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Old 02-22-2006, 11:05 AM   #21
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Besides, having more education generally means a more comfy job, even if at less money than your blue collar counter-parts.

I am working on finishing a 2 year, and having a kid and needing to work full time has made it very difficult. Sure the wife works and stuff, but neither of our incomes alone would cut the bills. I was very lucky things worked out the way they did (long story about our work schedules) because with most jobs, I could not have gone to school period.

Besides, a lot of people who land good paying jobs out of pure luck seldom get to keep them. At a factory, they LOVE to fire and lay off people.
Don't sacrafice a better education for some job that is easy come, easy go. As far as them paying a ton extra for holidays or weekends, how long do you think they will stick to that policy? Some new big boss could come in anytime and do away with that.

If nothing else, at least you now have an associates. Even with that, you can earn more than $8 an hour.

Most important - always be careful with your money. It doesn't mean anything to earn a healthy amount of money if you are STILL always broke. Kinda like some of those couples who earn close to 6 figures but never have a dime in their pocket.
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Okay this is random, but since you are in Michigan, just wanted to tell you that when you do transfer try really hard to transfer out with your MACRO agreement-it makes all the difference.
See what a college education has done for PJ...she doesn't even know what she has. Try MACRAO...agreement.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:14 PM   #23
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on side note... just becasue you're in college doesn't mean you can't hold a decent job either. I'm a full time student and i can still pull in about $25,000 to $30,000 a year.
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Okay this is random, but since you are in Michigan, just wanted to tell you that when you do transfer try really hard to transfer out with your MACRO agreement-it makes all the difference.
See what a college education has done for PJ...she doesn't even know what she has. Try MACRAO...agreement.
Whoa...there'* another A in there, now why the heck would that be obvious? And I have benefited alot from my edumacation .
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no worries.. I've fulfilled all of the requirements for the agreement already. .

Thanks everyone for the great advice!
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Okay this is random, but since you are in Michigan, just wanted to tell you that when you do transfer try really hard to transfer out with your MACRO agreement-it makes all the difference.
See what a college education has done for PJ...she doesn't even know what she has. Try MACRAO...agreement.
Whoa...there'* another A in there, now why the heck would that be obvious? And I have benefited alot from my edumacation .

ok i know im not from mich, only cause i live in ohio but what is a macro or macrao agreement??? is this something that ohioens have too?? im lost i mean i know what a macro is on a keyboard but thats about it....... thanks
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It'* basically an agreement between two year and four year institutions that if you take certain classes included in the agreement, all of those credit hours will transfer to the four year school. This means you can take all of your general-education, or prerequisites at the two year school and the four year school will treat those as if you took them at their school. It saves you a LOT of money, and makes things easier, as long as you take classes that are a part of that agreement.
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Once you get out in the workforce, it will be very hard to let it all go and return to school. It'* difficult to give up earning money (job) and go back to having none (school). That, and you'll probably start forgetting the things that you learned; if you don't use it, you lose it.

The financial rewards can be immense. At the risk of sounding conceited, I earn more now, 21 months out of school, than many people earn at the peaks of their careers. Do I use anything I learned in college? Not really. However, that piece of paper makes all the difference in the eyes of the world.

The long-term benefits of education far outweigh the short-term costs.
X2. 2 years 2 months out of school. 60k last year

Edit: I exageratted slightly. 58.7k. Stay in school, you can do it too!!!
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Dude, just keep on going and get your education. It'll all pay off at the end when you cash your 55k check (or monthly checks that sum up to 55k) I'm leaving high school soon and I could have taken a year off but I decided not to and I'm going to college for a bachelor'* degree in Civil Engineering Technology and the avg salary is 45-60k a year. Now, assuming that I earn 55k a year and I'm paid in monthly checks, I'll be cashing 4500 a month. Versus 2900 a month? That'* if the company doesn't downsize.

Just get your education, as my mom say, Good things come to those who wait.
Fuel you've got the idea. Engineering salaries are great out of school. From what I hear they flatten out over time though. Unless you get creative
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It'* basically an agreement between two year and four year institutions that if you take certain classes included in the agreement, all of those credit hours will transfer to the four year school. This means you can take all of your general-education, or prerequisites at the two year school and the four year school will treat those as if you took them at their school. It saves you a LOT of money, and makes things easier, as long as you take classes that are a part of that agreement.
Yep. And if you are a transfer student it is the BEST thing ever. They don't even look at what you took so there'* no chance of things not transfering over. Here too and Associates degree automatically covers the MACRAO too.
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