Me: Can the company pay for my MBA?
My Boss: um, you know what the owner thinks MBA stands for?
Me: (thinking, “I’ll take this as a no”) No, what?
My Boss: More Bad Answers.
That was a no. I paid for it on my own anyway. I wasn’t going to let bosses decide that an MBA was useless.Â They had the right last name and will be set for life in the company.Â My last name, however, wasn’t on that list.
Was it worth it? Sure – and I’m glad I did it (if for nothing else, at least now I’m not wondering if I should go back to get it!).