What should I do with mine?
Rent it out for fun and profit?
... What? Hell no, why would I do that? On second thought, the fun and profit part seems tempting.
Anyway, on a more serious note. I am having trouble deciding what I want to do for my future. Should I quit school and simply find my way through life or carry on despite the amount of hate I have for it?
Depends. What would you go to school for if you went? Also, there are 1 year certificate programs(basically trade school) that stay away from the math and english crap and teach just enough to be able to do a specialized labor job(Like diesel mechanic, airplane mechanic, ect.)
For the love of god stay in school and go to college. I dragged my ass all the way through high school, getting C's and D's in every class (except the sciences, I got B's without doing any home work or studying.) My family was going to pay me to go all the way through any college I wanted, But I said fuck that noise. Worst mistake of my life. Now Im a 25 year old man making $10 an hour at a shit factory job, with douche bags in ties standing over me watching me work. I am now saving to go to college again. If you do anything, at least get a higher education. A cautionary tale.
Yeah I have a similar story. I did horrible through high school and when my parents wanted to send me to college, I said heck no.
Now I'm working two jobs and paying my own way through a two year tech school -_-. And the best paying job I've ever had was $9 an hour with commision.
Only now do we see what our parents were talking about XD
Yeah, when they stop paying for our shit XD
^America, making a world full of low-class just for the industry! *Notice: If you become rich you will be pulled into politics where your money will disappear. This is not our fault.*
Yeah, the middle class is disappearing. I know I'm barely making it paycheck to paycheck. -_- Hopefully, even if everything else goes to shit they will still need X-ray technicians.
it is then where will you be. More important where will i be in the future.
Breaking news- *New Z-Ray machine invented, X-Ray rendered obsolete*
Dude, college is worth those four years. You're gonna need it.
My game plan:
2 people in one apartment (shares costs)
Save 75% of leftovers for next year's tuition
Rest is on food
But if my family pays for all four years...
All of the above except for that 75% plan
One TV, maybe a cell phone or two, and use some other guy's electricity. No AC
Your going to go crazy without some form of entertainment.
Also as ive stated in previous threads, I am going to do well in school and hopefully get enough federal aid and scholarships to go to a good college, or if that doesn't happen, join a ROTC program and have them pay for my college, then serve some time in the Army/other (because that's what the ROTC program requires in trade for college). Then I don't know what. Biggest problem with my plan is I don't know what I want to do yet, so I don't know which college courses to take.
Something along the lines of all that.
le gasp! Knock on wood, knock wood!!!!
Just makes me realise how good we have it in Australia. Everything costs a little more but the higher pay more than balances it out. I mean, I'm getting $15 an hour for delivering pizzas on weekends and some of my friends consider that a low paying job.
The government also pays for our tertiary education with a zero-interest loan that you don't have to start paying back until you're earning over $45,000 a year.
Wow thats amazing, all of it. My brother makes pizzas and gets 7dls a hour (legit make, not unfreeze crust, apply toppings, then bake), and my ma is still paying off her student loans.
I plan on moving to Australia once i save up enough and am finally out of college. From what I've been told it's more expensive there and that it is nature's experiment pot but it still sounds better than here. Hey i was wondering, do alot of Americans immigrant to there?
Also did i somehow alter this thread to how america is worse off than it is shown to be?
This thread has already been altered. -.-
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there's less than 100,000 people born in the US living in Australia at the moment, and our population's around 23 milliion people in total (so Americans make up roughly 0.4% of the population). I don't know any American families personally (I know one Canadian bloke who did work converting the shed into a house/living space for my grandparents and there was a Canadian guy at my high school), but they're there. Nowhere near the amount of people born in Britain (upwards of a million) or New Zealand, China, India and Italy (the next greatest immigrant populations).
Australia is a lot more expensive (many companies, including those like iTunes who don't even offer a physical product that needs to be shipped, bump their prices up in Australia) but the minimum wage is a lot higher and there's decent healthcare. We also weathered the GFC pretty well compared to other countries due to China buying heaps of coal and iron from us (though you'll find that the average person will still think Australia's doing terrible because the average person doesn't look to other countries to see just how bad things have gotten and how good we have it in comparison).
The thread had already been altered before you posted haha, no need to worry about that.
They always seem to think the grass is greener on the other side.
By the way, are there any similar/different laws in Aus?
There's probably a tonne but only a few ones that I can think of off the top of my head.
That's all I can think of at the moment.
Edit: I know a couple of those laws above differ from state to state in the US (eg. death penalty, marijuana laws) but I put them in there anyway.
Marijuana is illegal, but should have a harsher penalty. People can get away with smoking marijuana with a $50 fine where I live.
Shouldn't be illegal at all imo, but I'll leave it there so I don't open a can of worms.
Well im talking about Young People, it tottaly messes them up.
You should have mentioned that in your last post, then.
Yes, I agree. It should remain illegal for young people (ie. people below the age of 18, maybe below 16 depending on what studies have shown).
"Get away with smoking marijuana"
And who is the victim in that crime, exactly?
Haha, I wouldn't even agree with that.
The marijuana, obviously. You're burning a plant alive!
YES! Now I don't have to put "Throw frozen water bottles at WBC members" in my bucket list anymore!
All laughs aside, that is a pa-ritty green pasture.
*Gasp* Treason! How could someone willingly become an ex-patriot! ;D Also 1 Australian dollar = 1.0469 US dollars.
I know right? I mean it's not like our great nation rebelled against it's founder and commited great horrors against the original inhabitants of our land, right guys?
Holy crap. I work in an office for a DOT subcontractor. I do their accounts receivables/payables, all their filing, along with the phones, and sometimes I do deliveries when they are short handed. I only get paid $9 an hour... And my other job is just night shift at a convenience store and that's $8 an hour... I need to move to Australia....
Are you kidding me October with the pay? haha. I had a friend who delivered pizzas last year, 5 days a week. Only got around 8 an hour plus tips, but he had to put it towards his car. I went to college for 2 years, I got kicked out as my GPA went from 2.8 in my 3rd semester, to 1.9 in my 4th, due to depression and anxiety of my father nearly dying of cancer. I lost my scholarships i had (I needed to complete 2 years to keep them) and now i owe 25,000 dollars worth of loans. I worked this summer at a concession stand by a beach, and got 9 an hour, earned on average 250 a week, depending on the weather. Next year im finally getting the job with the park recreation on 10 dollars an hour with pension and much benefits needed, since im almost 21. I'm gonna be getting about 330 a week at the park area. Plus i have a part time job with family, my uncle owns a burger store, i work in there 2 days a week for extra pay. but man Australia seems like the place to be..... I'm lucky to earn 8,000 a year right now haha. Though next year i should be earning about 15,000 next year.
Knowing you get paid that much as a low-paying job, I no longer feel bad for Australians having to pay $90 for a video game lol.
Honestly, I think I'm a greedy bastard. Maybe because of the economy?
70$/hour is not enough for my plans.
Preferrably, I hope to pull out (maybe?) 100$+/hour. Then I would get on track with my plans.
What kind of plan requires earning 200,000+ a year?
A plan where I can retire at the age of 60. (If the economy went on like this, I'd eventually need 3,000,000 in order to barely retire. That's just covering daily expenses.)
Now, if I changed the formula's variables so I could pack in 16 hours of work a day...
What job are you going to have where you get paid this much?
Exactly my problem.
That's the same problem everyone has lol.
Wait, I found a profession.
It is the:
Anyhow, it's basically an EXTREMELY hard job to get. It mainly has to do with the eye and brain connection.
About 5 of these guys are trained every year, so to compensate their few numbers, they get extremely high pay.
I believe my father's teacher was a neuro-opthalmologist, and then the teacher became a lawyer "because he just wanted to try it out".
Well, that's one job, are there others?
Joining Pfizer as a researcher for new drugs. That allows for 300,000 a year if you work there for a while.
Now let me just deposit your 200k............and it's gone. WHAT!