Tuesday, October 11, 2005

In my next 30 years...

So last night Mrs. Ninjamunkey and I were talking about all things work related as we traveled to one of the worst dining experiences in recent memory. More on the dinner some other time. Just remind me. No really, get a sticky note, I'll wait.

Ok, got it? Now write down, bad dinner, and leave it where I can see it.

So anyway, we were talking about work, and how things have been shaping up in her career, and how mine is going stale. You see, I applied for a job the other day, and after 2 really promising phone interviews, I got the following call from the recruiter.

R:"Hey dude, (yes he is a surfer type, working in IT recruiting), I think they are really interested in you. They have not talked terms, but they have said they like what they see on your resume. But they wanted to ask if you had a bachelors degree"

Now while I was quite skilled at being a bachelor, eating ramen noodles for every meal, and making sure my paycheck lasted exactly until 2 days before payday, I never got a degree. Actually I was a college dropout after 2 semesters or so, damn internet chat rooms. You see, instead of going to class, I would just sit in the computer lab and chat in various chat rooms, since it was such new technology at the time. I would arrive an hour before my first class, and then look up and it was already 2 hours after my last class. Addiction, ain't it a bitch.

Since telling the surfer dude recruiter that I did not in fact have a degree, I have not heard from him since. I was not really that shocked.

You see, the IT field is interesting to say the least. There are kids coming out of highschool that can reprogram their X-Box to be a porn host, and rewire vibrators into VCRs. I have to struggle to stay current, when most MCSE programs are 2 box tops from Booberry and a baby tooth.

So I am thinking of going back to school. I will keep working in IT, just to fund my schooling to do what I have always wanted to do, and that is teach. I want to be an educator. I want to make a difference, oh yeah and I want to coach baseball.

So this morning I am requesting my transcript from Eastfield College. I assume that at this point, they will probably just die laughing when they see it, but hey, it might help me not have to take another English 101 class.


SimonZealotes said...

Never lose that dream, bro.

You should be in good shape, DCCCD considers you current as long as the classes already earned are no more than 7 years old. Seven years is the cut-off most of the local universities use as well.

Leemer said...

Congrats on the decision, Nate. Let me know if there is any way I can help (except for financial aid).

Halfway to Fifty said...

Yay!! Join me back in school. It's super fun. The classes are hard and the books are heavy. But will you walk to school or will you take your lunch?