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Offline dano14041

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Happy Day!
« on: December 07, 2010, 08:59:27 PM »
Today is a happy day for me! After 8 years of going to college (my midlife crisis) and changing my career from HVAC/sheet metal work to accounting, I took my last final tonight and  earned my Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis.

8 years because I had to get a bachelors degree first and work full time +.

Whew! It has been a long strange trip! :-D

Thank you for letting me share!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 09:00:13 PM »
Congratulations, Dano!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 09:20:37 PM »
Congrats, man! It's tough to do once you're out in the real world. I will slap my kids silly if I ever hear the words "take a semester off" come out of their mouths.
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 09:24:25 PM »
dano - you sir have earned yourself a night of beer.

I congratulate you not only on the accomplishment, but the stones to do it the hard way.  I'll raise a glass to your current triumph but also to your future successes as well. 

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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 09:30:34 PM »
Congrats, man! It's tough to do once you're out in the real world. I will slap my kids silly if I ever hear the words "take a semester off" come out of their mouths.

Thank you!

I think I would do the same if I had kids.  ;) It is probably a lot easier to do when you come straight out of high school, then wait until your 35. It just took me that long to decide what I wanted to do when I "grew up." LOL!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 09:32:00 PM »
dano - you sir have earned yourself a night of beer.

I congratulate you not only on the accomplishment, but the stones to do it the hard way.  I'll raise a glass to your current triumph but also to your future successes as well. 

Thank you!

I don't think it was stones so much as not having any other way to do it. :-)

And Thank you too, Denny!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 09:35:40 PM »
Congrats man! I'll drink for ya! I took left the HVAC / sheet metal trade about 6 months ago, after 15+ years in it. Not by choice though. I moved to a place where none is going on.
 But way to go for you.
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 09:36:05 PM »
Congrats dano!  You going to take the CPA exam?  What kind of job are you working, or hoping to get with the accounting degree?
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 10:28:19 PM »
Today is a happy day for me! After 8 years of going to college (my midlife crisis) and changing my career from HVAC/sheet metal work to accounting, I took my last final tonight and  earned my Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis.

8 years because I had to get a bachelors degree first and work full time +.

Whew! It has been a long strange trip! :-D

Thank you for letting me share!
Dano

Well Done Dano!  You definetly did it the hard way.  Savor the victory and accomplishment.  Enjoy the day!

Eight years is pretty quick!  It took me 10 and 1/2  years to get my engineering degree while working overtime constantly in a power plant.  Started at age 38 and finished at 48.  I guess that spans mid-life...

Sorry, but I can't resist, being from Hawaii... Book'em Dano!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 11:42:04 PM »
Awesome. Going for CPA?

Here- I'm raising me pint to ya!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 04:26:52 AM »
Great job!

Congrats!  8)

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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 05:45:54 AM »
Congratulations ;D

 I went to school every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night from 6 -10pm for 4 and 1/2 years to get a bachelors degree so I feel your pain and I hope it will pay off you as well as it has for me.

 Good luck!
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 06:34:27 AM »
[Sorry, but I can't resist, being from Hawaii... Book'em Dano!

Since he's got an accounting degree, it should be "Close those books, Dano" :)

Go to any good keggers while at school? :)

All kidding aside, congratulations.  I can barely find time to brew, let alone go back to school.
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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 08:09:31 AM »
My hat is off to you. Going back to school, especially for that long, is one of the hardest things to do. You'll be a better man for it, and, I can tell you that any potential employer is going to look at your resume and hire you on the spot....

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Re: Happy Day!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 08:19:02 AM »
Congrats!

I went back to school to change careers (in my early 30's) too.  My program was only 1 year - my hat is off to you sir - I don't think I would have stuck it out for 8 years.

Best of luck!
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