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    They just told me there that they think i should leave school this year and get an apprenticeship to be a joiner. :eek: They've been trying to drill into my head for the past 4 years that i should focus on more academic subjects and that i MUST stay on for 5th year and now they tell me this! The thing is though..i'm a girl. I know girls can be joiners or plumbers or mechanics or whatever but is it not a bit weird? Whats everyone elses opinion on this?
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    naaaah! I would LOVE to be a machanic! It must be friggin great! Getting dirty and greasy, fixing engines, having a laugh with the lads. Shame my parents don't understand this
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    (Original post by need_money)
    They just told me there that they think i should leave school this year and get an apprenticeship to be a joiner. :eek: They've been trying to drill into my head for the past 4 years that i should focus on more academic subjects and that i MUST stay on for 5th year and now they tell me this! The thing is though..i'm a girl. I know girls can be joiners or plumbers or mechanics or whatever but is it not a bit weird? Whats everyone elses opinion on this?
    so girls use plungers and that etc* look at nadia for example. A girl with a plunger. She'd be a good plumber.
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    (Original post by need_money)
    They just told me there that they think i should leave school this year and get an apprenticeship to be a joiner. :eek: They've been trying to drill into my head for the past 4 years that i should focus on more academic subjects and that i MUST stay on for 5th year and now they tell me this! The thing is though..i'm a girl. I know girls can be joiners or plumbers or mechanics or whatever but is it not a bit weird? Whats everyone elses opinion on this?
    Maybe all of your behaviour this past year as made them realise you'll never be a great academic and are trying to push you into areas where you could make a good living and not be too disappointed.
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    Become a plumber. You'll earn a fortune and will never be short of work - thus being able to work the hours you want
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    dear learn how to shop like a pro and your done for life
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    (Original post by need_money)
    They just told me there that they think i should leave school this year and get an apprenticeship to be a joiner. :eek: They've been trying to drill into my head for the past 4 years that i should focus on more academic subjects and that i MUST stay on for 5th year and now they tell me this! The thing is though..i'm a girl. I know girls can be joiners or plumbers or mechanics or whatever but is it not a bit weird? Whats everyone elses opinion on this?
    it is a bit weird but so what? im sure you'l be employable you'l stand out simply cause your female you could get into the engineering side of it and be more academic about it
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    (Original post by frost105)
    Maybe all of your behaviour this past year as made them realise you'll never be a great academic and are trying to push you into areas where you could make a good living and not be too disappointed.
    But...i'm doing good in school at the moment. I'm in credit for all my subjects and they have no reason to believe i'm going to fail. :confused:
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    lol...and here was me thinking it was going be "you were planned"
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Become a plumber. You'll earn a fortune and will never be short of work - thus being able to work the hours you want
    Hehe, thats what my dad said. :p:
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    (Original post by technik)
    lol...and here was me thinking it was going be "you were planned"
    :eek: I was planned!
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    pretty much anyone doing an apprenticeship can make shedloads of money as everyone is off doing degrees now.

    Have you ever thought about joining the forces? There is a huge misconception about them and you could be a ground engineer for example, earn about £18k after training, get a full pension when you leave, (even in your 30s) get free medical, free dental, very cheap housing (4 bedroom house from £80 a week) and not to mention travelling around the world.

    EDIT: that's off the top of my head so I would double check it lol
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    (Original post by need_money)
    :eek: I was planned!
    hehe only messin

    i was planned too...i think. infact, it doesnt matter
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    go for it!
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    (Original post by technik)
    hehe only messin

    i was planned too...i think. infact, it doesnt matter
    my parents thought I was a boy until I was born. They were calling me David
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    my parents thought I was a boy until I was born. They were calling me David
    im glad i wasnt a girl. i couldnt have hacked being called aurora.
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    (Original post by need_money)
    They just told me there that they think i should leave school this year and get an apprenticeship to be a joiner. :eek: They've been trying to drill into my head for the past 4 years that i should focus on more academic subjects and that i MUST stay on for 5th year and now they tell me this! The thing is though..i'm a girl. I know girls can be joiners or plumbers or mechanics or whatever but is it not a bit weird? Whats everyone elses opinion on this?
    My opinion, they just want you to have a good job when you are older. I think you just need to ignore them and do whats best for you.
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    (Original post by technik)
    im glad i wasnt a girl. i couldnt have hacked being called aurora.
    LOL interesting name
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    (Original post by BlackHawk)
    my parents thought I was a boy until I was born. They were calling me David
    Exact same for me! lol
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    (Original post by technik)
    im glad i wasnt a girl. i couldnt have hacked being called aurora.
    i dont even no how to pronounce that! i was going to be called amy if i was a girl :eek:
 
 
 
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