Yeah I wasted a lot, no one wants to hire a 26 year old who has no life/job experience and dropped out of school. it's sad but true.I've also been told that I don't present myself well. But the truth is i have no clue how i present myself.
Luckily for you there's tons of options outside of traditional education. It is REALLY hard to get a job without a diploma of some sort.. at least, a job that isn't kicking shit around and breaking your back. It isn't like good uneducated jobs don't exist, but they're hard to find for sure.. mostly because uneducated people already swiped them.
Have you maybe thought about just going for a GED? They aren't super hard to obtain, and no one really cares in America anymore whether you got a diploma or a GED later on. I know a ton of high school drop outs that are in management positions doing a job they genuinely like and care about with great benefits. The Railroad, UPS, and Costco are some examples of companies actual people I know without a diploma are excelling at just fine.
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unfortunately, the trend seems to be going that the college diploma is the new high school diploma... you'd be surprised by how educated some of my coworkers are... in a warehouse
of course, I have 3 degrees and actually have more fun doing what I'm doing and running my hobbies on the side than I ever did in the white collar world when I had no time for my mental (and physical) hobbies
The problem with this trend is that it is depreciating the value of the degrees themselves in the workplace. It's better socially speaking to have more educated people no matter what, but speaking in terms of jobs degrees influence a lot more than I feel they should, especially for entry level jobs. Employers make their simple jobs sound way bigger than they really are. Now-a-days you almost need to be a career student to get the pick of the litter.
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