10 Questions I Have For The People Who Judge Those Of Us Who Don't Have A Job In College

10 Questions I Have For The People Who Judge Those Of Us Who Don't Have A Job In College

How can you judge us, when you don't even know everything we go through?

How do you know exactly what our work load entails?

You claim that all we do is go to class. FALSE! Actually most of us have a lot going on. We are involved in clubs, group projects, and most of us have A LOT of homework that we do. There is a lot more to our schedules than just class.

Why do you seem to think all we do is shop?

You seem to think that all we do is shop and go out. Well some of us may, but probably most of us do not. If I go out to shop, is usually for the essentials like food and shampoo, not to buy a new sweater. And even if we do go out, what gives you the right to tell us how to spend our money or shame us for actually spending money?

Why do you just assume that we are rich?

Most students in college are poor, we live off of noodles and tap water. Money is an issue and I think most students realize that money is important and probably don't have a lot of it. Just because we don't have a job, doesn't mean our parents pay for everything.

How do you know that our parents give us money?

Again you assume that just because we don't work, means that our parents just "funnel" us money with no questions asked. Well, my parents do help out on some bills, but I can assure you, that my parents aren't just funneling me money. For most of my life, I have had to work hard for the things I had, and that hasn't changed in college. I still have to work hard and I still have to answer to my parents while they are paying part of my bills.

How do you know that we don't have work experience?

Apparently you assume that since we don't work in college, that we have never worked in our life. A lot of people work hard in the summer so they don't have to work during the school year. That is called work experience. There are also these things called unpaid internships that also count as work experience, but isn't a paying job.

Why do you assume we have free time?

Just because we don't work, doesn't mean we have ALL the time in the world. Most of us don't just lounge around watching Netflix all day. Some of us are taking a 18 and up hours of hard classes and some of us seem to live in the library doing homework. Also, some of us are involved with clubs and groups, and some of those take up a lot of time. Trust me, we don't have a ton of time for TV and hitting the clubs.

Does is matter how much sleep we get?

Students in college of busy schedules and some people don't get to bed late and some get to bed early. Honestly, I know people who work, go to school, and still get 8 hours of sleep. I also know people who are taking 20 hours and barely get 6 hours of sleep at night. Just because we don't have a job doesn't mean we don't have late nights.

Why is it any of your business if I have a job or not?

Personally, I don't have a job because I am taking 18 hours of upper level difficult classes and really don't have a lot of time for a job. Most of my nights I am doing homework and if I worked every night, I wouldn't be able to pass my classes. Some people don't have a job because they are to busy, some people don't have a job because they work in the summer so they can focus on school during the year, and some people don't have a job because maybe they just don't want to. It is not your business to question why we do or do not have a job.

Do you plan to always assume that those of us unemployed in college are lazy?

Some people in college are working hard so when they get into the work force they can be good at their job and succeed. Most people that go to college are at college to train for a career, isn't that the point of schooling? Just because we are unemployed now, doesn't mean we will always be.

Are you always going to be judgmental of those who are different than you?

I emphasize again, we are going to college to get an education so we can be a productive member of society. Just because we are unemployed does not mean we are planning to marry rich or be lazy. It seems to me, you are missing the whole point on why people go to college.

Just because we don't work doesn't mean we are rich and live off our parents, or we are gold diggers just trying to get someone to support us. Some of us don't work for various reason and you cannot judge any of us until you have walked a mile in our shoes. Some of us suffer from depression, chronic diseases, some are athletes, some take on a heavy school load, and some of us may just want to enjoy the college experience and work during the summer. You have no right to judge us and I hope you can see that we aren't all spoiled brats living off our parents.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Poetry On Odyssey: 'Surround'

Inspired by Surround Yourself, an exhibition by Jordan Wilshaw at Eastern Michigan University in April of 2018.

Sound yourself with the doers.

Surround yourself with the movers,

the shakers,

the believers,

the winner,

the crazies.

Surround yourself with the the dreamers.

Surround yourself with the “good ones”.

Surround yourself with the people who just get it — whatever “it” is.

Surround yourself with people you love.
Surround yourself with those who love you.
Surround yourself with love.

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