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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Work the 2nd shift at an oilfield manufacturing shop.

Leave my apartment every day at 6:30am. Not home until 10-11pm.

Eta: 40-45 hours at work. 12-15 hours every semester.

Still carrying a 3.1.



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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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Keep your day job and do it online.


For what kind of degree? That shite is so limited






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fishfighter
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Worked shift hours in a powerplant. School by day. Wasn't easy with a kid on the way.





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cas4t
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Pectus, I mean for those who attended, but now have chosen to go back. It's hard to pay the bills if you get a typical college job. Also, you become accustomed to a standard of living.

So I asked, what did posters who decided to go back to school do in order to make a decent living while doing taking classes again.






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foshizzle
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


In the other thread today someone was talking about how he "escorted" bored country club housewives.





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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Ill be honest, it's hard a shite taking tough classes while working full time. I got a BS (bull shit) kinesiology degree the first go round at LSU. Very little down time and even less sleep this go round. No time to cook. Weekends are always booked up. Especially Sundays.

Good luck. Find a good job that's willing to work with you. My bosses love me and allowed me to make my own schedule when I started back. Now I managed the building at night.






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777Tiger
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Was thinking of going to law school until I got so much negative feedback here. Not so much as career change as I just wanted to do it. Was planning to use 401k$ as that was one way to get at it without penalty and taxes. Now I think I'll do like Tug McGraw and spend about 90% of that fund on beautiful women, Cuban cigars, and fine Irish whiskey, the rest, I'll probably waste.





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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Can I come? Just please set it up for after this semester.





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777Tiger
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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Can I come? Just please set it up for after this semester.

The more the merrier, no fun to party alone. I'll be like Rodney Dangerfield in "Back To School."






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Pectus
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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So I asked, what did posters who decided to go back to school do in order to make a decent living while doing taking classes again.



Oh. I got grants and scholarships.

Community College and Online Classes are also a great option.



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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


When are you finishing? Schlumberger is in town this week. Been talking you up.





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Pectus
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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When are you finishing? Schlumberger is in town this week. Been talking you up.



Thanks, but I still have a ways to go...and I don't think O&G exploration is my thing. I'd rather be a contracted paleontologist.



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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


Gotcha. You can find me in O&G. Too many digits being thrown my way to look away.





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Pectus
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


I might get sick of being poor one day, I'll go out looking for you and former grad students then.





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Modern
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Doing it now. Continuing to work full time, wife works. Doing it online through a brick and mortar university. Not Phoenix or the like.



Same here....NSULA online






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kingbob
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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Wife is doing this now. Every class in her degree program was/is available online, even though the University is in town. She has only had to go take one test at the school, everything else online. Works full time and takes a full class load.


What degree is she working towards? I would love to be able to do this to finish a Geophysics degree, MBA, or maybe go back for some sort of real engineering degree in the future.






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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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Geophysics


GTFO






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kingbob
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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GTFO


Why the hostility? It's a solid degree that I would only be 33 hours plus a summer camp away from graduating with when I graduate with a CM degree + geology, business admin, and tech sales minors next spring.






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RonBurgundy
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


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my job has allowed me to go and come back to work throughout the day. they were not happy at first but once i made it clear i was going and they could let me go and work around my schedule then they were ok with it as they did not want to lose me. Overall my company has been amazing to work for during school.





sounds like a good company to work for must be really small.






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TigerHam85
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re: Those who went BACK to school, how did you make a living?


why would I want more competitors in the job market?





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