Statistics and Computer science but I'm under appreciated as a systems admin.

I deserve to be a CEO -preferably for one of those companies that is losing money because I don't need pressure.
 
2012-06-15 10:23:34 PM  
Civil engineers rely on a lot of government money to fund projects....
 
2012-06-15 11:28:15 PM  

DrySocket: Civil engineering...in Greece.

There arent any jobs in Greece right now.


His dream was to fix up the Parthenon. That place looks like shiat.
 
2012-06-16 12:12:00 AM  

Beerguy: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 640x433]

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.


Like what? Being a stewardess?
 
2012-06-16 12:13:13 AM  

Nabb1: Walker: Tania Leon, a 29 year-old stewardess, inside a bus in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on May 9, 2011

In other news buses have stewardesses.

Years ago, my brother and I backpacked around Europe, and we took a bus ride from London to Edinburgh. The bus had a little steward, a polite older man, who pushed around a little cart selling tea and small sandwiches. It was actually rather nice, far better than any experience I've ever had going Greyhound in the US.


Then you didn't take the real bus - the real hipster backpacker is the overnight, where there's nothing like that, and the driver keeps half falling asleep and driving off the road.
 
2012-06-16 12:14:51 AM  
www.csun.edu

/Nostalgics here may remember that Photoshop thread..
//What happened to Ash2k?
 
2012-06-16 12:15:22 AM  
Well, that is why I am at grad school right now. For a degree that is related to a profession that will pretty much always be in demand, but with a degree program that is not entirely widespread. I'm not entirely worried.
 
2012-06-16 12:15:36 AM  

Ennuipoet: See, if you'd studied liberal arts you would know that! :)


Studying liberal arts doesn't preclude you from learning something that's actually useful and leads to gainful employment. It's called being a well-rounded person.

/CompE major
//History minor
///considering getting a MFA in photography when I retire
 
2012-06-16 12:17:14 AM  

Beerguy: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 640x433]

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.


Is it just me or does she remind me of a hotter version of The Waitress on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
 
2012-06-16 12:18:00 AM  
Found itwww.oblivion-graphics.com
 
2012-06-16 12:19:11 AM  

Beerguy: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 640x433]

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.


Yeah, but she is on the old side to take up hog rendering.
 
2012-06-16 12:20:33 AM  
What does "502 Bad Gateway" mean?
 
2012-06-16 12:23:49 AM  
I couldn't get a menial job when I finished college, so I had to settle for civil litigation. The attorneys I work with are constantly amazed I haven't quit for a job I actually want.
 
2012-06-16 12:24:46 AM  
I got the same error - what now?
 
2012-06-16 12:28:17 AM  
Beerguy
I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.

She probably doesn't get along with other women. Bartender might be what she was meant to do. Oh, wait. I see what you mean.
 
2012-06-16 12:28:21 AM  

ScottyShaps: I got the same error - what now?


Remove the "m." at the beginning of the URL. It worked for me.
 
2012-06-16 12:30:47 AM  

jaytkay: What does "502 Bad Gateway" mean?


The link is for the mobile site. Replace the m. with www. and reload
 
2012-06-16 12:32:36 AM  
cdn.theatlantic.com
Sofiane Moussaoui, a 26 year-old waiter, serves tea for customers in a cafe in Algiers, on April 22, 2012. Moussaoui studied for five years at the University 08 May 1945 Guelma where he received a masters degree in corporate finance. He hoped to find a job as an auditor but has been working as a waiter for over a year. (Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)

looks good for someone who graduates in 1945
 
2012-06-16 12:35:34 AM  

jaytkay: What does "502 Bad Gateway" mean?


It means the Gateway has been staying up all night and drinking. Bad Gateway, bad.
 
2012-06-16 12:35:35 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Studied Russian lit. Looks like a walrus. Still more badass than you will ever be.
 
2012-06-16 12:36:31 AM  
A good GPA in humanities, with lots of extracurricular activities, good networking, internships, and so on, is probably better than snoozing your way to a 2.0 in Civil Engineering. A bit.
 
2012-06-16 12:41:24 AM  
I spend some time unemployed recently. One thing I noticed after talking to other unemployed both locally and here on Fark(most of them recent grads who couldn't find work) is that many of these people refuse to realize that opportunities move around the country as business conditions change. There are natural gas/oil booms in places like Montana and Colorado. These require all kinds of professions to keep running, but that 23 year old graduate is more worried about losing his local amenities than spending a few years actually working and building a resume. It's like some bastardized entitlement complex. These people obviously didn't pay attention in macroeconomics
 
2012-06-16 12:41:34 AM  

Beerguy: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 640x433]

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.


Oh, maybe not. She doesn't look like a shepard.
 
2012-06-16 12:42:44 AM  

jaytkay: What does "502 Bad Gateway" mean?


It sounds like something that the civil engineering graduate could help with.

Perhaps a concrete gateway would be more reliable.
 
2012-06-16 12:46:36 AM  

Mantour: Found it[www.oblivion-graphics.com image 393x1100]


thanks for that. i have the Tibetan mask crossing the road in my saved stuff.
 
2012-06-16 12:46:52 AM  

jaytkay: What does "502 Bad Gateway" mean?


You should've gotten a Dell.
 
2012-06-16 12:47:56 AM  

maram500: Looks like a walrus


He looks like a bear to me.
 
2012-06-16 12:49:00 AM  

TomD9938: maram500: Looks like a walrus

He looks like a bear to me.


I may or may not be Adam Savage.
 
2012-06-16 12:51:58 AM  
Any civil engineer that cannot get a job is somebody that doesn't want to work.
 
2012-06-16 12:52:37 AM  
I have a friend who, like number 4, has a degree in communications. A Phd in communications.

What does he do? He is a professor, teaching communications.

...

What is communications? The meaning of the word is clear enough, but how it applies to a career (outside of academia), I have no idea.
 
2012-06-16 12:53:20 AM  
This just in: People in severely depressed economies may have trouble getting work right out of college.

I mean, it's sad, but people being out of work in their field in Kenya, Poland, Croatia, Algiers, Egypt....does that really surprise anyone? I'm amazed there are any jobs AT ALL in some of those places.
 
2012-06-16 12:54:18 AM  
Welcome to Obama's America, libs.
 
2012-06-16 12:54:37 AM  

maram500: I may or may not be Adam Savage.


I reject your post and substitute my own.
 
2012-06-16 12:57:19 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Beerguy: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 640x433]

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.

Oh, maybe not. She doesn't look like a shepard.


She did go to Ball State for 5 years...
 
2012-06-16 12:58:34 AM  

clyph: maram500: I may or may not be Adam Savage.

I reject your post and substitute my own.


This is going to kill you.

(Just remember, kids: Failure is always an option!)
 
2012-06-16 01:02:36 AM  

HempHead: She did go to Ball State for 5 years...


then moved to southern california hoping to break into movies.

Smeggy Smurf: Any civil engineer that cannot get a job is somebody that doesn't want to work.


the civil engineer they showed wanted to do art restoration. apparently with no background or training in it.
 
2012-06-16 01:05:25 AM  
That's why I kill people. Always gonna be someone needs to die. After a proper retainer is secured of course.
 
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