I am only in my second year at my college, an expensive one at that, and I am contemplating leaving for a job.
Since 2010 I have worked under a friend who started a company and has been very successful in these tough times. I have worked at the original location every summer/Christmas since. I currently make around 12-15k a year working part time and in school. Also, the company is 2 hours away from my college so working while in school is not an option.
He is opening a few more branches and really wants me to work for him at a new one opening this Christmas. He is always asking me about my future and what I have plans for. I absolutely love working for him and being in the company from the ground up we have a solid team and I have a large voice. He has offered me a managerial position in his company whenever I am ready/finish school.
With a school that costs 56k a year ( not what we are paying) I am always feeing INCREDIBLY bad for putting my parents through that, and it is a struggle to pay currently. Also, I am not some snobby kid who does not mind screwing their parents over. I have given all the money I have to this school...
It leaves me thinking, If he could offer me a 30-40-50k job now, should I move and do it? I have an older long time friend who would move with me and split rent. I just feel that even after sinking into debt with school, I still could come out with the same job. But then what if I am in need of a degree down the road?! So many scary thoughts... Both of my parents did not attend college and are incredibly successful for not attending. Also, my boss did not attend either...
My car is payed off, I pay about $1000 a month now to live.
What do any of you recommend? Stay in school at a rate of $$$ per year or start life now? I would basically end with my AA. Also, what if I did online schooling such as the University of Florida online business school?
I appreciate any help