View Full Version : What would you do?


Smokin'
08-07-2006, 02:52 AM
Here's the deal:

I have a job lined up making $13.50 to start out at and then after 3 months it goes up to over $16.00. Health benefits, a pension, all that stuff and after the 3 months you become 'endentured' which means you can quit, go to university and if all else fails i have this job to fall back on.

The money I'm going to be making is sweet especially considering I don't turn 18 until January and I can make a nice bundle in 6-10 months where then I am planning on going to university in september.

I have talked to alot of people who are telling me that I should stay with this job, move myself up the rankings whre in about 4 years I will be making about 35.00 an hour while most of my buddies will be getting out of university, have a **** load of student debt, no money, all of that while I will be very comfortable with my own place and an established job.

What would you suggest I do? Go to university, party it up and do EXACTLY what I want or take this job where I am making very good cash while most university students make not much money and they have debts but I am not doing what I want in life.

Verstyle
08-07-2006, 02:54 AM
u have no cue how this job will play out months to years to come. u can be what we call fired. ya know

Smokin'
08-07-2006, 02:55 AM
I'm not stupid enough to get fired from a good job like this. Work is good here and it will be for years to come because of the oil boom and everyone wanting to live here. Trust me. This is a STABLE legitimate job.

Verstyle
08-07-2006, 03:00 AM
I'm not stupid enough to get fired from a good job like this. Work is good here and it will be for years to come because of the oil boom and everyone wanting to live here. Trust me. This is a STABLE legitimate job.


u never know **** happens and not all of the time it will be your fault.

Dirt E Gomez
08-07-2006, 03:00 AM
While it sounds good...that's if things work out perfectly. Things seldomly do. In the long run a college education can lead to much better job placement and many more options. What you have to ask yourself is if you take this job do you like it enough, to actually want to do it for a long time? And then, let's say the job ends in 15 years... then you've got no college education and finding a job which will meet up to your usual $35 an hour will be next to impossible without one.

However, nothing we say will change your mind.. or it shouldn't at least. IF it's not made up, it will be in time, and people in an online boxing forum should not be effecting your life in small aspects, let alone a major life decision.

Smokin'
08-07-2006, 03:03 AM
While it sounds good...that's if things work out perfectly. Things seldomly do. In the long run a college education can lead to much better job placement and many more options. What you have to ask yourself is if you take this job do you like it enough, to actually want to do it for a long time? And then, let's say the job ends in 15 years... then you've got no college education and finding a job which will meet up to your usual $35 an hour will be next to impossible without one.

However, nothing we say will change your mind.. or it shouldn't at least. IF it's not made up, it will be in time, and people in an online boxing forum should not be effecting your life in small aspects, let alone a major life decision.

Nice post Dirt E. I never really thought of it that way. But this job IS a career. It's union so every year you get a raise for sure. It is not some random job that isn't very common. It's a common job and it pays very well as you can see.

Like I said, I have talked to my friends about it, my family, and some other college students that I have met and I am getting mixed reviews. I'm just looking for some more opinions on this. WHatever decision I make, I want to make it right. You dig?

P.S- Gomez, I know you're in college. DO you hae any friends now that are currently just working and making money and they have no college aspirations. How are they doing at the moment?

Dirt E Gomez
08-07-2006, 03:09 AM
P.S- Gomez, I know you're in college. DO you hae any friends now that are currently just working and making money and they have no college aspirations. How are they doing at the moment?

I can think of a few, all relatively ****ty. While they're getting by and enjoying life, it's hardly something for them to be proud at. But they're young, a couple of em' are married and whatnot... in times things would most likely change... as life tends to do.

Is it possible? Of course, but it definitely isn't easier. College is expensive, but student loans are easy and the time spent in college has, so far, been the best times of my life. I wouldn't trade my last 2 years for a job paying 40 an hour.....well maybe, heh.

neils7147933
08-07-2006, 09:16 AM
Here's the deal:

I have a job lined up making $13.50 to start out at and then after 3 months it goes up to over $16.00. Health benefits, a pension, all that stuff and after the 3 months you become 'endentured' which means you can quit, go to university and if all else fails i have this job to fall back on.

The money I'm going to be making is sweet especially considering I don't turn 18 until January and I can make a nice bundle in 6-10 months where then I am planning on going to university in september.

I have talked to alot of people who are telling me that I should stay with this job, move myself up the rankings whre in about 4 years I will be making about 35.00 an hour while most of my buddies will be getting out of university, have a **** load of student debt, no money, all of that while I will be very comfortable with my own place and an established job.

What would you suggest I do? Go to university, party it up and do EXACTLY what I want or take this job where I am making very good cash while most university students make not much money and they have debts but I am not doing what I want in life.
Does the job have tuition reimbursement?

If not, you should question if you would give college the attention required to finish 4 years. If so, I would go to college.

If you're not sure you would have the ambition to finish college on time, keep the job - but be smart with your money. Don't accumulate debt you can't cover, don't gamble, and save for your future.

platinummatt
08-07-2006, 12:50 PM
If you really want to go to college and have the money and wont have some bad effect you should go I think.

Southpaw Stinger
08-07-2006, 12:53 PM
Take the job earn the cash and get yourself sorted whilst your buddies are buried in debt.

BBKing
08-07-2006, 12:59 PM
Go to college. It's a once in a lifetime experience and opens up all kinds of other opportunities. Going back to school later in life isn't as rewarding or fun as doing it while you are young.

Southpaw Stinger
08-07-2006, 01:43 PM
It's a once in a lifetime experience

Not really, you can go to college anytime.

Dirt E Gomez
08-07-2006, 03:40 PM
Not really, you can go to college anytime.

When you go as a 30 year old it's not quite the same. Knowledge is the same but the experience is different. Just like going to Disney Land is much different if you're 30 instead of 12.

luistwentyone
08-07-2006, 03:53 PM
Not really, you can go to college anytime.

yeah, aha............going to college when you are 60-70 years old......does you real good, sure.

my advice to you Smokin' is stay in school, get an education you can fall back on and get it now that you are young, don't wait.

Hard Boiled HK
08-07-2006, 04:58 PM
Definitely go to college and get that education first. It's something you will always have. It'll be so much harder to go to college when you have a family later in life. You may be in debt once you get out of college, but you will be able to pay it back. You may be making $35 per hour with that job in 4 years, but you'll probably plateau at that range without a college degree. A common theory is that a person without a college degree makes an average of one million dollars less in their life time than a person with a college degree makes in their life time. Of course, that's not always true, take a look at Bill Gates and Michael Dell. But you have to realize that there is only one Gates and one Dell.

Azteca
08-07-2006, 06:59 PM
I have read that it generally takes college students on average 15 years until they can surpass people who take up a trade and work for the 4 years instead.

Dirt E Gomez
08-07-2006, 07:09 PM
I have read that it generally takes college students on average 15 years until they can surpass people who take up a trade and work for the 4 years instead.

So that sounds like a good plan if you plan on not making it to 35... too bad the average lifespan is well above that.

Rockin'
08-07-2006, 07:23 PM
Nice post Dirt E. I never really thought of it that way. But this job IS a career. It's union so every year you get a raise for sure. It is not some random job that isn't very common. It's a common job and it pays very well as you can see.

Like I said, I have talked to my friends about it, my family, and some other college students that I have met and I am getting mixed reviews. I'm just looking for some more opinions on this. WHatever decision I make, I want to make it right. You dig?

P.S- Gomez, I know you're in college. DO you hae any friends now that are currently just working and making money and they have no college aspirations. How are they doing at the moment?


What union/trade are you in?

Im with the carpenters and while the money is great and all you may find lay offs a bit tough. The union rides strong with the economy. When its rollin' great the union is working hard. When things get tough the union can be tough to get work aswell.

I am 100% union all of the way. The great thing about the union is that you have rights as a worker where in the corporate world you have next to nothing when it comes to rights as a worker.

The union is the people working for the people. While the republicans will always be trying to kill the union, I say keep strong and get informed and get involoved. As you may have noticed alot of our MAJOR companies are merging or being bought out by foriegn companies. If we let the union slid into oblivion we may as well just work for free for these corporate ****s.

For it is true, that in tough times America and all of its splenders in the work place will be for sale. If sold to foriegn companies or corporate companies it could be that the Union will be the last thing that is american in this country. It is far fetched but it is real all the same.

Let the unions die and we will see an america where american workers have virtually no rights

UNION YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it strong!

Rockin' :boxing:

RAESAAD
08-07-2006, 07:25 PM
Here's the deal:

I have a job lined up making $13.50 to start out at and then after 3 months it goes up to over $16.00. Health benefits, a pension, all that stuff and after the 3 months you become 'endentured' which means you can quit, go to university and if all else fails i have this job to fall back on.

The money I'm going to be making is sweet especially considering I don't turn 18 until January and I can make a nice bundle in 6-10 months where then I am planning on going to university in september.

I have talked to alot of people who are telling me that I should stay with this job, move myself up the rankings whre in about 4 years I will be making about 35.00 an hour while most of my buddies will be getting out of university, have a **** load of student debt, no money, all of that while I will be very comfortable with my own place and an established job.

What would you suggest I do? Go to university, party it up and do EXACTLY what I want or take this job where I am making very good cash while most university students make not much money and they have debts but I am not doing what I want in life.
Go to school the job will still be there if you want it.If they would hire a dumbass 17 year old kid now (no pun :D ) then they still would when you get out of school should you still want to do whatever it is that job requires.

MANGLER
01-07-2010, 02:02 AM
Here's the deal:

I have a job lined up making $13.50 to start out at and then after 3 months it goes up to over $16.00. Health benefits, a pension, all that stuff and after the 3 months you become 'endentured' which means you can quit, go to university and if all else fails i have this job to fall back on.

The money I'm going to be making is sweet especially considering I don't turn 18 until January and I can make a nice bundle in 6-10 months where then I am planning on going to university in september.

I have talked to alot of people who are telling me that I should stay with this job, move myself up the rankings whre in about 4 years I will be making about 35.00 an hour while most of my buddies will be getting out of university, have a **** load of student debt, no money, all of that while I will be very comfortable with my own place and an established job.

What would you suggest I do? Go to university, party it up and do EXACTLY what I want or take this job where I am making very good cash while most university students make not much money and they have debts but I am not doing what I want in life.

I woulda taken the damn job. $ over partyin.