Some time ago, I returned to school in pursuit of the infamous sheepskin. A parchment testament of my never ending desire to be the smartest person on the planet. (In my mind, I already am). My school, the University of Phoenix, provided me a enrollment counsellor. This person was God sent! I kid you not, he helped me with every aspect of adjusting to college life in this new (info age). He was a breath of fresh air in a world that is brutal. This man walked me through every page of the financial paperwork, loans, grants, financial aid, and put my mind to rest regarding all of my financial responsibilities after graduation. After that, this man would call me all the time and literally help me to stay motivated to continue on with this adventure even though I would, at times, feel as though my world was crashing down upon me. A person such as this is truly hard to find.
Nevertheless, I came to find out the other day, that my friend had been fired from his position with this University for; Failure to meet enrollment obligations. Can you believe it? A man, such as this, Who took the time to interact with all of his enrollees, and insured they were comfortable in their new school environment thus fostering the learning process, could be fired for not meeting the minimum new sign-ups for the school in any given semester.
Nice guys do indeed finish last. If the world today had more people like my friend, I'm quite certain that this world would be a much better place in which to live. The world today needs more people like my friend, and it saddens me to no end to find out that he, of all people, is now unemployed.