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    Default The ethics of using a student id when you're no longer a student.

    A student ID can be useful for discounts and free basic admission to museums. Would you continue to use it, if you could, even after you graduated? Or do you see that as wrong?
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    My student ID is valid 'til 2021, even though I graduated. I plan on using it to the fullest. No shame.

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    Nope. Feels too exploitive. Can't bring myself to do it.

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    i was gifted a student ID of someone who looked vaguely like me and enjoyed my free bus fare for a year. and have definitely used mine to get discounts when i wasn’t in school.

    that’s why i’m neutral and not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingrid in grids View Post
    My student ID is valid 'til 2021, even though I graduated. I plan on using it to the fullest. No shame.

    Its been a while since I was a student, about eleven or twelve years, this is the longest I've gone without being at university, but I did that and there was nothing wrong with it. Students are generally pretty impoverished.

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    I suppose this is one of those doesnt-quite-hurt-people crimes people do. I grew up poor AF. If I wanted to do things or see them, I used any and every discount I possibly could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Survive & Stay Free View Post
    Its been a while since I was a student, about eleven or twelve years, this is the longest I've gone without being at university, but I did that and there was nothing wrong with it. Students are generally pretty impoverished.
    I forget to use it a lot of the time, even when I was studying. I still have the reflex to say "yes" when asked if I'm a student, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingrid in grids View Post
    I forget to use it a lot of the time, even when I was studying. I still have the reflex to say "yes" when asked if I'm a student, though.
    In some ways I think you could answer yes to that question all your days and that would be true but they probably mean if you're enrolled some place rather than if you're still learning.
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    College is too expensive for me to moralize over discounts.
    I am currently looking for someone to give me an in depth typing. Willing to pay money.
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    I would consider it unethical.

    The discounts are meant to help out those in need and are usually indirectly financed by the taxpayer and/or those paying full price.

    For context: In my country universities are tuition-free. So it's not like you paid a fortune to earn the status of "student" and no have to "get the most out of it". Museums etc that offer a discount to students usually also offer it to the unemployed, the disabled and the retired. So if you are fresh out of uni and still looking for your first job, you might still get some of those discounts anyway.
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