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When you graduate #7313502
07/25/21 03:30 PM
07/25/21 03:30 PM
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cowboy2005 Offline OP
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What are yall gonna do when you graduate high-school?
I still don't know and im starting college classes this fall





Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7313512
07/25/21 03:50 PM
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You should be an ag agent


Trapping is what built North America, why take that away?


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7313561
07/25/21 05:25 PM
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I think colledge is a terrible Idea, you end up with years of student loan debt to pay off and in most cases people go to school for a job that will not have any openings when they get out so they stiil end up broke and working an entry level job at mcdonalds. I would take a break and figure out what you want to do before going back to school. I plan on learning a trade in high demand like welding or masonry when I get out of high school.

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7313852
07/25/21 11:54 PM
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cowboy2005 Offline OP
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I agree that college can be a terrible idea but it isn't necessarily





Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7314376
07/26/21 03:52 PM
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To heck with college. God Willing, I will graduate next year, then I will continue working for the neighbors and our local auctioneer until I turn 18! As soon as I turn 18, again, God Willing, I will go to work for Goe Trapping LLC as a predator control agent!

Re: When you graduate [Re: rattrapper1234] #7314383
07/26/21 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rattrapper1234
I think colledge is a terrible Idea, you end up with years of student loan debt to pay off and in most cases people go to school for a job that will not have any openings when they get out so they stiil end up broke and working an entry level job at mcdonalds. I would take a break and figure out what you want to do before going back to school. I plan on learning a trade in high demand like welding or masonry when I get out of high school.



College is a great idea if you do something that will get you a job. I grew up laying brick and block and made a wad of money doing that, but it was something I decided I didn't want to do for the rest of my life.

I applied for a ton of scholarships for college before I graduated and was lucky enough to get one. Between that and and making money doing masonry on the side I graduated college with 0 debt.

I went to school for Civil Engineering, got a great job and make more money than I could have laying brick. I'll be retired on state benefits and full pension at 52 years old. I'm not saying this to sound arrogant I just want to show that if you don't waste your time and effort college can turn out to be a phenomenal investment. It's not for everyone, but at least think about it. Good luck!


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7315851
07/28/21 02:21 PM
07/28/21 02:21 PM
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College isnít a bad idea, like coondagger said, itís an investment. Itís not for everyone, but donít just scratch off the idea of going simply because you think itís dumb or donít want to go to school for a couple more years. College has helped me out in many, many ways, and Iím still working on degrees.


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7315888
07/28/21 03:33 PM
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Maybe I said that wrong, I meant that I think you should take some time to figure out what you want to do, and then put yourself into a position to succeed rather than blundering through college. I never said it was dumb, I just said you should think things through first.

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7316332
07/29/21 07:54 AM
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Rattrapper, my post wasnít specifically directed towards you, sorry if it seemed like that. I just wanted to make sure people saw the other side of the isle. When I graduated high school, many kids thought college was dumb or a waste of time, and didnít think twice about going. Now I see a lot of them starting to regret it. I could argue the positives of college all day, but instead Iíll just tell you guys to go over your options, and at least consider it.


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7316820
07/29/21 08:59 PM
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Get a trade and take a few buisness courses.
Then after you work in your trade for a while you can start your own buisness.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7316908
07/29/21 10:18 PM
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Education of any kind ,is a wonderful thing. Be it,college,trade school,or on the job training.
Tom


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7316922
07/29/21 10:28 PM
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We need more accountants to account for all the profits coming in the next fur boom

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7316928
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Not sure when or if a fur boom will happen again but picking a career like accountant, it, nurse and such will let pick were you want to live and enjoy your life hopefully continuing to let you trap, hunt and fish if you so wish too.

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7317029
07/30/21 12:21 AM
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Looking back, I wouldn't change my decision on going into the medical field, went in the Army as a combat medic, got out stayed in the Active Reserve, went to college, graduated as a respiratory therapist, on to medical school, all under the G.I. bill. Even tho I'm retired I could go out tomorrow and get a job if needed/wanted one. Never have to worry about layoffs, plants closing etc. Downside some patients can be a real pain the butt, and sometimes the hours really suck. Like Bog said "Education is always a great thing. Just get into a field that you really like.


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A great husband, a good trapper, and a great steward of the land.
Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7317554
07/30/21 07:32 PM
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Undertaker is a good job-never run out of work.
Maybe could do a little taxidermy on the side.

Last edited by Boco; 07/30/21 07:33 PM.

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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7322100
08/04/21 10:59 PM
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I am starting college in the fall not too sure on what I want to do yet. All I can say is you do what makes you happy. Doesnít matter which route you take as long as you get where you want to be!


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Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7457575
01/11/22 04:44 PM
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I think I will go into some sort of welding.

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7457607
01/11/22 05:19 PM
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I started out at a lumber yard and loved it. Then did construction on the Red Wind mn nuclear power plant. Got marries had our first child and then he died of cancer at age two. I was beginning to look for a different job and got into insurance sales and did that for the next forty years. My point is get a sales job but get some education towards accounting as you might need it. I did work for Farmers and towards the end I sold mutual funds and loved it. Helping people succeed in saving for retirement was very rewarding.. In mutual funds its not how much you save but how long you save. Four out of our five living kids are in sales and doing very well. In sales it is up to you to make the money as you are rewarded for your efforts. You pay all your expenses as no hand out on health insurance or 401K. Another great job is in the trades. I loved construction but hated working sometimes 200 feet in the air as a millright carpenter. Welding or electrician or sheetrocker or carpet layer also plumber to name a few. Best to you all.

Re: When you graduate [Re: cowboy2005] #7458299
01/12/22 11:11 AM
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Iím going into the funeral home business. The customers donít talk back.


Trapping is what built North America, why take that away?


pro second amendment-- pro God-- pro Trump-- Pro America!
Re: When you graduate [Re: KYtrapper2005] #7462094
01/16/22 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by KYtrapper2005
Iím going into the funeral home business. The customers donít talk back.

Dude.....





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