Did I Cross A Line By Telling My Friend Her Degree Is Useless?

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A woman meets up with an old friend who recently got her Master's degree and is starting a new job. The catch? It requires moving to Brussels. The woman questions whether her friend's degree is useless if she has to leave the country to find work. The conversation quickly turns sour when the friend throws some harsh words her way. Now, she's questioning whether she was too harsh in her criticism. Was she right to confront her friend about this? Or did she cross a line? Read on to find out what happened and share your thoughts.

Reconnecting with a friend after higher education- a distant memory.

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Questioning the value of a friend's degree over lunch 🤔

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Friend lands amazing job related to EU parliament 🇪🇺

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Is a degree useless? A heated debate on friend's career choices.

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Is education really a waste of time? Let's discuss. 🤔

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Friend insults my degree and marriage, is she really friend?

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Friendship ruined over degree. AITA or was truth necessary? 💔

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Did she cross a line by calling her friend's degree useless?

A lunch with an old friend turned sour when one asked the other about her Master's degree. The conversation quickly turned to whether the degree was worth it or not, leading to hurt feelings and name-calling. The protagonist is now wondering if she was in the wrong for telling her friend the truth. Dive into the story and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Commenter calls out OP's jealousy and belittling behavior. YTA 😠


YTA! Don't tear down your friend's success, be happy for her 🎉

sparklingsour | sparklingsour

Commenter calls out post for parent shaming, receives support. 💪

GlitterSparkleDevine | GlitterSparkleDevine

OP's friend excited about moving abroad, OP rains on her parade. YTA.

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Translator job is not useless, it's an adventure! 🌎

Daskesmoelf_8 | Daskesmoelf_8

OP's friend moving to Brussels for fulfilling job, OP jealous. YTA.

SamScoopCooper | SamScoopCooper

Commenters agree: OP's attitude is insufferable and judgmental 😒

OrangeBeef1984 | OrangeBeef1984

OP is called out for degrading friend's career choice. 👏

Robsmom45 | Robsmom45

Commenter calls out OP's nationalistic mindset, YTA.

The_Iron_Mountie | The_Iron_Mountie

OP receives a clear YTA judgment for criticizing friend's degree 🤦‍♀️

mm172 | mm172

Don't hate, congratulate! Your friend's career is taking off 🚀

SunnyBunnyHopHop | SunnyBunnyHopHop

Commenter called out for being rude, hilarious replies follow 🤣

SheepherderOwn8248 | SheepherderOwn8248

Commenter defends friend's career choice and predicts higher future earnings.

Ok-Reporter-196 | Ok-Reporter-196

Don't be a jealous friend. YTA for calling her degree useless 😒

MaybeAWalrus | MaybeAWalrus

Jealousy detected! 🤔 YTA, keep your opinions to yourself. 😒

Payne_690 | Payne_690

Friend calls out 'useless' degree, commenter deemed the a**hole 🤦‍♀️

makethatnoise | makethatnoise

Friend gets a great job, commenter gets lost in jealousy

TeaLoverGal | TeaLoverGal

Don't be a hater! Celebrate your friend's success 🎉👏

Affectionate-Emu1374 | Affectionate-Emu1374

Negative criticism backfires as friend moves away for better career 👋

TwoCentsPsychologist | TwoCentsPsychologist

Commenter calls out OP as ignorant and self-absorbed 🤦‍♀️

SchroedingersPet | SchroedingersPet

Don't be a hater, celebrate your friend's achievements 🎉

yugeballz | yugeballz

Criticism without knowledge earns backlash 🤷‍♂️

Legitimate-Meal-2290 | Legitimate-Meal-2290

Don't be a friend like this 🤦‍♀️

todayistheday_1027 | todayistheday_1027

Don't undermine someone's hard work and aspirations. YTA.

pixelwtch | pixelwtch

Comment section turns into personal attack. 🤦‍♀️

Big_Win6123 | Big_Win6123

Commenter calls out OP for being judgmental, sparks insult war 💥👀

DontBAfraidOfTheEdge | DontBAfraidOfTheEdge

Commenter calls out OP's behavior as bitter and immature 😒

Impressive-Pepper785 | Impressive-Pepper785

Misunderstood friend's career, turned it into competition with husband. YTA 😕

HappyMelonGirl | HappyMelonGirl

Insensitive comment about friend's degree, YTA. 🙄

Much_Accountant4381 | Much_Accountant4381

Commenter called out for being bitter about friend's career choices 😒

elphieeee | elphieeee

Don't shame people for their aspirations or choices. 💁‍♀️ YTA.

Chaij2606 | Chaij2606

Don't belittle your friend's achievements. YTA 👎

Soft-Key-2645 | Soft-Key-2645

Don't be a downer 😒. Saying someone's degree is useless isn't cool 😕

relentless89 | relentless89

Don't judge a degree by its name. YTA for being rude.

Careful-Bumblebee-10 | Careful-Bumblebee-10

Commenter calls out OP for jealousy and lack of support 😒

Embarrassed_Advice59 | Embarrassed_Advice59

Commenter calls out OP as an a**hole. Yikes! 😬

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Friend's hard-earned degree is not useless. YTA judged unfairly.

PresentationThick341 | PresentationThick341

Commenter calls out OP for belittling friend's degree, YTA.

No-Albatross-7984 | No-Albatross-7984

Don't be a hater, be happy for your friends 🤗

FoodLion_owns_me | FoodLion_owns_me

Don't undermine your friend's achievements, be happy for her 🎉

sl33pd3privd | sl33pd3privd

Don't belittle someone's career choices. YTA 😑

Prize_Crow1396 | Prize_Crow1396

Don't be bitter! YTA. Her job in Brussels is amazing 😮

AcademicHysteria | AcademicHysteria

OP faces backlash for belittling friend's career & life choices

runrunpuppets | runrunpuppets

Friend calls out OP for being rude and dismissive. YTA 🙄

EmpressJainaSolo | EmpressJainaSolo

Don't be an YTA! Let your friend enjoy the exciting job opportunity 😒

Ugly4merican | Ugly4merican

Don't be an a**hole, support your friend's dream 💪👍

oddpolyglot | oddpolyglot

Telling someone their degree is useless? YTA, check yourself 😑

Beautiful-Try-1750 | Beautiful-Try-1750

Don't belittle your friend's career choice! YTA! 🤦🏻‍♀️

SeeMeImhere | SeeMeImhere

Commenter accuses OP of jealousy and insults their lifestyle. 🙄

ISpankYourMother | ISpankYourMother

Don't underestimate the value of being an interpreter 🌍💬

One-Incident4858 | One-Incident4858

Friend accuses commenter of judging and not celebrating achievements 🤔

SlothLordMcMarekat | SlothLordMcMarekat

Don't judge a degree by its earning potential 😍

Nuttonbutton | Nuttonbutton

Translation degree not useless, YTA needs make-up advice 💄

TacentSatisLaudant | TacentSatisLaudant

Commenter called out as an a**hole with humor.

Impossible-Vehicle79 | Impossible-Vehicle79

Don't be a judgemental person! Let her live her life 🌎

Cicci0707 | Cicci0707

Don't be a party pooper, let your friend live her dreams 🎉

Striking_Ad_6573 | Striking_Ad_6573

Support your friend's choices and apologize for your hurtful comment.

Krickett75 | Krickett75

Feeling jealous? Don't belittle your friend's achievements. 🤒

MiserablePost7 | MiserablePost7

Insulting a friend's degree? YTA. Her interpreter job is impressive 🤔

Ahsoka88 | Ahsoka88