Sick of studying? As long as you are diligent, hardworking and persistent, it is not impossible to get a high salary despite not having a university degree.
So says a student from the National University of Singapore who is an accountant and has a boyfriend who earns more than her.
According to her story, her boyfriend used to be in a polytechnic but dropped out because he was failing everything. He thought he did not have a knack for studying and so, went to enlist shortly after.
When he completed his mandatory service, he worked as a waiter in a friend's father's restaurant.
There, he found an interest in cooking and went on to do a part-time culinary course. Following that, he worked as an apprentice at a restaurant.
"He worked very hard and took many part-time courses and participated in competitions along the way. He slowly worked his way up from apprentice to head chef.
He then went on to work at a five star hotel as a junior chef and recently got promoted to sous chef, which pays him more than what I earn as an accountant."
It took him many years of hard work but it is not impossible. There is a way to chase your dreams without going after paper qualifications. In the end, it is the attitude that counts.
So, every school is a good school? Yeah sure, but some people do not need good schools either.