General Rant Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Capirus, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. JaZzPrImE74

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    Not going into huge debt for a job that barely pays over what you get just off a highschool diploma.
     
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    Yeah but you don't get health insurance or a 401K that way, either.
     
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    The expectation nowadays is UBI funded by hopes and dreams, at least in the circles I'm foolish enough to be drug into conversations with.
     
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  4. MetalRyde

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    Hey Doc, I might have broken my leg.

    Doc: ok, let's take a look but first, who is your health insurance?

    I don't have one.

    Doc: then you're sh!t out of luck.
     
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  5. Fc203

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    I bought skyrim for ps3 4 years ago and only played it once its just collecting dust like my ps3 i only play my ps3 when i want to play tf game back they were online
    Since i wont be paying student loans ill be paying health insurance
     
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    I take it you haven't seen what the price of unsubsidized health insurance is...
     
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    Oh is it that bad...
     
  8. Slingshot

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    As others have said, the senior year of high school has a weird expectation attached to it. It’s really not as big of a deal as it’s made out to be. The dances are boring, the honor weeks are strange, and the graduation ceremony itself doesn’t feel real.
    First three years of high school > senior year
     
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    My freshman year is my best highschool year, the other were bad except my sophomore it was alright but it couldve been better
    I got really depressed in my junior year and as sad as it is the bumblebee movie and music got me through that year
    All i got on my last 3 years of highschool is stress and anxiety
     
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    I highly suggest looking into it. Might give you some more insight into the value of that degree.
     
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    Im still not going to college, i cant afford it and all the extra stuff needed for it. imo college is a scam to get the vulnerable that think they will automatically get a good paying job after it and they get into the trap right after they sign up for student loans and theyre stuck in debt hell

    Ill bet you anything that i would make more money if i sell all of my collection than what i would make after the first year of college, its the new era theres new ways to make money than to have an expensive piece of paper
     
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    College is more than just a paper. Internships, social relations, actual applied knowledge for whatever field you want to get into - there's a lot you get out of college you can't get elsewhere.

    Hell, even just community college is better than nothing and it gets you the same benefits.

    And I used to think the same way - for the first two years after graduating my degree didn't seem to be getting me jobs, but right now I'm making maybe 50K annual entry level with full benefits - and the only reason my resume even got looked at is because I had a bachelors. And making money at the levels you talk about doesn't freakin' happen immediately. The whole idea is that you save up, build a nest egg. Granted, my career direction is technology/computers, whereas if absolutely nothing else, trade school might be more your style.
     
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    My girlfriend went to WMU, lived on campus, and got her B.S. in Biology. Before the pandemic caused her department to shut down, she was working for the North America's largest wildlife conservation center.

    And she didn't pay a dime for it.

    Between grants and scholarships (and spending her first 2 years at a community college) her education was damn near free.

    If you're smart about it, higher education doesn't have to put you in debt.
     
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    College is usually a lot more affordable when you get in-state tuition (a quick Google search with a few sources suggests average in-state is ~$10k/year while out-of-state average is ~$20-25k). You can also work part (or even full) time to help with or entirely pay for your tuition. Plus there's always scholarships. You don't have to get a full ride, even. Getting a few smaller ones can really help out. Something else you can consider is looking into how and what credits might transfer between schools. You might be able to do the bulk of your education at a cheap, local place and then transfer to a somewhat more expensive school to get the degree you actually want. Of course, you should always have a back up plan in case something like that falls through (e.g. policy changes).

    It should go without saying that you always need to consider what you're actually going to get a degree in. There's no point in going to college for a degree that's not going to increase your prospects much above minimum wage jobs. If you're going to go for a degree, go for one that's worth something even if you don't get a job in that exact field. And it's always a good idea to take some classes outside whatever you're working towards. My sister ended up getting a well-paying job because of a single, if specific, math elective she took one year.

    On a side note, I've always been of the opinion that the idea of college being "a time and a place for everything", as South Park once put it, was the mentality of party-going children squandering their parents' money rather than people who actually wanted to make their lives better or follow their dreams.
     
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    Congrats to her but i think its too late for me to get scholarships
     
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    Its never too late to look into scholarships - many really aren't restricted to high school students. But the thing is you have to do the groundwork and look into this yourself.
     
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    Well anyways college is not worth it right now since it alot of colleges are video calls right now
     
  18. JaZzPrImE74

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    There’s plenty of jobs that offer insurance without a degree..
     
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    Yeah my dad and sister have jobs with insurance and they don't have a college degree
     
  20. G1Prowl

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    I'd love to see the stats on that insurance. If it's anywhere as good as what Caterpillar offers, well... I chose to stay in the National Guard with a permanent profile and disability in order to have better insurance. And believe me, Cat's insurance is a sight better than most.
     
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