Past Present and Future Essay

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Past, Present, and Future Growing up I did not have much encouragement to get an education beyond high school. In fact, I swore I would never go college. My words exactly were, “I am not crazy enough to finish 13 years of school just to go back for another 4 or more and have to pay for it!!!” The thought was absolutely ridiculous. Then I started my first job at Sonic Drive In. I saw grown men working hard in the kitchen and sweating over a hot stove all day everyday. Suddenly a college education was very appealing. At the age of 17 I moved in with my now husband who was 25 at the time. He was in college finishing his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I was a senior in high school. As soon as I finished, with his help I enrolled …show more content…
During my time out of school I began working for a large corporation at a starting pay of $10 an hour. I enjoyed my job and learned an abundance of knowledge while I was with the company. I quickly advanced my knowledge and moved around in the company however the company was not willing to pay me more money. I then chose to move on. My next job I worked as a human resources assistant for a medical clinic chain. Again, I loved the job but knew I could do so much more with an education. I felt that with an education I could develop my skills and have transcripts to show my intelligence. I left that job and took a job at a call center that would allow me to complete my school work while on the job. The call volume was not high in the evening time and therefore I worked in the evenings and did all of my school work there. Prior to going back to school, I feel that my level of professionalism, problem solving skills, written and oral communication, and research skills were the same as they are today. I think that the difference today is that I have the proof I need to be taken more seriously in the workplace. During my education with the University of Phoenix I took an ethics course. I feel that learning more about ethics and ethical dilemmas have

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