It's a brand new day ... NOT!
The point here is that the nation is being mis-led ... into believing that going ahead with top drawer education will, somehow, forestall the inevitable day when you will actually need to get a job ... and there WILL be a job there, waiting for you to obtain.
Originally Posted by jekostas
I contend that all we are going to have are a lot of unemployed, higher-educated people banging at the White House door, asking, "WTF?" when the government educational loans start coming due. Jobs are not coming back to America ... NAFTA saw to that, when Clinton signed it into Law and also turned the lending practices of the Federal Housing Authority/Banking Institutions on full blast and allowed people without real means to obtain mock credit-worthiness and fostered subsequent collapse of an inflated housing market.
The house of cards has fallen ... and there is no real method being put in place to rebuild something that is really substantial. The little pig with all the bricks went to China. :rolleyes:
Financial obstacles ... clear
Financial Wherewithal: Well, I spent over two hours working through the financial aspects of rejoining the back to school bunch. Not a cheap run, but doable ... if there is that magical job at the end of the "education rainbow." In fact, I actually wound up with a couple hundred in "extra usable cash" from grants, government loans and other financial instruments at the end of it all. :p :D
Academic continuity: I wound up with only three "film" and "ultra-specific" photography classes not actually transferring, but my entire "undergrad-required" did, so that is DONE (yeah!) There is nothing left to take and those low-end classes were totally as cheap as I could have gotten them. "Transferring in" is definitely the way to go, if you are looking to save some serious overall cash. :cool: I paid my own way through my Associates program with effectively no help (financial assistance) from my employers or other sources for a long, long time.
By the end of the meeting: So ... a few more signatures ... and it's back to school, in January, 2010 and using their career resources to find photography employment in the coming months. Hopefully, my days with constantly fighting ... no, strike that ... because this is serious ... literally dying from stress/paranoia in "IT" have come to a merciful end. With that continual zoo of limited funds, constant network assault and the endless political nonsense from executives and other people who have no idea how difficult maintain a working 100% 7/24 network really is ... finally, my blood pressure is back to something resembling "normal", but the damage is done. Let the virus-writers and hackers pick on someone else for a while. :p
Fair & Balanced ... hmm, where, pray tell?
Yes ... the "rest" of the news bunch is "fair and balanced." :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by jr_rodriguez
They could not even be bothered to report the fiasco going on in Ft. Hood, TX, today. Probably the biggest bit of news in the country ... literally SUPPRESSED (or, at the very least, IGNORED) by the big three network news organizations. Why? Because it "offends" the senses, folks. I have a strange feeling that is another religiously-inspired mushroom cloud, just waiting to be seen. Some military members just do not want to go ... but, that isn't in the job description. When they say "GO" ... you go! :mad:
Oh my ... is that the school bell?
So ... I am officially a student, once again, only this time with a completely professional goal at the end of the studies. Cripes, it cost enough! :eek:
My nighttime will be filled with classroom ... and hopefully, some possible networking connections to begin a business approach with the camera in hand. The important aspects of school are not so much the education, but who you might meet along the way. They are going to assume you are learning the standard material, by virtue of the grade you get, but impressing your prospective customers is really where the bread and butter lie.
A most interesting week coming up ...