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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:43 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 07:45 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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  -Go back to school, leave home, or continue working?? What to do with my life... Locut0s  Sep-14-08 03:52 AM   #0 
  - work PT and finish degree going PT.  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-14-08 03:57 AM   #1 
  - Yeah that probably is the best, only thing I worry about there is...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 04:02 AM   #2 
     - Reduce your hours at the store around exam time.  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-14-08 04:04 AM   #4 
  - Go back to school  brazenlyliberal   Sep-14-08 04:03 AM   #3 
  - Go back to school....  tpsbmam   Sep-14-08 04:08 AM   #5 
  - Stay where you're at and wait until after the election.  ColbertWatcher   Sep-14-08 04:10 AM   #6 
  - I'm Canadian.  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 04:12 AM   #7 
     - Didn't Harper just dissolve your Parliament? Isn't he a Bush lackey? n/t  ColbertWatcher   Sep-14-08 04:17 AM   #8 
        - Yes and yes but I'm not going to base my life's most important decisions on who gets...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 04:22 AM   #9 
           - I'm just saying you might not have to make it right now.  ColbertWatcher   Sep-14-08 04:27 AM   #10 
              - Thanks. Yeah I've been eyeing the Lehman Bros thing with morbid curiosity for a couple of days....  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 07:33 PM   #14 
                 - That's all I was trying to say about waiting ...  ColbertWatcher   Sep-15-08 12:33 AM   #24 
  - Give something of yourself to others.  kristopher   Sep-14-08 04:43 AM   #11 
  - Thanks for the suggestion. That would really be a 90 degree turn for me but it's definitely...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 07:27 PM   #13 
  - The thing about being a retail manager...  Fumesucker   Sep-14-08 06:51 AM   #12 
  - Thanks for the reply! I've been told by my parents all of these point actually...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 07:40 PM   #16 
     - As a store manager you will learn how to train and motivate a crew.  Fumesucker   Sep-19-08 03:53 AM   #36 
  - Volunteer for the Obama/Biden campaign?  AnnieBW   Sep-14-08 07:35 PM   #15 
  - LOL (look 9 posts up) I am Canadian :-) If I were American you can bet I...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 07:45 PM   #18 
     - Oh, sorry.  AnnieBW   Sep-14-08 09:37 PM   #22 
  - i would continue w. the job and see if you do make manager  pitohui   Sep-14-08 07:43 PM   #17 
  - Thanks for the reply. That is definitely something I'm looking at, in fact my mother...  Locut0s   Sep-14-08 07:47 PM   #19 
  - been there, done as i say, not as i did- go back to school. if not, you'll regret it later  QuestionAll   Sep-14-08 07:55 PM   #20 
  - Why not take just one class to see how you like  roody   Sep-14-08 07:58 PM   #21 
  - I've thought of this too. Only I've never been one to do things by steps so much so that...  Locut0s   Sep-15-08 12:26 AM   #23 
     - You can change if you would like to.  roody   Sep-15-08 09:16 PM   #25 
  - I'll be unpopular with this.  flvegan   Sep-15-08 09:24 PM   #26 
  - You not the first to recommend this, in fact most have said to at least...  Locut0s   Sep-17-08 12:13 AM   #27 
  - Follow your bliss...  JCMach1   Sep-17-08 12:15 AM   #28 
  - Thanks for all the kind replies guys! This will not be an easy decision no matter...  Locut0s   Sep-18-08 11:33 PM   #29 
  - Work and go to school  tammywammy   Sep-18-08 11:38 PM   #30 
  - Who has the best job in the world? n/t  sandnsea   Sep-18-08 11:46 PM   #31 
  - I teach college in Georgia, and the first thing...  toddGA   Sep-19-08 12:10 AM   #32 
  - Vegas, Booze, and Hookers.  cobalt1999   Sep-19-08 12:17 AM   #33 
  - Seriously...go back to school. You're only 26.  michele77   Sep-19-08 12:26 AM   #34 
  - I'd suggest addressing the depression and anxiety before school  renate   Sep-19-08 02:21 AM   #35 
  - Do you enjoy your work?  tsuki   Sep-19-08 04:53 AM   #37 

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