Confessions Of An Employee Of A For-Profit College

May 30, 2014 | 3 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

I work for a for-profit education company. There are a few things I have to get off my chest. The industry is a complete joke and I’m sickened by what we do.

First, we accept anybody. A student is merely a conduit in which student loan money flows from the federal government, to us. We could give two shits if we think a student will succeed. A student is a revenue unit (and is referred to as such). We’d let everbody in if we could. Unfortunately for us, we can’t.

Why? Well, the federal government only allows us to generate 90% of our revenue from their loans. Last I checked, we’re at 89.something. We are “private, for-profit” and nearly 100% government subsidized through their loan program. Think about that. Almost 90% of our revenue comes directly from the government and we can keep as much profit out of that as we want with zero obligation. Oh, there’s this thing called gainful employment floating around that’s a feeble attempt to regulate us, but everybody’s pretty sure most of the regulations will be stripped away or watered down to the point of uselessness.

While we’re on the subject of loans, let’s talk about how our students get them. In short, we handle everything. All we need is their name and their consent. We process all the paperwork on their behalf. It’s probably our most important function. It’s how we stay in business.

Here’s a fun tidbit: We encourage students to take out the maximum loan amount allowed even though they don’t need it all to cover their tuition. Why? Because it’s “free money” for the student, that’s why. Let’s just say we charge $25,000 a semester (we actually charge more if you can believe it) and when we talk to the student we’ll advise them to take out $30,000 so the student can use the extra $5000 towards whatever they want; perhaps a computer for their online courses or a car to commute to our brick and mortar facility, whatever. We also point out that they don’t have to pay this loan back for, like, years so who gives a shit? By that time they’ll have landed a sweet job because of the awesome education their going to get from us.

This might be a really good time to mention our one rule when hiring: If a candidate submits a resume and lists an online for-profit education school as their education (ours included), it is immediately thrown out. Let’s just say we know our product.

Our product. My god. I’ve seen the courses we offer online and they’re beyond a joke. I wish I could be more specific, but I’d probably give myself away. I’ve seen passing grades given for essays that wouldn’t have gotten past my 6th grade english teacher. I shit you not. Don’t get me started on the technical degrees.

If all that isn’t bad enough, here’s the best scam we pull. As a “benefit to our students”, we’ve established a “Foundation”. We solicit donations for the foundation that go towards student tuitions in the form of “scholarships”. This is akin to a company like Best Buy taking donations for a self-administered Best Buy Foundation and then giving that money to Best Buy customers and forcing them to use it at Best Buy. We use scholarships as a means to launder our foundation money to our bottom line. The scholarships we hand out usually go to the students who we think we can squeeze a little more out of, probably because they’ve hit their maximum lifetime limit of how much they can receive in government financial aid. Our scholarships make up the difference so we can get whatever government cash they’re still entitled to.

If our industry exists in ten years I’ll be very sad.

(via Reddit)


Take This Dose Of TRUTH And Call Me In The Morning

May 1, 2014 | 14 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

a gallery of pictures of TRUTH

a gallery of pictures of TRUTH



Middle Class Slavery And What It Really Means To Be ‘Financially Free’

April 24, 2014 | 18 Comments » | Topics: Life, TRUTH |

financial freedom

by bobsmithhome

I am an early retiree. I have been living that life for some time. Many years ago (before it became popular) my wife and I chose to live significantly below our means so we could achieved financial independence. I am now living what you are planning, so I think I can provide more of a sense of the big picture.

Here’s the piece you (and a few others in this thread) seem to be missing… Living below your means isn’t about postponing gratification. In other words, it’s not about giving up products and experiences when you’re young so you can have them when you’re old. That’s not it at all.

What it’s really about is freedom. Most people are, in many ways, slaves. I was a slave. Beginning at age five I was forced to get up in the morning and go somewhere I didn’t really want to go, and do things I didn’t really want to do. Elementary school. Then high school. Then college. Then work. And throughout all those years there was an undertone of fear. Fear that you’ll get in trouble with Mom and Dad if your grades suck. Fear that your performance in college won’t result in a decent job. Fear that you’ll lose your job, and that your family will suffer, if you don’t kiss up to the right people, or meet your quotas, or because some asshole above you decides to eliminate your job… always that nagging worry and fear in the background.



Never Forget. This Was Part Of Our History

April 24, 2014 | 37 Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, TRUTH |

A black Union soldier sits, posted in front of a slave auction house on Whitehall Street in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1864



22 Things A Burglar Would Never Tell You

April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)



“Politicians Were Mostly People Who’d Had Too Little Morals And Ethics To Stay Lawyers”

April 23, 2014 | 4 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

a gallery of pictures showing the truth about politics and politicans

a gallery of pictures showing the truth about politics and politicans



Confessions Of A Maximum Security Prison Guard

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: TRUTH |

What are most people there for?

Literally everything. Murder, drug dealers, child molesters, thieves, illegal immigrants, rapists. With the exception of terrorists, you name it, we’ve got em.


What is the one event you have witnessed or been part of that made you doubt your career path, and possibly the value of humanity?

Anything to do with child molesters. They are very narcissistic and believe in what they do. 9 out of 10 openly admit that they see nothing wrong with what they do and admit they will do it again.


Is there one situation that comes to mind that you had to deal with that made you very uncomfortable? And if there is, how did it impact you?

When I first started, there was a mentally challenged man who was in prison for sexually assaulting his room mate at the center he was at. He would frequently cover himself in feces and masturbate through the pie slot on his door and try to throw it at us. Albeit now, I am rather desensitized, but watching him shove silverware in his rectum and eat his own feces was…unsettling.


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Lets Start Things Off With A Nice, Lovely Poem

April 18, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

I destroy homes, I tear families apart, I take your children, and that’s just the start. 
I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. 
If you need me, remember I’m easily found,
I live all around you – in schools and in town 
I live with the rich, I live with the poor,
I live down the street, and maybe next door. 
I’m made in a lab, but not like you think, I can be made under the kitchen sink. 
In your child’s closet, and even in the woods, If this scares you to death, well it certainly should. 
I have many names, but there’s one you know best, I’m sure you’ve heard of me, my name is crystal meth. 
My power is awesome, try me you’ll see, But if you do, you may never break free. 
Just try me once and I might let you go, But try me twice, and I’ll own your soul. 
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie, You do what you have to — just to get high. 
The crimes you’ll commit for my narcotic charms Will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms. 
You’ll lie to your mother, you’ll steal from your dad,
When you see their tears, you should feel sad. 
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways. 
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends. 
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I’ll be with you always — right by your side. 
You’ll give up everything – your family, your home, Your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone. 
I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give, When I’m finished with you, you’ll be lucky to live. 
If you try me be warned – this is no game, If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane. 
I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind, I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine. 
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed, The voices you’ll hear, from inside your head. 
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see, I want you to know, these are all gifts from me. 
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, That you are mine, and we shall not part. 
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do, But you came to me, not I to you. 
You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold. 
You could have said no, and just walked away,
If you could live that day over, now what would you say? 
I’ll be your master, you will be my slave, I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave. 
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you. 
I can bring you more misery than words can tell,
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.

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