I decided to start this thread because I felt like asking for advice, words of wisdom and whatnot from the collective minds of MR. Perhaps it isn't the most appropriate place , but perhaps someone will come up with something I have not yet thought about and would not have otherwise. So my situation is that I work doing quality control at a plywood mill. Don't let the title fool you, its not as glamorous as it sounds. Its actually just a low level job at the company like being a pressman, loading the presses. Anyway, I quickly realized that this is a dead end company. Most I could possibly hope for is a foreman position, which is not likely. Even then, being a foreman of plywood mill isn't my idea of an interesting job. I know the place, its not the greatest by any means. Shady supervisors (not all, but a few), questionable ethics oftentimes, IMO. Now comes for the advice asking portion. Sadly, even knowing all this, I still am not able to motivate myself to go back to school and get a university degree. Have any of you out there ever been in such a position? If so, what did you do to get yourself going? I really don't want to end up like the guys there who are in their 40s (I'm 25) and making $12 an hour, which really isn't much these days. I just can't seem to push myself to get going. I dream of how nice it'd actually to be to study and even perhaps someday living in another country. Sorry if I didn't articulate myself very well. My head is all mixed up with this. Been spending too much time this long weekend, thinking about things.