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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    #1 reason I went back to school, I do in fact hate my job. You are not alone my man. Consider school for something you like. They give out student loans like skittles these days.
    Brilliant. Obviously a future 'leader' of our dying nation of Rome.

    Might want to read up on how many borrow-now-pay-later college grads can't find jobs, can't pay their debts & are still on the hook for the money, for, like forever, doood.

    There's even been a huge amount written about how the failure of these over-indebted doofuses are likely to hold back the economic growth of this nation.

    Debt is slavery, sparky. That's what you need to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Brilliant. Obviously a future 'leader' of our dying nation of Rome.

    Might want to read up on how many borrow-now-pay-later college grads can't find jobs, can't pay their debts & are still on the hook for the money, for, like forever, doood.

    There's even been a huge amount written about how the failure of these over-indebted doofuses are likely to hold back the economic growth of this nation.

    Debt is slavery, sparky. That's what you need to know.
    I was being funny.


    That being said, I'm going for CRNA. I wanted med school, but time man. Time time time. Median salary is about 186k, and we are in more than short supply. Essentially phasing out Anesthesiologists for cost effectivity in day surgery locations. I'm good.

    I think the issue with post secondary is the dream that people hold. Going to get a liberal arts degree, or philosophy, history, etc is as useless as a commercial helicopter with ejector seats.

    Pick the right way, and it works. Med, law, nursing, engineering. Otherwise, good luck to them.

    I will agree, student loans are a tank. Generation of debt. The problem is the generation thinking they can go to school for pottery and work at Merrill lynch. A generation that was told they are special and can do anything they want. Wrong.

    So it's not the school, it's the semi-functional window lickers for students that don't see the big picture.
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    I went liberal arts. . .economics degree. Its not what you know its who you know! Luckily i know lots or rich people and my parents are loaded or I be working at mcdonalds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocsurf32 View Post
    I went liberal arts. . .economics degree. Its not what you know its who you know! Luckily i know lots or rich people and my parents are loaded or I be working at mcdonalds
    Yeah 1/2 of it is luck of the draw.

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    I have to disagree a little. I think the bigger problem is the fact that we need school loans at all. Tuition costs are rising way to fast. Realistically your getting screwed by the universities. The value of a degree is just not there. Its just way to expensive. Dont get me wrong, debt is bad, but school shouldn't cost that much either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natkitchen View Post
    I have to disagree a little. I think the bigger problem is the fact that we need school loans at all. Tuition costs are rising way to fast. Realistically your getting screwed by the universities. The value of a degree is just not there. Its just way to expensive. Dont get me wrong, debt is bad, but school shouldn't cost that much either.
    The problem is, most colllege grads who graduate on time are ill-prepared for their fields of study. There are only a few degrees, where knowledge only comes from the studies. I have worked in a few fields, and I must say that everytime I have hired a fresh college grad, we had to waste too many resources and man hours training these individuals for the real world application of their trade. In every career field, the best hires or employees I have ever worked with had the experience. Experience is everything, unless you are graduating from law or med school.

    Our generation hasn't been ready for the real world. We all have these loans to pay back. We have all been forced to choose our passions before we even know what they are. Why did I have a major chosen by Senior year in high school. I had already been working in my field in high school and also through college, so I had a one up on everybody coming out of school. I can't tell you how many COMP-SCI kids I knew that graduated with me, that could code their asses off but not even make it through a standard business meeting. I mean, couldn't even look you in the eye during a simple, weekly status update. Didn't know how to communicate, didn't know how to dress professionally, didn't know how to speak up, couldn't even last 30 seconds with water cooler talk....

    If more students were forced to work at minimum 20 hours per week on top of their studies, they would be much better off. These guys coming out of SDSU with Hospitality Management have been reduced to tears on their first night actually managing people in a high volume situation. Studies go out the window and people quickly realize that they aren't built for what they thought they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    I was being funny.


    That being said, I'm going for CRNA. I wanted med school, but time man. Time time time. Median salary is about 186k, and we are in more than short supply. Essentially phasing out Anesthesiologists for cost effectivity in day surgery locations. I'm good.

    I think the issue with post secondary is the dream that people hold. Going to get a liberal arts degree, or philosophy, history, etc is as useless as a commercial helicopter with ejector seats.

    Pick the right way, and it works. Med, law, nursing, engineering. Otherwise, good luck to them.

    I will agree, student loans are a tank. Generation of debt. The problem is the generation thinking they can go to school for pottery and work at Merrill lynch. A generation that was told they are special and can do anything they want. Wrong.

    So it's not the school, it's the semi-functional window lickers for students that don't see the big picture.

    my mom was a CRNA

    as part of her continuing ed she subscribed to JAMA

    saw my first chooch in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by salzsurf View Post
    Anybody here work in business in the NH/ME area that doesn't hate their job?

    As I get deeper into life on the cube farm, I'm desperately trying to find alternative means.

    Are any of you able to hold down an interesting professional life without have to commute 4 hours each day to Boston, Massivetwo****s?
    Move to Cocoa Beach, buy a tricked out van, live on the beach, and give away all your worldly possessions. You will receive 10 times more than you give away. Trust me.

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    Or get a job as a celebrity impersonator on a cruise ship. I could have been Frankie (Moondoggie) Avalon up until aboooooooooot ten years ago. Now I can do a mean Chuck Barris. Or Lou Reed. Yo! And the colored girls go doo do doo, doo do doo,.....(Que the sax).
    Last edited by sisurfdogg; Jun 12, 2014 at 11:57 PM. Reason: Cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by natkitchen View Post
    I have to disagree a little. I think the bigger problem is the fact that we need school loans at all. Tuition costs are rising way to fast. Realistically your getting screwed by the universities. The value of a degree is just not there. Its just way to expensive. Dont get me wrong, debt is bad, but school shouldn't cost that much either.
    The universities get kickbacks from the fed for every dollar they bump tuition. Sallie Mae makes more $$.

    Leaches man.

    The root of all evil is government