Testing… Is this thing on?

In my attempts to be witty I realized that this title really hits the nail on the head.

I’ve mentioned this to some of my friends, I’m not a school person. I’ve never been a big fan of going to school, from Elementary School all the way though to High School. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time there. Naturally, when I graduated from High School. I said “Screw you guys, I’m going home” and never looked back. …Until recently.

I’ve been in the workforce since I was 14, my first real job was with the Oregonian, selling newspaper subscriptions door to door, (Why my parents let me do this is now beyond me, this was door to door in Felony Flats with a guy that had a van with no windows, now that I look back on it, very strange). From that first job, not only did I realize that I didn’t like Door-to-door sales, but I realized that I loved working. I may not always love the task, but I do love the work.

One thing I’ve realized is no matter how much you can excel within your current position, you can only go so far, unless someone is willing to take a big chance on you, or conversely, when you have a “title” then someone doesn’t think twice to put you in a certain position.

Or, you get a degree, you go to college, you get an expensive, lousy piece of paper that usually is never in the same field of expertise. So, I’m going back to school. Whoopie!

But, what I’m really worried about, is the testing. I hate tests, I hear my High School Math Teacher’s voice in my head, “you should concentrate more, you’ll need this someday”. To which, I laughed. I wonder where she is now, is she laughing.

I’m going to end up in remedial math. Does anyone know what 2+2 equals?

Update – 09/27/09 – I took my tests; I can read and write, but you probably don’t want me making change for you… “I am so Smart. SMRT”

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4 responses to “Testing… Is this thing on?

  1. congratulations you have done a great job – I am proud of you.

  2. I’m a Math geek … love it; have a minor in it … lemme know if you need help!

  3. I suppose 2+2= 4 but I’m sure you were looking for a much more philosophical answer Nick? At any rate, great start on the blogging…

    Later,

    Ed

  4. So what are you going to school for?

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