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One minute your unemployed, on unemployment, & have no idea what to do. Next thing you know, you're applying to all kinds of places left & right. You wait a while. No one calls. You wait longer. No one calls. Six months pass by & no one has fucking called you. You begin to panic, since you know that unemployment can only last so long. Then one day, you decide to go to school & learn something.

As you're in school, you begin to learn all kinds of neat things. Before you know it, you're doing some kind of internship or some kind of job that is related to what you're learning in school. You start making money once again. You breathe a sigh of relief.

Graduation approaches. You’re in school & working. Before you know it, the school picks up your current resume & sends it out to various companies. Next thing you know, all kinds of companies begin calling you left & right.

Ah! Now you’re in some kind of good position. You still have to finish up school & you also have a job! This is the most perfect timing to begin negotiating with all these people that call you up.

“Hello. Can we speak to Mr. Gee,” says the man or lady on the other side of the phone. “Yes. This is me”, is my reply. “Oh, good. We have an entry level position for blah blah job”, they say. I ask, “Ah! Is this full time or part time? Is this an agency or an actual company? I don’t like agencies.” The person says, “It’s full time & we are / are not an agency.” If it’s an agency I tell them that I’m not interested. Agencies fucking suck ass. If it’s not an agency, “I see… We’ll, I’m actually not looking for a job right now, since I’m in school.” They say, “Oh, we can work around that. Are you still interested?” they ask.

This is where I begin to ask how much is the pay & everything else. Well, to boil it down. I have a job interview this coming Monday. I’m going to let them have it with some heavy negotiating. Yes. I’m in a good position right now. I already have a job & I will only move for if they offer me more money & benefits & it has to be A LOT more money that what I currently make, not to mention that it has to be something permanent.

I get these calls at least once a day now. I accept or reject offers on the phone. Life is great.

The moral of the story is: GO TO SCHOOL!

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Venom112   

The moral of the story is: GO TO SCHOOL!

Right, because as we all know, the anecdotal evidence of one man clearly represents the whole.

After all, that kid with the degree in theatre is landing jobs like crazy, thanks to going to school. Oh wait...

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Right, because as we all know, the anecdotal evidence of one man clearly represents the whole.

After all, that kid with the degree in theatre is landing jobs like crazy, thanks to going to school. Oh wait...

Of course! :laugh:

That's why you major in something that is easier to get into.

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Venom112   

That's why you major in something that is easier to get into.

You don't even come close to discussing the concepts of supply and demand in your moral though. It should say, "Go to school, if what you desire to be requires a degree. Also, one must look at the job market for the occupation you are considering, to see if the previous sentence is still a fine idea."

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Life sucks and then we (wish to) die. :sad:

lol

I'm working on going back to school myself, have to save up enough money first. Plus I don't have the first fucking idea about what I should go for... (Only about 50,000 things I might like to do.)

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Oerlikon   

I go for an interview on Friday. I'm dieing to get this job, it's with a big optics firm. And, it's in my area of expertise. Wish me luck!...

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^ I wish you luck!

I myself am waiting to find out if I'm going to get hired by this structural engineering firm. I'm going to be their draftsman for now. They did a lot of the structural engineering for the "Ghost Rider" roller coaster in Knott's Berry Farm. They've done some other neat stuff as well. It looks like an awesome place to work at! (^o^ ) <3

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Thanks. The interview went very well. Hopefully, I'll hear back from them soon. It seems to be a nice place to work...

Sounds good!

Yeah!

I just got into Sarah Lawrence!

Now I can be crazy artist man with strong background in philosophyyy!

The one in New York?

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After I graduate college, I plan to work for around a year then get a master's degree in business administration, and after that find a job with a bigger pay.

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Alundra   

After I graduate college, I plan to work for around a year then get a master's degree in business administration, and after that find a job with a bigger pay.

Yeah, if it was only that easy.

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Venom112   

Yeah, if it was only that easy.

Whoa there. Am I to assume that your are insinuating that college doesn't automatically provide you with a high-paying/status job? The concept is blowing my mind!

So, in other words, college doesn't necessarily improve your life and could even put you in massive debt.

*runs over to a score board and marks a point down for his side*

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College doesn't necessarily get you a high paying job. As for the improving your life bit, I'd say getting a high level of education is always good.

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Poophy   

Well no, but it can be nice to have, is a company is looking at 2 applications, trying to decide who to hire, if both have experience, good references or what ever, but only one has a degree, theres a good chance there take the one with the degree…

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margot   

So, in other words, college doesn't necessarily improve your life and could even put you in massive debt.

*runs over to a score board and marks a point down for his side*

but..college is fun.

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darkon   

Here's what my grandfather tells me about college.

"I dropped out of college 2 times, but the 3rd time my mom finally was able to keep me in. I got my degree in teaching. I've taught for a total of 6 months in my entire life. That degree helped me get a job based on the fact I could relate to the public. So, Chris, stay in school and get your degree."

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