created by: wondering | May 19, 2013

Columbus, OH

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Is Bloomberg right? Skip college and become a plumber?

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May 19, 2013
 

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For some with hands on attitude and not a good school student yes. Far too many go to.college get into huge debt and end up dropping out.or.getting a worthless degree. Run onto many in Lowes Menards Home Depot. They will be paying off student loans for the next 20 years.

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May 19, 2013
 
They cannot kill a spook wrote:
For some with hands on attitude and not a good school student yes. Far too many go to.college get into huge debt and end up dropping out.or.getting a worthless degree. Run onto many in Lowes Menards Home Depot. They will be paying off student loans for the next 20 years.
I tend to agree. The biggest problem would be drop-outs IMHO. Drop out, and you don't even get the grace period before re-payments kick in while you get a job and have no diploma to show for it.

There's nothing wrong with getting a more general degree rather than going after a specific discipline like engineering, medicine, etc. Not all students are aware of what they want to do when starting college. But I can't damn someone for desiring to becoming better educated, either.

Having a BA and working at Menard's isn't the worst of fates. Get some business experience, you are likely to move onto something better eventually. Being a plumber isn't a bad idea, either--they do make good money. Learning for the sake of learning, good idea.
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May 19, 2013
 
It sure will be funny seeing all of those beta males the public screwel system has spawned trying to be hands on men who will need counseling before getting their hands dirty. And the construction trades are no place for these mealy mouthed conflict resolution turds who are afraid to paste a Sunday punch on a screw off stumbles into a work area. Actually, there will be a post high school remedial coursework required, Unpussification U.

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May 19, 2013
 
Truly. Reality bites.

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If you choose not to specialize, i.e. get a business degree, waste of time and money. I went to college with a girl that got a fashion merchandising degree; ended up as a manager at Casual Corner. She could have worked there, saved loan bills and been appointed manager after four years of working there.

The focus on a college degree is overrated. Hubby is a trade school person and has made more money than me, even though I specialized, for the past 15 years.

I truly believe trade professions are not respected. Obama talks about infrastructure projects; who is going to do it?

You need a college degree to work at Mickey D's. Please...the "power" of a college sheepskin is being diminished.
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May 23, 2013
 
When America was on a roll-look at how many idiot Doctor's they turned out(It's hard for them to cross the street on their own...lol).Now that becoming a Dr.is more expensive,we may get better health care.A couple of times a plumber told me what was wrong with me and he was spot on,plumbers make a good wage too.Trade skills are always needed.

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May 23, 2013
 
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A couple of times a plumber told me what was wrong with me
Practicing medicine without a license? I think that's illegal... I hope your personal plumbing is ok though.

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May 23, 2013
 
GlitterSucks wrote:
If you choose not to specialize, i.e. get a business degree, waste of time and money. I went to college with a girl that got a fashion merchandising degree; ended up as a manager at Casual Corner. She could have worked there, saved loan bills and been appointed manager after four years of working there.
The focus on a college degree is overrated. Hubby is a trade school person and has made more money than me, even though I specialized, for the past 15 years.
I truly believe trade professions are not respected. Obama talks about infrastructure projects; who is going to do it?
You need a college degree to work at Mickey D's. Please...the "power" of a college sheepskin is being diminished.
I can disagree with that...

Me? BA, Liberal Arts, focus on English/comm and marketing. Where'd I end up? Technology, writing/research/business analysis.

I really don't see a problem with someone getting a general degree, even for the sake of learning itself. I think sometimes we're too technically focused, and often young adults have no clue "what they want to be when they grow up."

A solid, general education is never wasted. Working at Casual Corners brings a lot of good, solid experience, and with a BA, she'd probably climb the ladder a bit faster than her peers without. An education is a bit more important than just get a job, an education can help to form one's character and understanding of the world around them. As my artist daughter would say, "art for art's sake." When I was younger, I'd have said "literature and books for reading's sake..."
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May 23, 2013
 
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Practicing medicine without a license? I think that's illegal... I hope your personal plumbing is ok though.
Yes, I'm fine thanks to my plumbers ADVICE,it's not illegal to give ADVICE-and my plumbing works very nice.Thanks for asking.

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<quoted text>Yes, I'm fine thanks to my plumbers ADVICE,it's not illegal to give ADVICE-and my plumbing works very nice.Thanks for asking.
I was being a smart ass re the plumber. I had the impression you meant the plumber gave you sound advice regarding something in your house but shorthanded it.
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gokeefe wrote:
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I was being a smart ass re the plumber. I had the impression you meant the plumber gave you sound advice regarding something in your house but shorthanded it.
It's all good.

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