10 Things You Know All Too Well If You're A Full-Time Student Working 25+ Hours A Week
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10 Things You Know All Too Well If You're A Full-Time Student Working 25+ Hours A Week

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10 Things You Know All Too Well If You're A Full-Time Student Working 25+ Hours A Week

School is hard and adding a job makes it even harder. My whole college career, I've worked. However, it wasn't until my senior year that I started working 25+ hours. Let me tell you, it ain't easy.

1. If you're falling asleep in class, it's not because you've had a late night out, it's because you worked all night.

Running to work right after class or vice versa is very hard. You might spend the whole morning at class and then spend the rest of your day at work. Sometimes you get no sleep from a late night schedule or studying.

2. You're a pro at multitasking.

One time, I had to read a book for class. So what I did was got the audio book and listened to it on my way to work and at work. I aced the book quizzes, so it all worked out!

3. Finding time to eat is hard.

You're usually on the go, so finding time to eat can be hard. Some days I live on protein bars and beef jerky.

4. You're usually not free for Tequila Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, or Thirsty Thursday.

Drinking during the week is out of the question because you're usually working or catching up on homework.

5. Participating in clubs is doable but difficult.

I'm a part of two clubs and finding time for them can be hard. I attend all the meetings I need to, but occasionally, I have to skip some fun stuff for work.

6. Group projects are 10x harder because they have to work around both your school and work schedule.

It's hard enough finding time between everyone's schedules. Throwing in a work schedule makes it even harder.

7. You live off of coffee and energy drinks.

Between work, school, and clubs, when do you find time to sleep? Let me tell ya, you barely do. A few cups of coffee or an energy drink is what helps me stay awake. It's not healthy... but it's only till graduation, right?

8. The outfits you have are ones that you can wear to work.

Your "going out clothes" have gone significantly down and you are always wearing something work appropriate. You basically live in your work clothes now.

9. Getting big assignments scare you because you have to find time to do it around your work schedule.

It's hard enough finding time to do regular homework assignments. Having big projects that requires extra materials or intense research is even harder because you have to find time to do it around your work schedule. I barely have time to eat, let alone spend hours in the library researching.

10. Even though there are cons to working and taking classes, you love it because you're more financially stable and have more work experience than most of your peers.

I love being able to work and take classes. I love earning my own money and not having to rely on my parents so much. Even though it's hard, working and going to school has its perks.

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