Com on guys, he's just 18 with a high school, the best he can get from home is a call center!
Really? Because I went from high school directly into a government job at $400 a month which at that time was considered a very good salary. When that contract ended a year later I went to an oil company which was even better. As the work environment changed and computers came in I received job-specific training, was even sent to Tulsa for two weeks to work with people there, and was earning almost $30,000 a year when I left in 1985. In fact that original system formed the basis of what we have today so I guess I'm sort of a pioneer in a sense. I was the guinea pig that tested it all.
You need to take off the blinders and see things for what they are. I had trouble for a long thinking that the best chance for life experience was working in an office, but it's just changed now. We need to roll with the times.
I don't even have math beyond grade 10 because I just couldn't wrap my head around it. Numbers aren't my friend (
). I'm better now. Even that never held me back except I had to downgrade from wanting to be an RN to an LPN but even that worked out to my advantage. (Anyone want to borrow my horseshoes? Just polish and insert
A lot of my education didn't come until I was into my 30's. i HATED school, couldn't wait to get out, and had nightmares for months after that they made a mistake and I had to go back. Ten years later I couldn't learn enough. I say give the kid a break. He's 18. A few months of puttering around won't hurt him and may even help him in the long run. Sometimes what you think you want isn't really what you want. He may find something computer related that he wants to know more about and will go back to school.
You don't say where you live, Yaheem, and maybe that makes a difference?