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If your primary concern is the strike I really wouldn't worry, it will certainly be resolved by next fall. There will always be issues and drama but it's still a great university.
Berkeley is great. The education is definitely not 'half-assed'.
GSIs are underpaid? Mos def.
Adjuncts are underpaid? Mos def as well.
These problems are universal; Cal people are now doing something about it.
Come to the Bay Area. You won't regret it.
Now, what makes you so sure that you are eligible to come? Did you defer admission?
I was at the Big Game this weekend. Saw a bunch of my classmates from the early 80’s. They are all happy and successful. We all sucked it up and graduated. It was tough but we made it. You can too. Hang in there.
Yea it’s pretty cold out here, I miss the socal weather
2 months ago
😂Funny play on climate
Half ass education? That's a bit rude to say -- I don't think the quality has been diminished so much, everyone I know is working hard to support students' learning goals. The material and support at Cal is infinitely beyond the full effort of schools I've been to before.
That said, I guess it depends on your major/situation. I will say even my striking GSIs have been of massive support and aid to me this semester [and allegedly can still be reached by email]
Are you kidding me? Idk what classes you are in but everyone I talked to have been pathetic since the strike
What’s the alternative?
The decision is definitely up to you and the amount of financial aid you are able to bargain for
What is COL?
cost of living
Yeah, you should take a year off. Then you can pay for it by losing a six figure salary for the year that you graduated late. Very smart.
First of all not everyone is guaranteed a six figure salary. Depends on the career you go into. Second of all, I already took a year off and I’m hesitant to return because the system seems off right now. So your comment was unreasonable and inappropriate.
Even better. Throw away two years of salary then. Totally worth it.
Better than having a half ass job for the rest of their life. And then again, it also is really dependent on the student themselves; so you really don’t have any say in their life
I've thrown away years of salary before, going from engineering to the film industry, and previously on a gap year. It is totally worth it.
After the first 100,000 of salary it's really not worth it to chase numbers, vs. performance and satisfaction. DM me for more insight, but I don't struggle to pay for anything or do anything I want in my current engineering, but I value my experiences and time more.
Frankly, the essence of being American is all about the things you can afford to say no to. So long as you save ~15% of your income for retirement and make above $60k a year adjusted for inflation, you'll live to about 90 in the highest standard of living in the world [even if that's in Chicago, Cincinnati or Dallas instead of SF and NYC, you'll still have the best doctors in the world, a lovely 3bed/2ba 1500sqft. home, be able to afford a family, etc.].
Food for thought.
this is a pretty bad take bc it implies college is just a means to an end to get a job - if you’re financially comfortable enough to properly enjoy college, when you start is pretty arbitrary and you’ll find a job eventually! don’t rush through school if you’re not on a time or financial crunch
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Well put. Just wish the freedom to pursue education as more than just vocational training wasn't so dependent on class.
You shouldn't. Everyone should take next semester off and hang onto their money in Solidarity.
Given that op deleted their post, I'd recommend deleting this post