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My eldest daughter trained in a for-profit "college" as a CNA, wound up with the certification (on paper) but NO job nor prospects for one.  She owes the government over 30K for her efforts.  I think this scam should be shut down - no job, no pay for...
smetro 12-05-2019 11:52 AM
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I didn't go, and have regretted it ever since, despite the negatives that we've all heard over the years (the mud, the drugs, the fact that often one was NO WHERE NEAR the actual stage...!).  So, when it came up, I did have a chance to go-but with th...
smetro 08-16-2019 09:47 AM
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Do not think your question is difficult - just perhaps some people's understanding of same..!  For myself, will have to figure out just how much the Social Security and pension will bring in, then "other expenses" previously covered by my employer (a...
smetro 01-10-2019 10:48 AM
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Sounds like you've got a handle on "retirement" - that is, moving from paid activity to doing pretty much what you want to do...!  Look forward to doing same, hopefully sooner rather than later-not getting any younger here..!
smetro 12-18-2018 08:57 AM
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Your story is encouraging...am "only" 70 yo and fully intend to work part-time (someday-am fulltime now) and still drive as long as possible.  The time one must wait for a driver (of any sort) added to the anxiety I personally feel about the uber thi...
smetro 08-23-2018 11:23 AM
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My eldest daughter trained in a for-profit "college" as a CNA, wound up with the certification (on paper) but NO job nor prospects for one.  She owes the government over 30K for her efforts.  I think this scam should be shut down - no job, no pay for...
smetro 12-05-2019 11:52 AM
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I didn't go, and have regretted it ever since, despite the negatives that we've all heard over the years (the mud, the drugs, the fact that often one was NO WHERE NEAR the actual stage...!).  So, when it came up, I did have a chance to go-but with th...
smetro 08-16-2019 09:47 AM
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Do not think your question is difficult - just perhaps some people's understanding of same..!  For myself, will have to figure out just how much the Social Security and pension will bring in, then "other expenses" previously covered by my employer (a...
smetro 01-10-2019 10:48 AM
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Sounds like you've got a handle on "retirement" - that is, moving from paid activity to doing pretty much what you want to do...!  Look forward to doing same, hopefully sooner rather than later-not getting any younger here..!
smetro 12-18-2018 08:57 AM
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Your story is encouraging...am "only" 70 yo and fully intend to work part-time (someday-am fulltime now) and still drive as long as possible.  The time one must wait for a driver (of any sort) added to the anxiety I personally feel about the uber thi...
smetro 08-23-2018 11:23 AM
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My eldest daughter trained in a for-profit "college" as a CNA, wound up with the certification (on paper) but NO job nor prospects for one.  She owes the government over 30K for her efforts.  I think this scam should be shut down - no job, no pay for...
smetro 12-05-2019 11:52 AM
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I didn't go, and have regretted it ever since, despite the negatives that we've all heard over the years (the mud, the drugs, the fact that often one was NO WHERE NEAR the actual stage...!).  So, when it came up, I did have a chance to go-but with th...
smetro 08-16-2019 09:47 AM
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Do not think your question is difficult - just perhaps some people's understanding of same..!  For myself, will have to figure out just how much the Social Security and pension will bring in, then "other expenses" previously covered by my employer (a...
smetro 01-10-2019 10:48 AM
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Sounds like you've got a handle on "retirement" - that is, moving from paid activity to doing pretty much what you want to do...!  Look forward to doing same, hopefully sooner rather than later-not getting any younger here..!
smetro 12-18-2018 08:57 AM
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Your story is encouraging...am "only" 70 yo and fully intend to work part-time (someday-am fulltime now) and still drive as long as possible.  The time one must wait for a driver (of any sort) added to the anxiety I personally feel about the uber thi...
smetro 08-23-2018 11:23 AM
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