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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by elitelawnteam1, May 15, 2011.

  1. Mowingkid35

    Mowingkid35 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I'm going post secondary. Doing college while in high school, and my classes are all put into two fulls days of school. I could have been done with high school by my junior year since i took all of my credits right away.
  2. The Tripp

    The Tripp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Do like Patriot did, get some air horns installed. If possibly, replace your regular lights with something brighter (Xenon, LED headlights, etc).
  3. pjlandscapes

    pjlandscapes LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 48

    im in high school right now, and mowingkid is right about everybody being @#$%ed. In my auto class, one kid and i do all of the work, everybody else just sits around and talks about what drugs are "good".
  4. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Im doing a program like post secondary called senior to sophomore. U take all classes at college senior year. I am currently a junior glad this year is almost over, high school is a joke and waste of time for about 60% of the classes at mine along with the hoodlums and thugs roaming the halls
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  5. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Took the word out of my mouth. Its unbelievable what some kids say and how todays/my generation acts sometime.
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,186

    Do you make bank? Yeah but its spelled H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K. Doesn't seem to compute with many kids these days.
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  7. Cummins343

    Cummins343 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 2,468

    Man, I don't what highschool's some of these kids went to, but mine was great. Had about 2200 kids in it, I played football and wrestled, and mowed and was a volunteer FF as well....no one ever talked about what drugs were the best. I'm not saying there wasn't talk about it because I know there was, that was just but a small group of kids though. Sure there were parties, did I attend them? Yea. I just didn't get stupid loose at them. lol I miss high school and it's only been 2 years since I graduated from it.
  8. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Exactly, most have the mentality that they will get a $75,000 salary handed to them right out of college.

    I also dislike the fact that kids believe the only way to succeed is to go to a 4 year school. And if you say you're not going, they figure that you'll be out begging in the streets. I'm not dissing the people that go to 4 year schools, but I'm saying that it's not for everyone, I'd rather get a 2 year buisness or accounting degree at a local college than to shell out all that dough and be stuck in school for 4 more years, then get stuck paying back student loans. Like I said before, it's just an opinion, take it or leave it.
  9. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,297

    For me, 4 year degree was a no brainer. It has already opened door after door for me and I am only in my third year. Does it get old- incredibly, is it hard- very, will it all be worth it? I sure think so.
  10. lawnservicefreak22

    lawnservicefreak22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I'm 18 and really surprised to hear your being pushed around by people at school. Im similar to you, i have about 35 accounts, I live in Illinois outside of st louis and i get the same "i bet you make bank" but never anything to cut me down. Honestly all i ever get is people asking me if they can work for me lol. I do go to a private school so i guess its just the different types of kids out there.

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