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Old 07-14-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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People with degrees are having just as much of a terrible time making ends meet as those w/o. It took me 11 years to get my B.S. and I vow no more school for me!!! I still don't understand why we encourage and push education onto our children only to earn a degree and still find oneself w/o. My sister has 3 degrees and can't get a job in Human Resources because she lacks the experience. Which brings me to my next question, how is one to gain the experience if no one will give them the chance?
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Society has gone to pot ever since Personnel turned into Human Resources.

LOL

We should have had a 3 day work week by 1990.

psik

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Old 07-14-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Not me. Not one little bit sorry. Without it, I would probably have been working for min wage in a cotton mill, until the mill closed down. That's what happened to most of my high school class. Nope, college degree let me become an officer and led to where I am today.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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In a word, no.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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Not sorry at all. I even passed up a full scholarship to a state school (received due to my high SAT scores) in order to go to an Ivy League school instead and ended up in debt. But it all worked out for the best - I managed to maintain a decent ranking at my college and that made that Ivy League degree mean something more than just a prestige thing. It opened a lot of doors up for me, which I needed because I was not very socially adept. People were willing to take a chance on me when they saw my school and my gradepoint average. I can't say I would have done as well at the state school or been able to benefit from its name as much.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:34 PM
 
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no... I enjoy college and plan to retire and just be a perpetual student later in life... (once I have money to retire)

that said... 11 years for college? you took 3 times as long as most people and didn't network while in college to meet people in the field you studied?

getting experience isn't hard while in college... it's just that people don't consider that a "part" of college and they negliect it. A lot of young people don't view college as "job/life" prep... and just think it is "school" so once they graduate, they don't have a direction afterwards since it was like "summer" vacation until they find out that there's no more school to go back to
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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No.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:49 PM
 
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No.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Are you sorry you went to college?

Heck no!

My college years were great. And my degree opened the door to lots of opportunities. Not having that degree limits one's options.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:33 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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" Are you sorry you went to college?"

Not in the least.... one of the best things I have ever done.
My spouse and adult children (and their spouses!) feel the same.
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