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  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2020, 01:46:15 pm »

A focused BA is fine, but a degree-for-the-sake-of-a-degree is not something working class people should do.


I disagree. It opens a lot of doors and is a bare minimum for
entry into a lot of jobs these days.  The problem is America
has allowed a lot of these jobs to be shipped overseas.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2020, 01:47:54 pm »
Not to diminish the bravery of our boys in blue (or whatever color they wear down there) but being a cop in sheep territory doesn't sound like the most stressful job to begin with

Not as stressful as say America but, NZ does have a lot of gangs and drug related crimes.
Gang members in NZ are still dangerous, but to a lesser extent compared to other countries; however, gun violence and stuff seems to be on the rise in NZ. Over the last week and half I've read a few articles in the NZ news: A guy living on a farm growing / making his own drugs got burgled, he shot and killed a guy, the intruders also had a gun (though it wasn't loaded); A different guy shot a police car about 2 days ago, with a cop in it; and there have been a few drug raids where they have turned up assault rifles.
I'd argue it can still be pretty stressful - but maybe not as dangerous as other places.


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

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Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2020, 01:48:50 pm »
There is also the fact that if you are a young, hot-blooded, North American male,
Korea can have many benefits.


Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2020, 01:50:03 pm »
A focused BA is fine, but a degree-for-the-sake-of-a-degree is not something working class people should do.

One of my daughters did a BA as a first degree towards a Master of Information - she has always wanted to be a librarian. Itís a field with lots of opportunity.

True and I should've added that. The most valuable asset a young person (before entering university) has is to know exactly what it is they want to do. A B.A as a gateway towards a more specialized field is fine if you're dead set on going into Psychology or whatever.

I just think people need to look at themselves and their choices before blaming "the man" or "the system" if nobody wants to hire you with your B.A undergrad.


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  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2020, 02:47:54 pm »
I just think people need to look at themselves and their choices before blaming "the man" or "the system" if nobody wants to hire you with your B.A undergrad.

A lot of people continue to perpetuate the myth that getting a degree guarantees good job prospects. If that conversation isn't changed on a national or societal scale, kids are going to continue thoughtlessly going to college because that's what they're taught works.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2020, 03:24:56 pm »


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  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2020, 03:28:28 pm »
Have you ever had an individual thought of your own that you didn't get from a John Stossel video?


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2020, 04:03:38 pm »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m4gLDXfXgbs

[3:44]

Waygook.org is the last place I come to look at videos or memes. So, if I see
one I just quickly skip over it, even without reading the comment.


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  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2020, 05:12:20 pm »
i think LI wants to marry muchache guy and jeff bezos


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Re: 'Modern-day slavery' in Korea
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2020, 01:21:29 am »
Waygook.org is the last place I come to look at videos or memes. So, if I see
one I just quickly skip over it, even without reading the comment.

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