Long story short, my husband has an Associate's in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a Quality Engineer for the last 10 years. Basically he worked for a company and they paid for him to go to school the first time around. He worked and then took class at night. He has worked his way up and makes almost triple now what he started out making 10 years ago. He started working for a different company last year when his previous employee was moving their plant to Mexico and overseas and basically he was losing his job. His boss was just fired and his position opened up. The HR lady and the plant manager talked to my husband and basically said he should apply; he wasn't going to at first. So my husband did. Yesterday the HR lady sat down and told him that basically he wouldn't be interviewed because he doesn't have a bachelor's degree and the Head HR guy in Texas is requiring a bachelor's. My husband's previous boss was basically training my husband to take his position because he was going to take a higher up position in the company. The HR lady told him it was his job, but since he doesn't have a bachelor's they have to give it to someone else.
So anyway, they will pay 100% for him to get a bachelor's degree. I'm just wondering how hard it was to go back to school? My husband will only be taking classes part-time, just as he did before, and hoping he can take a lot of online classes. So what would you do in this situation? I just don't want him to feel like he has to do it, but since someone else is going to pay for it, why not.