"I imagine a lot of people don’t understand that, that each school makes its decision." What? Good lord, I hope they understand that.
@Titania I love what you say to all your students and should in fact say it to myself a lot.
Let's just settle the thing -- here's a list of 2012 and 2013 cars between $31,000 and $32,600 MSRP (starting price only!): BMW 1-series Volvo S60 Acura TSX Toyota 4Runner Buick LaCrosse Chevy Silverado Nissan NV200 Hyundai Azera Lexus CT 200h GMC Sierra 1500 Nissah 370Z Nissan Maxima Audi A4 BMW 3-Series Toyota's top-of-the-line sedan, the Avalon, is $30,990 MSRP.
@rorow I'm about to start grad school in a field where it does make sense to use LinkedIn, so it's not like I'm opposed -- but I do think, as my original comment said (and no more), that the tone of this piece is grating and out of place.
@rorow It's funny that you chose my comment to reply to. Oh well, let's do this! I'm hanging on for dear life to the job I have and love, which is part of a rapidly downsizing company and industry. The aggressive joinerism of LinkedIn participants is hugely distasteful to me. If your industry relies on it, great, but stop acting like it's a bafflement why one solution does not suit everyone across all fields. Literally no one I know has ever said anything about LinkedIn other than that they barely look at theirs and think it's strangely lurky and predatory there. Opting out doesn't mean people are ignorant.
The tone of this piece makes me so glad this is not the tone of everything else on the Billfold. Ha ha ha, the writer works as a recruiter, you don't say! Ha ha ha, the commenter who's rah-rahing it down here is a volunteer LinkedIn consultant or something, you don't say!
@stuffisthings You . . . are the best.
This interview is incredible.
@ThatJenn Yeah, what Logan's friend said the other day about how it's easier to deal with strangers or acquaintances since you can just pretend was really apt, I think. And having people around, but not the ones who are worried about you, can release you to be a person who's got it together (temporarily).
Bewildered is a good way to put it. He's on a financial dissociative fugue. He could pay off his $90k in student loans in, what, a year, and is choosing aggressive and risky investments instead -- and still feeling unhealthy amounts of anxiety about money? It's like he's piling up plates at a buffet when he already ate dinner and he's allergic to all the food.