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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KaBar, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    She's up at University of Texas at Austin, along with 55,000 other bright-eyed college students. Her mother is upset and grieving. It's pretty scarey, leaving your almost-grown-up child alone in a strange city hundreds of miles away. I'm sure she'll do okay, everybody has to grow up sometime. But it's still pretty scarey.
  2. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    FIRST. woohoo. yeah congrats on sendin her to college.
  3. Congrats man, what is she in to?
  4. THEdude

    THEdude Guest

    cool, I went to that university just to check it out, it was pretty cool

    beats community college:D
  5. KillahPriest

    KillahPriest Guest

    If i ever have a kid im keeping it isolated until its 18 and then letting it out in the world and following it around so i can laugh my ass off by its every move.
  6. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    doesnt beat the air force payin for your college though. suckas.
  7. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Undeclared major, but she has lots of time for that. The first couple of years is the same old stuff for everybody, really, anyway. Engish composition, etc. She was a dedicated dancer until this summer--ballet, jazz, character, tap, the whole deal. But I think she's ready for something else. I'm advocating a Business major, her mother wants Law. Whatever, as long as she gets a degree that can help her become an educated woman. Truth be told, it barely matters what kind of undergraduate degree one seeks. I could go for History, then Law, or Economics, then Business. Either way, though, it's not my life. She gets to make her own mistakes and she gets to deal with the consequences thereof. It's all about "becoming an adult."
    If she chooses a degree in Sociology or Psychology, I think she will regret it, though. Engineering would be good, Law would be good, Business would be good. Computer Science would be good. Sociology, political science, psychology---nope, I wouldn't choose those disciplines. Not much money in them, and too much bullshit hassle and whining. Same goes for a degree in Education. Anywhere the liberals dominate (sociology, for instance) you can expect everybody you deal with to have an entitled attitude. That's a drag to deal with day-after-day.
  8. No offence but you're generalising things hard...liberals and not...where is money and not.
    I dont think anyone is able to make money of his work unless he's good at it therefore he really enjoys it...That should be the first priority for all and the best ticket to money if not anything else
  9. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Tesseract---No flame, but I am a registered nurse. It pays more money than I ever thought I'd see in my life, but I have a friend who went to business school, and he is, WITHOUT A DOUBT, no smarter than I am, and he makes about double the money I make. I suppose one could say that if I was willing to do what is necessary, I could be bringing down that $32 an hour like some RN's do. (That works out to be about $65,000 a year) but I make about $21 an hour, and that works out to around $42,000 or so. My partner is making over $80,000 a year. And whining about how he's not getting paid what he's worth.
    40 hours a week x 52 weeeks = 2,080 work hours/ year. 2,080 x hourly wage = gross annual wages. GAW x 68%= approximate take home pay, roughly.

    Bottom line is "ya oughta go to college." If ya don't, it's going to cost ya. Before I became a nurse, I was barely making it economically. Becoming college educated meant a whole lot better lifestyle. I make about 30% more than caseworkers or therapists make, where I work. A degree in Sociology translates (generally) to about $14 or $15 a hour. Sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on where you can find a job. Teachers, counselors, therapists, nurses--none of us is getting paid anywhere near the value of our contribution to society.
  10. THEdude

    THEdude Guest

    financial aid sucka!

    beat that, no air force, just a nice check

  11. fair enough,

    i was talking about studying
    something that really interests you
    but i see your point as well.
  12. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    Tesseract---Hey, bud, "I feel ya." I started out in art school, back in 1975, then dropped out and among other things, joined the Marines. I still like to draw, but a guy has to eat.
  13. THEdude

    THEdude Guest


    hi dad:D
  14. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    wow you are old.

    congrats to your daughter and good luck to you and your family!!