Bees Without Degrees…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@beetee123:  I haven’t yet…taking my sweet time LOL. I work at a deli and have been there for over 3 years. Definitely not my ideal job and that’s why I want to go back to school (I have 5 classes left until my AA.) I just turned 23. =/

Post # 4
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m 24 and don’t currently have a degree. I work in healthcare administration currently and have just started my first term in college. 🙂

Post # 5
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@beetee123:  I’ll speak for my DH instead of myself (since I do have a BS) … but, DH is 30. He’s a Dialogue Supervisor/Audio Producer for a video game company. He worked his way up from QA years ago and now has been honing his skills ever since. 🙂

Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

No degree here. I had attended college for a brief time, but dropped out in order to take a 2nd job to send my [now ex] to college.


I’m a general manager of a vacation resort. I’ve worked there for 11 years and I’m 25  Field would be leisure activities I suppose.


Post # 7
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m 43 and an automotive worker. Previously I owned a horse farm where I boarded, bred, trained horses and taught lessons.

I’m considering taking a few university courses just for something to do but I make better money than most I know with degrees including my FI so I’m not going to complain.

Post # 8
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@beetee123:  No degree.

I went to school for 1 year and 1 summer.  But divorced parents who squabbled, and not qulifying for financial aid really put a squash on continuing school.  It was last minute and wuite stressful, so I decided not to go back.  I don’t think my parents realize how dtressful their behavior was to handle, but somehow my dad still thinks it’s all my fault I never continued school- when in reality I was crushed I couldn’t go back.

Of course in the meantime, I could have gone back all these years on my own- but I moved out, and afte that, I needed to make ends meet.  And then I had a baby— you get the idea!!

So out of my year and so of school, I worked at an upscale family-owned garden center.  It’s didn’t pay a ton, but they treated me well, paid my health insurance 100%, and did everything they could!!  I gained a lot of knowledge about landscaping, flowers and trees.  I learned how to do professional flowers (weddings!).  I worked there for 5 years.  I decided I needed something new.  I took a job that didn’t really have a title at the time- for a new, smaller business.  At first it was invoicing and book-keeping, then that turned into running the heart of the business!  I ordered from all of our vendors daily, kept track of stock, still did the book-keeping, invoiced, shipped and handled daily affairs with our vendors.  I really liked it- it kept me busy, and I enjoyed the different tasks.  But I started to resent the shitty ownership- so eventually I left.  Then I stayed home with my son for four years.

At the lovely age of 32, I started working at Buffalo Wild Wings as a server!  Funny, I know.  I look young though, and the atmosphere was tolerable.  I had fun, unintelligent fun with the younger girls, and made pretty OK money (usually).  I left there in May after management changed a bunch, and have planning our wedding since (4.75 month engagement)– 

after the wedding, it’s going to be part time work + school or full time work depending on what I find!!  

I do want to go back to school- it’s just been a challenge so far.  Hopefully with DS in school all day- it might finally happen!

Oh- and now I’m 33!

Post # 9
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can speak for my husband. He’s 26 and in communications in the Navy.

Post # 10
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m 25 and no degree. I had to quit with maybe two semesters to go for financial reasons. for the longest time I felt like a huge failure but now I’ve pretty much come to terms with it. I now work in healthcare administration. My office just got bought out by the largest health care system in my area. They offer lots of opportunity for advancement, great benefits, and will even pay for tuition. I’m not doing too shabby but I work long hours and it can be quite stressful at times. I’ll probably toy around with the idea of gong back to school after our wedding.

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