The Quest for an Education

(0) I was always a poor boy. I don't know when the truth actually sunk in but I can assure you it was a painful realisation that I would never go to school, or meet new people, or have a telivision. I was sixteen when I got my first job. It was handing out blueprints for $19 a hour. I worked with a guy named Jaques. He was an incredible cheerful guy and I always enjoyed chatting with him. One day he asked me "George, you're an incredibly bright young lad, why don't you apply for one of those night jobs loading boats? I hear they pay a great deal more than what we're getting. Sure, it may be a struggle at first working at night but you're strong, you can handle it." "You know what Jaques, I think I will. Maybe I will even save enough money for an education!" I replied getting terribly excited about te idea. An education, think of all the wonderful things i could do with that... (Melina Hughes, Age 13 to 18, 1/3/2007 11:26:14 PM, QuestforEducation)

(1) "So I set off to get a job. The employer at the boat loading dock was a mean, gruff old man, but i got along with him fine anyway. He paid me $0.80 a hour. I couldn't believe my good fortune!" Said the boy. (Minnie Mouse, Age 13 to 18, 7/19/2007 3:17:04 PM, QuestforEducation)

(2) the boy added i love this job be i have to get better so he looked in the newpaper ringed the one that says £1.50 per hour and have to work 7 days a week 8 hours a day (anthony, Age 5 to 8, 1/14/2008 7:10:46 AM, QuestforEducation)

(3) He ringed the company and talked to the owner, and soon he had a job. He was to come to work tomorrow at 8:30 and leavew at 4:30. George thought it was fantastic! He went to bed early so he get up bright and ready for the day. (Ashley age 13, Age 13 to 18, 8/3/2008 3:06:12 PM, QuestforEducation)

(4) Next morning, he got ready to work, but couldn't find he's keys! Oh no! What a horrible thing to start the day! Now he was going to be late at hi very kast day of work. What shall he do ... (Ellie, Age 8 to 12, 8/3/2008 3:07:32 PM, QuestforEducation)

(5) He looked for it everywhere. George finally found the keys,but he couldn't find his name tag. George thought he was the clumsiest person in the world. He thought he was going to be fired. He was thinking what he should do next. (Dhruthi Gowda, Age 8 to 12, 9/6/2008 9:28:23 PM, QuestforEducation)

(6) He found the name tag and he didn't lose anything else ,so he finally got to his job. His boss told him not to be late anymore. George got to work. It was hard at first but he got the hang of it. One day he was in time out beause he dropped a barrell on somebody. He thought of how to get out and get his old job back. he kept thinking.... (Dhruthi Gowda, Age 8 to 12, 9/6/2008 9:49:48 PM, QuestforEducation)

(7) when he came out from having time out he decided tha he would be more careful and not do ANYTHING else wrong in his job...or else he might just be fired George steadily and slowly started getting less and less clumsier until one day George found that it must be his lucky day bcause it was getting to the end of the day and George hadnt done a thing wrong when......"George!!!George!!!!" he heard and gruff voice shout that he knew belonged to his boss suddenly George had a lump in his throught, it was a feeling he didnt like!!! (Freya, Age 8 to 12, 10/2/2009 1:03:35 PM, QuestforEducation)

(8) and then he ripped his face off haha like a NUB (12433331hj, Age 13 to 18, 10/13/2009 4:55:18 AM, QuestforEducation)

(9) It was worth knowing what I know. I'm glad I got an education (tony romero, Age 13 to 18, 10/20/2009 8:49:35 PM, QuestforEducation)

(10) Just because of their race. , (7, Young Adult, 10/22/2009 6:29:41 PM, QuestforEducation)

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