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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:43 PM
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17. i would continue w. the job and see if you do make manager
Edited on Sun Sep-14-08 08:45 PM by pitohui
i've noticed a pattern, that saddens me, of bright people pulling away just as success comes into sight for them

you say you may become manager in 1/2 year or so? i would stay in my current supportive environment where i am proving to be successful at saving money and functioning and see if i did get the promotion

you're only in your 20s, school will always be there, what would you end up doing with a math degree? teaching? sounds stressful to me but i dunno

i don't know why getting a degree is "by far" the best option, i know many people who have never been able to get a job using their expensive degrees, it's a tough economy and right now you have an employer who is supportive and who apparently is willing to give you a chance, that isn't always easy to find

the trouble w. computer science degrees is that they're seemingly everywhere, i would VERY seriously investigate the local job market for these degrees before investing a lot of money in an education -- keep in mind, your advisor at the college has a financial interest in talking up the degree and telling you how many jobs you'll get, me, i might be a little skeptical and ask about references

there is a lot of value in a person who suffers from anxiety having a healthy savings account, you may get a peace of mind from having the good job/savings that you didn't get from being a struggling student

have you discussed this with a therapist or counselor who is not connected to the college you might attend?

i don't know if i have the "right" answer, i'm just throwing out some things to think about

personally i would be tempted to test myself in the management position first, you could always return to school after you've given it a whirl

a lot of people go back to school and ultimately end up spending A LOT of money just to hide out from life a little longer
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