Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I don't think you're ready for it

That was more or less the type of feeling I got from the people at the MBA fair I attended today. Exactly like any other student fair, just that they concentrate solely on MBAs and the like. Maybe it was my baby face, but I found that the school reps didn't really want to layan me. I could be standing in front of their table, looking all interested (I really was!) and reading their brochures and they couldn't even be bothered to even look my way. Maybe they had bigger fish to fry lor. The one or two reps I managed to talk to gave me polite variations of:

- This is a very challenging program (I don't think you can do it)
- It's a life-changing decision (You're probably going to get married and have kids in a year's time, so don't waste your time and ours)
- We set very high standards (You're probably not going to make the cut)
- You have to pay for a quality education (You can't afford it)

Funny how they never mentioned any of the above to other people enquiring about the same program (I listen la while waiting for them to be free to layan me) but said that to me. Granted, all the other people were in the ideal MBA candidate mould - male (majority Chinese I saw today), early thirties, holding a managerial post, money to burn on an MBA in the name of advancement.

It made me feel discriminated against for being female, younger, not rich enough and not qualified (managerial work experience wise) enough to even dream of furthering my education. :o(

13 spins:

angel said...

Throw Their Star!!

What about local unis? ;)

kyh said...

chupppp

u shud yell at them "How dare u discriminate against me?"

L B said...

Come, you can do my MBA here...

L B said...

See, the trouble is when you don't want them to hassle you (Credit Cards, Bank Loans, Make a Baby), they're all over your face. When you want them, they lansee lanyeong!

may said...

it's ok. pretend that you're a child genius, want to take over a multi-national giant and see what they say! ;-)

Adino said...

Don't care what they say or think la... they are not going to be your lecturers or anything.

Doreen said...

Then you must show them otherwise by enrolling into the course lah. You know you can do it!

Giddy Tigress said...

I say shove your BLOGS in their face! Kakakaka...

Chen said...

don't care what they say lah..
some people are really LCLY

Winn said...

yala throw their stars! they think only datukdatuk and neneknenek can attend their courses.


anyway. i got one wisdom tooth left. sigh! sked!

mistipurple said...

don't care them. just do what you want and need. they can go fly kite. can't stand people with attitude problem. *skips away.. tralalalaa*

narrowband said...

wah those ppl deserve a scolding man! how can they make anybody feel like this? just apply nia. You're qualified anyway!

rinnah said...

angel: Actually I don't get the meaning of Throw Their Star. Heh. I may not consider local unis unless Singapore is considered local? Lawl.

kyh: Hahaha... they did it very tactfully so you can't accuse them of outright discrimination.

l b: Italian uni, huh? Do I get free lodging with you? Hehehe. Yeah, when you don't want it they fawn all over you. When you want it they don't layan you!

may: Wakakaka... I said I wanted to be CEO of a company and they looked down their long noses in disbelief! ROTFL.

adino: That's true, but you gotta get past them to go to the admissions board before you even get to sniff at the lecturers.

doreen: I know I can, but now I don't feel like I want to give my money to them! Hehehe.

giddy tigress: Ahahaha... that's a perfect comeback! Now, I wonder if there is a Masters in Blogging? Hmmmm...

chen: I don't care, just don't like the feeling of being discriminated against. If they can do that to me, they are also depriving many other good youngsters just due to age.

winn: Hehehe... then all the datukdatuk and neneknenek are too old to be my classmates!

mistipurple: Hehehe... they have snobbish attitude problem.

narrowband: They think they're keeping out the riffraff from their prestigious colleges la. But they're not even in the top 50!