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How did you pay for school....

If you didnt go to college what was your 1st or worst job?
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If you didnt go to college what was your 1st or worst job?

X-mas time at Toys R Us...2 seasons. It was part time, but if I wasnt there I was at school. no fun
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I took the Belsaw Institute School of Locksmithing Mail order course when I was in High School and I worked my way through college working as a locksmith and on the farm
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I was a repo man for 2 years, it paid for my school and a few bikes.
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Other than flipping burgers at the local drive-in. Working on the neighbors farm and actually getting paid. Then go home and do it again for free.

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I paid for school by joining the Navy for 6 years and taking out student loans.

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How did you pay for school???? As in past tense! I didn't... I'm still paying! Student loans. But I worked part time in a few different ways... anything from retail, to various other industrial situations. Then eventually worked full time during the summer as a grunt worker and then picked it up as part time during school at my current employer. It was good pay for hard work but I eventually got hired full time and here I am. And glad to be here! Look at me while getting paid quite well for it!




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and here I am. And glad to be here! Look at me while getting paid quite well for it!
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my work pays for school and books, gotta love working for the city
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If you didnt go to college what was your 1st or worst job?
Been fortunate to not have any really bad jobs. As for college...still paying that damn college loan.

IMO college is a waste of time & money unless you were taking it to become a Military officer, Doctor, something that guarantees you with experience after finishing college. Otherswise its just an expensive piece of paper that really isnt worth a damn without any experience...especially these days.

To be honest my USAF service has gotten me more job offers than my degree ever did. Just the fact that I served in the military got attention with company recruiters and good impressions with interviewers..even in completely unrelated fields that I applied for.

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Worked my ass off as a Swiss Screw, CNC Machinist just to pay for a $40,000 degree I never intend to use. ha!
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I paid for school with scholarships.

1st job was at a movie theater, it sucked cause I was a concessionist.

Worst job was working at a Marina while they were building it and was asked to pick up plywood that had been pissed on by carpenters and using a septic tank boat to unload yachts. I quit the day they asked me to pick up the plywood.

I worked at Best Buy throughtout college. It was fun when it wasn't Christmas time.

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fortunately, now I go to school for what I do (network administrator), and if my grades are atleast 3.0 GPA, I am eligible for re-embursement. I have been working since the age of 14 (honestly) I had a part time jobs for mom and pop store weather it was working in the stock room at a fabric place (yea I know but at 14 I had a paycheck!), to working at toys r us, bestbuy, lowes, lanscape companies, and networking companies up to now, as a network admin. I have always been working. Working retail builds character IMO.

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I worked as a Can can dancer at the local Ghost Town amusement park. I actually had fun. Got my CNA, then work that till I got my LPN and same till the RN degree was finished.
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I worked as a Can can dancer at the local Ghost Town amusement park. I actually had fun. Got my CNA, then work that till I got my LPN and same till the RN degree was finished.
I'm glad all that school'n is over.

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I worked as a Can can dancer at the local Ghost Town amusement park. I actually had fun. Got my CNA, then work that till I got my LPN and same till the RN degree was finished.

IMO cant go wrong with pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.

I know a several people who went to very expensive/prestigious private schools to pursue a degree in liberal arts..(history, arts) etc..... and in the end had school loan bill of over 100,000.00 ......now they work in various non related jobs...IMO thats one degree thats absolutely worthless 99% of the time.
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IMO cant go wrong with pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.

I know a several people who went to very expensive/prestigious private schools to pursue a degree in liberal arts..(history, arts) etc..... and in the end had school loan bill of over 100,000.00 ......now they work in various non related jobs...IMO thats one degree thats absolutely worthless 99% of the time.

Its cool that people want to pursue lib arts, but if you plan on making money with it, dont
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IMO college is a waste of time & money unless you were taking it to become a Military officer, Doctor, something that guarantees you with experience after finishing college. Otherswise its just an expensive piece of paper that really isnt worth a damn without any experience...especially these days.

I agree...I graduated from college the first time with a history/government degree and taught school for a couple of years...

I went back to school and got the acct/finance degree, am now waiting for MS/MBA program to cycle around and the CPA test...The accounting degree gained me offers before I was finished...
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I worked as a Can can dancer at the local Ghost Town amusement park. I actually had fun. Got my CNA, then work that till I got my LPN and same till the RN degree was finished.
Maggie Valley! I met my gf at Cataloochee. My Dad saw someone from the old Addam's Family TV show drive a car into the creek near Ghost Town after he was done doing publicity thing there. Drunk of course.

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