celadon lord of missed boats (lord_cellytron) wrote in polloftheday,
celadon lord of missed boats
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Job Corps(e?)



So, I haven't exactly achieved my original goal of being the world's first platinum-selling recording artist/author/cartoonist/screenwriter/actress/250 pound runway supermodel by the time I was 20, and I'd like to get some kind of training to make my job search easier (Just until that novel gets published and that pilot gets picked up, you know! :D).

My mother recommended Job Corps to me, but there are aspects of that that frighten me. I haven't found much objective information on Google (most of what I've found is written in chatspeak and very vague), and the peppy-happy tone of the Job Corps website isn't exactly objective and, frankly, scares me.

So...

Poll #962232 Job Corps(e?)

Have you (or someone you know well, not "my brother's friend's cousin's orthodontist's niece") ever been in Job Corps?

Yes
6(12.8%)
No
16(34.0%)
GOD no.
0(0.0%)
What is Job Corps?
25(53.2%)

If you answered yes, did you (or the person you know) enjoy it/did you feel it was worthwhile?

Yes
1(2.9%)
No
5(14.3%)
I have no experience with it.
29(82.9%)

Is it very strict?

No! It was reasonably laid-back, I was able to work at my own pace and not feel like a number.
1(3.1%)
No, though it was pretty strict. But I felt respected.
0(0.0%)
No, there was no discipline whatsoever. (Or, at least, not as much as I would have liked.)
0(0.0%)
It was like a private catholic boys school. Run by nazis.
1(3.1%)
I don't know, or I have an opinion which I will explain in comments.
30(93.8%)

Did you receive useful training in a field that interests you?

Yes.
1(2.9%)
No.
2(5.9%)
I learned how to rotate tires, and am now working as a botanist. So, no.
0(0.0%)
Maybe (Elaborate in comments?)
1(2.9%)
I have no experience with it.
30(88.2%)

On the whole, would you recommend it? (If it wasn't you, would the person you know recommend it?)

Yes, I was satisfied with my experience and I now have a good job, thanks to Job Corps.
0(0.0%)
Yes, I enjoyed my experience, though I'm now working in a different field (or unemployed).
0(0.0%)
Maybe/I don't know.
24(77.4%)
As a last resort.
4(12.9%)
No.
3(9.7%)

Since I'd lose my mind without internet and my iPod, are things like TVs, radios and computers (or mp3 players!) allowed in the dorms?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
No, but everyone has them anyway.
0(0.0%)
I have no idea.
34(100.0%)
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