I'm still wrestling with school, although it's in the background a bit now. I'm trying to decide if I want to take a full degree program, or just a few classes to get me up to speed. Both have their pros and cons, and I'm gonna lay them out here. I'm going to create my first HTML tables, and we'll see how I do, lol. They're more complex than images or links or lists, so I'm hoping to get them right, but we'll see.
|Pros and Cons of Going Back to School for a Degree|
|I'll have a degree, which will make it easier to get a job>||It takes longer than just taking a few classes, and will keep me out of the job market for longer.|
|It will give me a larger base of knowledge than just a few classes.||If I start a degree problem, and don't finish, it looks bad.|
|It makes more jobs available to me than just a few classes would.||It may make me over qualified for what I want to do, making it harder to get a job.|
|It proves to employers I can handle the longer haul, and I'm not just there for the short term|
|I get coop experience, which helps employers see that I'm qualified for whatever job I apply for.||It's more expensive than just taking a few classes, so I'll owe more.|
|Job placement assistance is available to me.|
|Pros and Cons of Going Back to School for a Few Classes Only|
|It lets employers know I can handle the structure of a work environment after being on disability for such a long time.||I don't have a degree at the end of my education.|
|It gives me a good background in Help Desk functions, which makes training me easier.||Not finishing a degree program could leave employers to wonder if I can truly hack it over the long haul.|
|It's cheaper than a full degree program||It gives no coop experience.|
|There is no job placement assistance without a degree program.|
If you can think of anything I've not thought of, please feel free to enter it in the comments section. I'm aware that I'm not the best critical thinker, and therefore may have missed something important. Thanks for everyone who leaves a comment (even if it's just an opinion on what I should do). I welcome your thoughts, especially when I'm struggling with such an issue.
I have some dogsitting coming up too. My brother is going up to his parents-in-law's place for the weekend (with Amy, of course), and then the next weekend, they're going up to the parents' farm so Amy can spend some time with a childhood friend who's home from Arizona for a short vacation. I'm not sure which weekends they are though. I know there are two of them, but when I can't remember. I have the dates written down... Somewhere. So that'll be fun, and lots of stitching time. Maybe even a walk, if the weather cools down enough. We'll have to see how it goes. Today wasn't too bad. It got up to eighty nine outside, but in here it was much cooler. I'm not sure why. I had the AC on last night while I was in here, but I turned it off when I went to bed. It's just now starting to creep up a little bit in here. According to Google's weather add on, it's eighty one outside, but I was cooler when it was eighty nine out there. Weird... It's like the heat is just now coming in. Anyways, hope you've all had a good week so far. Happy hump day!! (And pretty please, leave me a comment about my schooling pros and cons. I'd really appreciate it.)