Whitesabbath you have no idea what you're talking about. The refunds everyone is looking forward to allows us to support expenses that we the working class have so that we can cut back on work and devote more of our energy on college. I personally know how hard it is to do college work full time and work full time. I took 2 semesters online while working 44 hours a week in a financial services department. My job took so much energy out of me after 44 hours in 4 days that the three days I had off I was working on my laptop 8-12 hours a day writing essays and doing research and I had absolutely no time for a life. I was sick all of the time because I was running myself into the ground. Those refunds give people an opportunity to not work full time and go to school full time. College is a job in itself. We are working towards better lives and how can we do that if we have our opportunity taken from us because people that don't know what it's like to live on 12,000 or less a year are having trouble negotiating pay cuts of 5,000 off of 75k a year??!!! Whitesabbath you are either an adult, professor, or part of the administration that makes over 50k a year or a rich kid living off a blown up allowance from mommy and daddy.
August 25, 2011 at 3:55 a.m.
I have no money for books for fall and no money for a parking permit. So if school does start on monday where do I park with no permit? how do I complete lessons with no books? I have no alternative source of income. I quit my job 2 weeks ago so I could enroll into YSU full time. 1 week later I found out about YSU's problems. I have 5 dollars in my wallet. I was planning on living for the semester on my refund so I could devote myself 100% to my studies. Rent is on the 1st of september, My phone bill is due, and I'm eating ramen noodles for dinner. just give the teachers what they want so we can move on. I've been wanting to go to college since I was 12 years old and I'm finally realizing my dream at 25 and before it even began my dream looks like it's going to be crushed. Am I going to have to beg my job to take me back and then college resumes and I work 40 hours a week with a full schedule M-F?? This is not right. Is what the profs want really that hard to negotiate?? Think about people who don't have a college education, fighting for their dreams, living on $800 a month, working 40 hours a week, about to hit a break and go back to school to realize their dreams... POOF... gone... 20 million, that's a lot of money. Between 9000 people, not so much (aprx. 2,222). That's the problem. When in negotiations and contract signing you are looking at the wage increases as a whole and not at how much per person. Think of the faculty and the students as individuals. Try living on 3,000 for 4 months and then maybe you all will settle with the faculty just for the simple reason that you know how much that money means in our lives. It's a window. A lot of people's windows are about to slam shut.
August 25, 2011 at 3:36 a.m.