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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I was never big on school in general, let alone College. When I walked across the stage to receive my rolled up piece of documentation I caught a glimpse of the shocked expression spreading across my Eco/Gov teachers face. Priceless. Needless to say, I didn't do too well in High School.
I took a few years break after the big graduation, and since I don't actually learn in a classroom; I opted for....an Online Degree! Ha. I don't think those BS schools (such as Pheonix whatever) are even really acknowledged so I chose a real school, just offering the O.D. I chose Berkeley College. Now I'm trying to decide whether it was a good choice, or if I should've just not taken college courses all together.
I can't say dealing with them has been a complete nightmare, but it's been bad enough. It seems as though the only time they are interested in making contact with me, and practically harassing me, is when they want their money. I can't count the number of times I tried to reach someone regarding new info for my Pell Grant. But when it came time to find out what's up with the bill they were quick on the phone and email. Hmm. I don't think that because I chose to take my classes online means I should get lesser attention than regular students. But it's happened. For me, there is no such thing as Career Advisement and Counselors. Just Financial Aid and Student Accounts. No help, no guidance, just money money money! It would be nice if within the past 2 years someone had called and simply asked, "How is everything going?"
Come on Berkeley! Since my interests and dreams have switched from IT to Equestrian I will no longer be needing your asses soon, but until then...I would actually like to learn something! This Art class...BS! My English class....BS! I don't learn anything from writing papers every week. I highly doubt many people do but this is the teachers approach? Maybe you need to check out your HR department.
Rather than waste the money I've already spent, by dropping out, I'll finish this degree. Then it's BYE-BYE BERKELEY!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So...I've been laid off since January. The job was kind of BS, but I had it easy and was making money. Anyway, looked for a job right away and found nada, so I figured I'd take some time to chill while I collect unemployment. I've now been ACTIVELY!!(cannot emphasize enough) searching for a new job and still...NADA. And I had to apply for an extension on my benefits.
As much as I would rather be bored at home than killing myself at work, I miss it. Thanks to my wonderful man I have the option of working PT or FT, definitely opting for PT. But still not finding anything. Personally, I think I'm qualified for almost anything, but idk...what's wrong with these people??
Anyone else hit by the recession?