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To: SeekAndFind

Why don’t these young people go in the military first? Then you can go to college for way less. Also, what gives? Didn’t you need a degree in only certain fields years ago? Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, positions of trust? What happened? Why does every living breathing person in America need a degree to be say, a secretary, or manager? Aren’t those positions where you would start at the bottom, work your way up, and gain the skills needed in a sort of apprenticeship role?

I didn’t go to college, I was a stay at home mom after marriage, prior, I worked my way up from an employee to a manager at a restaurant. Hubby went in the army, got HVAC training, and makes 53,000 a year (finally got another job after 4 months woo hoo). My oldest son, no college, he is a personal trainer for our city gym. Middle boy going to seminary next year, youngest not sure yet. What gives with all the college besides a money grab?


11 posted on 02/05/2009 6:42:13 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: wombtotomb
Why don’t these young people go in the military first? Then you can go to college for way less.

Because they don't want to be sent to Iraq, Afghanistan or some God-forsaken place. They want to go to college and quickly make the big bucks and leave the defense of the realm to others.
12 posted on 02/05/2009 7:36:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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