3 Pros & Cons Of Working On The Weekends

3 Pros & Cons Of Working On The Weekends

Working on the weekends is not as bad as you think.
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Working on the weekends can be a hit or miss, depending on the person. Personally, I don’t mind working the weekends but I completely understand those who hate it with a burning passion. Working on the weekends isn’t for everyone, but like all things, it does have its pros and cons.

Pros:

1. You get to enjoy the weekdays

This is the biggest pro when it comes to working on the weekends. Think about it, if you want to go to the mall, the beach or even a theme park chances are the crowds will be minimal and wait times will be almost nonexistent. Have to schedule a doctor’s appointment? You won’t have to worry about coming in late or leaving early because you already have two weekdays off.

2. No rush hour traffic

No one likes getting stuck in rush hour traffic. No one. If getting to work in rush hour takes 40 minutes, coming in on the weekend will probably take 20. You have more than enough time to stop for coffee or grab something to eat.

3. Getting that work/school balance

If you are a student, working on the weekends is the best thing. You don’t have to cram all of your classes into two days and you get to space out your life. With good organization and planning skills, working on the weekend can make your life 1000% easier.

Cons:

1. The weekends are always busy

Grocery stores, movie theaters and basically anywhere kid friendly are all going to be busy on the weekends, no matter what. Working on the weekends pretty much means that you are constantly working or helping people, especially in retail and customer service positions.

2. You’re working when everyone else is off

While everyone is out on the weekends, you’re stuck at work. While having the weekdays off is wonderful, it can be hard to plan birthday parties or other events with your friends. When you finally get a weekend off, you’ll have no idea what to do with yourself.

3. No one really wants to work on the weekends

While I love working on the weekends, very few people share the same sentiment. It might be hard to find people to switch shifts with you solely because you work on a Saturday or Sunday. Even though not everyone likes to work the weekends, the bonds you make with the other weekend crew members makes all the difference.

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I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

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