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    Physics, engineering, space, science in general with the exception of biology, and most of all: everything that I find interesting.
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  1. Dropping out of highschool

    You can plan for the worst, but that doesn't mean assume the worst case scenario will always happen and don't take risks. It means have a plan for if things go terribly wrong.
  2. Dropping out of highschool

    This is the approach I was thinking of. I was also thinking that if they wanted me to do this, then at the very least I have some kind of written promise(I don't know if I can get a contract about this?) that if I get my GED within a certain time frame I get the job as well.
  3. Dropping out of highschool

    Alright. I'll look into this. I've never negotiated with an employer before actually, I've never felt a need to. I can see where it would come in handy here though.
  4. Dropping out of highschool

    They were looking into sending me to a college for 6 weeks to get six sigma training, but that required me to have a GED. Other then that, I don't know if they have any college degree's in mind. In terms of career advancement, the head software developer is looking to retire in 4-5 years, and he's the guy they've had me "shadowing" for quite some time now(More like having me meet with him regularly to learn from him). From what the boss has told me, they're thinking to transfer me from where I currently work to a different position directly under him, which is a position that doesn't exist yet. It's speculation, but I think I'm in a position to assume his duties should I get that position. That being said, I'm also not the only candidate and I can't assume that position while still attending high school.
  5. Dropping out of highschool

    If I drop out of high school and get my GED I'll have a job as a full time software engineer at 16. Why does everyone keep acting as though if I drop out of high school I'll suddenly be fired from the company that wants me to do so, and then end up working at some menial job?
  6. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Misconduct

  7. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Misconduct

    Doesn't add anything. It was in relation to the statement of most government jobs having a policy against dating people of a lower paygrade.
  8. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Misconduct

    Former president.
  9. History Section

    So, the history forum that I visited was organized by Area and Time. That's obviously a lot of sub-forums to manage, so many we should just pick one.
  10. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Misconduct

    Unless you're the president.
  11. Dropping out of highschool

    Specifically, what options? The problem with either choice is that I'm closing doors. I'm choosing which ones I want to keep open.
  12. Dropping out of highschool

    I like articulate planning, which is one of the reasons I'd be willing to take the risk of dropping out of high school. Even to me the idea sounds risky, and I understand full and well that for a period of time, a GED is going to seem worse then a high school diploma. That being said, I know what online college I'd attend, I know which credits I'd go for, I know exactly how much they cost and I also know that with the money I've been saving up for years, I could afford it as well. The in between step is figuring out if the better option is waiting 1.5 years for high school to end, or getting my GED and going ahead to do it now. I don't see high school as work. I've never struggled with school that I can remember. I don't remember spending hours studying, I remember doing brief reviews of things I already knew. It's not that I'm not willing to do the "god damned work" to get that piece of paper, it's deciding if waiting patiently is the better option. The option to get a GED wasn't available until I turned 16 and my school counselor suggested the option. That was in October. I've thought for quite a while about what my motives are, and it's not to avoid work. I have a plan, I've done my research, and now it's weighing the pros and cons of either option. As of now, the major cons to doing this are more then the pro's, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll outweigh each other. Specifically, focusing on me dropping out. I don't think even you think I would have made a bad decision if I drop out, get my GED, and then get my college degree. Your concern is that I won't follow through. So, building off of that. If I drop out to get my GED, several consequences would be: I wouldn't get to experience as much of a youth "social life." (Migl) It doesn't look as good on my resume until I get a college degree.(Basically everyone) There is a chance I'll get caught up in work or something and not get my GED.(iNow) There is a chance I won't pursue a college education for various reasons, even if I do get my GED.(iNow) I won't get to experience as many options in terms of careers.(OldChem) There are very few benefits to getting a GED instead of a Diploma. Several benefits if I successfully get my GED would be: I would save 1.5 years of my life that I don't feel like I wasted sitting through classes for 8 hours a day that I don't learn from. I could save basically an entire year and a half of income from my full time job because I no longer have to go to school. Significant amount of money to start with. And a benefit if I get my college degree in the time frame as well would be: I get a college degree much sooner then my peers, when they all start graduating high school. 'm already slated to graduate a year early, this would essentially increase that gap by 1.5 years, meaning I have a 2.5 year advantage on my peers. So, assuming I kept with the time frame, I could have a college degree by the time they have a high school diploma, giving me a competitive edge in terms of getting a job.
  13. Dropping out of highschool

    And this is the major type of anti dropping out argument I'd like to explore. Is the stigma against a GED worth taking on in exchange for an additional 1.5 years of going to college early and having a full time job? Obviously, I'm assuming your answer is no.
  14. Dropping out of highschool

    I've spent hours probably amounting to months of time simple researching things, studying them, and learning. Space, Engineering, Physics, Math, History, Politics, Psychology, and more. I can't help but think back to the people who told me I should spend less time doing that and spend more time making friends, experiencing and enjoying life, and doing fun things. All that studying though allowed me to have opportunities that were unheard of in my small town. It allowed me to travel the country, to speak Nasa engineers, to get high paying jobs outside of the typical job that people in my area get, and more. I make more part time (about 16 hours a week) then most people in my valley make working full time, and I can attribute almost all of that to, in other people's words, "Throwing away my child hood" spending it on stupid things such as learning how to computer program, not in just one language, but 4 of them. I ignored that advice at the time and I'm extremely pleased with the position I'm in now and the people who told me I was wasting my time are pushing their kids to do what I did in the hopes that maybe their kids won't be stuck with the same types of jobs they're stuck with 40 years down the line. I'm lucky enough to have been able to pick which job offer I wanted. I love my job, and most of the people in my valley live for the weekends. I can't help envision a similar scenario here. I'm not saying you made bad choices when you were young, but I am saying that I don't think we'd enjoy the same experiences. Additionally, everything I've learned has helped shape me into who I am today, and I truly believe that differing experiences don't automatically yield better or worse outcomes. Maybe your social life experiences yielded good outcomes. But my anti-social life experiences have yielded good outcomes in my opinion as well.
  15. Dropping out of highschool

    Frankly, I can't argue against that. That being said, I've enjoyed working more then I've enjoyed high school. Correct. Maybe I should have put a poll.