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1,795 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by slappy

Is it possible to live a successful life with a great job without a high school diploma?


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16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/9/05 - 5:27:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, possibly harder now than years ago. Both my Grandfathers left school at 14 and both were successful in their careers and lives.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/9/05 - 5:27:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/9/05 - 5:41:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/9/2005 5:27:29 PM magicmage316 wrote:
Yes

I guess you feel that pressing the 'Yes' button wasn't good enough?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/9/05 - 10:22:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/9/2005 5:41:10 PM CowDung wrote:
On 11/9/2005 5:27:29 PM magicmage316 wrote: Yes I guess you feel that pressing the 'Yes' button wasn't good enough?

And I guess you feel that typing a relevant response to the question wasn't good enough?

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/9/05 - 10:23:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not VERY successful, but you can probably get a decent job over time.

It was probably easier to do that back in the olden days before my time.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 7:53:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/9/2005 4:21:34 PM buckdj wrote:
Some highly successful high school dropouts: Dave Thomas (of Wendy's) Peter Jennings Quentin Tarantino Demi Moore Eminem Those guys seem to be doing ok.

Well, Dave Thomas and Peter Jennings aren't really doing that well these days.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:10:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
My brother left school when he was 13 or 14, he now runs his own business for over 15 years & is quite successful. But I'm sure he's in the minority.

My husband also left school at 12, he's now a manager with 5 people below his (& no it's not at McD's)

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:12:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Forgot about my sister, she left school without doing her final exams, she didn't believe in exams & refused to do them. She's now a Medical librarian at a University hospital.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:40:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
It was a lot easier 20-30 years ago to make something out of yourselves if you didn't have a highschool diploma.. now a days I think it's going to be a lot harder. I mean it's a high school diploma for goodness sakes.. when you think about it if people don't have the motivation to get that how are they going to be motivated to succeed.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:43:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
well 20-30 years ago we had very high unemployment, now we're at full employment, there are a hell of a lot more jobs. School doesn't suit everyone.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:44:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
None of my siblings graduated high school (well, except one of my sisters) and they're all doing very well for themselves. I don't honestly know if they got GEDs or not, although I'm pretty sure my brother did at least.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 8:56:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/10/2005 8:43:37 AM jdpd wrote:
well 20-30 years ago we had very high unemployment, now we're at full employment, there are a hell of a lot more jobs. School doesn't suit everyone.

The jobs I want require a lot more than highschool..
sure someone could always work construction and make a decent amount of money, work retail and make minimum wage, or something like that, they could take a course and become a mechanic..Those jobs are out there. But it's highly unlikely that someone is going to get a highpaying corporate job without finishing school..But hey if it's not a persons thing...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 9:18:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
It depends what your opinion of a great job is.

Would you say that being well paid makes a great job, I know many people who earn well over £50,000 a year and they are deeply unhappy with there jobs where as my brother earns £15,000 a year as a fireman and loves it.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 10:11:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/10/2005 8:43:37 AM jdpd wrote:
well 20-30 years ago we had very high unemployment, now we're at full employment, there are a hell of a lot more jobs. School doesn't suit everyone.

I would agree that college/university doesn't suit everyone, but to say that high school isn't for everyone seems ridiculus to me...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 11/10/05 - 11:06:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
In the US today, it is highly unlikely, but not completely unheard of.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 4:51:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, Paris Hilton did. But no one knows exactly WHAT her job his.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 4:55:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/11/2005 4:51:41 AM Clashrocker wrote:
Yeah, Paris Hilton did. But no one knows exactly WHAT her job his.

I'm so sick of people dumping on Paris Hilton. She's beautiful, talented and intelligent. Leave her alone.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 4:57:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Another attempt at sarcasm?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 4:58:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
What's "attempted sarcasm"?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:03:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I still find that the saying 'its not what you know but who you know' still applies in every day society
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:03:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Are you really that stupid? Take the two definitions of the word and add them together.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:05:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/11/2005 5:03:47 AM Clashrocker wrote:
Are you really that stupid? Take the two definitions of the word and add them together.

I don't know if it's because you're American or young (or both?), but you don't get it do you? Never mind.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:10:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or sarcastic?

Maybe it's because you're in your 30's (not "old" in my opinion), and Australian.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:11:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/11/2005 5:10:17 AM Clashrocker wrote:
Or sarcastic? Maybe it's because you're in your 30's (not "old" in my opinion), and Australian.

Witty retort darling.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 11/11/05 - 5:20:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure. not everybody who doesn't finish school is stupid or lazy, and you don't need a college education to be sucessful. You could be technologically skilled, or you could sell real estate, or invest whatever pay you earn at your job sucessfully, or start your own business.

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