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RussianBot-42069 [S] 136 points ago +138 / -2

And God bless all you parents that are homeschooling. I hope to do the same as soon as possible.

Edit: Damn, I've been on this site for a long time, and I've never had a post pinned before. Thanks for all the replies, I want to get back to you all, but I can't keep up. I'll do my best to read all your comments when I can.

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TheSarcasticSlav 74 points ago +75 / -1

My first son is 4 months old. He will never step foot in the government indoctrination camps they call public school. He won't saddle himself with the debt my wife and I have. I'm going to encourage him to start his own business, learn my craft directly from me, or go to trade school.

College is a massive lie.

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FliesTheFlag 58 points ago +59 / -1

College is a massive lie

Debt enslavement, what the govt wants, most degrees are total worthless shit.

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ThrolyHD 55 points ago +56 / -1

Like Elon just tweeted the other day.... 18 yr old cant take out a 10K business loan but they can take out 100K college loan you know they fucking out kids.... Ive got three oldest one is two and ill be damned if they ever go to public school. Private or homeschool is a must...

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phzoe 13 points ago +16 / -3

I did it the old fashioned way. Saved up my money and "stole" clients from my employer.

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WeWillRebuild 11 points ago +13 / -2

No offense, but if your oldest one of three kids is two, you've got serious "focus". Carry on.

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ThrolyHD 24 points ago +26 / -2

Oldest 2.5, second oldest 8 months and wife pregnant with third currently in the womb ... still a baby still counts still alive

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2016TrumpMAGA 13 points ago +14 / -1

second oldest 8 months and wife pregnant with third currently in the womb

Irish twins.

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Mathelm 7 points ago +8 / -1

u/ThrolyHD working like a NooseCar Pit Crew, Getting that Baby out and putting one right back in.

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YourWifesBoyfriend 3 points ago +4 / -1

Sounds super cool dude. I also have children that haven't been born yet

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powershellder 5 points ago +6 / -1

Perhaps twins?

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Yawnz13 5 points ago +6 / -1

Thing is, you're only going to rack up that kind of debt if your grades suck and if you got suckered into the "expensive school = better school" scam.

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FlexPowerhouse 3 points ago +3 / -0

Moved to SD for school, got a BS and MS in Electrtical engineering, with fedral loans to pay for rent, school for $60k. Worked a bit in the summer to pay for the fun stuff, but if you're paying more than $15k a year for rent, and education you are getting ripped off. (had a cheap 3 bd house split $480 3 way. $160/month rent 2008 is a sweet deal. It's the same ABET piece of paper. Might as well hang out with the super fun country girls and stay away from the liberal degenerates.

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ENVYNITAZ 12 points ago +13 / -1

but, but muh dance studies degree . . .

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DontArkancideMeBro 12 points ago +13 / -1

Lol I only went in debt 95k for my lesbian dance theory doctorate. I minored in underwater basket weaving so I’ll be juuuuuust fine after mom kicks me out of her basement.

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Heavy_Metal_Patriot 12 points ago +13 / -1

Here's a scary fact. These diversity degrees pay real money because so many corporations have gone woke and have entire departments focused on SJW bullshit and those jobs pay $$$$

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JerryJerryJerry 5 points ago +7 / -2

A big reason school tuition has gone up so damn much is the proliferation of Politburo, er, diversity officer departments. Average salaries IIRC in the low six figures.

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Ozark_bubby 6 points ago +7 / -1

3 to 4 times the number of admins to professors

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Cyer6 5 points ago +6 / -1

I got my degree back in the 90's and can remember the onset of SJW class requirements. I took Women's Studies because I thought there'd be a lot of girls in the class. I was apolitical at the time and never thought about those things. The teacher was a complete man-hating, muh evil patriarchy witch and I ended up dropping the class because I thought I would get a poor grade and kill my GPA. I couldn't understand a damn thing she was talking about or what the book said. But now looking back, I think the only thing that one would've needed to pass the class with a solid grade would've been to just regurgitate her SJW taking points.

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TruthyBrat 4 points ago +5 / -1

Several years ago the diversity bureaucracy at Ohio State had a $10 million budget. Insanity!

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ENVYNITAZ 6 points ago +7 / -1

hahahahahahahahaha

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EvJohn 1 point ago +2 / -1

LIke Elon said (about Bernie) - and I paraphrase for relevance:

Be a maker, not a taker!

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Sarsen1776 16 points ago +17 / -1

Do not neglect Math and scientific method training if you home-school.

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AlphabetAgencyFags 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don’t worry, those are sufficiently neglected in public school. At this point learning arithmetic and multiplication tables would put one light years ahead of any public education student

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 11 points ago +11 / -0

Smart plan, and congrats on your son man. I'm planning to have a kid in the next year, and I wouldn't want to saddle them with debt either. I wouldn't have bothered with college at all if it weren't for my VA benefits.

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foxhound 2 points ago +3 / -1

VA benefits from the Navy is the same reason I went. I chose Excelsior College out of Albany, New York. Some of the classes were so cringe sometimes and watching the college doing things like going to gender-neutral language and having actual transgendered professors caused me to rethink attending sometimes. Networking jobs are a good alternative to college because you can just get all the certifications you need through Cisco, Comptia, or whoever, get a year or two of experience under your belt and the pay skyrockets from there.

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The_Yakuza 10 points ago +12 / -2

College is still needed for basically any stem job. Trade school really didn’t offer me a b.s. in information technology haha. Although that being said trade schools need to be pushed as hard as a traditional degree. Lot less in debt and if you get on a union you’ll make bank. And kids need to be taught what 50k plus in debt means and not to go to college in pursuit of a degree that won’t pay enough to allow you to pay off your debt in the first place.

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Walleye-vision71 2 points ago +3 / -1

Unions have their own trade schools. They’re called apprenticeships and you get paid for going to them. They don’t care if you just went to a trade school, you’re going to theirs no matter what.

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Yawnz13 2 points ago +6 / -4

No debt with a traditional 4 year if you make better than a C average.

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BarackOsama 5 points ago +6 / -1

What do you mean?

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LordKuroTheGreat 5 points ago +6 / -1

I think he still believes in scholarships or some other fantasy lol.

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Yawnz13 1 point ago +3 / -2

Pretty much every public college will have academic scholarships that are either a full-ride, or pay either tuition or housing. You need to make a certain score on the ACT/SAT and maintain a certain GPA, usually a >3.0.

Once you take a Pell Grant into account (pretty much anyone is eligible), college is easy to pay for. The Pell Grant is why "free community college" is basically a scam for the Bernie bros as we pretty much already have it, as a Pell Grant will cover most full-time schedules at most community colleges AND you get to pocket the extra.

Anyone who claims to have some ridiculously high college debt:

  1. Is lying

  2. Has shit grades

  3. Went for a second bach degree or masters/professional degree and didn't qualify for any of the Federal grant money available for those programs (likely due to their degree choice in the case of the masters)

  4. Went to an expensive private school that didn't offer academic scholarships for some reason

The student loan "crisis" only exists because government keeps the private loan industry from being able to be discretionary lenders, because that would be "racist". Add in the "college is for everyone" crap and you get a gigantic bloated mess.

I went to Troy University where two full-time semesters averaged around $8,000 total (STEM degrees were a little more expensive due to lab fees). They had three or four classes each semester devoted to teaching REMEDIAL MATH, i.e high school Algebra II. These weren't "adult education" classes either. These were by and large freshman that had just graduated high school the previous summer. There is simply no reason for that.

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The_Yakuza 1 point ago +2 / -1

Eh just depends if you have enough scholarships to pay the tuition. I lost my scholarship in my 2nd year due to me having to move to part time student status because of some family issues. But the college I go to isn’t expensive thankfully.

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Yawnz13 0 points ago +1 / -1

Most public schools have two levels: full-ride and either tuition or housing

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IchHasseSaft 0 points ago +1 / -1

Cause hes white

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WhiteTrashJesus 1 point ago +3 / -2

Stem is worth it and in my opinion its just as good to go to the cheapest accredited school you can find or even start in community college. And I didn’t have any woke shit either even the gen eds werent bad

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WhiteTrashJesus 1 point ago +2 / -1

one gen ed the professor had us read Sowell and referred to “the blacks”, etc. and another one had us read 1984 and watch the matrix and stuff

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brimshae 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm a few months ahead of you, and same.

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Bongo_Occidental 15 points ago +16 / -1

My sister goes to a church in Idaho that is pretty much like a Christian enclave. They do K-8 education, they have rooms for newborn babies, a two story McDonald’s style playland, a thrift store, food pantry. I’ve been out there, it’s incredible what they’re doing with thrift store sales, donations, tithes and offerings. My kids went through public school and it was awful. If I had it to do over again I’d rather send them to the church.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 6 points ago +7 / -1

That sounds awesome, do you know if those kinds of places network with other places like them? This kind of thing is something I've been wanting to get some more information on, but it seems it's usually through word of mouth. I have a very Christian friend of mine who was telling me how her church has a really good homeschooling community. I didn't grow up in a religious household, but I want to get involved in this kind of thing. The Christian community seems to be the last bastion of good solid morals and traditional values in this country nowadays.

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Bongo_Occidental 1 point ago +1 / -0

Apparently, it is somewhat of a franchise, at least in northern Idaho and Spokane. It’s called Real Life ministries.

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MagaCats 0 points ago +1 / -1

Try searching for Reformed churches near you, they tend to have a lot homeschooling parents. At least in my experience!! My family started going to a Reformed church and at least half of the congregation homeschools or has homeschooled their children.

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peterstrzoked 0 points ago +1 / -1

I didn't grow up in a religious household, but I want to get involved in this kind of thing.

As an added bonus on top of getting a decent education for your kids and raising them right, you might just get out of going to hell too. It’s a win/win

Spez: it’s not about religion, it’s about the relationship, and while you don’t need to go to church to get it, being part of a Christian community of any kind helps

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RyanUpCreek 10 points ago +11 / -1

For those that can fit it in then homeschooling is the way. God speed pede

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The_kool_mom 10 points ago +13 / -3

Fit it in? It takes way less time than a full school day. Very little of the 8 hour school day is actual learning. Plus the schools piles hours of homework on top of that, so no family time. We GAINED massive amounts of time when we started homeschooling.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 5 points ago +6 / -1

These are important points, and you're right about the family time. I can't think of anything more important, and once you miss it you can never get it back

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Safetyname 4 points ago +5 / -1

Congratulations it’s my last day of college tomorrow. Biggest fucking waste of time i could imagine. If I had to pay for this shit I wouldn’t have come but parents paid for it when I was a baby so it was a waste of money not to

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Throwmeaway1235 2 points ago +3 / -1

This is why I just save in private investment accounts (for liquid capital) and 401k/Roth. I saw sorely tempted to start 529s for my kids but recognized that it locked my into influencing their decisions down the road or the money being lost.

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MrAmerica 2 points ago +3 / -1

Yep im def homeschooling

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Mtnlion667 55 points ago +57 / -2

Congrats!

Regardless of the political leanings of most colleges, earning a degree is a lot of work and requires sacrifice. So long as it isn't gender studies or underwater basket weaving ;-)

Proud of you pede!!

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 33 points ago +36 / -3

Thanks pede, yeah it's been a lot of work, there's definitely been some sacrifices. My degree (archaeology) isn't the most widely useful one, but it's a decent industry in my area. Should be easy to find decent work. I went to school later than most people, and I've worked plenty of jobs that I didn't like. I'm looking forward to getting paid to go camping and find cool old stuff.

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glow-operator-2-0 13 points ago +14 / -1

My degree (archaeology)

Dig up the past and don't let the Commies bury our future.

cue both Indiana Jones music and Tombraider (1995) theme

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Build_Back_Bankrupt 11 points ago +12 / -1

That's awesome, fascinating field, congrats Dr.Jones!

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sixfingerdildo 5 points ago +6 / -1

that's cool, but... you needed a degree to dig holes?

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 10 points ago +11 / -1

Ha, that's a fair point, but unfortunately you need a degree to get into the field. It's definitely more complicated than just digging holes, but most of the required classes are completely useless. I learned far more from doing the actual thing than I did from any classroom garbage.

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Walleye-vision71 11 points ago +12 / -1

Nuclear engineering, Neurosurgery, detective, fighter pilot and accounting are worthless careers?

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agentgruer2 -1 points ago +3 / -4

Accounting is definitely a worthless degree, possibly one of the most dangerous degrees as well. It will turn any man into an appallingly dull, unimaginative, timid, spinless, and drabbly awful fellow.

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covok48 3 points ago +5 / -2

Even the lowliest accounts make bank. Stop letting movies influence your career choices.

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TruthyBrat 1 point ago +2 / -1

Actuaries make them look daring, exciting, interesting.

Just joking, and accounting is far from worthless. You can't properly manage a business without it.

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covok48 1 point ago +3 / -2

I understand the anti-college sentiment here, but this is a dumb take.

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EvJohn 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nobody is saying that education, itself, is worthless. I'm pretty sure most of us here wish we were Renaissance men or women (after the mold of Jefferson or Franklin).

What's being said is that the Academy (read academia) has committed suicide. And necrophilia is pretty disgusting.

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

No shit, I understand that. But look at what I commented on.

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bro you don’t even have a job and you’re crapping on the more educated who have good paying jobs with benefits and air conditioning? The fuck outta here, kid.

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Hanging_Chad 0 points ago +3 / -3

username makes post

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Ex-libtard 4 points ago +5 / -1

Congratulations, sounds like a blast.

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realSvenLaden8 3 points ago +7 / -4

Become an infantry officer. Lots of camping. 😊

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

Ha, I've been in the National Guard for about 11 years now. It wasn't infantry, but i was a combat engineer for a little while. Kinda similar.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 8 points ago +9 / -1

Problems that require blowing shit the fuck up.

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Unknownsailor 5 points ago +6 / -1

Some examples:

Dig fighting positions for armor. (lets a tank sit with just the turret exposed)

Breach obstacles with explosives, and breach enemy built obstacles.

Clear, and lay, minefields.

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MasterOfIllusions 2 points ago +3 / -1

Practical problems. ;)

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Prayeradime12 16 points ago +17 / -1

Chemistry is another one .. They ought to separate all the college subjects that are worthless into their own schools, and take their indoctrination and Marxist rhetoric out of the good classes where it is unnecessary. Just like you can go to barber school, or nursing school, or chefs school or trade schools - there should be a mass kicking-out-of the colleges of all these asshole commies and gender/justice-confused marxified zombies. Either that or we open our own schools with strict guidelines and standards against commie bullshit.

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MarcusAurelius 6 points ago +7 / -1

Part of the problem is that most of the engineering/science professors bring in money from government grants, like the NSF. And in return for not having to deal with administration, they kick back part of the grant to the school.

Guess who is stepping in as administration? The rainbow haired woke ones.

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TheEnclave89 2 points ago +2 / -0

Chemistry is cool, but I would specialize in material science, or mechanical engineering, if I had a passion for chemistry as it is a massive field.

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BarryOhBummer 10 points ago +11 / -1

I have 8 units left to complete my EE degree. The only real woke crap I've seen is from our main professional body, Engineers Australia. They are totally on board the global warming train. I'm not sure if they genuinely believe it or they just see it as job opportunities for engineers, but it makes me want to puke. I need to look more closely at IEEE.

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Hanging_Chad 3 points ago +4 / -1

With enough electricity, I'm sure you could melt an iceberg 🧊

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covok48 2 points ago +3 / -1

This man engineers.

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RocksCanOnlyWait 2 points ago +3 / -1

I'm not sure if they genuinely believe it or they just see it as job opportunities for engineers.

It's a mix. The people span the spectrum of "humans are killing earth and we need to go back to the store age" to "management said we have repeat the climate change spiel to get more money."

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TheEnclave89 2 points ago +2 / -0

Awesome, EE is a wonderful field. I wish you the best.

If you get into electrical generators, there's a lot of interest in small, modular, fission units, and maybe even something like LENR (Brillouin Energy). Or, if you work independently after getting a PE, the construction industry needs EEs for power systems in houses and buildings, good money there.

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kyblugrass 2 points ago +2 / -0

Most likely a job opportunity, getting that sweet government green energy grant money. But still gonna a be a few true believers here and there.

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mecheng03 3 points ago +4 / -1

I agree but am also biased. Went beck for my medical degree and chemistry is legit. Biology is all bullshit and they feed you all the answers. If i could do it over i would have gone trade, maybe auto mechanic.

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Hanging_Chad 2 points ago +3 / -1

Did you take an optics course? That shit's confusing

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Hanging_Chad 2 points ago +3 / -1

Yeah, electricity is pretty bendable

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Zippythekid 1 point ago +2 / -1

Yes I agree with this. Although my son started as an engineer and moved over to architectural design. He found engineering too focused, he’s a bit like his mom and I kind of artsy. He loves it and already has a job. Not making near engineer money though. One thing for sure differential equations was his downfall.

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Al_the_Pirate 24 points ago +25 / -1

CNC machinist here... I have an associates degree and make more than my wife whom has a masters degree. Send it pedes

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Hanging_Chad 11 points ago +12 / -1

Do you make over $24/hr?

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Al_the_Pirate 3 points ago +3 / -0

I make 27 and could make more if I looked around

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ENVYNITAZ 6 points ago +7 / -1

kek . . . see above ^

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Al_the_Pirate 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't own them myself, work in a small shop in CO. All the machines are paid for which is nice. I'd love to eventually have my own and do some work on the side. 2 years in school the first year all we did was manual stuff Bridgeport mills and miscellaneous lathes, mainly leblonds. 2nd year in school they had a deal with HAAS, those are great machines to learn on. As for my career I've worked with all types of machines. The place I'm at now is mainly puma lathes and robodrill mills cnc wise. Machining is alot of fun I'm thankful to work in a shop that let's me come in on my own time and do my own projects.

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TheEnclave89 2 points ago +2 / -0

Machinists are incredibly useful. As a matter of a fact, it's nearly impossible to prototype anything without one. I'm working on engineering a new wastewater system to compete with a company which has a monopoly on the market, without the fabricators, I'd be lost.

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Cyer6 2 points ago +3 / -1

I have two neighbors, one is a general handyman who can do just about anything and the other does similar but more in HVAC. Both just left their old jobs and started their own businesses down here in TX. Just in our surrounding neighborhood they have all the work they can handle and are already making great incomes.

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Al_the_Pirate 3 points ago +3 / -0

Trades and working with your hands is where it's at. There isn't enough people that know how to do it anymore so it's very rewarding

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ENVYNITAZ 21 points ago +22 / -1

i have 3 college degrees that took several years to earn, my Stawart Son the plumber makes 5 times what i do . . .

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Pearls_Swine 12 points ago +13 / -1

I work in tech and one of my colleagues who has the exact same role as me makes the same, despite the fact that he has a degree in Computer Science and I don't.

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ENVYNITAZ 4 points ago +5 / -1

NICE !!!!

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The_Yakuza 1 point ago +2 / -1

What do you do? I’m taking courses to finish my bs in IT. But the careers I’m looking for have a min requirement of a bachelors in IT or CS.

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Unknownsailor 4 points ago +5 / -1

Most of the time a CS degree requirement is for HR, plenty of people work their way into IT. Certifications are one way to make up for a degree, and a desire to learn.

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Pearls_Swine 1 point ago +2 / -1

I'm a software engineer. While some places do require that you have a degree in CS, many don't.

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The_Yakuza 1 point ago +2 / -1

Huh, maybe I should have looked into that. Oh well I’m to far in to turn back now haha.

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TheEnclave89 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don't worry, I'm in the same boat... 1) B Computer Science, 2) M Education (technology), 3) PhD I/O Psych (withdrew), 4) B Civil Engineering (in it right now online)... Took me AGES to find out civil is the way forward due to family business... Comp Sci is so flooded by cheap slave labor, it's incredibly hard to not get replaced.

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realAnon 2 points ago +3 / -1

Because he actually provides economic value.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yes but you don’t deal with literal shit.

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BigfootAteMyAss 14 points ago +15 / -1

You're Goddamn Right. I graduated a couple years back and this might get some hate here but they almost got to me early on. I was young and naive at a tampons-in-the-men's-restroom leftist liberal arts college. Honestly the thing that kept me grounded even when I'd sold all my other beliefs to my leftist professors was my firm understanding of the full meaning of the 2nd amendment. A well-armed populous is a principle that I refused to budge on, then once I started to see through their veil of bullshit, Game over; No turning back. Fuck these Globohomos

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dahdahdah_dahditdah 14 points ago +15 / -1

Interesting, and good for you. It is one of the most powerful and emotional arguments the left makes, and it resonates because it’s partly true - if we banned guns, it’s true — there might very well be less ordinary gun violence.

But the 2A isn’t about hunting, and isn’t even ultimately about personal self defense. The real raw appeal to emotions needs to paint a picture of the commie/fascist slaughters in Cambodia, China, Germany, USSR, etc. We’re not talking 17 killed at Parkland or 28 killed at Sandy Hook. We’re asking how to prevent or stop future genocides and/or mass enslavements and denial of human rights. The 2A eloquently speaks to that, and the anti gun leftists have nothing useful to say.

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JerryJerryJerry 1 point ago +2 / -1

Exactly the same propaganda techniques are used to demonize guns and huwytes. In the US, wypipo are the vast majority of victims (90%?) of interracial violence, and the vast majority (200K-3M/year) of firearm uses are defensive, mostly never a shot fired. Neither fits the desired narrative per critical theory, which is why you only hear about white on "protected" class/race violence and offensive (~5K/year) usages of guns in the "news." Yes, guns are a huge net positive to society. And that's not even the purpose of the 2A, but of course it's in the best interest of evil to disarm us.

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Pearls_Swine 7 points ago +8 / -1

I say this in a very non-confrontational way - if you think you're going to get hate for that here, then you haven't been here long enough. There are a lot of former leftists here, myself included.

I was anti-gun, anti-capitalist, thought Republicans were a bunch of stupid rednecks. The one thing I always knew though was just how ridiculously violent the black community is compared to many other races. So after Trevon Martin got killed, that's when I noticed just how much the media purposely lies. Then, again and again, I kept seeing them lie about every other thug getting killed by cops.

But I think what really did it for me was when I woke up one day and realized that it's okay if (I'm gay) people aren't okay with homosexuality. Thoughts are not crimes and, so long as we don't harm each other, we are allowed to disagree.

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JCox 11 points ago +12 / -1

Fuck bro I’ll be done next semester. I’m jealous as fuck.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 6 points ago +7 / -1

Good luck man, you're almost out of that commie shithole.

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Retardloserimsogay 9 points ago +10 / -1

Great friend of mine is from a super based family, sadly the only one to go to a university strayed from them… now their daughter is out of the will. Oops.

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RyanUpCreek 9 points ago +10 / -1

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach your kids how to work and you can spare yourself from being sent to the nursing home.

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Jjones23 3 points ago +4 / -1

I remember this psalm

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UndercoverInCA 7 points ago +8 / -1

Congrats on your hard work and getting the degree! What was your major, and how much political propaganda did you witness during your ~4 years?

I personally had minimal amounts of propaganda when studying business. I graduated in 2017, so the I don't believe things were THAT bad as they are today.

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Pearls_Swine 3 points ago +4 / -1

Interestingly, looking back when I was in college, the only time I ever really experienced propaganda in the classroom was from, whom I considered at that time, my favorite college professor. She was some skinny, old, lesbian looking white woman that taught US history. Of course, her angles were always how terrible the US was.

I had one other professor ONCE say we need to have socialized healthcare, but that's pretty much it.

Fun times.

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pikX 5 points ago +6 / -1

It's honestly an absolute travesty. Here we are with an institution with the potential of helping the world and inspiring many to accomplish their dreams, and it's being used as a political tool for evil. School can try all they want but they never broke me, but the fact that they're willing to crush my dreams of being an engineer for their own game is a sign of their horrible character and how little they care about humanity as a result. It pains me to no end to see my beautiful science I've loved my whole life die in front of me as I'm near helpless to save it. The best I can do is pick up the pieces way down the line if we make it that far. It hurts doubly so because not only do I love to learn, I love to teach as well. When my tutored pupils get that 74 after consistent 25s just because I was there to help them, it means more to me than any payment could ever give. I know what it's like to be down and need help. And the fact that what could inspire many to enjoy the world in the same way I do is threatening the opposite crushes me.

I'm sorry for the rambling. I know it's impossible for everyone with that power to be pure-hearted. It just doesn't make the impact hurt any less.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

That was a great comment pede, I wish it wasn't buried under everything else. I feel you on loving to teach and how much it can mean to you. It's not the exactly the same, but over the past year with all the lockdown bullshit, my girlfriend's younger sister (16) was going through a really rough patch. Depression, suicidal thoughts, etc., and she was struggling with school as a result. I dealt with the same kind of stuff at her age, so I did everything I could to help. She's smart as all hell, so I knew she was capable of all the schoolwork. My girlfriend and I took advantage of the lockdowns and online learning and tried to get her to visit as much as we could. She's a nerd like me, so I knew these issues weren't for lack of interest. So I engaged with her schoolwork and made it fun. I don't like to brag, but her mom told me at some point that I really helped her turn her grades around. It was a shitty situation, but it turned out to be an amazing bonding experience that I'll cherish forever. She became like a daughter to me in all but blood. The most rewarding part was during this last Thanksgiving when she said she thought of me as a second father figure to her. That hit me so hard in my heart, and I'd be a liar if I said I didn't fight back tears. God bless you for making a difference in young people's lives, that's a truly important thing to do for the next generations. Watching them flourish is an incredible reward.

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pikX 1 point ago +2 / -1

No need to feel like you're bragging. I know exactly how you feel and understand just how much it means to be impactful on someone's life. It reminds me of what it felt like to be a senior leader in Boy Scouts or the captain of the fencing team in high school. I had a relationship with my younger peers that I never had with my superiors when I was their age. The fact that they looked up to me as someone they liked and respected is worth more than a lot of things. I know it's borderline bragging at this point myself, but that stuff means just as much to me as the award i got in high school in science. It wasn't an award for best grades, but one that the teachers decide on to give to who they feel deserved it the most. My physics and chemistry teachers both said they couldn't think of anyone else they would pick above me. All of that stuff isn't for the accomplishments that earned them. Sure, it reflects good on my drive to succeed, but what really meant something was that it was recognized by someone.

I might not be old enough to feel like someone's my child (partly because i love the sibling dynamic too much to let go of it just yet), but I understand exactly how you feel. Best of luck.

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Ozark_bubby 5 points ago +6 / -1

Engineering school was pretty straight.

Except for the 50 year old fat dude teaching calc 3. He got tits and said he was a woman.

Other than that though...

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OhLollyLollyPop 3 points ago +4 / -1

My late H went to engineering school. I am so glad he didn't live to see this shit in America... he would be horrified and angry all of the time.

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POTUS_DonnieJ 4 points ago +5 / -1

There is nothing wrong with going to university/college if you have a concrete plan of what you want to do in life (I knew what I wanted to do since 7th grade, and that required an engineering degree). But more importantly than a plan, you need family support to not be brainwashed. When I was in school, I talked with my parents maybe 3-4 times a week. I do think I would’ve survived the brainwashing without that, but the consistent communication certainly helped.

I talked to some of my classmates about that at the time, and they were shocked at how often I spoke with my parents. One guy told me he talked to his parents maybe once or twice a semester. That guy ended up being a rabid outspoken leftist, and frankly, I don’t think that its a coincidence.

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FreedomFromGovt 3 points ago +4 / -1

Same here. I used to run up the phone bill talking nearly every night to my dad. If I hadn't had that, I would've ended up emulating the good works of the Holy Martyr Patron Saint of grad students: St. Theodore of Streleski. He ball peened his dissertation prof to death.

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tabularasa_556 1 point ago +3 / -2

I distinctly remember having a leftist teacher in high school (who taught that lowering taxes wasn't a feasible thing to do) and seeing through their bullshit then and there. No amount of brainwashing was ever going to be successful. I went to a college that was kinda left leaning at the time but nothing crazy. They're pretty much full blown Mao now though.

In any case posts like this are retarded. You can't un-take the red pill, that's the point. Teach your kids critical thinking and your worries are gone. Plus I'm sure sooner or later we'll see another post about "Where are all muh based lawyers" right after this shit where people complain about how college is useless and should never be attended by anyone because "muh kids can't think for themselves and will be brainwashed"

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_Edgecrusher_ 4 points ago +5 / -1

I’ll be done in June with my Cybersecurity Bachelors, just got accused of cheating. I have a friend from Africa that I have been helping get his, he’s a coworker of mine and English as you could imagine is his second language, he copied a part of my homework unknowingly so I told the teacher about what happened…. Still calls me a cheater. I’ve got straight A’s and work full time, to be called a cheater by one of these liberal fucks was so infuriating ESPECIALLY since I have been helping a friend who is working just as hard but has a language barrier to work through as well. Fucking teacher said he’d give me another assignment on Tuesday, quarter ends Friday at midnight and he still hasn’t given me the new assignment yet.

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Unknownsailor 4 points ago +5 / -1

Congrats. I got my CS degree last year.

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Hanging_Chad 4 points ago +5 / -1

Did you live in the dorms?

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D4M1ANU5 4 points ago +5 / -1

This is why I finished my B.S. at Liberty.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Salty Ole Miss fan. lol

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D4M1ANU5 1 point ago +1 / -0

Their online format is amazing. Challenging and amazing.

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Pelosi_Halitosis 4 points ago +5 / -1

Got my kid into A&P, it's like a trade with a degree. Airplanes will be around for the foreseeable future.

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covok48 2 points ago +3 / -1

Piloted by unqualified minorities that will crash them. You will be very busy.

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Fecal_Fetus 3 points ago +4 / -1

i used to recommend the military if you've got technical skills but i don't know that i'd recommend that anymore sinced they've started sucking off trannies.

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WakeMeUpTrump 1 point ago +2 / -1

And forcing the vaxx. I know someone who knowingly took the death jab so he could keep his job. He's got a great family. Very sad. He's ok for now... Hope it stays that way.

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Prayeradime12 3 points ago +4 / -1

Damn good job!

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IWI9000 3 points ago +3 / -0

I am not sending my kids to College. I will use that tuition money to buy them a business, a home, some based investments, or let them spend it on hookers or cocaine before supporting our greater education system.

Hillsdale might be the exception.

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ENVYNITAZ 2 points ago +2 / -0

love Hillsdale!

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realAnon 3 points ago +4 / -1

I'm not going to jerk you off like everyone else here. That was not a smart decision.

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RussianBot-42069 [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

I get it man, if I were to do it again I probably wouldn't go to college. The main reason I did was my military benefits. No debt. I earned those benefits, so I may as well take advantage of them. With the way universities are now, I'm damn sure not gonna pass them to my kids.

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SNRNXS 3 points ago +4 / -1

My mom threw me into college so that I "don't end up working at McDonald's" my whole life.

I'm half way through my junior year so I might as well stick it out at this point. But man I was miserable my first semester living on campus. I've been online since the Wuhan Flu shut down the campuses but next year at least I can get my own apartment. I hated living on campus so much.

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

This is a recent trend though. For two generations miners, machinists, mechanics & technicians were unemployed for long periods of time as the nation de-industrialized. Glad those days are over, but we lost a ton of talent as those people died/retired.

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coolhandcuke 2 points ago +2 / -0

I went to college in the nineties. I remember conversations with my friends about which professors were what we'd call woke today and thus batshit crazy and should be avoided when choosing courses. Sad.

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TexasJack 2 points ago +2 / -0

Disagree. It sucks, but lacking a 4 year degree significantly limits your job opportunities today. It's a minimum requirement for many jobs. Even if it's not explicitly required, it becomes an easy red flag for the low-level HR staffers tasked with winnowing down the 100 applications they receive for a job posting to a much smaller number that will get sent up the line to someone who actually has the authority to set up an interview.

Congrats to you.

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Scoopy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Congrats dude! I'm one semester away from being done too! I seriously can't wait to leave academia behind and live real life, lol.

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KenoshaCowboy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ahhh the experiences I had with my professors made me lose all the respect for University. I remember one professor tried to race bait me because he couldn't follow his own rules he set for the class. It was an eye opener.

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paullyj57 1 point ago +1 / -0

My proudest achievement was to keep my 2 out of uni. Both in business. Both antiwoke

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ChelseaHubbell 1 point ago +3 / -2

Congrats on not being brainwashed.

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Musicbymuzak 1 point ago +1 / -0

Once I finish with my second degree I think that's what I'll do

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SacredSicario 1 point ago +1 / -0

Good for you, brother. That's an accomplishment to be proud of, despite the cost to your sanity (but hopefully the exposure steeled your resolve to fight the lunacy taught by the "learned" professors).

I'm currently in grad school at a state university with two years to go. Both the law and biz schools I attend are shilling hard for DEI/vaxes/pronouns in the email signatures. Pray for me. 'Tis a battleground: political, cultural, and most of all spiritual

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Ctor 1 point ago +1 / -0

Know the feeling. Congratulations on toughing it out!

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Formerlurker92 1 point ago +2 / -1

Better yet, make our own universities academically rigorous and take back the learned classes with superior students

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cuckerberg2020 1 point ago +2 / -1

Congrats just finished mine too, I’m done forever!

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TheEnclave89 1 point ago +1 / -0

Congratulations! I think I read you earned a degree in archaeology, that neat.

Just a heads-up, when you start looking for work or consult independently, remember that your degree should not limit what you do with your life, it just indicates you are capable of understanding complex information. So, if you want to get into business consulting, programming or something else, you can, don't feel boxed in if the market is slow in your field. Be creative in the sense of how your degree and life experience connects to whatever you do; a big mistake by a lot of young adults is not thinking they have any experience, you probably have more than you think and self-study is free too, the internet is a blessing.

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MrAmerica 1 point ago +2 / -1

I always say. Do what you're good at. If that means no college then fuck go ahead! But u gotta prove that ur good enough at something else.

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Pearls_Swine 4 points ago +5 / -1

The problem is that most teenagers fresh out of high school and never having really experienced real life might not know what they're good at, or might think they want something that won't be a good fit for them down the line.

When I was 18, I thought I wanted to spend my life helping people. I had the thought that it didn't matter how much money I made, I wanted to go to work feeling the satisfaction that I get to make a difference. Ha! A year after graduating and I realize I hate humans and really, really care about making money and being able to not be poor and not work until I die.

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Spezz 1 point ago +1 / -0

just told my wife im 30 and too old and inappropriate to succeed going back for masters, looks like certifications is all i can stack on for muh career

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hzuiel 1 point ago +2 / -1

The problem is trade schools and community college cant qualify you to be an engineer, doctor, lawyer, surgeon, and many other professions that require specific schooling to get licensed. I dont think we want liberals occupying all the highest paid white collar jobs, their egos are already enormous. There are already more conservative etablishments to learn at, and the solution is to support those but also try to grow even more.

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kensai 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wish I knew the recipe for getting your kids to listen to you. But then again half the parents on average are libs so how is a child to know? I hope my child has the early wisdom to try and hear what I say b cause I think I'm this time and age it's more important than ever for them to be aware of the 'game'.

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Patriotista 1 point ago +1 / -0

After working in the field for 10 yrs with a four year degree from a major university, I went back to a local community college and got my associates in nursing. The students are of a completely different mindset. Most are working full time along with taking classes and all are there with purpose and want to better their situation. (And in my red state in the south we do NOT make tik tok videos in the hospital!)

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Prophet11Speaks 1 point ago +1 / -0

Taking the lords name In vain is not American values either mate.

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Asianchris22 1 point ago +1 / -0

I make more money than all my friends who went to college. Except for the very few who code and make 250k sitting on their computer at home I’m kind of jealous of that but working a trade has been eye opening to how the real world works and you can make 80-100k pretty quickly like within 5 years. I made 70k my very first year

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Codrus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Everything I’ve learned how to do I learned from older people who never went to college, they were military and or lifelong tradesmen. Specialization is great, but I’ve found benefit in knowing multiple trades and everyone I’ve learned from would be considered a “Master” of their trade but they wouldn’t agree with that sentiment and would say that there is always more to learn, on the flip side, the most uptight, pretentiousness, snooty know-it-all’s were people with degrees who were great on paper but most of them were kind of lost when it came down to actual real world situations/experience.

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bakahed 1 point ago +1 / -0

The end is the worst but you will be so glad once it’s over

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Jacksonvarrik 1 point ago +1 / -0

Any good anecdotes to illustrate the madness?

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Seatacjoe 1 point ago +1 / -0

Congrats though man.