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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I dodged a huge college cost bullet. Niece graduated Magna. Got an acceptance letter from Harvard Law. Sister said no way. I said you do not get accepted into Harvard Law and not do it, I would foot the bill. Sister said the kid couldn't handle the rigor of law school and it wasn't gonna happen.

    She was right. Now a clerk in a local insurance office and not even handling that well. I would have seen a ton of money go down the toilet.
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  2. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like your sister was right....fewf! GOod thing you kept your $!
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    Yup but they can't foreclose on your knowledge on how to party!:)

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  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the bill.
  5. MasterMech

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    It all depends on what you want to do. In a technical field like mine, the college grads are worse than the HS kids. Plenty show up here with a degree in something or other, even a related field most of the time. And they know little to nothing. Engineering routinely pumps out "solutions" to try that my High School Janitor could tell you have no chance at suceeding.

    Case in point, a young graduate of a tech school was hired to be a "Mechanic's Assistant". He graduated from an automotive technical school and couldn't even tell me how a venturi worked. :confused: There is hope however, I haven't given up on him yet.

    Every day hands on experience still trumps 4 years in a classroom from what I see, combine both, and you may have something. ;)
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  6. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Yup. It very much depends on the job- I usually see the opposite here. However, one of the best engineers that I ever met (my first job out of school) didn't have an advanced degree. He would find the most elegant, simple solutions to complex problems. I knew early on that having a piece of paper or not was not necessarily an indicator of your value in the work place.
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  7. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    My buddy claims his daughters tuition is $40,000 per year....Weslyen in Rocky Mount, NC.....dunno how kids do it these days. I worked for Pace University back in the early 80's....free tuition for me, my spouse, and kids if we had any......50% off of books too
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