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is a high school diploma or g.e.d really needed?

IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2012 in For The Grown & Sexy
well i was tryin to tell my cuz yesterday that he need to go back and get his g.e.d and he just keeps on sayin he dont need one. but the thing is his girl is about to drop his baby next month, he's a step father to his girls two y/o child, and plans on marrying this chick next year. but my thang is that he's toppin out at like 15 dollars driving for a moving company with no benefits or shit. hell sometimes the check dont even come on time. im like homie you could either be working at ford or general electric right now with benefits if you just get your g.e.d but he always says he dont need no ged as long as he got his cdl's. so can a cat really make a decent living without a g.e.d or h/s diploma?


  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not if you find another way to make good omoney...Point blank...But most people do not have the mental and/or physical fortitude to do so...So the short answer is...Yes, you need that shit...
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  • mryounggunmryounggun Loading up my Grey Matter Glock Posts: 13,400 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ye, he can make a decent living without a GED. But not likely. I've found that a lot of people don't know that living just above the poverty line, barely paying bills on time, no extra cash, having an actual savings account, etc, doesn't HAVE to happen. A lot people don't really know that it doesn't have to be like that. Especially when you come from a legacy of struggle. So to him, he may not need a GED. He may feel like $15/hr is really good.
  • _Goldie__Goldie_ ablackweb.com Posts: 30,338 Regulator
    edited December 2012
    Do u really need us to answer this shit?

    Of course not nigga, he can be the next Jay Z............

    Sike nah, tell that dumb nigga to get his G.E.D.......... He´s worrying about the wrong things.......... Gettin married b4 gettin a diploma? He´s bout to have a long life...... I dont mean that in a good way..

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  • NIKE...NIKE... Posts: 3,742 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Short answer..yes i grew up next door to a family where none of the males in the house had a ged or diploma..

    But they all have cdl and doing waaaay better than alot of the college grads i know..my boy showed me his tax return from last year....the nigga made over 100 grand in 2011 driving trucks..so yeah technically ya boy dont need no g.e.d.

  • BoldChildBoldChild Born alone, die alone. Posts: 11,415 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not if you're a truck driver, wielder, or some shit like that.
  • El PayasoEl Payaso Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭
    Short answer..yes i grew up next door to a family where none of the males in the house had a ged or diploma..

    But they all have cdl and doing waaaay better than alot of the college grads i know..my boy showed me his tax return from last year....the nigga made over 100 grand in 2011 driving trucks..so yeah technically ya boy dont need no g.e.d.
    That's nice but there's more and more people looking for jobs all the time,
    so when they have a stack of resumes and applications I would assume the ones with no education get moved pretty far down in the trash bin unless you started working 30 years ago when the jobs were easier to get ,Ive heard, and have experience.
  • major painmajor pain Posts: 10,277 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Plap Star wrote: »
    you dont need a ged to sell crack

    the resident authority on this subject has spoken
  • SneakDZASneakDZA damn, am I a sinner? Posts: 11,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he's trying to get p-a-d
  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    damn man cause he wants to go back to doing masonry through the union but im like cuz im in the union and they want you to bring your transcripts and shit. im like bro you having a family now? you need a g.e.d but i think he's dumb because when he was a little baby i watched him roll on the bed and fall on the project floor. his head went boom. literally. lol
  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
    get a high school diploma, not a "Good Enough Diploma"
    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.


  • 700700 Praying 5 times a day to catch a plug Plap City, FLAPosts: 14,463 ✭✭✭✭✭
    major pain wrote: »
    Plap Star wrote: »
    you dont need a ged to sell crack

    the resident authority on this subject has spoken

    i aint got no ged
    KingJamal wrote: »
    @b00kie do u have any Boosie stories u can tell?

    b00kie wrote: »
    KingJamal wrote: »
    @b00kie do u have any Boosie stories u can tell?
    haha He cool man, I wasn't in the streets but

    He was always lil, like 5'3. But a big mouth, couple times nigga had to square up. At the football game he took that stick the drum major had and cracked a nigga over the head w it and broke the stick

    Nigga was cold on the bball court though, I didn't get that starting spot until he stopped coming to school. School let out at 3 we had to stay till the games at 6 so he used to just rap about whatever people talkin about passng time.

    Then he started hanging w C-Loc and them, rappin/hustling whatever, rarely came to school anymore. When he did he would just be Polo down.... come, counting stacks $ at recess, everybody lookin.

    OH and biology class blunt fell out his ear and the teacher tried to grab it. He twist that lady arm grabbed the blunt off the floor n left. lol
    Far from a groupie...but a Boosie story

    Nga was in the club and I was out and about in another state..I was doing business there and decide to step out...and heard dude was going to be at the club on the radio...Now I don't know dude like that..but again my patnas know dude...I goes to the club..dude has his own section in the club..him and his crew and a few women...I walk up to the area and he comes over and he like you be in B.R. and you be wit such and such and I was like yea..he like mayne what you doing out here..I told him.. he was like..mayne you family come on in V.I.P. and get what you want..you want this..you want that..i was like nah..nga handed me a bottle and told me just to take it...again I don't know dude like that to be gettin a bottle..but the love he showed..I see why ngas love this nga down here so much...so I was leaving the club after he performed..nga was like you good you need bread..you need money on a room..and I was like shocked the nga even reached out like that..and I was like nah.. Nga didn't care who you were..if he fucks wit you..he fucks wit you..that's why alot cats fuck wit the lil nga...

  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he's trying to get p-a-d

    nigga i spit out my food readin this shit

  • 1CK1S1CK1S Posts: 27,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unless he's trying to work in construction or driving a diesel truck that nigga is fucked cause most if not all employers look at the persons education credentials!!!
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  • MrSoutCityMrSoutCity Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My older brother is my mothers most successful child and all he has is a 7th grade education.
    tha bauseGot Em Shook
  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    damn. how do u feel bout that
  • Rock_WellRock_Well Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, if you want more employment options. Close thread.
  • spit_fiyaspit_fiya Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not if he wants to do masonry work.
  • AZTGAZTG Posts: 7,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unless he plans to go to college the best he can do with a G.E.D is get $15 an hour anyway. Its not like gets a G.E.D and automatically get a $40 an hour desk job.

    Son tell him to get a job like working at a Hess gas station or a wawa or something, pay is shitty as fuck at first, but if he puts in work, in 6 months he can become assistant manager, get about $15, then work hard as fuck be the best, and in 1 year he can be manager making 45-50k a year starting before a bonus, manager hours are like 7-3, he gets off at 3, studies, get his GED then, in like another year and a half after he puts in more work, tells the company he wants to be a district manager, takes courses, and gets a 80-100k job before bonuses. He could then get his college degree on the side and ask to be a regional manager if he wants more money.

    In 5 years it is possible to do all this. I got a job as a sales associate at 18 at hess, made assistant manager in 3 months, and a manager in a year. I was 19 making close to 60k with bonuses. I quit before going all the way to district manager and all though.

    Its possible but it requires you to be the best employee which I always was without trying, anyone can do it.
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,490 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The rapper from linkin park would body the dudes in the xxxtentacion cypher
  • lighthearted26lighthearted26 Posts: 1,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes atleast get the GED. Most jobs require it. Never too late.
  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    thats what i try to tell that cat but he.......lets say stupid.
  • MrLunatik1979MrLunatik1979 Posts: 913 ✭✭✭✭
    more often than not you need a diploma or GED. I personally got lucky and got into a company that likes to train and promote from within so I am not feeling the effects of not having an education, but I know I am lucky that I found what I did and have the work ethic to advance.
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