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Comment Grunt job (Score 1) 325

$8/hour is grunt work. Even telephone help desks start at $13 and there isn't that much difference between the U.S. and Canada.

I suspect you won't learn much. I would certainly go and look very carefully at both the working conditions and at the job requirements before starting in.

Intern positions here in technical fields get 2-3 times minimum wage. Engineering interns make enough during the semester to pay for their next two semesters education.

My advice: Keep looking.

Comment GPA inflation? (Score 1) 20

From TFA:

John Jay College sophomore Ahmed Elshafaie, 19, who graduated from Long Island City High School, said he avoids math classes.

"I don't want to ruin my GPA," he said. "High school standards were really low."

Maybe what US high schools need is a difficulty multiplier for GPAs. Of course, that would require some sort of national standard that would have somebody crying foul.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.