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Old 04-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #7
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I've been living on my own since I was 16. I had to leave high school to work to support myself.(NY state law said I could only work 4 hrs a week if I was enrolled in school). I started working at the Ritz Carlton when I was 18 as a hostess in te restaurant. I worked there for 5 years and worked my up to Catering manager in that time making well over $60,000 plus bonuses. Individuals thy came in with a college degree at the same age were starting at base pay.
Before I had DD1, I was working at The Four Seasons making close o $80,000 with no high school diploma!!
If my kids don't want to go to college and start in te work force right away, I will be happy with that. If they decide to go to college, I'm ok with that too
I am not downplaying education at all but there are certain vocations where experience trumps diploma.
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