Do you regret it? What is your current job?
Same here. I'm from a very working class area where barely anyone goes to uni. Most people here seem happy just go straight into **** jobs.yes and unemployed. Although were i'm from going to uni was never really considered an option.
^Dave demonstrates one thing that's wrong with our educational system. You can go to Starbucks to see a whole herd of folks with liberal arts degrees serving fancy coffee, using their tips to pay off massive student loans.I'm 36 and never went to college. I was lucky enough to find a job right out of high school as an apprentice auto tech which turned into a full time career. No regrets, I felt I could learn far more through real world experience than sitting in a classroom. I've worked in the past with a few guys who were fresh out of tech school and they were completely lost. Experience matters most in skilled trades, I recently turned down a job offer from a large Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership that offered great pay and benefits based on my experience level and certifications.
Sounds like my reasoning. There were far too many paths to choose from for me to be comfortable settling on one. Plus, the thought of being burdened with thousands in loans, which may or may not take years to pay back (if I were even able to do so at all) was pretty scary.Nope, never been. I could never settle onto one thing to study. Sounded far too much like commitment.
:ditto to all this. One of my first cousins is the only person in my immediate family who went to college, afaik. He earned a degree in computer science, but after all these years, still works at a local restaurant. I despise doing low-class, soul-numbing work only a step above slavery, but it's all I feel capable of handling.Same here. I'm from a very working class area where barely anyone goes to uni. Most people here seem happy just go straight into **** jobs.
I should have gone to college/uni really because im not cut out for working crappy manual labour jobs, but i knew i wouldnt have been able to handle meeting all those new people and sharing houses with strangers and all that. Plus i hated school anyway and the thought of spending another 5 years in education did not appeal to me. But working dead end jobs does not appeal to me either. So either way im screwed.
Yeah, forklift drivers seem to always be in demand, at least around here. Not that bad a wage, either. You do have an ear for music and the talent for writing, enough to go places if you get your stuff out there, I believe.I did 6 months of a post secondary music production course after I finished high school but dropped out due to anxiety, I've not done any type of school since. I think I regret not finishing that course but I can't say I regret not enrolling in a regular college/university, it's expensive as hell & I simply have no clue what direction I would want to go with studies.
Currently I work nights driving forklifts & stocking, it's not a great job but other than the poor management I don't mind it. The main reason I took this job is to get official forklift certification. I don't have any life plans but I figure with the licence I should always be able to find some work if nothing else