Mr. Somebody wrote: snehpets wrote:
Just because someone is willing to take a job "beneath them" like at Mcdonalds or whatever doesn't mean they're making 40k a year. I live in a state with a great economy (relatively speaking), and yes, there are jobs. However, they're certainly not jobs making 40k, and I have multiple friends who are pretty much open to anything that can't find jobs at 20 or 30k a year, much less 40. They're not socially retarded and they had good GPAs. I can't imagine what it would be like if they were in a state with a truly crappy economy. It's ridiculous to claim that there are 40k a year jobs out there for anyone who wants them with a 3.0 and up.
also go mavs
also again, lol at getting a paying job on a campaign straight out of school with a 3.0 and little or no relevant work experience. rick perry wasn't even paying most of his staff for a while (maybe still isn't, idk). Even a successful campaign like Romney isn't going to hire people with no experience when he can get volunteers for free.
This is overstating it. I can't speak for the Republican side, but the Democrats WILL hire people for field staff out of college if you at least have some filler on your resume and are good with people. It's not that hard to get one of these jobs if you are willing to relocate because you're basically sitting around making phone calls all day and working close to big law hours for very little pay.
I'm sure you're right. I shouldn't have exaggerated it. I suppose I was looking at it more from the point of view that, if you're even lucky enough to get one of these jobs (they're not unlimited), they probably don't want you to have a rough GPA, they would prefer
someone with experience, and,
most importantly, the cost of relocating/living would probably outweigh the amount you'd be making as you pointed out yourself (little to no pay).
So yes, I agree that it's possible, I suppose. I just get frustrated with the ridiculous mindset that a poli sci degree is a free ticket to a campaign job, a job on the hill, etc., and that these jobs are unlimited when I've watched plenty of people with normal social skills, gpas, etc., strike out with those. A lot of that is about connections, too, not just skill.