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Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by 95C1500, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I've always worked on my family farm as long as I can remember even if I wasn't help back in the day but at 16 I started fitting pipe for my dad and I still do it to this day. But now I'm college educated so one day I can take over for the old man
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    The funny part about this is that your practical, hands-on education is probably superior to what you got in college in terms of utility -- primarily because it came with a work ethic that college flat-out can't provide or match.

    While the sheep skin is necessary in today's world, I always tell people not to let school get in the way of their educations. :)
  3. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Your totally right in order to run my dads company I have to be able to run a business and do all his engineering which he currently does. I learned to use autocad at school and go a Degree in business management. But I wouldnt know how to lay out the systems if I didn't learn how to do it in the field first. Schools these days don't teach our children much. I'm scared for education these next few years
  4. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    The larger companies are looking for people with a sold education in the basics of the degree. The companies want to provide the specialized training to an employee with an open mind.
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    That depends on the company and position level. The company I work for (which is a Fortune 150 company ... so it's large) looks for what you mentioned for entry level positions only. All other positions they seek out highly specialized employees. There are, of course, exceptions at my company and all others. Who you know is more relevant than what you know. 80% of people get jobs through people they know. So, even if you lack a degree, if someone walks your resume down the hall and renders it with a recommendation, it's more likely to show up close to the top of the stack.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    my first job was working at Sherry's restaurant in Kirkland Washington. I was 15 or 16 and made probably something like five bucks an hour plus a part of the tips

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    hey, don't get off topic! :sign0018:
  7. Gold Z

    Gold Z Member

    I worked as a carhop at a drive in restaurant. Pay was terrible but it beat being broke.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    What's a Sherry's? i.e. What kind of food?
  9. The Heater

    The Heater Rockstar 100 Posts

    It is spelled "Shari's". Think of Denny's only this place bakes home made pies and muffins too. (they are very tasty). They are open 24/7 just like Denny's. I probably ate at that Shari's in Kirkland some time in my past.

    Wow. I guess I go back a lot farther than most of you folks. My first job was at age 16 and it was in grocery (I worked 3 yrs in HS in grocery), it was Thriftway. I got paid a whopping $1.80 an hour. After raises during my two years there, I think I was up to $2.20 an hour by the time I went to Fred Meyer my senior year. I worked grocery because Retail Clerks paid more than the other jobs available to high schoolers.
  10. SupplySgt

    SupplySgt Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    My first job was when I enlisted in the Army Reserves at 17. Once I got out of boot camp, my first civilian job was doing carpentry. One of the guys in my unit helped me get my foot in the door, and my quick learning ability got me going from there.

    I grew up on a farm though, so I was always working since I was old enough to start doing chores.

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