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Or serving you coffee. Or busing your tables.
I worked two jobs to put myself through uni with the help of a very good scholarship (that got cut by the state less than halfway through my degree), and the support of my family. I graduated with my Bachelors in May this year with honors.
I send out applications and resumes every day, and have been since before I graduated. No call-backs. No interviews. I make enough now, with my one retail job, to cover my bills and help with the bills of my parents. No savings to speak of for grad school.
I wanted to join the Peace Corps. I had dreams of doing things in my community with my work… It’s astounding to me that, not only is my situation considered a lucky one, but that my country doesn’t want to utilize my skills and passions. This is unacceptable.
I’ve paid off all my credit card debt, and have cut up all my credit cards. I have convinced everyone I know to close their accounts with B of A, Citibank, Chase, etc. in favor of credit unions. I will never take out a student, car, or home loan in my lifetime. I urge all of you to do the same to the best of your abilities.
My abilities, now, are in the vein of collapsing this broken system from its very foundation in every way I know how.