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    We don't have frats in the UK, or at least not as popular. Our universities tend to have groups instead (I'm thinking like mathletes, or the rugby team, or debate). So I totally don't understand it, beyond looking good on your CV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by levitt View Post
    We don't have frats in the UK, or at least not as popular. Our universities tend to have groups instead (I'm thinking like mathletes, or the rugby team, or debate). So I totally don't understand it, beyond looking good on your CV?
    There's this prevailing opinion in the US that frat guys will look out for each other for the rest of their lives. Like if a potential employer sees your fraternity on your resume and he's a member, that he's going to say, "Oh, I've got to hire that guy!" I have no idea whether it's true or not.

    While I was cleaning up my parent's house last year, I found this paddle that had my mom's sorority symbol on it and the names of multiple members, including my mom. I still wonder whether they actually smacked each other with it (like in "Animal House"). My mom was such a prude, I find it really hard to believe.

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    There's a scene in a movie called 21 & Over where two pledges are blindfolded and bent over to be spanked with a paddle by the pledge mistress. Well, they think it's the pledge mistress, but it's the two protagonist guys because you know, humour. If I was "hazed" or told I had to be to enter a sorority, my first question would be "why?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    There's this prevailing opinion in the US that frat guys will look out for each other for the rest of their lives. Like if a potential employer sees your fraternity on your resume and he's a member, that he's going to say, "Oh, I've got to hire that guy!" I have no idea whether it's true or not.

    While I was cleaning up my parent's house last year, I found this paddle that had my mom's sorority symbol on it and the names of multiple members, including my mom. I still wonder whether they actually smacked each other with it (like in "Animal House"). My mom was such a prude, I find it really hard to believe.
    I think it's pretty true. I've seen it happen in the industries I've worked in. Out here, attending USC is a big thing. If you went to USC and you're interviewing with another USC grad, you're pretty much in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I think it's pretty true. I've seen it happen in the industries I've worked in. Out here, attending USC is a big thing. If you went to USC and you're interviewing with another USC grad, you're pretty much in.
    Yes, it's pretty much true. Apparently, being in a sorority or fraternity also shows "leadership abilities" and "organizational abilities" and being a "team player". Anyway, I was a little sister to a fraternity in college and it was the "Preppie" fraternity...all the guys in it were pre-med, pre-law or business majors working on their MBA's. Their main reason for joing that frat was how it was going to look on their resume for graduate school, med school or law school. All of those guys are majorly successful now, too.

    Plus, they were all decent, nice guys around us. Now whatever type of "hazing" may have gone on...it was all so secretive. The little sisters knew nothing about it.
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    It's odd that he has been famous for so long now, and this story comes out just as he completes rehab. It would really suck if he spoke about this in group at rehab, and someone sold the story.
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    i did not know he was in rehab. ...

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    Hmmmm, how likely is it that Hamm was drunk during this brutal shit? I don't like him as much as many of you (though he is a gifted actor) but it seems likely that his problems go way back. I'd like to give him enough benefit of the doubt to say that he wouldn't have gone so over the top with the hazing if he'd been sober.

    Sluce, I agree, that's pretty suggestive timing. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    It's odd that he has been famous for so long now, and this story comes out just as he completes rehab. It would really suck if he spoke about this in group at rehab, and someone sold the story.
    I bet you're right. The timing is way too perfect. Something like this seems like it would have come out at the height of his Mad Men fame.

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    ^That's exactly what I thought. "Why now? Why not when 'Mad Men' was at its zeitgeist?"

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    This shit is so disturbing. I watched a traumatizing Vanity Fair expose on a boarding school in FL that was open from 1900-2011 called the Dozier School that reminds me of this story. There were several "enforcers" at the school who would beat children as young as six with giant wooden paddles to the point where their underwear would become imbedded into their bottoms and have to be surgically removed, and their poor little balls would turn black and swell to the size of grapefruits... I still cry when I think about the atrocities that took place at that horrible institution. Here's the link if anyone can stomach it: Roger Dean Kiser Founder of The White House Boys
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    Yeah but these children weren't trying to be part of a fraternity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I think it's pretty true. I've seen it happen in the industries I've worked in. Out here, attending USC is a big thing. If you went to USC and you're interviewing with another USC grad, you're pretty much in.
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    Yes, it's pretty much true. Apparently, being in a sorority or fraternity also shows "leadership abilities" and "organizational abilities" and being a "team player".
    Maybe it's the industry. I look at hundreds of resumes a year, and not only do I never see fraternities/sororities mentioned on them, but I see very little information on them related to personal interests. These days, it's mostly degree, professional certifications, hardware/software expertise, and work history.
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    ^ As someone who is married to a software engineer, that's hardly surprising. They aren't exactly a social bunch on the whole.
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    what the hell is up with guys being comfortable doing shit with each other's balls? i've seen so many movies and shows now where it's like, normal, to teabag someone... and this also happens in real life? guys just show their balls to anyone? girls don't go around sticking their boobs into each other's passed out mouths.

    (i don't think we torture each other's boobs either... to me boobs = balls for some reason)
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