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  •  I Went to Oregon State (13+ / 0-)

    And eventually graduated from Portland State University. I was lucky that the bulk of my college credits were earned in the late 1980s and early 1990s when tuition was affordable -- almost free, really -- in the state of Oregon.

    I think I paid $525 a semester during my Freshman year, which I paid by working part time washing dishes and later waiting tables and tending bar. (I also worked at a Starbucks.)

    This kind of opportunity has vanished -- I'm guessing completely vanished -- for college students today. It is probably impossible for young (or even older) folks to work their way through college on a part-time job.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 03:52:55 PM PST

    •  Starbucks was in Portland even in the early 90s? (2+ / 0-)
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      There must not have been anywhere near as many.

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      by Nulwee on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 06:20:03 PM PST

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      •  I Worked at One (2+ / 0-)
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        Of the first ones outside of Seattle.

        "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

        by bink on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 06:37:43 PM PST

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        •  Hmm.... (0+ / 0-)

          Send me Kosmail, if you're up for it. I'm curious. I worked for Starbucks in Portland from the first store through when they hit about 13 stores. Quit about when the total # of stores in the company hit 100. I may know you. :)

          "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

          by paxpdx on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 08:49:48 PM PST

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