Originally Posted by Insulation Tim
What all these words lead to are, that without exception, everyone I have interviewed is caught between seriously looking for a job or considering Grad School. It seems to be accepted that a Bachelors degree is worthless and you must have an MBA (or Masters). What's next, a PhD to sell insulation?
I believe it is because of our affluence as a country. It seems these days practically everyone goes to college (a slight exaggeration, but at the same time very true), and it is supply and demand- as bachelors become so common I need to enter a pool of smaller supply, to increase my demand, IE the masters. I am considering graduate school though because my degrees in particular
are worthless [in their fields] without a masters, both history and international studies- I would need a masters or above really to enter the fields competitively, or teach (something I am also considering).
Originally Posted by carver
Dude, with your education, any branch of the military would jump at the chance to get you! Look into it now. I would bet that the Air Force would take you, over weight, and all!
I think I probably have a chunk of time anyway after the surgery, I assume there is a period after that they don't want to deal with you
which is fine. I know some recruiters would sign me up right now, but I have no intention of entering boot camp at the bottom of my group because I was overweight and, largely, out of shape.
Now I'm the first to argue that overweight doesn't equal out of shape, and I'm not in terrible shape, but I'm not in great shape either. I will never be as light as the military says
I need to be, but I would like to be more like 220ish before I start pushing the limits of entry. (Hovering around 260 right now, a drop of 90
EDIT: My sort of tentative plans right now are to keep up the grind, try and lose more weight. Hopefully by the time I have lost the weight (hope it happens
) I will have some money saved up and will be in a good position to make the decision- military or graduate school.
However, I am looking for management work to boost the resume (and pay and what not). I feel like after four years of college, with my credentials (Eagle Scout, was a state officer for College Republicans, JROTC, run my own business, etc) I should be qualified for some sort of management/assistant manager (was trying for our liquor stores [they are all state ran here in WA so it is different] but no openings that I can find thus far).