Sometimes when on break, I boot a live Ubuntu distro. It runs in memory. I set the networking in Firefox to use the default proxy, load flashplayer from Adobe, and enjoy the break with tabs and no worries. Some who think they are stuck with IE simply don't know they have an option.
IE 6 at work badly scrambles Slashdot pages with text running over text. I use Firefox to check my user page and see replies. The page is unusable in the corporate IE 6 default browser.
As an intern (QA Tester) at a company which runs MS products exclusively I was forced to use IE6 (newer machines w/Vista got IE7). I did my testing and work related activities in IE6 and on break did personal browsing activities using FirefoxPortable (on local HDD since USB port was slow). When my internship was over I deleted FirefoxPortable and all was good. Much better than booting a livecd to do some browsing.
Just my 2 cents...
Somehow, many students have the illusion that a degree will bring them to the top automagically. It doesn't work that way. Getting a degree is a good step forward... If they work hard in the university and actually learn. Then they will have to start 3 (or 5) years later in the job market, meaning they will lack many important skills no university teaches and therefor earn less. Even if they learn quickly it takes years to catch up (both in attractiveness on the job market and salary) with those that got into the same field without an university education.
This is true in most fields (including Engineering), but especially true in business administration and management.
The true value of the university education comes after a few years, because many companies have internal rules about giving priority to educated workers. Often there is a hard celing on how far you can get without a master, and it's not unusual for people to go back and get a MBA not only because they need the skills, but also because they need the diploma to continue their career. Some companies even pays for those MBA's to their management.
I'm 23 and attending a 2 year associates college while working fulltime, and sometimes attending class fulltime with no job. I have also gone to a 4 year college in upstate NY (depressing) but never finished. I intend to finish my 2 year associates degree. Since I've built up my resume while at school I know that I stand a better chance at getting a career. However, I'm well aware that it is no guarantee. I would certainly not sue either as it only makes you look real bad in the face of future employers and others who may matter. This chick reminds me of some people I've seen attending college who think a job is guaranteed after graduation. The way the colleges speak to you during orientation and tours it seems as though jobs are guaranteed. They speak of all those statistics of people who didn't go to college and work vs college graduates who work and how quickly they find the jobs they want. Yes, a college degree is great to have but without the motive to seek out jobs yourself your pretty much on your own.
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