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16 Reasons Why You Still Feel Like A Student In Your First Graduate Job

Here’s to never growing up!

1. Your boss is basically your lecturer, but meaner.

Except they can fire you.

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2. And your colleagues are like your fellow students and soon-to-be graduates.

Thank God.

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3. A Friday night with your co-workers is basically like Freshers’ Week all over again.

Thankfully, being an adult and being sensible are not synonymous.

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4. Especially when you have to keep downing your drinks until another new colleague comes along.

Your mind recalls chants of “Down it, Fresher!”

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5. You have not stopped doing presentations at the very last minute.

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6. But you always manage to pull them off without any slip-ups.

Maybe adulthood is just a matter of looking like you know what you’re doing.

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7. You try not to sleep during your co-workers’ presentations, or when your boss gives a talk.

Just like 9am lectures then.

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8. Competing for promotions is as intense as running in SU Sabbatical Officers elections.

At least there’s less Facebook spamming about it.

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9. Finding a seat on a busy train is just as bad as trying to find a seat in the library during exam week.

*flashbacks to dark times*

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10. And all the new responsibilities that come with work remind you of back when you first started uni.

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11. Your monthly salary is practically your student loan.

Except like, you have to work for it? What’s that all about?

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12. Monday mornings will always remain the worse for hangovers.

9am lectures were bad enough once a week – now you have to be in for 9 every day??

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13. Instead of all your time being consumed by essays, your time is now consumed by work.

So much for work/life balance.

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14. Cliques and big names in the office have not ceased to exist.

Turns out these were not exclusive to school and uni.

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15. Industry networking events are just upgraded graduate career fairs.

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16. But at least you never have to do another exam again.

...right? Right?

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