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Is a bachelor of Arts degree now the new high school? Also I was wondering if everyone is screwed in one way or another?

Asked by talljasperman (17996 points ) February 18th, 2014

I watched “Generation Screwed” on CBC televisions the National, and they said that university is the next high school for entry level employment and I wondered:

I have an advanced (university stream) high school diploma and the best job I could find is para-night manager of a wink’s/mac’s convenience store. Now with the economy I can’t even get a job at a fast food joint. I have two years of a bachelor of Arts degree that is expiring (going out of date) soon. After I balance my household needs, for food clothing and shelter, should I go back to university or the trades? Or stay on disability and keep to my self? My grandpa was a plumber, in the end of his life, (He started out as a professional boxer). My other family members went up north to work in the mines to pay their student loans and are broke today. No ones plans seemed to work with my family. So I was wondering if everyone is screwed? I would like to be a comedy writer one day… until I get a masters degree in psychology and open a online counselling service.

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

“I would like to be a comedy writer one day‚Ķ”

Is there something stopping you from starting tomorrow morning at 9am sharp?

Whether continued education would help or hinder that dream, I cannot say. But I can say that you could probably start your career as a comedy writer, tomorrow, regardless if you continue schooling or not.

Unless you’re not feeling very funny. Maybe you’ll feel funnier on Thursday. Start then.

talljasperman's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies I’m funnier in person when I am in the moment.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Now that’s a laugh.

talljasperman's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies Is there something stopping you from starting tomorrow morning at 9am sharp? Yes unbridled terror… I will practice joking around on Answerbag, and Fluther.

jca's avatar

If I were you, I would stick with the disability payments. If you go to work, it’s a gamble and with this economy and your spotty job history, I think you’re better off with Disability.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s sad, but ica’s advice is sound. If you have any sort of income that is threatened if you play the labor market lottery, then the sound choice is to keep a stranglehold on
“sure thing”. This disturbing reality has not gone unnoticed by our conservative friends whose remedy to the paradox is of course to eliminate the safety net.

janbb's avatar

Yes and yes.

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