From this morning’s on-line funny papers (aka Craigslist):
XYZ SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH
IS VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE NEW PROGRAMS AVAIL
WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING
CHHA ( TENEMOS CLASSES EN ESPANOL)
WE HAVE MUCH MUCH MORE
WE HAVE AM/PM AND YES YES WEEKENDS CLASSES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL XXXE AT XXXXXX
OR YOU CAN GO ONLINE AT XXXXX
CALL NOW SEAT ARE LIMITED
Pharmacy techs, CNAs and such used to be jobs where you trained on the job.
Perfect for allied health care students. When they graduated, there’d be more to take their place, which was fine; I liked to call these jobs “permanent temporary jobs.”
I wonder if the potential student knows that the job they’re paying to train for pays a whopping $12 an hour…or less???? Not livable wage and there is a very very high turnover in jobs like these.
Hospitals in my area and in my state are not hiring. They are closing or in limbo; quite a few of them are up for sale, or looking for buyers. One is in a “sanctuary town” — the town is filled with Mexicans. (and the state just gave another big monetary chunk to that hospital; they got 100 million a few years ago to keep the place open and alive)
So you throw money into the hat, as usual —- and no job guaranteed. There is “job placement service” — they promise you the world and in the end you’ve taken a handful of worthless courses and no job. AND no doubt a school loan to pay off.
And so it goes with the education cartel. You pays your money and you takes your chance, as somebody famous once said.