You guys been reading about this?

rolltidega

Me fail English? That's unpossible!
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#21
I went to college but never finished. I just took my love of computers and got a Systems Admin job back in the early 90s at a bank. A company came into the bank to upgrade our network and I eventually went to work for them in 1996. I started at 25k a year back then. Now I have over 20 years of experience which trumps most new college graduates and I make 6 figures. I worked hard to get where I am and I still love what I do.

The bottom line for me was that I did not like college. I was bored, fell asleep in class, I just knew I was not going to finish. Not everyone is college material. I told my kids NOT to get any student loans. Even if you just take 2 classes at a time to be able to afford paying for classes and living at home is way better than having to pay all your earnings back to a student loan later.
 

Guard Dad

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#23
I went to college but never finished. I just took my love of computers and got a Systems Admin job back in the early 90s at a bank. A company came into the bank to upgrade our network and I eventually went to work for them in 1996. I started at 25k a year back then. Now I have over 20 years of experience which trumps most new college graduates and I make 6 figures. I worked hard to get where I am and I still love what I do.

The bottom line for me was that I did not like college. I was bored, fell asleep in class, I just knew I was not going to finish. Not everyone is college material. I told my kids NOT to get any student loans. Even if you just take 2 classes at a time to be able to afford paying for classes and living at home is way better than having to pay all your earnings back to a student loan later.
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JawJa

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#27
My take on this is degrees are over rated in many cases and have no bearing on job skills. The system is run by pretentious elitist who think they are somehow better than the blue collar class. I know some excellent business people who barely got out of high school and some shingled up snobs who can't pour piss out of a boot. Having spouted that out I have no problem with higher education when it is applied properly by competent people. These people involved in this scam did it for themselves not for their precious (and apparently not so sharp) children. They did it so they could tell their equally snobbish friends their kid was a student at USC, Yale, Stanford, etc. They have put a Scarlett letter on their precious ones in an attempt to raise their own standing among their peers. I agree it has gone on for years and just cheapens the system as a whole.
I tend to agree...
A degree, in an of itself... is over rated.

JawJa (me) is one of those folks who started college and did not finish... I have an associates degree in general studies.

Looking back... I can see what I should have done with college... however at the time I did not understand what I do today.

It was not a loss though...
I run a small business and make enough $$$ to live a modest yet comfortable life.
Most of all... I do not have to play the cubicle game to keep my income and pay my bills.
 
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