On the actual hand-written filing, Trina Thompson describes why she believes that Monroe College owes her a living;
I graduated with my Associate Degree in December 2006. I walked June 12 of 2007. Then I took a semester off. I went back to College for my Bachelor Degree in April 2008. I recently graduated with my Bachelors in April 2009. I am seeking a reimbursment [sic] of $70,000 from my tutision [sic] because the office of Career Advancement Information Technology Couselors [sic] are not making sure their e-recruiting clients call the graduates that recently finished College for a [sic] interview to get a job placement. They have not tried hard enough to help. I also want to sue them for the stress I have been going through.
A college student being under stress? How is that the college’s fault. Show me someone who isn’t under stress, and I’ll show you someone who is independently wealthy with average or failing grades and likely a drug abuse problem.
Someone looking for work is under stress? Please. Unless there’s a work placement for on the job experience as part of the course, the college owes you nothing.
Trina later describes the nature of the action as;
The Office of Career Advancement did not help me with a Full Time job placement. I am also sueing them because of the stress I have been going through.
She then breaks down what she’s looking for with regard to settlement;
I am asking for a $70,000 reimbursment [sic] and $2,000 for the stress I have been going through looking for a Full Time job on my own.
She then fills in a blanks indicating the total damages sought should Monroe fail to appear in court, where judgement will be entered by default for the sum of;
I think that maybe she should take her next degree in math.