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    Stood in the Fire Dragonix80's Avatar
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    I think it's the fact that when students know their parents are paying for their college tuition, they can do whatever they like, knowing they'll be covered by their parents.

    I once heard a story from someone during the college about a parent found out that their son was failing the semester because he was playing and partying around. They had a talk with their son when he came back to home. The parents told their son that they would no long continue to pay for his college tuition and the son would have to cover all the fee by himself if he want to continue attending the college. The son was shocked and begged his parents not to do that. The parents decided to give their son one more chance but they set down the rules. The parents want results, a good grade and GPA. If the son could give his parents that, they would continue to support him and pay the college tuition fees. This was a huge slap in the face for the son and from there, the son took college serious and his grade was improved by huge margin.

    I think that is kind of the situation that all students need to have. The students need to understand that they have to grow up and accept the responsibilities the moment they graduate from high school. College isn't high school, it's a whole new world, one that comes with consequences. If every parents continue to spoil their children by continue to support their college tuition no matter what, their son/daughter will probably be likely to take advantage of that.
    Last edited by Dragonix80; 2013-01-22 at 03:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    Jobs of which there are plenty of as well. The thing is I can apply for a job requiring a degree because I have one AND a job that doesn't require a degree. If I didn't have a degree my options would be limited in that I couldn't apply for the jobs that require one. Well, I could still apply but my chances of getting it would be pretty damn close to zero.
    Guess our education systems are pretty much different. Or I could just say I have a degree, just not one from a college or university <.<

    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    They outsourced it to the internet and MMO's.
    Hell yeah, I feel very qualified for proper parenting now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Yea i know, but as Denmark is a western nation it is likely to be valid to the other western nations. I imagine Argentina is valid to the rest of south america but not necessarily the rest of the world.

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    I thought that was what the TV was for...
    My field is the same. I am legally certified to carry out my profession...but only in the US...or more specifically employed by a US carrier. I could work overseas for a forign company but I would have to re-certify for a certification that is universal to western European countries.

    Shit is expensive...to basically demonstrate I can do what I already do.
    Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonix80 View Post
    I think it's the fact that when students know their parents are paying for their college tuition, they can do whatever they like, knowing they'll be covered by their parents.
    Gross generalisation there. Some are like that. Many aren't.

    A lot of students simply started worrying about their future after the freshman partying rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    My field is the same. I am legally certified to carry out my profession...but only in the US...or more specifically employed by a US carrier. I could work overseas for a forign company but I would have to re-certify for a certification that is universal to western European countries.

    Shit is expensive...to basically demonstrate I can do what I already do.
    You a doctor, eh? Or just in the field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    They outsourced it to the internet and MMO's.



    TV? Soooooo last century. Get with the times!
    But what about my Playstation 2!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    You a doctor, eh? Or just in the field?

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    But what about my Playstation 2!?
    TOTALLY different field, very regulated, though. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to become a pilot.
    Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    TOTALLY different field, very regulated, though. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to become a pilot.
    Well, pilot uniforms are cool ._.
    ...you do get to wear that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    TOTALLY different field, very regulated, though. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to become a pilot.
    And cheaper flights if you work for an airline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    Well, pilot uniforms are cool ._.
    ...you do get to wear that right?
    lol I did when i worked for an airline. Hard to not look bad ass in stripes and shoulder boards. lol You can keep the buss driver hat though. I had some medical issues and had to leave for a bit, so now i am an instructor for a college aviation program...no awesome pilot costume there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapolis View Post
    And cheaper flights if you work for an airline!
    Damn near free. We had to pay for taxes and that's it. DFW to ORD cost about 20 bucks
    Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxton McGraff View Post
    Parental disappointment is worse than getting kicked in the groin repeatedly, for me at least. I'm too afraid to disappoint my parents, to the point where it makes me all the more motivated to do well in College.
    I did way better in school when I had this attitude. That was right up until Sophomore year in high school, or so. I dropped out a little while after because I had no idea how to motivate myself to do things for myself because I never had. 5-odd years of a dead end job and borderline depression later, and I finally made it to college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    How the hell else is an 18-year-old going to get thousands of dollars to pay for college?
    Grants, scholarships, and most probably, loans.

    Digging into debt so you can dig yourself out of debt later. Woo hoo!
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    Hey Elsa, do you wanna build a strawmaaaan?

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