Tuesday, May. 19, 2009

A "Class" Action

Like many other recent college graduates, 27-year-old Trina Thompson has struggled to land a job since getting her diploma in April 2009. But instead of blaming the recession for her employment woes, the New York City native filed a lawsuit against her alma mater, Monroe College in the Bronx, N.Y., to recoup the $70,000 she spent on a bachelor's degree in information technology — saying the school's Office of Career Advancement has failed miserably at helping her advance her career.

Thompson is also asking for $2,000 to make up for the stress of her fruitless three-month job search. But it doesn't look as if the folks at Monroe College are going to pony up anytime soon. "It is clear that no college, especially in this economy, can guarantee employment," officials said in a statement. So much for teaching them a lesson.