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WTF you are like 12 right? SO you are just trying to make me feel more like an old lazy-assed uneducated rube? You need to just stay a beaten boring souless slave to fucking corporate America like the rest of us! Stop learning shit. :youmad:
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:49 AM
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Last night I sat down and made one of the charts that I make for decisions like this, and it produced a couple of counterpoints.

1. I could spend this money to amortize my current debt a little bit faster. This isn't a huge deal, but I hate being in debt, so that's a thing.
2. I looked in to getting the company to pay for it, and that would be a long shot since it's not really career-focused. Also I would have to stay with the company for 18 months to avoid having to pay it back.
3. I would have to take the fucking GRE again. It's not so much the actual test that bothers me as it is the idea that I'll have to pay two hundred bucks to take a standardized test that I already took and fucking destroyed, to prove that I can succeed in a mediocre program when I already have an MA and a JD. My last GRE scores are now too old to use for this application. It's the principle that annoys me.
4. I kind of remembered how damn long it takes to write papers in French.

Now I am back to undecided, leaning towards no. The application deadline isn't until May, so I've got some time to decide. The website makes it sound like I can actually take some courses as a non-degree-seeking student (which would make them a little bit cheaper because of the way hours are counted) and then get degree credit for them after enrolling. I'm not quite sure how that would work, but that's one option.

Some wormtongue whispered a dark thing in my ear: go get your MBA. I hissed and scampered back to my cube.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:43 PM
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I say do it. After you finish that program I heartily recommend that you enroll in a Divinity School and start working on a Master of Divinity degree.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:49 PM
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Some wormtongue whispered a dark thing in my ear: go get your MBA. I hissed and scampered back to my cube.
O my dawg...No. Not that. Ever.

An MBA along with a JD would mean you would be required to live under a rock.

Go for the divinity. And get some fudge, while you're at it.
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Some wormtongue whispered a dark thing in my ear: go get your MBA. I hissed and scampered back to my cube.
When I was applying for my MS program, I had an actual professor suggest to my actual face that I apply for the MBA program as well and get both at the same time.

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but really, most of the time I just come home and crash on the couch - and, more importantly, this becoming another one of those things that I start and then I'm not willing to walk away if I don't like it.
At first I read this as your being worried that coming home and crashing on the couch every night might become one of those things that you start then aren't willing to walk away from and I thought I found a potential soulmate.
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but really, most of the time I just come home and crash on the couch - and, more importantly, this becoming another one of those things that I start and then I'm not willing to walk away if I don't like it.
At first I read this as your being worried that coming home and crashing on the couch every night might become one of those things that you start then aren't willing to walk away from and I thought I found a potential soulmate.
Well...yeah. It is kinda difficult to walk away while you are crashed on the couch.
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Wait, what? mister glad doesn't have Mr. Fristians on Ignore any more?
Don't be silly....of course I do. I just override 'ignore' on the really important threads, like chickens and French graduate programs.
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No, more like "Morally Bankrupt Asshole".
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That reminds me I haven't posted any chickpoasts in a while.
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Don't get your MBA. I would, in your shoes, pay off your debt so that you can quit your job at an opportune moment and go live in France/French speaking place to practice your French. Or take regular vacations to speak French, etc. Or just audit the classes instead of taking the GRE again which is stupid.
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French sucks. FACT!
Learn something more useful instead. Like walking on stilts or unicycling.

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Écoute à Lumière de la Tempête. Il est très vieux et sage. :unnod:
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French sucks. FACT!
Learn something more useful instead. Like walking on stilts or unicycling.
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1. I could spend this money to amortize my current debt a little bit faster. This isn't a huge deal, but I hate being in debt, so that's a thing.
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3. I would have to take the fucking GRE again. It's not so much the actual test that bothers me as it is the idea that I'll have to pay two hundred bucks to take a standardized test that I already took and fucking destroyed, to prove that I can succeed in a mediocre program when I already have an MA and a JD. My last GRE scores are now too old to use for this application. It's the principle that annoys me.
The combination of 1 and 3 would kill the idea for me. At least for this year or some other measure of time. I've never taken the GRE so I don't know how tedious it is let alone taking it twice in a short span, but I also hated doing some OSHA and such things every year for werk and I figure that's close enough for government efforts.
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