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Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

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Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby Marques » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:50 pm

So i'm nearing the end of my education and will soon have to contribute to the workforce...being a student for so many years i've taken many things for granted and generally felt spoon fed with how my life went. I want to know what you think in comparison of the two and mention what real perks (if any) one can have with jobs.

I was reading this on a blog this morning,
During the last few weeks I've had a full time job (partly responsible for why this website hasn't been updated much). Here are some of my (skin deep) observations on working life and differences between having a job and being a student.

Less of a distinction between right and wrong.
No obvious measure of success. Work is completed, you don't receive a mark or much feedback on content.
Getting on with the people you work with is paramount to having a good day.
People are much easier to build relationships with than at university. Nobody seems to have any hidden agendas, no continuous gossiping, everybody is far more approachable.
(In the private sector), everything is about selling, even if your job doesn't revolve around sales.
You are expected to really 'put yourself out' and be 100% committed.
Material learned in university is mostly irrelevant (for a lot of white collar jobs), the most valuable course in my education for the last few weeks was GCSE ICT. Businesses don't need people to be able to perform integral calculus and quantum mechanics.
There are no second chances in work. Things have to be done right first time.
There is a big gap between what skills are needed in work and what you learn at university. Everything is about 'soft skills'.
In work, every day is a hard day. In my degree, I have a couple of very busy days a week, then that's it until the following week.
Regardless of how career focused everyone is, people don't define themselves as 'being their job'.

http://www.dashworth.net/home/2010/8/12 ... -life.html
And i thought :whew: maybe further education wouldn't be a bad idea right now. I mean, come on, things like skiving days off, getting up to mischief with friends, HOLIDAYS etc they sound so non-existent with working.

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Re: Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby Navy9 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:09 pm

After a person tastes good money, poor student life becomes unattractive :lol:

When I got my bachelor's degree, I waited for a year to work then went back to grad school...where I was working full time and attending school full time as well, that was a tough period.


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Re: Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby Marques » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Navy9, i'm on the opinion that one can never cope with a full time education and work at the same time (unless you study something trivial and easy) so i avoid all those tough breaks.

Money is tempting but i'm a very relaxed person in nature. I doubt i can go about life giving my 100% everyday at work. :lol: I'm really confused at the moment, so bear with me for talking nonsense.

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Re: Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby FAH1223 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:40 pm

Being a poor student sucks

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Re: Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby Tuushi » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:51 pm

Welcome to the rat race.Choose ur cell and pray ur neighbours are half decent human beings. :lol:


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Re: Student life vs work life...what's your preference?

Postby 1nemansquad » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:28 pm

Work life hands down.


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