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school vs. part-time work

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by metallix, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    work or good grades?

    which would you pick and why
  2. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,988 Likes Received: 311
    i have struggled with this since i have had a job. I have always gotten straight c's, but when i got a job....i continued to get straight c's, so hmmm
  3. phism

    phism Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 735 Likes Received: 0
    school is for tools.

    work, it builds character. school breaks it.
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    since grades really, seriously, don't mean shit...I'd go with work. Might as well get paid. all grades prove is that you're good at memorizing shit.
  5. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,021 Likes Received: 121
    Preach on brotha....Good grades haven't earned a dollar for me..
  6. I credit good grades for every single dollar I've ever earned, so I dunno what to say about the above.

    It all depends what school level you're at.
  7. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 3,804 Likes Received: 0
    school definetly, with schooling in the long run you'll be making more than the min wage at mcdonalds now, and school aint bout memorizing shit, its about learning and developing skills to help you in the future with problem solving in the real world, for instance you may never use trigonometry in the real world, but its purpose is not so you can figure out the length and angles of triangles but rather develop your brain to be able to comprehend advanced thinking patterns more quickly and efficiently
  8. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    part-time? booo hooo. i, along with many people i know work full time and go to school.
  9. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    work, get the cash money.
    fuck school.
  10. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    mamerro...was it good grades or the fact that you actually learned the material? I probably took it the wrong way, but my thought is...as long as you learn the material...it doesn't really matter what the grades are (as long as they are passing grades).

    I know some people that had some of the worst grades in their programs...yet they are still making the same money as the people who graduated with "honors".

    In my experience...most employers don't really care what your GPA was...they just care that you have a degree.

    Good High School grades will get you into a better program sometimes.

    if the question is should I stay in school or work part time...then I vote school.
    if the question is should I get passing grades and not A's...then see above.
  11. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,988 Likes Received: 311
    yeah, memorizing shit and that your teachers love you, shit, gotta be on the football team abercrombie bullshit too
  12. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    College/Schooling = Maximum pay/Minimal effort.

    Working = Grunt work, caveman jobs where (unless you happen to know the right people) your maximum potental pay probably won't amount to the minimal college-grad paying jobs (minus the possibility you hook a really good union job).

    This shit's up in the air, tho. How do you want to live? If you're content living from paycheck to paycheck with a few grand in the bank at any given time and don't need a cozy lifestyle... fuck it. Rock on. If you like having more money in the bank for whatever reason and not having to sweat whether or not you're going to make rent if you pick up $140 piece of plastic (welcome to my boat), then hell, go to school.

    I dunno if you wanted this for people's opinion of what you should do... or if you were just asking in a general sense... but I guess all you've gotta ask yourself 'Are you happy with where you're at now?' I know I'm not. I don't have to live cozy, I don't need a picket fence, I'm down with apartments for the rest of my life if it ends up that way... however, I know I'm going back to school because even the $21/hr. non-college jobs I've had aren't that good... and usually not reliable enough to stick around for.
  13. dr.testical

    dr.testical Senior Member

    Joined: May 26, 2003 Messages: 1,236 Likes Received: 0
    i work part time which started a couple months ago.. in elementry i always had good grades but once i hit junior high i just dropped down to a c student. last year of grade school im still getting c's and d's. i fucking suck