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This is not a question, it is more like learn from my mistake, for the younger people on here. I am almost 50 years old, I graduated High School and several years later took two college courses for one semester, that is it. I worked hard and became a manager for one of the top two beverage companies. I was responsible for everything at my location. I mean everything, I ran that business like it was my own. This was a big business with sales of over 8 million dollars a year. I am trying to make the point that I have a lot of experience running a business. They had a major restructure and all of the sudden I don't have a job. I am haveing a hell of a time finding a job anything like what I had because I don't have an education. Most places don't even care what your degree is in they just want a four year degree. so unless you want to go back to school when you are 50, which is what i am about to do, get the education while you are young. i don't want sympathy I am just trying to help.

Asked By: Big_Dog_Spike - 2/3/2007
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Thanks for sharing this...hopefully it will help someone to move towards that education goal they have been sitting on the fence over... More
Answered By: dustiiart - 2/3/2007
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I'm 63 and I have never stopped learning. The computer makes it so easy too. Education is everything. Ignorance is the only sin in my book.
Answered By: Anya Mystica - 2/3/2007
 
As you say, it's not a question... More
Answered By: Feinschmecker - 2/3/2007
 
Thank you! I will do my best to get my degree.
Answered By: ♥Nickleby - 2/3/2007
 
While most people think of education as something to help them get a better job I would add that education makes you a different (I would argue better) person. It's good to know how to do a job well but it's also important to understand history and geography, and biology and astronomy, and art and literature. I am... More
Answered By: frugernity - 2/3/2007
 
I had a similar experience, although I never was as successful as you. I worked hard for a phone company for 23 years and then they decided they didn't want me for no reason at all. I ended up as a bus driver... More
Answered By: Bad bus driving wolf - 2/3/2007
 
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