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in: depot; depot > 2017-01-24

Jan 25, 2017 12:19 AM # 
GuyO:
How can you have a job before graduating HS?
And would you still go to college?
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Jan 25, 2017 12:42 AM # 
depot:
They'll let me graduate, but I'm not sure when exactly they would want me to start, that's the one thing I neglected to ask. It is a union job, so there would be a period of time where I would go to a class some days and work the others, so college would be out of the question if I were to get the job for at least 5 or so years.
Jan 25, 2017 1:32 AM # 
GuyO:
A job that is something you'd really like to do, but it would keep you from going to college...

I must say, I'm quite curious about the nature of this job...
Jan 25, 2017 1:42 AM # 
depot:
I've never been a fan of the idea of going to college, but I thought that it was a good idea to get some college, until now
Jan 25, 2017 2:33 AM # 
mikeminium:
Congratulations on the job offer.  Let me know what you're thinking about.   I'm happy to help with resume and reference although I'd hate to see you give up O completely. Most places you'd be able to keep your O' activity alive, although maybe not as many local meets as here.
Jan 25, 2017 5:33 AM # 
GuyO:
It is still a good idea to get a degree. Through college you could get a co-op or internship that would give you good experience -- which, in the longer term, can get you a better job.
Jan 25, 2017 2:10 PM # 
depot:
This is a union job, so I'll never be out of work, and the pay is great, all the good paying jobs that would make a degree worth getting all seem boring to me, so if I get a degree, and get that boring job, then what's the point? That's why I'm entertaining this job
Jan 25, 2017 6:43 PM # 
Orunner:
Why would taking this job be the end of your junior orienteering career?
Jan 25, 2017 8:42 PM # 
djsanton97:
Hey congrats on the job offer! I think you should take the job but first find out how and when it would start. Also, you should try to figure out a way so that you don't have to leave orienteering completely. As for what comes to the college degree its useless. If you think the jobs you could get with it are useless then I suggest you take up on this offer and look happily back at it later.
Jan 25, 2017 9:04 PM # 
GuyO:
Definitely need to be able to attend the Interscholastics and Pig.
Jan 25, 2017 10:35 PM # 
depot:
@Orunner, I'm taking about overseas trips in the summer, like JWOC, if I qualify, I don't want to start this job, work there for 3-4 months, then ask for 2-3 weeks off, I know that wouldn't look good for a new employee. And what's the point of being on JNT if I can't participate fully?

@djsanton97 Thanks for that advice, I wouldn't have to completely give up orienteering, but I've set my goals for JWOC, and well I've already talked about that

I think I'd still be able to attend weekend A-Meets and I'll be able to orienteer full time until at least I graduate. I will ask about when they want me to start, and see if they'd be willing to make day one in August, but at the same time I don't want to just tell the company what I want right out of the gate
Jan 25, 2017 11:55 PM # 
mikeminium:
As I suggested when we talked, you would not be out of line in explaining to the company the once-in a lifetime opportunity to participate on a national team in international competition, and asking if you could start in August instead of right after school. Also we discussed that how the company responds to that request may give an indication of how they will treat employees in the future; whether they care about employees happiness and well-being or want 100% to company only.
Jan 26, 2017 3:02 AM # 
mintore:
This is a union job, so I'll never be out of work, and the pay is great,

Depending how close to home your job might be, make note that Indiana is a right to work state, so I would have less confidence in this statement.

Guy makes some good points. Training and adaptability help you to find a job, keep a job, and, more and more often nowadays, find a new job a few years down the road as turnover in most kinds of jobs is frequent. This may be your job, your first job, the opportunity earns a congratulations. Your working career will likely need you to be prepared for new opportunities. Don't underestimate the value of school and college.
Jan 30, 2017 1:00 AM # 
schirminator:
Hey Dylan,
Congrats on the job offer! Can you share what the job is?
Jan 30, 2017 3:00 PM # 
depot:
The company is Electrical Systems Maintenance. They maintain and restore old electrical parts such as transformers, and do some field work on low and high voltage systems
Feb 2, 2017 2:21 AM # 
dersu:
Are you gonna be a lineman for the county?

It sounds like you have a really good opportunity there. Were you involved in some kind of coop program?
Feb 2, 2017 2:44 AM # 
mikeminium:
Nice one, dersu, now I've got that song in my head... "...And the Wichita Lineman is still on the liiiinnnneeee..." I imagine depot is too young to know that one?

And isn't that how Swampfox named the "Telephone Song" map in Laramie?

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