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?
NIKE...JusDre313
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  • 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...
    memphis10
  • mryounggunmryounggun Loading up my Grey Matter Glock Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.
    BOSSExcellence
  • _Goldie__Goldie_ Quill Season Has Begun Posts: 16,266 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..
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 12,371 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OF COURSE ITS NEEDED...

    HELL, IM IN THE MILITARY AND WILL BE HON. DISCHARGED AND EMPLOYERS STILL LOOK FOR THAT EDUCATION FACTOR EVEN IF I DID SERVE MY COUNTRY

    SO U KNOW A REGULAR NIGGA GONE NEED THE BASIC EDUCATION ON PAPER
  • 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.
    BoldChild
  • BoldChildBoldChild Born alone, die alone. Posts: 11,415 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not if you're a truck driver, wielder, or some shit like that.
    UrbanScribe
  • El PayasoEl Payaso Posts: 1,439 ✭✭✭✭
    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.
    NIKE...
  • major painmajor pain Posts: 10,099 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Plap Star wrote: »
    you dont need a ged to sell crack

    the resident authority on this subject has spoken
    IamtheVILLEBOSSExcellence
  • SneakDZASneakDZA Just a guy Posts: 8,526 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he's trying to get p-a-d
    IamtheVILLE
  • 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: 14,340 ✭✭✭✭✭
    get a high school diploma, not a "Good Enough Diploma"
    HyenaKilla
  • 700700 Praying 5 times a day to catch a plug Plap City, FLAPosts: 11,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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
  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he's trying to get p-a-d

    nigga i spit out my food readin this shit

    BOSSExcellence
  • 1CK1S1CK1S Posts: 18,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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!!!
  • MrSoutCityMrSoutCity Posts: 2,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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
    lookdude
  • Rock_WellRock_Well Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, if you want more employment options. Close thread.
    huey
  • spit_fiyaspit_fiya Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not if he wants to do masonry work.
  • AZTGAZTG Posts: 3,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.
    NIKE...AggyAF
  • LUClENLUClEN Sociologist. Logician. Champion Lova Babylon Posts: 17,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • 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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