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2013-07-02 05:59:04 PM  
51 votes:
We weren't going to greenlight this, but submitter's goddamn parents called 16 times in the last two hours and wouldn't leave us alone about it. We really just wanted them out of our hair.
2013-07-02 05:33:45 PM  
13 votes:

Arthur Jumbles: Silly middle class parents, if they want to help their children get a job they should just buy the company or, at the very least, get one of their Skull and Bones fellows to eliminate the other applicants.


Oh come on, that doesn't actually exist.  It's a fantasy.  The middle class disappeared a long time ago.
2013-07-02 06:01:28 PM  
4 votes:

Moderator: We weren't going to greenlight this, but submitter's goddamn parents called 16 times in the last two hours and wouldn't leave us alone about it. We really just wanted them out of our hair.


Greatest.

Moderator.

Comment.

EVAR.
2013-07-02 05:21:12 PM  
4 votes:
Silly middle class parents, if they want to help their children get a job they should just buy the company or, at the very least, get one of their Skull and Bones fellows to eliminate the other applicants.
2013-07-02 06:58:03 PM  
3 votes:
My mom wrote a funnier headline for this that I submitted.
2013-07-02 05:51:57 PM  
3 votes:
I'm telling you this crap happens all the damn time, I can't go for more then a week without a mother accompanying her precious little snowflake to the interview and desperately trying to impress me with their run of the mill capabilities.  Two weeks ago one of them even had the nerve to suggest that her daughter outta have twice the starting wage just because she worked so hard to get where she is...ridiculous.  Look women, I don't care what sort of background you have or that you were in the same industry for most of your life but god damn it I need some time alone with the kid first to make a proper evaluation.  Go wait in the hall or better yet get into your costume cause you're on center pole in fifteen any ways.

Seriously.
2013-07-02 06:14:48 PM  
2 votes:
The Free Range Kids blog came up with a better term for this: Bonsai Parenting.  They aren't just hovering over their children, they are actively stunting their growth.
2013-07-02 06:03:20 PM  
2 votes:

Moderator: We weren't going to greenlight this, but submitter's goddamn parents called 16 times in the last two hours and wouldn't leave us alone about it. We really just wanted them out of our hair.


You should greenlight twice to make subby feel extra special.
2013-07-02 07:36:45 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Mr. Curtis,

Please excuse Gordon's absence from Fark yesterday. He was hit by a crosstown bus.

Signed,

Bennett's Mother.
2013-07-02 07:19:42 PM  
1 votes:

RogermcAllen: In Small Town, Arkansas $52,000 would probably put you around upper middle class. In New York City $52,000 is practically lower class.


According to Fox News, $250,000 is barely middle class while $50,000 is too much to be paying a teacher.
2013-07-02 06:44:29 PM  
1 votes:

firefly212: TaterTot_HotDish: As a former university advisor, I can say that the students and parents depicted in this article are outliers... however, I did often have students (not just freshmen, either) bring their parents to their advising sessions.  It was awkward.  The parent would ask a question and I would try to address the answer to the student.  Unfortunately since the modern university is now concerned more with customer service rather than education, I didn't feel that I could explicitly tell the parents to buzz off.

My parents never would have DREAMED of calling my university (unless I was dying or something) and I'm technically on the older side of the Millennial generation.  Things changed dramatically with students just 5-10 years younger than me.

When teaching economics, I had a student actually bring her mom in to argue a grade. Mind you, the grade was on a multiple choice test, with objectively correct answers... and she wasn't on the bubble of a grade higher... and she had attended fewer than 20% of the classes to that point in the semester... and she didn't attend any of the pre-test reviews that I held... and she didn't write to me and ask to go over it at some other time if my review sessions were not workable within her schedule.

After I explained, calmly, that if she really wanted to get a higher grade, I'd offer some extra credit that she could do to push the test score one grade higher (nothing big, just 10 pages about Keynes v. Adam Smith)... the mom yelled at me and said that I was wasting her time "with all this bullshiat work," and lectured me about how she "is paying for this degree and she damn well is going to get it." I held firm with just the EC offer, she went to my department head... the daughter transferred to another section (different professor), and still failed.

As for me... I live in the mountains now... fark teaching, fark testing, fark parents, fark stress, fark everything that isn't peaceful and 10k feet up.


I live at 10'600 ft so I'm getting a chuckle...
2013-07-02 06:28:02 PM  
1 votes:
Whenever a parent shows up to the interview I offer them the job instead of the child.
2013-07-02 06:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
I have a current job opening and I'm looking for a fresh grad. I have had one person' parent send a resume to me on behalf of their child and another turn down the offer because their parents thought they should be getting paid more.

It's a sales job, there is a base plus commission. If the kid wanted more they could have made it I'd they worked hard enough.

Anyone on here a fresh grad in Chicago looking to get into sales for a tech company? Parents please don't contact me bout your kids.
 
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