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Old 01-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #81
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ITT: broke college graduates who are/were suffocated by student debt and now making average or a little better salary trying to justify what they did is the only way to go.

If most wisely invested the money they spent on a big university, they'd never have to worry about retirement.
ITT we learn you couldn't get into a big university.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:31 AM   #82
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One of my English classes in college was packed on the first day and the professor went on a 10 minute rant about how he doesn't understand Asian people (the whole time he was talking in an Asian accent). The next day, half of the class dropped. All the Asians.

True story lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #84
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One of my English classes in college was packed on the first day and the professor went on a 10 minute rant about how he doesn't understand Asian people (the whole time he was talking in an Asian accent). The next day, half of the class dropped. All the Asians.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #85
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You don't need a useless piece of paper let alone two to do "independent research". The 8 year old down the street did some "independent research" on what video game he should buy next and had it cross-referenced with his best friend (i.e., peer reviewed).
I have access to thousands and thousands of peer-reviewed articles from established databases thanks to my useless piece of paper. In addition, I am qualified to make judgments on certain peer-reviewed papers, as I have the necessary credentials to critique their claims. My degrees and experience allow for that. Would you like to see my portfolio of research? Chances are, you can't even read the abstract.

What do you have? Wikipedia?

If you don't understand the difference beteen "peer reviewed" and "some guy who asked his best friend," then you have absolutely no understanding of how science works in the real world.

Again: that useless piece of paper can do you some good.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #86
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I have access to thousands and thousands of peer-reviewed articles from established databases thanks to my useless piece of paper. In addition, I am qualified to make judgments on certain peer-reviewed papers, as I have the necessary credentials to critique their claims. My degree and experience allow for that.

What do you have? Wikipedia?

If you don't understand the difference beteen "peer reviewed" and "some guy who asked his best friend," then you have absolutely no understanding of how science works in the real world.

Again: that useless piece of paper can do you some good.
You expect me to be jelly that you have access to an e-database like EBSCO? I hope you set your alpha high because that doesn't even come close to being significant
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ITT we learn you couldn't get into a big university.
Actually I could have easily went to UF but decided to go a different route. If i went there I'd be spending more time partying than studying. I do have a degree and one in progress but I'm trying something else at the moment.

Besides working for BMW isn't too bad

Full healthcare benefits
They pay for any education/training needed
Pay better than most places and employees are treated good.
I can get any new car for what it costs the dealership.
Used cars I get at trade in
I have access to get any car I want from auction
Parts I pay next to nothing for.


And if I get tired of doing this ill go to corporate.
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Actually I could have easily went to UF but decided to go a different route. If i went there I'd be spending more time partying than studying.
If I wasn't too busy trying to convince Zell I didn't go to school I might have told you I was at UF for a while
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damn, apparently e46 is now filled with ballers who make 6 figs, bang 10's, and didn't even go to college. times are a changing. looks like i wasted 6 years of my life.
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If I wasn't too busy trying to convince Zell I didn't go to school I might have told you I was at UF for a while
Lol, UF is a great school...but also a big party school. I'm not the best at staying focused when it comes to studying so it would be that much harder lol.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #91
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My degree is in applied mathematics and computer sciences.

Side note: boss just told me today that I'm doing such an awesome job I'm getting my raise and review 3 months early my last raise was 30%...would be amazing to get that again!
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serious? i could live on half that if i had to.
Yes, very serious. If you're content with ~20k a year then more power to ya, just not enough for me
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My degree is in applied mathematics and computer sciences.

Side note: boss just told me today that I'm doing such an awesome job I'm getting my raise and review 3 months early my last raise was 30%...would be amazing to get that again!
**** YEA! 25% RAISE! Good day...Good day.
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The things I believe come from:

a. A college education

b. My current advanced degree

c. Independent research that I have performed on my own, and cross-referenced

Sounds like that "useless piece of paper" could do you some good.





You have no idea what I do.

So, in the fashion of douchebaggery, allow me to retort.



Anyway, I'm not going to continue this. It's asinine to even discuss. The point I am making is, to say "College is a useless piece of paper" is quite simply extremely ignorant. If you go for an English degree, then yeah, it will be. If you go for an Engineering degree, then no, it won't be.

You make a lot of money without a college degree. Good for you. I have friends who are day traders and did not go to college; that's not the lifestyle I want to live. I (will) make a lot of money with my college degree. Good for me. That's the lifestyle I want to live after graduation.
You're right, I don't know what you do, but if you want to assume people like myself without a degree will be bagging groceries for work I will go ahead and make rediculous assumptions back at you.

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So you make 10*8/hour? Good for you, I bill out at almost twice that. Just think of how good you'd be doing if you actually went to college
I made that comment before I actually knew what he made, now I know I make significantly more than 10x him. I have a very busy business, more than 1 million in sales per month, that's my day job. I also own 13 properties, 11 of which I rent out. Those 11 houses as you can probably imagine do very well. By the time I'm 40 I hope to own another 6 properties. I'm 34 right now.

My point is, I got lucky and College would not have made a difference. And......I guess we shouldn't make assumptions.

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damn, apparently e46 is now filled with ballers who make 6 figs, bang 10's, and didn't even go to college. times are a changing. looks like i wasted 6 years of my life.
Not a waste, I still wish I had a degree, obviously you are more intelligent after going to school. My wife has two degrees and I respect her so much for it. She couldn't have gotten into teaching without a degree where my career path did not require one.
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