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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.

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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^^^clkman has a big bat.
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