- Aug 1, 2009
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Ok, we agree on the facts. We're making progress here. Given those facts, and in his position, what would you do?
I gotta be honest, that amount of money would be incredible temptation and I cannot say I wouldn't take it. I would hope that, had I made a commitment, I would fulfill that commitment regardless of the carrot dangled in front of me. And I will also admit, I could be completely wrong in my assumption based on what I have seen. This kid's father, being the AD at WVU, could know something about Carolina that none of us knows and told his son to stay away.
The numbers are of course way different but I earned my degree at age 40 in hopes to get out of the line of work I was in before I went to school. I was making better money then, 6 years ago, than I am now. I could be well into management by now and possibly earning in the range of 80-100k a year. Now, I am partially employed with a piece of paper to add to my resumé. Did I make the wrong choice?
The difference between you and I is that you find it foolish that this young man turned down the quick money deal and I admire the kid for standing by his decision to stay. Again, it's all about perception. And I think we will have to agree to disagree.