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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2008, 02:14:06 AM »
Ok, so let's hear the bad experiences...(also if you want to share some of the good ones too you can)

For me, I talked to some black lady on the phone at the University of Texas today in the financial aid department...one of the rudest people I have EVER talked to in a "professional" environment. I was simply asking for some very general information about their scholarships, and she interrupted me several times and was very belittling in what she said...I never gave her my name so I almost told her off, but then decided that it wasn't worth it...but now I'm definitely leaning away from Texas and towards either Vandy or a lower T14 after that experience...honestly, she was rude enough, that if I could get her fired I would try.

So what are some of the other bad schools out there?

For a good one, Cornell has some very nice people working there...so far they have been the best I've experience so far.

Why do people care so much about the friendliness of admissions and financial aid staffs?  If that is something that is going to affect their decision of where to study the law, they are far too frail to exist--period.  What?  Are they going to be spending countless hours hanging out with them?  You people are pathetic.

Very true. But then again you don't want to be rubbed the wrong way when you call a school up.


The white lady that i spoke with at Duke was very friendly. (Hint: lurking addcomms give her a raise) Hope this helps, i don't think the majority of the staff was white, so my description should help. ;)
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All that talk about the op referring to a black lady at the admissions office got you bent out of shape, but then you go ahead and mention "white lady" at Duke. Now please tell all the users on this thread how that makes your argument consistent. I smell the sourness of a contradiction.


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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2008, 02:17:47 AM »
Ok, so let's hear the bad experiences...(also if you want to share some of the good ones too you can)

For me, I talked to some black lady on the phone at the University of Texas today in the financial aid department...one of the rudest people I have EVER talked to in a "professional" environment. I was simply asking for some very general information about their scholarships, and she interrupted me several times and was very belittling in what she said...I never gave her my name so I almost told her off, but then decided that it wasn't worth it...but now I'm definitely leaning away from Texas and towards either Vandy or a lower T14 after that experience...honestly, she was rude enough, that if I could get her fired I would try.

So what are some of the other bad schools out there?

For a good one, Cornell has some very nice people working there...so far they have been the best I've experience so far.

Why do people care so much about the friendliness of admissions and financial aid staffs?  If that is something that is going to affect their decision of where to study the law, they are far too frail to exist--period.  What?  Are they going to be spending countless hours hanging out with them?  You people are pathetic.

Very true. But then again you don't want to be rubbed the wrong way when you call a school up.


The white lady that i spoke with at Duke was very friendly. (Hint: lurking addcomms give her a raise) Hope this helps, i don't think the majority of the staff was white, so my description should help. ;)
WAAAAAAAAit a minute....
All that talk about the op referring to a black lady at the admissions office got you bent out of shape, but then you go ahead and mention "white lady" at Duke. Now please tell all the users on this thread how that makes your argument consistent. I smell the sourness ofa contradiction.

Or sarcasm/mockery.


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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2008, 02:21:21 AM »

Very true. But then again you don't want to be rubbed the wrong way when you call a school up.


The white lady that i spoke with at Duke was very friendly. (Hint: lurking addcomms give her a raise) Hope this helps, i don't think the majority of the staff was white, so my description should help. ;)

Hi,

Thank you for calling our admissions office. Did you happen to catch her DU payroll ID # by any chance?

Thank you in advance,

Duke Admissions Committee

But this is very very funny...(I couldn't hold back...hahaha)  :D

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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2008, 03:45:27 PM »
A friend of mine had a nightmarish interaction with the FA office at Hastings... i.e. losing/misplacing her paperwork several times and blaming it on her - as a result of which she was forced to request several extensions for her tuition payments...

I can't be sure the color of her skin, but i have an inkling that she was a bit blue in her pigment...


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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2008, 03:52:11 PM »
A friend of mine had a nightmarish interaction with the FA office at Hastings... i.e. losing/misplacing her paperwork several times and blaming it on her - as a result of which she was forced to request several extensions for her tuition payments...

I can't be sure the color of her skin, but i have an inkling that she was a bit blue in her pigment...


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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2008, 03:22:33 AM »
I've found everyone to be really nice except NYU, where their office is either full of jerks or I'm getting the same a-hole every time I call.
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2008, 03:00:09 PM »
I've found everyone to be really nice except NYU, where their office is either full of jerks or I'm getting the same a-hole every time I call.

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I'm not sure, but if I had to guess IWould have to say reptilian.

I've found everyone to be really nice except NYU, where their office is either full of jerks or I'm getting the same a-hole every time I call.

Oh that's me, sorry my bad, I just get tired of all these crackers calling me about info that's already on our website.

Maybe if there actually was any info on the website, or if they sent out complete notices with some semblance of logic I wouldn't need to call.
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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #67 on: February 08, 2008, 07:45:07 PM »
Ok, so let's hear the bad experiences...(also if you want to share some of the good ones too you can)

For me, I talked to some black lady on the phone at the University of Texas today in the financial aid department...one of the rudest people I have EVER talked to in a "professional" environment. I was simply asking for some very general information about their scholarships, and she interrupted me several times and was very belittling in what she said...I never gave her my name so I almost told her off, but then decided that it wasn't worth it...but now I'm definitely leaning away from Texas and towards either Vandy or a lower T14 after that experience...honestly, she was rude enough, that if I could get her fired I would try.

So what are some of the other bad schools out there?

For a good one, Cornell has some very nice people working there...so far they have been the best I've experience so far.

How do you know she's black?  And why is her race in any way relevant?

It is relevant...but not because she is black/white/(pink or neon green...honestly,a person's color doesn't matter to me. I don't think people should be given benefits because of race nor should they be hurt in any way for being black (or being another URM) either...I think people are equal)...

But, I also think people should be responsible for their words/actions and so I simply said that she is black to identify her as much as possible. My guess is there are only a handful of people who work in the UT financial aid office, and if by some off chance her boss likes to troll LSD during admission season, I'll bet he/she could identify her...in addition to this maybe other students will not take her put downs to heart if they know she is doing it to others too.

LMAO. You can't be serious. How do you know she is black? Did she specifically tell you? Wouldn't it be more easier to "identify her as much as possible" by telling everyone the date, time, and the particular department you called? Why alert adcomms in such an indirect way? An anomous e-mail would surely get your point across.

She was rude enough that I was actually contemplating taking it that far...and I still might. But as for being unable to identify that she was black...YOU can't be serious...she had a very thick African American accent, and to suggest that a normal human being in our society can't identify someone's color by that is ridiculous...have you ever heard a Chinese accent? What about an East Indian accent? Is it racist to assume that you are taking to a Chinese person or an East Indian person when they speak in that way, or does someone have to specifically tell you what race they are in order for you to know....(this is a bunch of politically correct BS and you know it...everyone does).

I agree with you 100%

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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #68 on: February 08, 2008, 07:54:48 PM »
Ok, so let's hear the bad experiences...(also if you want to share some of the good ones too you can)

For me, I talked to some black lady on the phone at the University of Texas today in the financial aid department...one of the rudest people I have EVER talked to in a "professional" environment. I was simply asking for some very general information about their scholarships, and she interrupted me several times and was very belittling in what she said...I never gave her my name so I almost told her off, but then decided that it wasn't worth it...but now I'm definitely leaning away from Texas and towards either Vandy or a lower T14 after that experience...honestly, she was rude enough, that if I could get her fired I would try.

So what are some of the other bad schools out there?

For a good one, Cornell has some very nice people working there...so far they have been the best I've experience so far.

How do you know she's black?  And why is her race in any way relevant?

It is relevant...but not because she is black/white/(pink or neon green...honestly,a person's color doesn't matter to me. I don't think people should be given benefits because of race nor should they be hurt in any way for being black (or being another URM) either...I think people are equal)...

But, I also think people should be responsible for their words/actions and so I simply said that she is black to identify her as much as possible. My guess is there are only a handful of people who work in the UT financial aid office, and if by some off chance her boss likes to troll LSD during admission season, I'll bet he/she could identify her...in addition to this maybe other students will not take her put downs to heart if they know she is doing it to others too.

LMAO. You can't be serious. How do you know she is black? Did she specifically tell you? Wouldn't it be more easier to "identify her as much as possible" by telling everyone the date, time, and the particular department you called? Why alert adcomms in such an indirect way? An anomous e-mail would surely get your point across.

She was rude enough that I was actually contemplating taking it that far...and I still might. But as for being unable to identify that she was black...YOU can't be serious...she had a very thick African American accent, and to suggest that a normal human being in our society can't identify someone's color by that is ridiculous...have you ever heard a Chinese accent? What about an East Indian accent? Is it racist to assume that you are taking to a Chinese person or an East Indian person when they speak in that way, or does someone have to specifically tell you what race they are in order for you to know....(this is a bunch of politically correct BS and you know it...everyone does).

I agree with you 100%

LMAO at the SORRY attorneys you two will make.  LOL.
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Re: Which schools have rude admissions staff/financial aid staff...
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2008, 08:13:58 PM »
Ok, so let's hear the bad experiences...(also if you want to share some of the good ones too you can)

For me, I talked to some black lady on the phone at the University of Texas today in the financial aid department...one of the rudest people I have EVER talked to in a "professional" environment. I was simply asking for some very general information about their scholarships, and she interrupted me several times and was very belittling in what she said...I never gave her my name so I almost told her off, but then decided that it wasn't worth it...but now I'm definitely leaning away from Texas and towards either Vandy or a lower T14 after that experience...honestly, she was rude enough, that if I could get her fired I would try.

So what are some of the other bad schools out there?

For a good one, Cornell has some very nice people working there...so far they have been the best I've experience so far.

How do you know she's black?  And why is her race in any way relevant?

It is relevant...but not because she is black/white/(pink or neon green...honestly,a person's color doesn't matter to me. I don't think people should be given benefits because of race nor should they be hurt in any way for being black (or being another URM) either...I think people are equal)...

But, I also think people should be responsible for their words/actions and so I simply said that she is black to identify her as much as possible. My guess is there are only a handful of people who work in the UT financial aid office, and if by some off chance her boss likes to troll LSD during admission season, I'll bet he/she could identify her...in addition to this maybe other students will not take her put downs to heart if they know she is doing it to others too.

LMAO. You can't be serious. How do you know she is black? Did she specifically tell you? Wouldn't it be more easier to "identify her as much as possible" by telling everyone the date, time, and the particular department you called? Why alert adcomms in such an indirect way? An anomous e-mail would surely get your point across.

She was rude enough that I was actually contemplating taking it that far...and I still might. But as for being unable to identify that she was black...YOU can't be serious...she had a very thick African American accent, and to suggest that a normal human being in our society can't identify someone's color by that is ridiculous...have you ever heard a Chinese accent? What about an East Indian accent? Is it racist to assume that you are taking to a Chinese person or an East Indian person when they speak in that way, or does someone have to specifically tell you what race they are in order for you to know....(this is a bunch of politically correct BS and you know it...everyone does).

I agree with you 100%

LMAO at the SORRY attorneys you two will make.  LOL.

Why's that? Because, we aren't up to your standards? What are you the standards police? It's really not a matter of whether we'll be good attorneys, good people, maybe a different story. All of this bull about whether someones black or white or yellow doesn't really matter. Categorizing them as such is not that big of a deal, I just wrote a paper for school on MLK, and I wrote the "african-americans" as NEGROES, because just 44 odd years ago, thats what they were called. It's not like, I'm racist. But, if I'm telling a story, I don't go..well the guy, i'd say the white guy, the black guy, the indian guy, the chinese guy, whoever it may be. I'm from New York, end of story.

It has nothing to do with MY standards, because believe me, you are FAR beneath them.  It has to do with the standards of America 2008, the country and year we presently live in.  It is a matter of whether or not you will be good attorneys, because good attorneys should not practice this type of language.  And for you to bring MLK into this situation, shows the lack of ethics and morals you have.  Another reason you will not make a good attorney.  Race should not have been a factor in his story.  We have already talked to him about this, and he understands.  Your lack of compassion, understanding, and wisdom, are three more reasons of why you will not make a good attorney.  It matters not where you are from, but where you are going.  And America is moving into a new place, without you and others like you.  There is no possible way to determine ANY race over the phone!  And for you to agree with him for saying that, shows your ignorance even more.  Another reason which shows why you will not make a good attorney.  I am happy for this reason that I will be going into the practice of law.  Hopefully one day, I will be suing you. 
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