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Old 02-25-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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What would you do?

So heres my dilemma...

I'm in highschool, senior year, I've been playing lacrosse for 3 seasons (freshman through junior year).... Lacrosse season is comming up quickly. Last year was the first year i had a vehicle (my stock 87 YJ), my parents helped me out with gas money here and there through the season, but other than that i had no money because i took the season off from work... It wasn't fun having no money, and only winning one game all season, and being worked in the hot sun everyday, and spending most of the time on the bench because the "suck-ups" play before me , but I'm with my friends and we some how make it fun to be their....

This year i have been offered a job as an electricians apprentice, which basicly doubles what I've been making at the bike shop and is helping me to get my electrical licensing. I'll basicly be a step ahead of everyone my age trying to get an electrical license (which is basicly no one I know of). I want to be an electrician and own my own company one day.

Im leaning more towards skipping lacrosse, and going out into the work field..... what do you think of my decision? what would you do in this situation?

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Old 02-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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That's a no brainer. If it were me, I would regret for the rest of my life not apprenticing under an electrician.

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i'd take the job as the apprentice since your goal is to be an electrician. if you wanted to be a pro lacrosse player then i would stick with that.
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Is there anyway you could do both?
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Have you been offered a job playing lacross? Take the job, then see if you can fit lacross into your schedule.
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If there is no way you can do both, I would go with being an electrician's apprentice. When opportunity knocks, answer!
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Is there anyway you could do both?
Most likely not.

Lacrosse isnt gonna help me pay the bills....
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Depends how much you like lacrosse. It's probably something that you will never be able to play again, so you need to take advantage of it while it's here. You have the whole rest of your life to work. I know I would have kicked myself for missing any football that I could possibly play!
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Well then pursue the apprentice job.
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Just remember which decision you make and forget the other one. Regret is a hard life to lead.

I worked all through high school with my grandfather. He was a home builder and most nights after school I would work until 9-10. I don't regret the life lessons learned under my GPA(mentor) and even apply those teachings in my current profession 15 years later.

I would check up on the electrician offering you the apprentice. Find out what kind of work he does and what others have to say about him. Specifically his employers. Is it rude to go behind his back to ask about him? YES! Do you want to learn from someone that does stuff half-assed?
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It will be a wide range of things I'll be doing, anywhere from roughing a house, to wirring surveillance cameras and home theater systems...

He is a family friend, and has done almost all the wiring in my house.
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He is a family friend, and has done almost all the wiring in my house.

Good!
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Take the job....ain't nothing better than on the job experience

Hopefully,you can a find pick-up league if you still want to play lacrosse on your off days.
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I would take the job.

Experience is just as valuable as education when starting a career.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:52 PM   #15
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What you're talking about is not just a job, being an electrician is a career. You will never be out of a job, because of the knowledge you will gain.

Unless you're planning on going to college, and need the lacrosse for your scholorship, go with the sure thing that will take care of you for the rest of your life.

Even if you decide to pursue other paths, change careers, whatever, you will always have the electrician thing in your back pocket to fall back on if you need it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:49 AM   #16
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X2, anytime you can learn life skills from a master....
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Apprenticeships don't appear very often. I'd jump all over that and see about finding lacrosse leagues wherever you end up.
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holy crap i wish i would have seen this sooner!!
lax huh? I have been playing all my life, my dad is the chairman for lacrosse in Arizona. Anyways, there are many lacrosse clubs out there that can work around a tough schedule if u had a job
i dont know how much u love lacrosse, but I would say TRY to stick with both, because u never know, u might regret it later. Just my advice, try some lax clubs
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while i agree the job sounds like a sweet deal, u have the whole rest of your life to work. if hes a family friend, chances are his offer will stand after lacrosse season ends.

one of my biggest regrets is that i had to work so much during college that i didnt get to enjoy it near as much as my friends did. $.02
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