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Postby mewtr » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:57 pm

What do you guys do for a living?
I've just turned 24 and I am starting to feel regret for not going to college. I work in a labor/assembly style job now making 13 dollars an hour but am wanting more in life (Better paying career to make a life off of and support a family on). Just wondering what everyone here does and how you got to doing that? Also how you like it.

If you have any tips or suggestions i'm all ears, Thanks.

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Postby lukkynumber13 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:11 pm

26 years old. Married since 2011, with 4 sons.

I'm a finance manager at a GM Dealership here in Alaska.
Worked on the floor as a salesman at a Chrysler dealership for 6 years before doing this.

Went to college for a grand total of 1 semester, before realizing I was throwing away my money on something simply because it's "what you do after HS"
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WR: WATKINS, A. JEFFERY, THIELEN, MACLIN, J-MATT, B. Marshall, M. Wallace, A. Humphries, Dorsett, J. Strong, C. Hansen, A-Rob
TE: KELCE, Engram, B. Watson, Shaheen, Maxx Williams

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DL: C. JORDAN, FLOWERS, ANSAH, J. Hughes, M. Addison, Malik Jackson, Okafor, T. McKinley
LB: CUNNINGHAM, GOODSON, E. KENDRICKS, Correa, N. Vigil, Schobert, C. Jones, C. James, Hull, J. Freeman, E. Jackson, Carder
DB: ADDAE, M. ALEXANDER, J. SIMMONS, Maye, Farley, Poyer, J. Heath

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Re: Jobs

Postby skip » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:36 pm

lukkynumber13 wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Went to college for a grand total of 1 semester, before realizing I was throwing away my money on something simply because it's "what you do after HS"
I have a bachelor's degree and believe college is a complete waste of time for the vast majority of people. I don't necessarily discourage my children to go to college but I will encourage the best option based on what they would like to do. At this point every one of their career choices will not require college.

I'm 46, married almost 20 years, have 8 children and my degree is in computer science. I've been in IT for the last 25 years but that's just a job. I work part time as a server in a high end steakhouse and I love it having been a bartender for the last couple of years at the same location (I work at a casino). Generally I make more money in my 3 days there than I do full time in IT. If I could do it full time without the IT job, I would have made the move "yesterday". There is nothing at all about that career that would ever require college or the 6 figure debt anchor that comes with it.
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Re: Jobs

Postby GLSmk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:47 pm

I work at a federal prison. Not the greatest paying job, but it's solid and dependable pay. I'm 27 and I tried the college thing, but it wasn't for me. I kept getting deployment orders as soon as I'd start a semester. I now make a very comfortable living, I have 2 kids and 1 on the way.


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Re: Jobs

Postby JFever » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 am

42 years old. Married for 16 years, 3 kids (two daughters and a son 15,13, and 12). High school Biology teacher, Human Anatomy teacher, and I teach a college Biology course. Earned a Bachelors degree in Biology, Earth Science, General Science, Minor in Chemistry, and a Masters in Education and Biology.

I agree the 4 year college plan isn't for everyone. But, in an advanced and ever advancing society, the more education one has, the more freedom of choice and flexibility of employment one has. In some ways, I think of education of an individual as "employment insurance". One basically becomes more "hire-able" if they are more educated. And, all things being equal on an application, the more education one has - the more likely they are to be hired. It's that simple. If nothing else, it shows that an individual can stay organized and follow through on a plan or goal.
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Re: Jobs

Postby lukkynumber13 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:04 am

JFever wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 am
42 years old. Married for 16 years, 3 kids (two daughters and a son 15,13, and 12). High school Biology teacher, Human Anatomy teacher, and I teach a college Biology course. Earned a Bachelors degree in Biology, Earth Science, General Science, Minor in Chemistry, and a Masters in Education and Biology.

I agree the 4 year college plan isn't for everyone. But, in an advanced and ever advancing society, the more education one has, the more freedom of choice and flexibility of employment one has. In some ways, I think of education of an individual as "employment insurance". One basically becomes more "hire-able" if they are more educated. And, all things being equal on an application, the more education one has - the more likely they are to be hired. It's that simple. If nothing else, it shows that an individual can stay organized and follow through on a plan or goal.
That's a good point. Especially the last part. A degree itself is often more vital than the type of degree it is.
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Re: Jobs

Postby kamihamster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:47 am

33 years old. BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Work for a small/mid sized biotech company as a research scientist that makes drugs for cancer.
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Re: Jobs

Postby nathanq42 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:16 pm

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Re: Jobs

Postby jaykay22 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:52 pm

26 years old, pharmacist in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy what I do, but I am more than glad my days as a student are finally over after 3 years of undergrad and 4 years of grad school. I agree that the traditional college path isn't necessarily for everyone. A few of my h.s friends and acquaintances wasted money but most importantly precious years of their life toiling away at college(s) pursuing degrees they hadn't really considered and researched, all because counselors, parents and siblings had dictated what their future path was expected to be as early as they could remember, only to ultimately withdraw/drop out once they felt "stuck" or "trapped".

But I also agree with JFever and lukky's takes, having a college degree has become the equivalent to being an able and willing contributor on special teams in the NFL: it is a lot easier to make a roster and see the field if you have special teams ability.
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Re: Jobs

Postby M-Dub » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:07 am

I'm 43. Never married and no kids that I know of, other than my two furry ones. I have a BS in advertising and an MS in journalism. I've worked as a music journalist and as a high school teacher. Currently deliver pizzas and sell weed, because the hours and pay are better.
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Postby Dizzle » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:47 am

35 years old. Married seven. Have almost 4 year old triplet boys. Graduated high school in 1999. Tried the community college thing right away, too much like high school. In 2001 I got into collections and have been at it ever since. I make really good money. More money than my buddies who went to school for four+ years and aren't even working in their field. Enough money to support my family and live comfortably. I even rock Uber once in a while when I'm bored or can't sleep.
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Postby Steelersfan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:59 pm

I'm self employed in sales. After many years in retail management I really like the flexibility but I do miss the steady income. I have a B.S. in business administration with a major in marketing and while the degree got me more money to start I honestly wish I would have went to some sort of trade school instead.

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Re: Jobs

Postby Missile » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Dizzle wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:47 am
35 years old. Married seven. Have almost 4 year old triplet boys. Graduated high school in 1999. Tried the community college thing right away, too much like high school. In 2001 I got into collections and have been at it ever since. I make really good money. More money than my buddies who went to school for four+ years and aren't even working in their field. Enough money to support my family and live comfortably. I even rock Uber once in a while when I'm bored or can't sleep.
Triplets? How do you have time to be on here? 😂 I have 6yo twins and barely have a life outside of them and work.

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Postby Iamwebb223 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:06 am

34 years old. Married for 2 years and have a 2 year old son. I work as an insurance producer(fancy word for agent). Have a B.S. in Business Management.

Agree completely with JFever's second paragraph.

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Postby cowboysfan » Mon May 22, 2017 4:43 pm

I'm an academic advisor at a community college. I like my job a lot and have three degrees...but so what. I also have a large amount of college debt that will probably never get paid. Imo college is not worth it. I would gladly hand my degrees and debt back to where it all came from for a lesser job. College can be very overrated and is definitely over priced. My job requires a masters degree but in all honesty, an employee at a dollar general store could do what I do.
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