Sunday, June 6, 2010
It seems to me like there's not much reason for me to go back to school in the fall. Even though I'm only getting a little more than minimum wage, the owner says if I stay with it, I'll get a raise in six months. If I can keep that up, I'll make as much as my mother in a couple of years. My mom never gets much chance for a raise, because she keeps getting laid off from jobs, but still she has a high school diploma.
The main reason to finish high school is so you can go on to college, right? As I've been told many times, my mother won't have the money to help me with that, so I think it's a lost cause for me. My aunt keeps telling me I can get the scholarship money, but I'd have to keep living at home and I just don't want to. I don't think I'd be good at college anyway - it's just more years in a classroom listening to a lot of junk nobody cares about. I'd rather be earning some money so I can get a car.
Anyway, I don't think my mother cares if I finish. Probably nobody will even notice if I quit, but I'm going to wait to see how the job thing works out. There's still a couple of months to decide.
Posted by Connie Hullander at 3:58 PM