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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #81
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Working for a marketing company right now doing Quality Assurance. In school for math, planning on being a high school math teacher this coming year in TN if I can move.. and leave MI and a lot of the things and people I love behind.. I'm still young.

We shall see.....

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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #82
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I go to schools and hand out free candy from my bus.

I get paid for the pictures I take. It's much more lucrative than anything else I have done including that stint in porn.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #83
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save your self the time and money of going to college and go to a vocational school and learn a trade (welder,fabricator,machinist,etc.) the job out look for welders is great and there will always be a need for cnc programmers, they are the only guys that are needed if a shop goes fully automated.
that was my line of thought hen i enrolled at hobart.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #84
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No College.
Working for TSA/Dept Homeland Security.
USMC for 4 yrs.

Lucky to have this job. If I had it to do over, I would have gone to school after the USMC to be a police officer in Chicago or NY City. Great money, great power, tough job.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #85
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I'm a good example of what not to do.

In high school I worked at a sign shop doing basically graphics design, all computer stuff. Went to MSU for mechanical eng, got WAY to involved in FSAE to the point of neglecting my classes. Was asked to leave, ended up going to Ferris and loved it up there but I chose to go into the family business. Heating and Cooling, enjoyed school and went to work for johnson controls and kinda liked it. It was a big company and I got stuck doing a job way different from what I was hired for. Ended up quiting and going to work for the family business when they had some bad stuff happen. I hatted that, my dad turned into the biggest ahole and my mom worse. Tore the family up, I ended up telling them either they sell it to me or else. They sold it to us, and at that time my wife was working there. I got high on the money and wanted more, f'd it all up looking for more. Now it's all gone including the wife and we have to share the kids. I work for a new shop making a small fraction, live in a rental house and drive a 1000$ jeep. I love life now. It's silmple and good. I'm earning respect back in my field.

I guess what I'm getting at is money can ruin things, the stress of it made me drink to much. Drinking made me go to jail, it was my fault because I couldn't handle the stress.

People say to do what you love for work, that to me is a good way to ruin what you love.

Do something you can be proud of, feel good about.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #86
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To tell somebody to go for the money and nothing else is asinine. If you're young and bright eyed, maybe, but it's gonna wear on you eventually. More is apt to just roll off your back early on. You find a balance of money and happiness.

I'd rather make 50k/yr and be happy than make 100k/year and be miserable. You spend half of your waking hours at work. So you'd be miserable over 50% of the time, because you'd still be thinking about how much your job sucks after work. So your life would suck at a very high level, money and all. Your family would suffer also, due to you being being a miserable prick. Then you're a bitter divorced prick throwing all his money at alimony and child support. Back at square one, essentially making 50k/year and still pissed at the world.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #87
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I hate the whole something you love vs. money debate. In reality, if it's not something you're really interested in, you're going to have a real shitty college experience. It just won't be fun for you, and chances are that down the line, you'll have to drag yourself to classes where you will sleep since you don't really care what's going on.

On the other hand, I went to look into majors that I would love doing for the rest of my life. I finally came to the conclusion that if I could do anything for the rest of my life, it'd be nothing. With that, I went and found what I hated the least and pays decently.

As for the whole alternative fuels thing, I'd suggest looking into Chemical Engineering. It's hard as hell, and about 80% of the time you'll regret your decision due to the intense workload and general beating you'll be exposed to, but it's doable and fairly interesting if you're into that sort of thing. I'm currently enrolled at MSU as a ChE major.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #88
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im working though college repairing and yelling at payphones . im in school for criminal justice, hoping to become a corrections officer. i do enjoy my current job when its not -10 degree's and snowing out. the pay is good, i have a pretty flexible schedule, plus my boss is a wheeler. hell i beleive i showed up on my 1st day in my xj with a window missing and the quarter caved in
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #89
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student at oakland university, and cabinet installer for kitchen studio
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #90
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I do adult day care. (Corrections Officer for a Federal Prison) College major was killing Haji and staying alive. (Army went to Iraq twice). Federal jobs have the best retirement I've seen, great benefits, average pay, and JOB SECURITY!!!




Oh yeah, and most prisons are out in the middle of nowhere, cuz the big city folk don't want all those criminals living so close. :D
I was just watching lock-up last night and thinking that may be a good way to go, but it sounds a lil rough. My old driving school teacher got both of his knees kicked in by a prisoner when he was a gaurd.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #91
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student at oakland university, and cabinet installer for kitchen studio
and low dollar Craigslist prostitute also.

and im still waitin for the pics of the gf in the jeepbabes thread
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Old April 8th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #92
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I don't give a f what you are interested in. Pick a major that will score you a 6 figure plus salary. Always look at the bottom line. You will love it afterwards.


I disagree. I have a degree in chemistry (A.A.S.) and did research for Dow Chemical for a number of years, before that I was involved with analytical chemistry for another company. I made fantastic money working for Dow but something was missing in my life. I realized that I went into the sciences for the money but my heart really wasn't "into" chemistry. I did my job very well, recieved several awards, had articals published in trade magazines, and was well respected by my peers. The problem was that I hated my job. I am a greasy shop rat at heart and had to get back to my roots. I now repair industial equipment and fork trucks. The money isn't great but I don't mind going to work every day. Sounds like a dumb decision but I've never looked back.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #93
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No college, barely graduated high school
I work for a hydraulic valve company and have a strong PLC & electrical background. It also helps that I'm a geek and love technology. I travel to various work sites (mostly offshore oil rigs) and perform service work on our products.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:11 AM   #94
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Undergrad: Management Information Systems. Oakland University.
Graduate: Resource Information Systems. Central Michigan...just finished by thesis! Job: Business Analyst and Project Manager. I agree with WhiteRhino....
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #95
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graduated high school,went to work for Johnson Controls,got layed off went to work for a small machine shop,took a CAM class for programming took a mazatrol class for programming now i set mills and lathes and program them as well as spend my shops money buying tooling that i push to their limits and possibly break and say "that was cool" and i am also taking a TIG welding class. I make a touch over 50k/year and couldn't be happier,even w/o college. what I'm saying is,if you re always looking to see what every one else is makingyou won'y be happy
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #96
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Get a broad education, work hard, and never say no when someone offers to teach you something new and will pay you to learn it.

Like several others said, if anyone suggested to me 20 years ago that I would be the manager of a CPA firm today, I would not have even entertained the thought..
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Old April 9th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #97
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #98
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Secret service under cover. Damn it... I did it again. (forgot what movie but funny)

Partner in a Mortgage company and studying for P and C license. We'll be opening a insurance division in our company around the first of the year.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #99
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Associate from Macomb Community College in Vehicle Design. Been doing vehicle design for the past 16 years. It's used to be a pretty good paying job back when i started. Through the years with all the outsourcing and layoff's, the pay has pretty much leveled off. Nowadays, if you want to get into this field, you pretty much need a BS in engineering. They want to make all us designers, D.E.'s (Design Engineers). As far as the outsourcing goes, they are starting to bring the work back here for 2 reasons, 1. Value of the US dollar and 2. work gets done right the first time. My advice...Medical. We will always need Doctors and nurses. Pays not bad either. And you can go anywhere.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #100
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and low dollar Craigslist prostitute also.

and im still waitin for the pics of the gf in the jeepbabes thread
I'm still waiting for tanya to come over :tonka:

... and now back to what you do for a living :dunie:
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