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Some people with good business minds just aren't good at school. To assume that someone who wasn't good at or interested in school is going to not be successful is kind of messed up. Some of the brighter people I know didn't bother with higher education. Instead they learned by doing. And at least in the two career fields I worked in, that meant a lot more then having a degree. As someone with a degree, it was kind of frustrating knowing my degree meant crap when going up for a job. They were more interested in my real world experience.

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What can I say? Hardwork pays off!

It really depends what you graduated in. If you have a masters in subjects like Greek art and history then it's no wonder you work at Burger King

OP can rake big cash if they revive Galileo's statue-making era. Wait... Was Galileo even Greek? Did he make statues? Maybe I need those degrees.

Well, you can't judge people because they are dropouts. I know plenty of people who make ton of money doing business and they dropped out of high school

Some people with good business minds just aren't good at school. To assume that someone who wasn't good at or interested in school is going to not be successful is kind of messed up. Some of the brighter people I know didn't bother with higher education. Instead they learned by doing. And at least in the two career fields I worked in, that meant a lot more then having a degree. As someone with a degree, it was kind of frustrating knowing my degree meant crap when going up for a job. They were more interested in my real world experience.

So true. I have a degree in nursing but I can't find a job to save my life, or anybody else's life for that matter, due to my lack of nursing experience. All I have to go on is my one year work experience as a nurse's assistant in a SNF and my didactic and clinical experiences in nursing school. Even though I graduated in the top percentage of my class, it doesn't mean a damn thing without real work experience. So frustrating to be told that I can't be hired because of my lack of experience. I think that could be a good thing in a way in that I haven't been indoctrinated with another facility's work policies and procedures. So they can train me to work in the way that they want me to without having to make me throw out what I had been previously taught. I'm a lump of clay just waiting to be molded.

Sorry 16, that really sucks! I have friends and family that are nurses, it definitely takes a special person to be a nurse. Good luck and I hope you find something soon.

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The only reason you sound like an ass is for commenting on something you clearly know nothing about. Nursing most definitely requires a degree. This person was obviously referring to getting her RN or LVN of which you need to attend a nursing program, get your degree and then obtain state licensure. Maybe you should re-think that degree you obviously skipped out on yourself.

Nursing you do need schooling for though. The problem is there are too many programs out there that don't help students get internships or job placements. I go to a ton of doctors, and in most cases, I spend more time with the nurses for test prep, shots and various other things. And quite frankly, I wouldn't want a nurse doing some of the things to me without school on top of the real world training. My sister was a nurse before our mystery illness struck and knocked us both out of working. Some of what she learned had to be done in a class setting before trying it on a person.

In my country it definitely doesn't work that way. We've got 3 standard levels of education, middle, a little higher and high (university) (just to put it into simple words, of course), for after high school. You've got the best work opportunity's if you've done 'a little higher' or a good 'middle' one. But if you haven't finished anything after high school here, you probably won't get a decent job. I would be surprised if you do.

26- Are you stupid?

16- My cousin had the same problem a few years ago, until she decided to take up a position at a retail shop while volunteering at a local hospital in her free time. This helped her gain some work experience as a nurse, and got her hired as a full-time nurse within a years' time. Maybe you could try something like that too?

#24 in the United States a RN requires a college degree

totally meant for #26

I know what you mean, I am a high school dropout. long story but it wasnt for a bad reason. I worked my way up to a manager in a multi billion dollar company, most of my friends have college degrees and have been looking for work.

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*...than twice what I did... Cause do is present tense. Did is past.

OP's comparing his current salary to his brother's salary from the previous year.

It had different wording last time I read it. It makes more sense now.

Only one thing for it: become a contract killer, that'll bring in some extra cash!

Some? If he turns out to be good at it, he'll make lots of cash!!! Though possibly a short life, but still... Fast cars, big guns and lots of money!!!

A hot chick saying fast cars, big guns, and lots of cash 15??? You just gave most the guys on FML a boner.

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People can "apply themselves" as much as they like, but it won't automatically get someone a job.

You're kind of an asshole

But only because he applied himself 113

Maybe if you actually shut the fuck up you'd seem like less of an asshole

Sorry, OP, but at least you have job instead of sitting around, waiting for the "perfect" job to be available to you. Be proud of that.

Unfortunately, the last thing a degree means is a successful life....should've gone to trade school

Well that's kinda overgeneralizing it, though. There is a huge difference between degrees and the chance of being successful in finding a job and securing a high standard of living through said job, respective of the degree you have attained. Economics, linguistics, art, philosophy are all relatively worthless when it comes to this. (Economics simply due to oversaturation of the job market with graduates.) (Geo-)Physics, statistics, chemists and computer sciences on the other hand are some examples of degrees which practically guarantee you the chance of choosing between several companies who are interested in hiring you as a full-time employee right after graduation. In exchange, however, these courses are anything but easy, which is why not many people get their degrees here. (Which in turn is good for the "finding a job in this field" situation.)

Well crap. I'm a college freshman who was considering an Economics degree. Maybe not anymore....

Doesn't mean that you won't be successful, just that you shouldn't be all that surprised if you don't find a job right away.