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Old Sep 11th 2017, 4:50 am   #196
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I am on the waiting list at a school for a program.

Still working on getting all the items the school want's, the biggest issue that held me back was obtaining my high school transcripts, but they have since been requested.

(The issue was the schools in the area of California my high school is in are not open from Mid June to last week of August, so there was nobody I could contact until the school reopened but they have mailed off the transcripts.)

So hopefully I can get in for the 2018 intake.

And we may possibly in the future not be tied permanently to BC, but too early to know.
Good news. for you. (not literally, that would make my life very complicated).
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Old Dec 4th 2017, 7:50 pm   #197
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I make now per hour what the job I was considering taking training for pays, and being that job is healthcare all the jobs are part-time casual from my research, so I appear to be better off staying at the airport for now until I can figure out what type of training to go for that will lead to a wage that will permit us to move and eventually have a house.

The tricky part is figuring out what type of training to go for, it's difficult to pick something and trying to figure out what training I can do and pass that will lead to a decent wage.

Right now I am working so much, there isn't anyway to get back to school for upgrading, so next fall hopefully my wife can work again and I'll be able to work less, I can't go to part-time at the moment at work, and with my shift beings all day (12 to 12) there isn't any way to fit in part-time classes either based on the school schedules, I would be late for work everyday.

I did think about distance, but I tried that about 10 years ago and it was a major fail, I really need the structure of a classroom.

So for now I will stay at the airport.
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Old Dec 4th 2017, 8:14 pm   #198
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Did you take AC up on his amazingly kind offer?
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...Right now I am working so much...
Don't work yourself into the ground.

Sometimes you just have to do what's best in the circumstances rather than what you want.

My stepdaughter wanted to go to Uni. With part scholarship and my financial support that would have been well underway but for her mum's long illness and disability and eventual death.

She's now a retail worker. I still hope she can find the kind of "support" working role she woulld prefer, but it's all working well enough for now.
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Did you take AC up on his amazingly kind offer?

I wasn't able to as I didn't get into a program/school I had applied to, I was wait listed as I applied late and they were full, and I am still on the wait-list but next intake isn't until fall 2018.
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Don't work yourself into the ground.

Sometimes you just have to do what's best in the circumstances rather than what you want.

My stepdaughter wanted to go to Uni. With part scholarship and my financial support that would have been well underway but for her mum's long illness and disability and eventual death.

She's now a retail worker. I still hope she can find the kind of "support" working role she woulld prefer, but it's all working well enough for now.
I am trying not to...lol... I would prefer to work less, but eh we need to pay rent...
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Congratulations on getting to the pay scale you wanted. It might be in a different job from what you thought it might be but this is working out for you.
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A somewhat secure job with a wage you're happy(ish) with is great. Hope things stay levels and you can continue making plans.
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Congratulations on getting to the pay scale you wanted. It might be in a different job from what you thought it might be but this is working out for you.
I've generally always done well when working at airports and around airplanes, suppose if your doing something you have an interest in, it's not as bad, more like being paid for your hobby...lol

Probably would do well working in a public aquarium as well if I could work with the fish and animals, however a relevant degree is needed in sciences.

We thought about moving to Atlantic Canada as my company has some bases there, but the wage is a lot lower due to different labor market and more employer market where in Vancouver it's an employees market so our wages are higher, and without my wife having disability there, I could not make enough to pay the bills and rent even with rents being lower there, so for now we stay put in Vancouver.
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@JSmith, I really like reading your posts and you are so humble considering your life and situation.

Since money is a major concern, do you know what training you can do in your budget and time?

As been mentioned before, plenty of IT courses online and for free. Find some meetup groups local, if you have the time when they are running. It is still worth considering, unless it is not something you have any interest in.
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I've generally always done well when working at airports and around airplanes, suppose if your doing something you have an interest in, it's not as bad, more like being paid for your hobby...lol

Probably would do well working in a public aquarium as well if I could work with the fish and animals, however a relevant degree is needed in sciences.

We thought about moving to Atlantic Canada as my company has some bases there, but fzthe wage is a lot lower due to different labor market and more employer market where in Vancouver it's an employees market so our wages are higher, and without my wife having disability there, I could not make enough to pay the bills and rent even with rents being lower there, so for now we stay put in Vancouver.
You havedone well. You have a home, a loving wife, a cute dog, a paying full time job. Congratulate yourself and appreciate your achievements.
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