With respect, I can't figure out from where you're getting your economic information. The July jobless rate was 3.7%, which is well within most definitions of "full employment." And as for people with Masters degrees not being able to find anything but minimum wage jobs, they either 1) Aren't looking; 2) Aren't looking in the right places; 3) Have a paper degree from an online diploma mill that employers can smell a mile away; or 4) Have a degree in some niche field where scarce jobs are available only in museums and certain research houses.
And as for that minimum wage, $15/hr equates to $600/wk, assuming a standard 8-hr workday and 5-day workweek. Extrapolate that out to a four-week month and you have $2,400. I live on the edge of Washington DC and I can tell you that you can rent a clean, respectable, functional apartment for a lot less than that. Of course, it won't be downtown, won't have concierge service or a gym, and maybe you won't be able to have restaurant meals all the time, but it will do until you do what you have to do to find something better.
Last edited by Split-N; 07-29-2019 at 09:18 AM.
"Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"
Average tuition, room, and board at all 4-year universities in 1989: $7,212. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $13,959.
Average tuition, room, and board at all 4-year universities in 1999: $11,888. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $17,126.
Average tuition, room, and board at all 4-year universities in 2009: $22,654. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $25,343.
Average tuition, room, and board at all 4-year universities in 2015: $39,529.
Average first year's salary for bachelor's degree holder, 1979: $16,692. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $51,683. 5.7x yearly tuition costs.
Average first year's salary for bachelor's degree holder, 1989: $26,297. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $49,487. 3.6x yearly tuition costs.
Average first year's salary for bachelor's degree holder, 1999: $35,595. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $50,218. 3.0x yearly tuition costs.
Average first year's salary for bachelor's degree holder, 2009: $48,633. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $53,451. 2.1x yearly tuition costs.
Average first year's salary for bachelor's degree holder, 2015: $50,219. Inflation adjusted for 2015: $50,219. 1.3x yearly tuition costs.
But yes, tell us how much you enjoyed walking uphill both ways in those snowstorms.
You mean no one at USCHO or CHN can get any ADs or associate ADs or univ presidents on the phone and get them to say why he's not being renewed? Give me a break.
This isn't national security. If Bertagna said he was being pushed out because Hockey East ADs wanted to hire the Sultan of Brunei, would that be the truth? As evidenced by this thread there are many many legitimate issues surrounding Bertagna's departure, ranging from Hockey East member finances, the league finances, the league's viability, tournament financing, the 11 school roster, no league TV deal, a small ESPN+ league streaming deal.
Lots of things to report on surrounding Bertagna's departure. Let's put a little bit of effort into this as opposed to stenography.
Last edited by Dirty Dream No. 2; 08-01-2019 at 07:14 AM.
Wodon's excuse was "what if they're lying?" Really? These aren't 9/11 suspects. You're not torturing them into confessions. His sitting on the racial taunt issue last season with the Providence hockey team was also evidence of a lack of journalistic effort. It gave Wodon a chance to get on his moral outrage platform and pontificate about how bad this racial taunt was, but then he claimed he knew who did it but refused to report it. Nice going.
I guess CHN and USCHO are really fan sites as opposed to news organizations. Which is sad because the sport needs good original reporting.
Last edited by Dirty Dream No. 2; 08-01-2019 at 07:05 AM.
Just listened to Bertagna's conference call. Not a whole lot going on here.
Bertagna: they want to hire marketing, media, and branding people. (What does that mean?)
Jim Connelly: What are some of your Hockey East career highlights? (Groan.)
Bertagna: I don't know why I was not returned. But I was told we're in the entertainment business. (What does that mean?)
Lots of joking about parodies.
Does geography matter?
What about your long lost acting career?
Lots of joking between Bertagna and reporters on this conference call.
That's pretty much it. As I said, we could really use some original reporting on this. I hope to read some someday.
"Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"
Methinks you're all making the reason for the firing a lot more complicated than it is. He's old and want a modern day "marketing genius" instead of a "hockey guy" - it was all alluded to. You're claiming that this is not 9/11 on the one hand, and then want some explosive investigative reporting on the other hand, on a non-topic, on sites you read for free.
Last edited by ScoobyFanClub; 08-01-2019 at 09:14 AM.
DD#2 has this nailed, right down to the floor. No journalism going on at USCHO or CHN.
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