Hubert Kretzschmar - Rautavaara’s Case
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Details from An Aciente Mappe of Fairyland by Bernard Sleigh, 1872
(via Big Map Blog)
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SURFACING, 30” x 48”, oil and varnish on canvas, 2013 by Samantha Keely Smith (with details)
zoom in on the painting here: http://samanthakeelysmith.com/samantha-keely-smith-paintings/surfacing.php#.UpybyY2E53Y
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Because enrolling in units has to be paid for with tuition, I paid around $2k for the privilege of using an unpaid 20 hrs/week summer internship (along with a couple summer courses) for college credit. For some folks it is an optional thing, but for some minors/concentrations and even majors, internship credits were required for the degree.
That’s right. Not only are employers screwing you, but colleges also profit off of your unpaid labor. Murica.
I was so lucky to have my unpaid internship turn into a (VERY TEMPORARY) paid job, but I can tell you that it didn’t last long (and I had a very hard time finding work after that—now I work two jobs, one slightly above minimum wage and the other minimum wage with no benefits) and that the other interns I worked with didn’t even get to stay on as paid workers.
sometimes the job and money racket is so fucking vile that I just want to fling myself through a CEO’s office headfirst and knock over their paperweights
Yeah I made the mistake of doing way too many unpaid internships, thinking I would “learn things.” No one has time to teach you a damn thing at these places, they just want you to employ the skills you already have and basically be an employee, for free, temporarily. If you want a chance of getting hired afterwords you have to be extra enthusiastic and “show initiative” beyond just doing work for free, whatever that means…
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According to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, children raised in high-income families who do not earn a college degree are 2.5 times more likely to end up wealthy than low-income students who actually do graduate from college.
LOL WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT? THE BOOTSTRAPS MYTH: GONE WITH THE WIND.
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