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  1. #41
    Fuck no, I finished my bachelors few months ago, got a job and I am still realizing how my last 22 years of life were pathetic compared to what I have now.
    Fuck these old geezers that literally tell you that you have to do some stupid project/some retarded homework and dare to fucking judge you if you forget how to do some mathematic problem or smth.
    I mean like... what the fuck?
    Ppl have kids, money problems, relationship/family problems, try to go to work to have some money and they still they try to study, but some oh-so wannabe professor that has degree treats you like a little fuck because he is the "professor".

    And no, I was one of the better students and it is a really good university, but I hated almost every moment of it. When I started to work - and I do really important stuff - I realized how trivial, retarded and not needed my uni years were.

  2. #42
    Many Moons ago, back in the late 80's, i was an computer operator and self taught with programming... Went for a job as a programmer, but as my code was compact and not "Education taught" laid out (I wrote some code to show them what i could do and did it in half the amount of coding that they were taught)... I was told i wouldn't get a job without qualifications...

    So went back and got a degree in software engineering... Applied at old job, got told they now prefer people with enthusiasm and intelligence to be taught how they want it written rather than education taught....

    so all that time was wasted, for a piece of paper that says i'm over qualified.... 25 years later.. Most languages i learned my trade on are being taught in history of computer language :'(

  3. #43
    I actually did. Well, I tried to work initially. I went to school for my MSW degree and managed to work the first year working two part time jobs and going to school full time while holding internships. It eventually got to be too much stress, so I had to quit the jobs and live just on loans for the second year. Since I'm now at the top of my field and a PhD or DSW wouldn't advance me anywhere, I'm likely done with school.

    As for detachment, not really. I was already considered a non-traditional student at the time I started my BA. Most of the people I met were just as busy and focused as I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ View Post
    Too many variables to consider in the question.

    Are you earning good money?

    Will you stick to what you're studying in college?

    Are you likely to get a job with what you're studying?

    Will you have to move to get a job with the degree etc?

    Personally, I wouldn't go back to school now unless it was something I really enjoyed and had a passion for and also was a near guarantee that I'd get a job at the end of it, which are both very unlikely.

    I also earn good money and doubt I'd be able to beat it with a bog standard degree and would have to do something like a Masters to really get anywhere, and that isn't happening.

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    That's good idea, unfortunately for me I wouldn't be able to go part time with my job.
    It helps having other income coming in than just me working ^_^

  5. #45
    I'm in school and working but no if after I get my bachelors and begin working full time nothing will make me stop working to go back and do my graduate. If I can't manage it and my job then its not worth pursuing imo

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    I'm in that situation now actually. I ran out of federal funding for my bachelors degree. So I've left school to get a job. The plan is to put away as much money as I can to go back to school next spring
    In most Canadian Provinces we are getting our post secondary free if you don't make too much money. Honestly post secondary should be free it is just a money making scam as is.
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    I would have to live under a bridge. Where is income supposed to come from? All the schooling in the world isn't going to put a roof over my head while I'm there. Nor food in my belly. Never understood how people can do such a thing.
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    At the moment, no, I wouldn't. Got a family to feed and the wife is studying.
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  9. #49
    Been thinking about going for electronics. I love fucking around with electronics - fixing and upgrading them. Problem is I don't know what kind(s) of job that is other than electrician and dude who repairs appliances.

  10. #50
    No, never. For me, school was about learning how to pass tests, which is 100% useless i life. Teachers also seemed to know less about subject matter than most students.
    I got my degree because I finish what I start, but I never looked back.
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  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Shedarion View Post
    Fuck no, I finished my bachelors few months ago, got a job and I am still realizing how my last 22 years of life were pathetic compared to what I have now.
    Fuck these old geezers that literally tell you that you have to do some stupid project/some retarded homework and dare to fucking judge you if you forget how to do some mathematic problem or smth.
    I mean like... what the fuck?
    Ppl have kids, money problems, relationship/family problems, try to go to work to have some money and they still they try to study, but some oh-so wannabe professor that has degree treats you like a little fuck because he is the "professor".

    And no, I was one of the better students and it is a really good university, but I hated almost every moment of it. When I started to work - and I do really important stuff - I realized how trivial, retarded and not needed my uni years were.
    your employer must be really delighted to have employee who doesnt give a single f... about quality of his assigments and about mistakes that he does .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cainejw View Post
    I actually did. Well, I tried to work initially. I went to school for my MSW degree and managed to work the first year working two part time jobs and going to school full time while holding internships. It eventually got to be too much stress, so I had to quit the jobs and live just on loans for the second year. Since I'm now at the top of my field and a PhD or DSW wouldn't advance me anywhere, I'm likely done with school.

    As for detachment, not really. I was already considered a non-traditional student at the time I started my BA. Most of the people I met were just as busy and focused as I was.
    PhD or Proffesor title is not nessesarly about job advancement but also about how others percive you .

    its quite a lot about personal developement and social status/perception.

    money is not everything in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    your employer must be really delighted to have employee who doesnt give a single f... about quality of his assigments and about mistakes that he does .

    Boy, boy... when will you grow up or learn to read

  13. #53
    It seems to me the point would be...quitting a job in favor of an education that could earn you a career. And who wouldn't want that?

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    It seems to me the point would be...quitting a job in favor of an education that could earn you a career. And who wouldn't want that?
    that was one of the factors for me. i had pretty much capped out my previous job. i mean there was further advancements but at that point other jobs that are offered with degrees and experience have an exponential growth rather than a linear growth in pay.
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  15. #55
    I did, I was working FT in a counselor in mental health and decided to go back and get my graduate degree. I went PT for a while and then classes/internship/grad job took up too much of my time so I quit. My husband still worked and we had money saved from me working as well. I really loved grad school actually and was both happy and sad to graduate.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Shedarion View Post
    Boy, boy... when will you grow up or learn to read
    if you had this kind of behavoiur in uni :

    Quote Originally Posted by Shedarion View Post
    Fuck these old geezers that literally tell you that you have to do some stupid project/some retarded homework and dare to fucking judge you if you forget how to do some mathematic problem or smth.
    i dont belive even for a split second that your attitude in work is any different when assigned tasks .

    now come tell me what exackly did i misread ?
    Last edited by kamuimac; 2018-01-16 at 10:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    if you had this kind of behavoiur in uni :



    i dont belive even for a split second that your attitude in work is any different when assigned tasks .

    now come tell me what exackly did i misread ?
    I actually have a much better attitude at my work, because they pay me for it, I enjoy what I do and I work on great projects with many wise and... actually "cool" people. That is just another world. But hey, judge me knowing nothing, it is popular nowadays, no?

  18. #58
    Never. I'm at least paid to deal with people where I'm working.

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    In Belgium it is possible to get a bachlors degree ‘at a distance’ while working full time. It’s hard and you have to be really dedicated but that’s what I’m doing.
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    I'm a Sr Developer, I have the position you go to college to get. That would ruin my life.

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