Around June 2009 when I finished High School, I had no clue as to what I wanted to pursue next in my life. College was something that I never even thought about doing. In school, I would do what I had to do to get by, and that was it. Teachers liked me because I’m a friendly guy (and not to mention I had 5 other siblings attend the same school). After graduation I decided it was time for me to start doing something productive with my life, so I decided to get a job at a Dollar Tree.
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
Since I was in my country I always dreamed to have a degree which I can survive with. Therefore, I had studied to become an administrator but I didn’t have any chance to finish. I came to the United States five years ago, I went to school then I stop due to some problems that I had. I found a job at the airport where I supposed to work at five in the morning and for a miserable of eight dollars. I didn’t have any car at that time.
I remember my very first job like it was yesterday. My first reaction I can remember was to giggle and laugh because I would be working with my friends when I got hired at McDonald’s that summer and it made me really happy. I remember during orientation that Barbara- my general manager, asked me if I wanted something to drink before I started training. I said no because I was so nervous that day I felt like I would pee my pants if I took the drink. I was excited to be working that summer because I would finally have my own money and could save for school with no help from my parents.
As the only other person except for my mother who works in our family, I have to support her. Everything I earn goes towards rent payments each month. If there are any leftovers, I try to cover my personal expenses, such as club dues. As a fan of debate and public speaking, I decided to join Mock Trial at the beginning of my junior year. At the time, I did not know, that Mock Trial was going to change my high school career.
As a returning college student it’s a challenge for me because I'm looking for a part time job is not easy at all it's really difficult right now.Trying to find a job to fit in with my school hours has been very time consuming. When you don’t have a job your parent's give you an allowance and you have to make sure you have fuel in your car and stay in budget. Second challenge is doing good on all my courses. Studying more for test and quizzes will help me do better. Adjusting to
Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree. Money was also a motivating factor because I wanted to have a career that could pay well and secure my retirement that way I can build a family. From past experience working with investors I noticed that the majority of them are vehement about saving money and most of them had a college education. Lastly, the strongest motivating factor was my future career and interests. I have always enjoyed being a manager
Nevertheless, it is with great hope that my message is understood, that there will be a laugh or two and maybe even tears. Your college days; the days your parents saved for or the odd hours you worked to pay for classes, the days you dreaded or got excited over. Seems like yesterday you were signing up for clubs and attending freshman social and now it’s gone. You needed to stop wearing sweatpants everywhere and rolling out of bed at noon. You had to start taking care of your body, the assignments you were neglecting and friendships /relationships that you were avoiding dealing with.
The last couple of summers, I have had with the opportunity to work long days at Trestlewood, a lumberyard run predominantly by my family. When I first started the job, I viewed work as an obligatory task that must be accomplished so I could earn money. Although I was not wrong, I failed to realize the great opportunity to develop many necessary skills that would prepare me for my life. The first summer I was there, I had one goal: to just get through each day. I would show up, do my job, then leave.
I had to travel the safe route. Moving on to Columbus after the season was over at Cedar Point, I leased my first apartment. Things were going great for me, I was living one day at a time. My goal was to get into school and make my parents proud, I wanted them to see that I was more than just a bride. I worked extra hard, I made sure my bills were paid on time.
I knew that I wanted to go to a college to study about art so my mom suggested that I should live with my eldest brother, Greg. She said that Greg can help me choose what college to attend, what job I should apply for and how to become an adult. I ended up deciding to try it out, I will pay Greg rent, help out with house chores and sometimes do the grocery shopping. Greg is a very busy person so I will not be allowed to use his car so I am currently working at Hannafords to save money for a car of my own, just thinking about all of this makes me excited and nervous. My parents feel the same way, they are both excited and nervous for me and constantly talk with me about my plans.
BLOG, I can 't imagine those days about to come of sheer agitation during college. I 'm feeling pretty overwhelmed, right now. Yes, yes, I 've started my internship at Macy 's, although I still haven 't done much and that is because the person with whom I am going to work with is on vacations until this upcoming Thursday. So, I 'm giving the best input that I 've able to put into this job. On Monday, my first day, I was sent on a scavenger hunt around the store, attempting to answer a bunch of questions such as, "How long did it took to film Miracle on 34th Street?
College, people stresses of what to do.. Path wise. Should they go to a university or trade school? I believe trade school, it’s a great starting path. Because education in it 's self is a huge necessity for everyday life, especially college education because of what you earn in jobs after college than what you have in high school.
Clayton – you deciding to go to college is the same reason I decided to go. I do well at the job I am at, but I am limited as to how far I can move up. Getting my degree will help me find something else in a different field and make more money. The short story “Everyday Use” reminds me of my mother because she did not go to school passed eighth grade. This did not keep her from going after what she wanted and it made her push me, and my two siblings to graduate high school.
When I started Wheatmore in 2013 as a freshman I never pictured myself where I am today. Wheatmore is so much different than middle school there is more work, more people and more exhausting but fun all at the same time. Being a freshman I could not wait to turn six-teen to get my license and earn my own money. I remember being so excited when I got hired at Just Save. Now I work two jobs and go to school.