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#1 Old 02-26-2007, 08:36 PM
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Grrr! This is driving me insane!



Anyway, on to the problem, and hopefully a solution will follow.





I graduated High School early this year, for I had enough credits to do so. My older brother was attending college, and he seemed to like it so much that despite my hatred of High school, I went ahead and enrolled. Well, I quickly found out that college was not the best choice for me. I know that it would probably make my future easier for me, but I was very unhappy in the short time I was there, despite all that I tried in order to put a smile upon my face. I enjoyed the sociability, but it just was not "my cup of tea".



So, I formally withdrew. Now, however, I have a full day of nothing to do, and it is driving me nuts! I live in a small town, and I have having a tough time finding a job that will actually be future-compatible (aka: A job that fairly pays). Fast food is out of the question. I don't even want to go near that! ... Not nearly a secure job.



I applied at Best Buy, but they are not currently hiring. I have yet to apply at other large retail stores, but I expect Target to be next. My other brother - the one not in college - recommended his factory, but I honestly would die in a factory environment. He said the people there are incredibly harsh if you make any mistakes at all.



So... I am on a hunt! Anyone know of some good jobs I can look into that do not require a College degree?
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#2 Old 02-26-2007, 08:58 PM
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I am in your shoes. Have you considered college online?



I'm attempting that this summer. Any entry-level job with opportunity to move up in a company is good place to start. Look for a job search website for your state or check your local paper online ... you can usually find Classifieds job listings right on their website.



Best of luck!
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#3 Old 02-26-2007, 09:03 PM
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Where I live, it's fairly easy to get jobs in factories. That's where I would look if I wanted a lifelong job with good pay. You usually can't move up into supervisor positions without a degree, though.



It also might be worth it to learn a trade. You could go to vocational school for less time than you would have spent in college, or apprentice yourself.
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