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I need some help paying off the rest of my tuition guys...

post #1 of 24
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I'm sorry about all of this and I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but all it said was not to sell anything which I'm not. I talked with some culinary teachers at career centers around me and they said go for business management in hospitality than work your butt off and when you're ready open your own diner. So thats what im doing, but the only problem is that I'm 7k short with financial aid and grants. So if anyone could donate some money that would be lovely, and I promise on everything this is not a scam nor spam nor anything like that. I really want to own a bakery/diner and this will get my foot in the door. Please help me if you can, and if you can't can you pass on my link to people that you think could help me out? Thank you lots everyone. 

 

https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/get-me-into-college?col=-35667

 

Clicking this link gives me no money what so ever. I'm just trying to get some money donated so I can get on with my culinary career. Again, if you can help me out, even a dollar or 2, please do so. If you know anyone that can donate a bit more please ask them to because this is my life and I don't want to hold off another year of schooling to do so. I've been trying to get a job, even as a dishwasher, but no one will hire me because I only have 4 months of line cook experience, this degree can and will help me, so please if you can donate, please do.


Edited by stryker93 - 1/22/14 at 5:21pm
post #2 of 24

Imagine if everyone who had a dream did just that and asked for donations...

 

Go visit the church and ask them <_<. 

Their are single fathers and mothers working 12 hour days to put food on the table. 

Look harder, try more, and asking for donations isnt going to work. 

 

How do you think people in this industry stay in the industry.... we work our butts off. 

We don´t go around forums asking for donations thats for sure.

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post #3 of 24
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and im going without food smart one. before you judge me think to yourself that not everyone is well off and can support themselves. I know you have to work hard, I got laid off after 4 months and nothing has turned up. im trying to further my education and still cant do that. so shut your mouth and leave your opinions to yourself. I posted this for help, not smart ass comments saying that other people are struggling, I know that! I make 45 dollars a week doing a part time paper route, try living off that when you have other things to pay. just because youre not asking for help doesnt mean others cant. so just shut up and leave me alone. I need help, so im asking for it, god.
post #4 of 24

You have a smart mouth, maybe you should use it to better yourself.  When you do, send me a couple thousand.

post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
really another rude person?! Wow you guys should be ashamed. Looks like theres two spots in hell for you two
post #6 of 24

"---- I know you have to work hard, I got laid off after 4 months and nothing has turned up.----"

 

That's hard to believe. Why would anyone laid you off!?????!!!!

 

 

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Edited by dcarch - 1/25/14 at 6:39pm
post #7 of 24

The salesmen at the school are just blowing smoke up your ass, all they want is your 8 grand.

 

Learn to be a baker or cook, whichever it is. You need kitchen experience first, lots of it then worry about getting a degree in business mgt later on if that's what think will help you achieve your goal..

 

Where do you plan on getting the money for your diner once you have this piece of worthless paper?

 

I worked my ass off for years saving and investing so that I could follow my dreams, nobody gave me a dime nor did I use crowd funding. If you have no skin in the game, it doesn't feel so bad when you close the doors, it's just random strangers money that just got flushed down the toilet.

post #8 of 24
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so shut your mouth and leave your opinions to yourself.
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so just shut up and leave me alone.

 

 

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really another rude person?! Wow you guys should be ashamed. Looks like theres two spots in hell for you two

 

 

 

Do you honestly not see anything wrong with making comments like that in this forum*

full of professional chefs and business owners, after asking for a handout, then in the same

breath call us rude? For starters, no one here KNOWS you. And after that display of sour attitude

I'd be surprised if anyone WANTS to. Let alone funding it. So that's MY attitude thus far; if you feel

compelled to wish me a ringside seat in hell as well, proceed at will. Wouldn't be the first time. :rolleyes:

Meanwhile and while we're both still up here, I wish you luck in the industry and do hope things

improve for you soon.

 

*You DO know what a "forum" is?

post #9 of 24

Jesus fing Christ. I have worked 50+ hours a week for four years working in a restaurant to make it to culinary school. I have given up precious time with my child so we could have better lives and that I could fulfill my dreams. And you know what? I am not bitching because I love my life and I love working in the restaurant biz but I have never once (besides the federal pale grants and popular scholarships) straight out asked for any handouts, not even my own parents. So yes, go ahead an ask away. But you are preaching to the wrong crowd who have either shown blood, sweat, and tears (and probably stiches and burns) to accomplish what they want to do. It sounds like you don't know shit about restaurant life.

post #10 of 24

Im going to hell <_<

Idk about that, but after these rude comments you sure arent in any position to judge now are you? :rolleyes:

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post #11 of 24
I by no means come from a wealthy family. I'm not rich, but I would consider myself resourceful. I remember several years ago when I used to be heavily involved in equestrian sports. I went from taking lessons once a week on a borrowed horse to, eight years later, boarding my show horse at one of the top training barns in the country without paying a penny. How? I worked extremely hard, both on my skills and through lots of physical labor in exchange for other services. I bring this up because I learned at a young age that hard work and a likeable personality will get you anywhere you want in life, regardless of the industry you're involved in.
I am not saying that hard work alone will get you into the top culinary schools, and I think I even told you once that if you can't afford it, don't do it. I'm getting my degree at a community college and I'm prepared to work my butt off and start from the bottom when I get out. I know that working hard at every task I'm given will give me more than any fancy, expensive culinary degree ever could.
Never in my life have I flat-out asked for a handout (scholarships, though, are a wonderful thing), and I honestly can't believe that you have the audacity to do so. More than that, you are asking for said handouts on a forum where we can see how many other cooks and chefs have succeeded from simply working their way up. You are asking the wrong crowd, and I'm embarrassed for you that you're asking at all.
post #12 of 24

<_<

My family was dirt poor. 2 working parents neither with a college diploma trying to make ends meet and keep 2 children fed. 

Obviously i now live in another country, but want to know a little secret , culinary schools got here in the 1970´s , and they are expensive....

DOUBLE WHAT YOU WOULD PAY FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 

Didnt stop me from working in the industry...

 

Might as well delete this thread, don´t think you will be getting anything out of us. :rolleyes:

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post #13 of 24

School does not a chef make. School does not mean high paying jobs. I was making more (working in the industry) before I went to school, than the first job I got after graduation. Thomas Keller never went to culinary school. I had absolutely no professional experience prior to getting my first job in a kitchen (pretty much a duh when you think about it). If your finances are that tight and you are $7,000 away from affording tuition, I would think you would be better served by taking the working path to becoming a chef. Completely doable.

 

You asked for help, this has been mine. It is probably not what you wanted and it is not monetary, but it still is help if you look at it as such.

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post #14 of 24
I think you might have better luck begging on the corner of a highway off-ramp rather than telling your sob story to a forum of chefs who had to walk in your shoes but did it with hard work and blood. You are choosing a dishonorable path that none of us can identify or sympathy with. You wont make it in this industry very far.
post #15 of 24

Come on Vic, tell us how you REALLY feel. :p

post #16 of 24

im guessing if  you need 7k  its probably to go to some private culinary school right ? 

 

how about you forget about those for right now 

if your heart is set on culinary school check out some trade schools or community college if you can get fed student loans for private school to cover all but 7k im sure you can get them to cover your entire tuition for public community college also when your in school go to finance office and check with them on your campus  about student worker programs you can get at-least a max of 20 hours a week to work student worker programs and get probably 8 to 10 an hour shuffling books or watching kids after school until you find something in the industry 

post #17 of 24

Gobsmacked by the rudeness and attitude of stryker93. You can't be that naive, surely?

 

*Backs out thread, never to return*

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post #18 of 24

oh wow.:rolleyes:

 

you know, stryker, its really simple.

if you have the drive and the passion, you will get there, no matter what!!

only you will have to work your butt off!!! and then when you're lucky.

but not with this kind of attitude.

how old are you at all? there is still at lot to learn for you out there.

leave US alone please.

we love to help but we also know where to draw the line.

 

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post #19 of 24

I need some help paying off my mortgage.  Any takers?? ;)

post #20 of 24

I think he is long gone, unless he rejoined under another name.  Not been active since the day of the first post.

post #21 of 24
Takes some nerve.
post #22 of 24

Lack of sense compounded by lack of cents.

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Lack of sense compounded by lack of cents.

:lol: Gotta remember that one Chef!

post #24 of 24

Very poor form. Cant believe the nerve

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