Like I said, rich snot-nosed punks have options. Their super-wealthy daddies can start them in a business if they drop out of college because of their grades. For the poor, it's simply do or die and in this economy, doing sometimes isn't enough. Like I said, my snot-nosed punk nephew only got in his position because his rich Daddy was an executive officer at the company.
OTOH, every poor person I know who is in college views it as their last chance at a better life. They have to play the game to succeed, get the degree and get the (F-bomb) out of the rut of poverty they are in.
But work study is funded by... that's right. The government. Remember that the Federal Government's loan deficit is not just student loans and grants. They give the school departments money so that you can earn it. When you put all of that together, that's what's causing this collapse. Also, here's something you may not know. When you get up to the Master's level, the only thing you can get is loans. There are no grants, there might be scholarships but they're rare and there's no work study. That's why you have doctors coming out of medical school who are $150,000 in debt.Also, the difference is SCEP is work study, which means you pay labor to get that position. So it isn't free. I don't have any problem of being paid or paying to do work (it would mean a halt to everything in the Fed, which is wrong.) The issue I have is grabbing some random high-flyer out of a school like Schenley here in Pittsburgh, giving them $100,000 of federal loans, and then letting them be like mother Mary said. That's what I have a problem with. I would cut them off faster than Lorena Bobbitt cut off....well, you know.
As a matter of fact, although where I'm going is the first choice for a college, it wasn't the only school I went to. When I went to a rival school, the admissions officer gave me quite an attitude after telling me that their tuition was $18,200 a year. (At the Master's level, you can only borrow $20,500 a year). When I asked if there were other incentives, it was met with a derisive "OUR PROGRAM is for working adults!". Now I was a bit insulted given the fact that California's unemployment rate is still punishingly high. So yes, with your program, even a person who gets a Bachelor's is SOL unless he's someone in your family, apparently.
Why do companies do tuition reimbursement? Get ready for it...And in truth, companies shouldn't worry about the tax breaks. If I started a company right now, I would be glad to give $25,000 to get a high achiever to learn his or her craft in school and come work for me. And that's the way it was, up until companies became overly greedy and started "passing the buck" to get us competitive with China's cheap goods. In fact, most reputable companies that don't have 100% turnover every 18 months will cover partially for your education, regardless of whether there is a tax break. You'll probably come across it someday, Big Steve.
Originally Posted by Yahoo NewsMy guess is, like you admitted, you don't have a comprehensive understanding of A/S or what exactly it is or how people who have it are as a person. I'm not going to blame you for that, because honestly, until about three years ago, I didn't really even understand that this was a condition, just that something was different/wrong with me.Finally, it is not always living in California or having hardship or "being dealt the bad hand". If you really must know, no person on this earth has everything going for them. Even lottery winners have people piling on for lawsuits. Look at your friend Glen, for example. He makes good money, but can't hold a conversation with most people. The truth is that Asperger's need not be an inhibition - in fact, trying to hide it might be the worst thing to do. Most decent companies want a diverse workforce, with all colors, races, and abilities. The issue might be a little bit more of how you deal with the stress more than the stress itself. But like you mention a lot, Big Steve, I'm not a psychologist. Being that I have a cousin with A/S, I looked up the disorder a couple of times out of curiosity.
Asperger's is not a disease, like cancer. It's a syndrome, which means that you have a number of symptoms and if a percentage of those match up with you, then you are one of the lucky people who have it. One day I hit a paper on it, and holy guacamole, I find a checklist of 27 different symptoms for likely candidates. Every test I've taken has proven me to have it, and a lot of companies dismiss it as exactly what you do. "Bad attitude", the strange part is that depression rates among Aspies are close to 90%, because of this. The worst thing that psychologists are trying to do is blend Asperger's with Autism and what they're doing is calling it "Autism Spectrum Disorder" in the DSM-5. I digress though.
Most Aspies have a very low tolerance for verbal abuse. They also rarely feel anything other than anger and misery. Most times it's because Aspies want to make friends and do things right but really lack the social protocol to do it properly and have no clue what they're doing wrong. Although he doesn't do a perfect job of it, you should watch The Big Bang Theory sometime. If you watch the idiosyncrasies of Sheldon, you might get a perspective of what life is like for someone like me. (to be fair, he also has mysophobia and OCD).
Yeah, I might have to, but at the same time, it's prohibitively expensive to move and right now it's way too much for why I didn't get out of here several years ago. You'd be surprised how much cash it takes to move. Although to be fair, all I know in life is living in California. Except for a year in North Dakota, I lived out here for most of my life, so I kinda am a California guy anyways.And, as many have said to me, if you can't find a job where you are, go somewhere where it is. I've even heard of people buying pay-as-you-go phones with 814 and 570 codes here in PA to make it look as if they lived in central or northeast PA. Companies nowadays don't want to spend on relocation or moving someone, sadly, which as you know, works as a handicap here in Pittsburgh because there are few science jobs within 25 miles of my house.