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Starving student

I love the "found himself underemployed" spin right after he quit.
Two degrees in Aerospace engineering and he wants his
student loan forgiven but hey, nytimes coverage can't be all bad.
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But he backed himself into a corner in his research job at the California Institute of Technology in 2001 by asking for a raise.
When he did not get one, he quit.

He said he found himself underemployed
and gradually overwhelmed by about $38,000 in federal student loans; his lender wouldn’t grant a forbearance, he said. He had borrowed to study toward his two degrees and a certification, all in aerospace engineering, at the University of Southern California.

He went into default in 2001, and over the next three years his debt, with interest and fees, grew to $100,000. His best shot at a job, involving work for a military contractor, vanished when his debts kept him from passing a security check, he said.
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I have some extra pork ribs if the guy is hungry.
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That's a classical loser that will never know what responsibility is.
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