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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?   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
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2012-06-15 08:22:43 PM  
7 votes:

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 10:20:15 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:39:49 PM  
3 votes:
cdn.theatlantic.com

I think this young lady could make a significant living in another vocation.
2012-06-16 12:49:00 AM  
2 votes:

TomD9938: maram500: Looks like a walrus

He looks like a bear to me.


I may or may not be Adam Savage.
2012-06-16 12:47:56 AM  
2 votes:

maram500: Looks like a walrus


He looks like a bear to me.
2012-06-15 11:28:15 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:41:09 AM  
1 vote:
4 years at Cabrillo, a community college (albeit a fairly decent one), with likely an AA (if that) in communications? And working in service?
You don't say.

That wouldn't have been shocking 15 years ago.

Biased photoessay is a bit biased.
2012-06-16 01:20:18 AM  
1 vote:
Cabrillo College for 4.5 years?

Degree in Painting?

The only surprising thing I learned in this article was that they have stewardesses on buses.

/college dropout
//6 figure take home
///well... when I get to go home I guess I can take it.
2012-06-16 01:06:24 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Welcome to Obama's America, libs.


*looks at profile*

My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian


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2012-06-16 12:54:37 AM  
1 vote:

maram500: I may or may not be Adam Savage.


I reject your post and substitute my own.
2012-06-16 12:54:18 AM  
1 vote:
Welcome to Obama's America, libs.
2012-06-16 12:53:20 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:42:44 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:41:34 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:41:24 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:35:35 AM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org

Studied Russian lit. Looks like a walrus. Still more badass than you will ever be.
2012-06-16 12:35:34 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:32:36 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:23:49 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:19:11 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:13:13 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:12:00 AM  
1 vote:

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

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


Like what? Being a stewardess?
2012-06-15 08:21:50 PM  
1 vote:
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.
wee
2012-06-15 05:51:17 PM  
1 vote:
Number 7 is Evil Abed!
2012-06-15 05:23:19 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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