Well let me first begin on my current predicament. I cooked in restaurants sense i was 17, im now 28. Went to culinary school back in 2009 and had to drop out due to personal family issues, not my lack of ambition or ignorance. Im now 15k in debt with no degree, and working on a line making 9 dollars an hour. Im deciding whether it would be worth the effort in paying my sub-school loans, like books and stuff, and get my transcripts and go back and get my degree, and maybe get my foot in the door to a good chef who can help me excel. Or, just say forget it, and find a good restaurant that serves "fresh" food, or at least to my standards, and work my way up to sous chef without a degree, at this point i think the degree thing is pretty important to a future employer, that a drop out would want to work "here", but my work ethic is clean and crisp, but i want to make more money, simple as that. Should i go back to school to get a better job, or use my so called experience and ambition do the talking?