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It is one of the biggest scams to the American public of all time. I work at Walmart and even after maxing out my GI bill I have three degrees, 40 thousand in debt and work at Walmart. My only fun in life is watching my kids play games and posting here.

Fuck college!





......and George Bush Jr.



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spurgeonryan said:
It is one of the biggest scams to the American public of all time. I work at Walmart and even after maxing out my GI bill I have three degrees, 40 thousand in debt and work at Walmart. My only fun in life is watching my kids play games and posting here.

Fuck college!





......and George Bush Jr.

Hey Spurg,  maybe you life will get better when that Hillary Clinton bitch becomes the next President and wipes away your shitty ass college debt!



I only went to college because I wanted to learn and find a girlfriend. (working on that one still)


Never really cared about money, but I am in $50k debt. Still going to finish up a degree and see where life takes me afterwards. Going to college is convenient for those that don't want to work for 4 years after HS, but I also don't have a problem with working. Eventually my plans will work out.



Got mine for free so I probably can't say, but I've made my money in a field that has little to nothing to do with my studies; honestly my degree may have been something of a hindrance in that regard.



Really depends on what you want to do.

I'm still in college.  Overall I'd say it's worth it so far.  



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I have been serving in the military for almost 15 years.

I have a BS in Buisness Management and I am almost finished with my Masters.

My degrees have helped with promotion but more importantly have made me a more well rounded and educated individual.

Many jobs that pay over 60k a year will not even let you in to do an interview without some form of degree or certification. I understand this depends on the field, but most higher paying jobs want experience (with) education.

I don't want to start at the ground floor and work my way up, but rather get another job once I retire from the Marines that pays similar to what I make now.

Your field is unique. My buddy was in the Navy for 12 years on Nuke subs and got out and makes almost three figures with no degree. Sure, they are closing his plant soon (because nuclear power scares the masses), but I am confident he can move to a different plant later. He is working on his BS because the plant requires a degree for upper management positions and that is what he is working for.

Sounds like you have a great gig, but I would not consider your situation the norm.



Nighthawk117 said:
spurgeonryan said:
It is one of the biggest scams to the American public of all time. I work at Walmart and even after maxing out my GI bill I have three degrees, 40 thousand in debt and work at Walmart. My only fun in life is watching my kids play games and posting here.

Fuck college!





......and George Bush Jr.

Hey Spurg,  maybe you life will get better when that Hillary Clinton bitch becomes the next President and wipes away your shitty ass college debt!

Is that one of the perks of voting for her?

 

maybe I will change my vote now.



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superchunk said:
maverick40 said:

Any jobs for an over educated Irish man?

Saw your post above, seems like you're too niche. I work in high-tech - software engineering. Do you have that as part of your skill set?

I am a senior engineer in a semiconductor fortune 500 company.  No my speciality is not software unfortunately most hardware and process



Farsala said:
I only went to college because I wanted to learn and find a girlfriend. (working on that one still)


Never really cared about money, but I am in $50k debt. Still going to finish up a degree and see where life takes me afterwards. Going to college is convenient for those that don't want to work for 4 years after HS, but I also don't have a problem with working. Eventually my plans will work out.

I'm sorry, but you are going in with the wrong mentality. College is an investment. College shouldn't be treated like high school 2.0. Also, for those going into college, do internships constantly. If you don't your degree doesn't mean anything in most cases.



Snoopy said:
Farsala said:
I only went to college because I wanted to learn and find a girlfriend. (working on that one still)


Never really cared about money, but I am in $50k debt. Still going to finish up a degree and see where life takes me afterwards. Going to college is convenient for those that don't want to work for 4 years after HS, but I also don't have a problem with working. Eventually my plans will work out.

I'm sorry, but you are going in with the wrong mentality. College is an investment. College shouldn't be treated like high school 2.0. Also, for those going into college, do internships constantly. If you don't your degree doesn't mean anything in most cases.

To me college is a purchase. If I make money off of it then so be it. If not, it doesn't matter. Money is useful, but it won't buy my way into happiness.