I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

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I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby GummiBear » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:19 pm

I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby hannibalhamlin61 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:21 pm

GummiBear wrote:I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.


Quapizar is that you?

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby theantiscalia » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:21 pm

Are you complaining that your parents are rich? If so, take two steps back, and stop being ridiculous.

Most law schools that I know of don't hand out work study for law school... they assume you'd rather have the loans. But you filled out the FAFSA as an independent student, I hope, so I'm sure you'll qualify for something... just go talk to your financial aid office.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby hannibalhamlin61 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:24 pm

theantiscalia wrote:Are you complaining that your parents are rich? If so, take two steps back, and stop being ridiculous.

Most law schools that I know of don't hand out work study for law school... they assume you'd rather have the loans. But you filled out the FAFSA as an independent student, I hope, so I'm sure you'll qualify for something... just go talk to your financial aid office.


You are wasting your time. This is her TLS Box: I'm the smartest person to ever exist ever. I applied to Harvard and Yale Law School as safeties. When I told them no after being accepting into the Super Secret Elite Law School... (So secret, I'm not legally allowed to disclose where it is. You can only get in by invite.) the deans of the "respective" schools tried offering me whatever I wanted but I stood strong and told them to bite me.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby GummiBear » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:24 pm

I know I'm lucky for not being in any debt, and I honestly don't have any loans out. I've also never filled out a FAFSA form before because I just don't qualify for it.

It's pretty unfair that I'm getting screwed out of opportunities to improve my resume, just because my parents make a lot more money than others. It's like I'm being penalized for my parents' hard work.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby KibblesAndVick » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:27 pm

GummiBear wrote:I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.


You're underestimating yourself. Just get get one of your parent's credit cards, crash their cars and force them to buy new ones, and otherwise systematically destroy their accumulated wealth. Keep this up long enough and eventually they'll become poor or else disown you. Either way, you'll soon qualify for that awesome Work Study program you've always wanted. I believe you will find yourself in a much more advantageous financial situation this way.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby JuTMSY4 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:27 pm

Try not having rich parents

Then tell me how you're being discriminated against again...

Its not just paying tuition. What about when mom and pop stop by and drop off the bounty from Costco or foot the bill for moving costs...

How do you know that filling out the FAFSA wouldn't help you get work study...you didn't do it

Beyond that, work study isn't just about resume building - its about financing your education

I assume you think my parents don't work hard? Just imagine the nice resume builder you'd get in exchange for all that extra debt!

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby Bert » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:29 pm

Sounds like another job for Gloria Alred (or however you spell that).

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby CmonSD » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:32 pm

GummiBear wrote:I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.



Your professors are not allowed to take you on as a research assistant unless you qualify for work study? Since when? If they tell you they can't, maybe it has nothing to do with your parent's income, but more that the professors just aren't that fond of you.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby GummiBear » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:33 pm

JuTMSY4 wrote:Try not having rich parents

Then tell me how you're being discriminated against again...

Its not just paying tuition. What about when mom and pop stop by and drop off the bounty from Costco or foot the bill for moving costs...

How do you know that filling out the FAFSA wouldn't help you get work study...you didn't do it

Beyond that, work study isn't just about resume building - its about financing your education

I assume you think my parents don't work hard? Just imagine the nice resume builder you'd get in exchange for all that extra debt!


I'm being discriminated against because my letters of recommendation will not be as great as those who actually worked intimately with the professors. And yes, my parents foot the bill for a lot that I do, but after I graduate I'm essentially getting cut off. I'll then be in a worse position in the long-run because I'll be working in a less prestigious firm making less money.

And filling out FAFSA won't help me because my parents make almost $500,000 a year. I know most of you here are thinking "poor rich kid", but honestly this really really sucks.

And the purpose of the work-studies really are just resume builders. I've talked to others at my school who have done them, and they say the pay they receive works against their loans. Pretty messed up.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby charlesjd » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:36 pm

hannibalhamlin61 wrote:
GummiBear wrote:I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.


Quapizar is that you?


+1

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby holydonkey » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:38 pm

GummiBear wrote:I know most of you here are thinking "poor rich kid"
AHHH. Get out of my head! Get out of my head!

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Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:38 pm

although the op is going to having a crowd of faux tls-populists at his or her throat in t-10 seconds, as someone who grew up far from rich, i acknowledge that there is a very valid argument to made for this. taking socioeconomic considerations into account is by definition discrimination.

the question is whether all kinds of discrimination are equally invalid, and i contend that they aren't.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:39 pm

GummiBear wrote:
JuTMSY4 wrote:Try not having rich parents

Then tell me how you're being discriminated against again...

Its not just paying tuition. What about when mom and pop stop by and drop off the bounty from Costco or foot the bill for moving costs...

How do you know that filling out the FAFSA wouldn't help you get work study...you didn't do it

Beyond that, work study isn't just about resume building - its about financing your education

I assume you think my parents don't work hard? Just imagine the nice resume builder you'd get in exchange for all that extra debt!


I'm being discriminated against because my letters of recommendation will not be as great as those who actually worked intimately with the professors. And yes, my parents foot the bill for a lot that I do, but after I graduate I'm essentially getting cut off. I'll then be in a worse position in the long-run because I'll be working in a less prestigious firm making less money.

And filling out FAFSA won't help me because my parents make almost $500,000 a year. I know most of you here are thinking "poor rich kid", but honestly this really really sucks.

And the purpose of the work-studies really are just resume builders. I've talked to others at my school who have done them, and they say the pay they receive works against their loans. Pretty messed up.


You shouldn't have gone to a super-secret law school.

Should you even be talking about this?

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby jackalope11 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:40 pm

hannibalhamlin61 wrote:
GummiBear wrote:I have a number of awesome teachers, and I would love to do research assistant jobs for them to get good recommendations when I graduate...

But the problem is my parents make a ton of money and so I don't have any loans or anything. This in turn disqualifies me for work-study certification. Is there a way I could still get a job like this if I ask not to get paid? Or am I totally screwed just because my parents are rich?

If so, that is pretty messed up. It's not like I can control how much my parents make.


Quapizar is that you?



This cracked me up... Thanks for that. :mrgreen:

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Postby jackalope11 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:41 pm

holydonkey wrote:
GummiBear wrote:I know most of you here are thinking "poor rich kid"
AHHH. Get out of my head! Get out of my head!



This too...

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Postby portena » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:41 pm

I didn't even check the work study box on my FAFSA because I didn't know it was even an option in law school. Am I going to need to go back and change that if I want to be an RA or anything like that?

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby mailmanstalker » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:41 pm

Its pretty messed up that you are delusional enought to talk like this. Dont take paying work studies from people who NEED them. Like not to build a resume but to pay rent. You are the reason I am afraid to go to law school and make friends. Do an unpaid intership dude.

I honestly got a little sick to my stomach reading your post....are there people out there with such little gratitude? So you have one thing working against you minus all the other billions of reasons being rich is helping you.....grow up

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Postby hannibalhamlin61 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:41 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:although the op is going to having a crowd of faux tls-populists at his or her throat in t-10 seconds, as someone who grew up far from rich, i acknowledge that there is a very valid argument to made for this. taking socioeconomic considerations into account is by definition discrimination.

the question is whether all kinds of discrimination are equally invalid, and i contend that they aren't.


I think you missed the road there...

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby CmonSD » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:42 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:although the op is going to having a crowd of faux tls-populists at his or her throat in t-10 seconds, as someone who grew up far from rich, i acknowledge that there is a very valid argument to made for this. taking socioeconomic considerations into account is by definition discrimination.

the question is whether all kinds of discrimination are equally invalid, and i contend that they aren't.


I understand that while the OP may be shut out of work study opportunities because they are designed as a form of financial aid, what is to stop the OP from acquiring non-paid research positions with professors if that is what the OP is looking for in the first place?

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:43 pm

hannibalhamlin61 wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:although the op is going to having a crowd of faux tls-populists at his or her throat in t-10 seconds, as someone who grew up far from rich, i acknowledge that there is a very valid argument to made for this. taking socioeconomic considerations into account is by definition discrimination.

the question is whether all kinds of discrimination are equally invalid, and i contend that they aren't.


I think you missed the road there...

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meh, i read the title and addressed the underlying principle.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby hannibalhamlin61 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:44 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
hannibalhamlin61 wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:although the op is going to having a crowd of faux tls-populists at his or her throat in t-10 seconds, as someone who grew up far from rich, i acknowledge that there is a very valid argument to made for this. taking socioeconomic considerations into account is by definition discrimination.

the question is whether all kinds of discrimination are equally invalid, and i contend that they aren't.


I think you missed the road there...

Image


meh, i read the title and addressed the underlying principle.


I hear that's a good strategy for exams too.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby stratocophic » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:44 pm

hannibalhamlin61 wrote:
theantiscalia wrote:Are you complaining that your parents are rich? If so, take two steps back, and stop being ridiculous.

Most law schools that I know of don't hand out work study for law school... they assume you'd rather have the loans. But you filled out the FAFSA as an independent student, I hope, so I'm sure you'll qualify for something... just go talk to your financial aid office.


You are wasting your time. This is her TLS Box: I'm the smartest person to ever exist ever. I applied to Harvard and Yale Law School as safeties. When I told them no after being accepting into the Super Secret Elite Law School... (So secret, I'm not legally allowed to disclose where it is. You can only get in by invite.) the deans of the "respective" schools tried offering me whatever I wanted but I stood strong and told them to bite me.
Could be that OP is just extremely awk/unfunny.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:45 pm

This is the second thread I've followed today that warrants reading past the title or the first few posts. A valuable lesson.

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Re: I'm being discriminated against for being rich (Work Study)

Postby facetious » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:45 pm

edit: well done sir, well done. flame on.
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