Login or register
Login or register
Stay logged in
Log in/Sign up using Facebook.
Log in/Sign up using Gmail/Google+.
CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
Email is optional and is used for password recovery purposes.
Have the FunnyJunk newsletter e-mailed to you
Rank #1656 on Content
Level 264 Comments: Pure Win
Send mail to xfz
Invite xfz to be your friend
Last status update:
Date Signed Up:
Highest Content Rank:
Highest Comment Rank:
Content Level Progress:
Level 48 Content: Sammich eater → Level 49 Content: Sammich eater
Comment Level Progress:
Level 264 Comments: Pure Win → Level 265 Comments: Pure Win
Times Content Favorited:
Total Comments Made:
What people say about xfz
Been composing some music
Autist remake of an old classic
The Periodic Table
Remember when this got green...
Next gen Arthur
Your Autism Level...
R/oast Comp. 1
#only 90's kids...
latest user's comments
- While this is some week ****, she seems to have stayed out of …
Theresa may - Westminster...
- Questions from a European: Provided that you major in…
I joined the Army for 8 years decided to get out and use my education money for trade school I am now a certified plumber hvac technician and electrician with a decent job lined up for when I am officially out. College is not a necessary evil that most people seem to think it. They convince themselves of it because the thought of manual labor frightens them because it's something they have never done and feel it is beneath them. I am fine with this as most techs in my fields are getting older and will be retiring soon, so my skills will be worth more and more while theirs will be worth less and less.
No, you're pretty much right. The academic integrity of colleges in the US has declined quite a bit in the last 20 or 30 years, because it became about lowering the standards so they could get more students. More students = more money. They didn't really care if people were academically exceptional, as long as they could foot the bill.
Now too many people go to college, so the market is flooded with bachelor's degrees, and too many people graduating are still complete idiots, so those degrees are less and less valuable. Having a degree used to set you apart from your competition for a job, and you'd get paid better for having it. That doesn't matter anymore because everyone has a degree.
Also, just because you have a degree, the likelihood that it will make help your career immediately is low. The vast majority of college graduates do not get a job in their field right out of school.
So stack all that up and then add around $130,000 in debt on top.
College is a good option for some people, and some fields, but many many people waste their time and money with it, in my opinion. Trade school would be a much better situation for a lot of people. The training is much cheaper, and shorter, and you're still being paid while apprenticing. Most trades start at pretty decent pay, and the longer you work, the more you make. But it is real, honest to God WORK, and that deters a lot of people.
no debt in where i live
A lot of trade jjobs have high pay but people don't want to "work"
Why are trade skills like carpentry and masonry on the lower end of the pay scale? About 20 dollars an hour on average?
I would guess because there is less skill involved? Doesn't take quite as long to learn as electrical, or plumbing, HVAC or other things.
4 year apprenticeships as far as ive been able to tell. Unless thats only in europe?
I get how something like a doctor would be paid more. I dont see how a trade skill would require less skill than many of the college degrees.
Guy i know works troubleshooting android phones full time for some company for 80k a year
To me that doesnt even seem like a skill.. seems like something anyone can do if they have a manual and a lazy afternoon.
Many trade skills require you to teach your body to use a huge variety of hand and power tools, something you only learn through repetition and hard work. It cannot be tought in a day, or month, or year.
Thumbs up if ur not gay
- Why not go full triggering?
Vote for USA flag
- Look at my comment once again
Let's switch it up
- What the **** is going on? I feel completely lost...
Let's switch it up
You put three question marks in the second 'panel' there m80. Also, could've said 'At a loss', might work a bit better. Nice try though, you managed to confuse an anon at least.
Look at my comment once again
- "I'm JK Rowling and I'm still relevant"
- Comment deleted
- Why photoshop a joint in when they actually smoke pot in that episode?
because its this very specific joint with the stupid glasses getting slapped on everywhere
it enhances the funny
Show Comments (2)