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povke

How many of you haven't gone to college?

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sivispacem

Working 20 hours a day isn't a "regular job", though. Not that I believe that for even the most fleeting moment either.

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FearThoseWhoFearHim
24 minutes ago, sivispacem said:

Working 20 hours a day isn't a "regular job", though. Not that I believe that for even the most fleeting moment either.

 

Eh, when I was in LG Electronics was working legally 10 hours, then adding 10 extra hours or more because of there some positions where you can't get out and some people just take a bath and sleep 2 or 3 hours and return to work again.

 

In my country a regular job you can earn a great salary but you need to work a lot of hours, legally some jobs are violating the law.

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sivispacem

Working 20 hours a day for any prolonged period of time is, quite simply, impossible.

It's either a massive exaggeration or a total fantasy.

Pulling the odd 14-hour day, yes, we all do it, but 20 hours a day as a fleeting occurrence, let alone regular, is frankly ludicrous. 

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FearThoseWhoFearHim

Is called 'labor irregularities' and the law here for the employee is trash.

You can cry all you want and give them a demand and if you win good, but you can't get another chance to join another regular job.

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sivispacem

I'm fully aware of the dreadful labour law situation in Mexico, what I'm pointing out is the mathematical impossibility of "regularly" working 20 hour days. 

 

The notion of having 4 hours a day for travel, subsistence and sleep, never mind any kind of leisure time, is so clearly utter bollocks that your continued insistence that its true borders on hilarious.

 

Even if you lived at work and ate on the job, you'd still succumb to sleep deprivation after a couple of days. 

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Syrens

I've barely been to school. I was only diagnosed with dyslexia 2 years go and I'm in my 20's. All through school teachers were just convinced I was stupid. 

 

But now I managed to start my own business after school and really don't need any college education to expand and grow myself. 

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Femme Fatale

I'm currently attending community college. (Yeah, I know, "Community college?? Hahaaha!" Please, don't rub it in). After I finish the two years, I'm transferring to a 4-year university. Oh, and this is happening in south Cali, not Tijuana. 

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lewiz6235

It's interesting since, depending on how you see 'College', I might actually qualify here seeing as I did study up to a Higher National Diploma in Accounting, but all the fuss and theoretical rubbish they brought forward for the bachelor's degree at university just gave me too much of a headache and thus I ended up failing two of my six exams as a result.

 

Still have no desire to go back, but hey worst case scenario I can always say I've partially completed the degree and thus making it that much easier to go back and finish should I ever need to!

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On 2/2/2019 at 9:04 PM, sivispacem said:

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here, but a huge admirer of technical colleges, trade schools and apprenticeships.

Academia isn't for everyone; some of the most able people I work with don't have any higher education qualifications and systems that recognise speciality through other means should be embraced. 

Agreed. The problem in the UK with university is that our previous Labour government decided everybody ought to go, even people who aren't really cut out for it. So what you have is a generation of kids who go and take degrees in completely useless subjects, ending up working in retail for a few pounds an hour when they leave, whilst at the same time saddled with thousands of pounds worth of student debt. At the same time you have young people who did plumbing and electrician apprenticeships making a fortune. 

 

I did an apprenticeship when I left school in 1990 at the age of 16, and went on to do vocation based diplomas (ONC, HNC, HND etc) 

 

I decided to go back to study a few years ago and finally got round to completing my master's degree in Electrical Engineering, having already worked in the industry for over 25 years. (I needed it to register with the IET as a Chartered Engineer)

 

It was really hard fitting it in around work, and getting back into academic mode after so many years out was a head-f*ck. I'd forgotten a load of the maths, and had to get used to referencing sources for the marks even if I was writing from my own knowledge or experience.

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garcia_walsh

most of the people don't go to college they self learn at their own pace, and some people go to vocational training institute to learn some skill in short period of time instead of spending their full time in college.

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Zello

I got a community college degree if that counts, currently going to a 4 year state University.

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Rhoda

I went to college. Here in the UK, college is the period that follows high school, and commonly lasts 2 years. Primary school takes you from 4 to 10, and then high school goes from 11 to 16. College for many covers 16-18, which I think is still a little early to expect people to know what they want to do. Anyway, I scraped through college thanks to lack of support and somehow found a place at university studying multimedia application and special effects technology. I hated every minute. I didn't graduate, I just stopped going. Feeling lost, I started to apply for whatever jobs would have me so I could at least support myself financially whilst I worked out what I even wanted to do or be known for. As luck would have it, I landed on my feet in a low rung healthcare assistant job and took to it like a duck in water. Over the last ten years I've made slow progress and while I won't reveal what it is I do now, I feel very lucky about my circumstances. Things could have been wildly different for me.

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Short Stay
On 2/17/2019 at 9:14 AM, FearThoseWhoFearHim said:

 

Eh, when I was in LG Electronics was working legally 10 hours, then adding 10 extra hours or more because of there some positions where you can't get out and some people just take a bath and sleep 2 or 3 hours and return to work again.

That's nothing. I used to work thirty hour days for months at a stretch. Had to do an enormous amount of time travelling to get back to the past so I could fit the 30 hours of work + sleep + meals + travelling into a regular 24 hour day. Time travel doesn't come cheap, but it was all worth it, what with the intergalactic overtime rates and all.

 

OT: I did a four year degree. It was kinda like being on the dole but with less guilt.

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On 8/20/2019 at 8:49 AM, Short Stay said:

That's nothing. I used to work thirty hour days for months at a stretch. Had to do an enormous amount of time travelling to get back to the past so I could fit the 30 hours of work + sleep + meals + travelling into a regular 24 hour day. Time travel doesn't come cheap, but it was all worth it, what with the intergalactic overtime rates and all.

 

OT: I did a four year degree. It was kinda like being on the dole but with less guilt.

good for you

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sivispacem

Literally nobody believes you worked 20 hour days, because it's utter laughable bullsh*t. You might as well just admit you're embellishing for effect because continuing to insist its true is just a bit sad really.

 

Also, working 30 hour days is impossible, that's his point. He's taking the piss out of you.

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Self-Destructive Man

I never went to college, both 'cause I didnt had the money and I also because I was too lazy back then, though I think I might need to do college now. Maybe start in a Community College or something like that.

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Billy Russo

I went but it really made no difference honestly. I ended up doing something completely different for a job, and I'm sort of complacent now. Of course that's largely on me, but I do feel like the whole thing was a giant waste of time. I was working with Computers doing Graphic Design and stuff and I felt like I knew most things already because I've basically self taught myself for years at home.

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Craigsters

I went to a vocational  High School and finished grade eleven, it was a basic education I had, all's you had to do is miss less then 18 days a school a year  and don't mouth off to the teachers and they'd pass you, School used to be called McArther and then changed it's name to tech, but still  has the same teaching ethics, it was mainly  a school for children, teens with  learning disability's and they're where teens from group homes and rough  Neighbourhoods, one quarter of the school had kids in wheel chairs, with MS. and any other disease's  that have them in a wheel chair!..

 

I tried working for a year and a half as a security guard when I was 19 and the job was minimum wage with no benefits, I quit after a year in a half after putting on weight and  having the sh*t scared out of me by a  fella guard who was huge and almost dropped dead  by me after he came back from patrol, my head voice said that's you in twenty years if you don't get out now!..

 

After quitting my security guard job I applied for disability and was on unemployment  insurance then welfare and then finally in 1994 was accepted for disability and have been receiving ever sense, I've lived at the same government subsidized housing one bedroom apartment sense I was  thirty and I just turned Fifty last month!..

 

Owe the government head shrinks tell me my education or spelling and writing is that of grade five general, I'm on disability for mild depression, a stomach ulcer and lack of proper education!..

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paperbagdude

I haven't gone to college - yet.

 

Currently in my second gap year, where I have worked as a technical assistance on a 4-star hotel for just about a year. Currently unemployed due to my contract being expired, so I am looking elsewhere.

 

I am going to study lab tech, so I can become a lab technician. Good salary, good rates of employment and many different fields to work in. I honestly look forward to it, as I am moving to the same city as my girlfriend and I will be able to get my own flat with student discount. With $900 granted by the state a month and a small part-time job nearby, I will do pretty great.

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