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Here's some food for thought. If you're a NASCAR fan or NHRA fan, most of the folks working on the cars are Engineers, not just techs.

Engineering degrees are not easy to get, but after the first year or 2 you start applying what you're learning and it gets really easy and fun from there.

If you really love playing with mechanical things, I'd suggest going to UTI and get going on your mechanic career and then pursue an Engineering degree part time. It can be done.
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the best way to get into UPS or FedEx is to work as a drivers asst. or work in one of there terminals. You can work at a terminal after school whatever it may be, & have some change in your pocket at the same time.
Mechanics are never out of a job, my brother went to high school it was also a trade school. When he got his high school diploma, he knew enough to get a call from Ford to go to their mechanics school, he worked there for many years. Then he decided it was time to travel & went to truck drivers school & did that for years, mostly hauling fuel, until he was in a bad wreck one winter. Then he went to work for the local school system & getting civil service pay. He gets work from everyone that lives near him, he does their mechanical work as a side job
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I'm actually gonna try to apply at Bass Pro tomorrow. They have an opening in their warehouse and they pay pretty good money. But for now, I need a good job to get my own place and just start living the good old adult life lol. I'll keep you guys updated. Hopefully someday I'll get the chance to go to school, but for now, the warehouse is the way to go.
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Just a little update. I have an interview at Bass Pro Shops tomorrow! Hopefully I can get the job because they pay decent money, and I love that store.
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Hey man, I just wanted to say that what ever you chose it's never to late for a change. I was a carpenter since I was 15, started my own company 5 yrs ago and now I fly all over doing events Friday-Mondays and a stay at home dad the rest of the time and having a blast.

Good luck, work hard and have fun doing what you do.
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It's a mofo trying to get in at UPS. When I was younger I also wanted to be a driver, seems like they are never hiring for the "good" positions.
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I'm actually gonna try to apply at Bass Pro tomorrow. They have an opening in their warehouse and they pay pretty good money. But for now, I need a good job to get my own place and just start living the good old adult life lol. I'll keep you guys updated. Hopefully someday I'll get the chance to go to school, but for now, the warehouse is the way to go.
Best of luck, as long as you don't recycle all your paycheck there!
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Lol that's exactly what I thought. I could live in that store.
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