17 Struggles You’ll Recognise If You Have a Part Time Job at Uni
If you made the brave decision to take on a part time job while at university, you’ll probably have encountered the following struggles.
1. Having to spend the start of every academic year trying to find a new job or reprise an old one.
Which isn’t easy when you don’t *really* want one. You just want the 💷.
2. And struggling to convince everyone that you’ll be able to handle the pressure of juggling said job with all your uni work.
3. Realising that your days of impromptu nights out and weekend lie-ins are now only distant memories.
Goodbye, social life.
4. And secretly resenting all of your friends who don’t have jobs.
Sure, you have money, but no time to spend it.
5. Especially when you go on Facebook and see all the photos they’ve been tagged in together.
Glad you all had fun 🙂🙂🙂
6. Feeling as though you spend your entire life either in uni or at work.
7. And even when you do have some free time, the only place you want to be is in bed.
The exhaustion is real.
8. Dreading being set assignments at the last minute when you’ve just accepted more shifts.
Do you try to swap them or just try to muddle through? Who needs sleep, right?
9. And dreaming of the days when you’re in a job that you love with regular working hours and weekends off.
Please let this pay off. Please.
10. Never receiving any sympathy if you get a bad mark on something because people just blame your job.
Fine, but what’s your excuse?
11. And feeling as though you’re not allowed to complain about uni or work because someone will just say: “Then quit one of them.”
12. Having to beg for time off during the uni holidays so you actually can have a holiday.
A damn near impossible feat because whenever it’s a holiday is usually when work need the most staff.
13. And often ending up alone in your student house because everyone else has gone home.
14. Having to accept that you’ll basically get no sleep during exam season.
15. And that by the time summer roles around you’ll either have to stay at uni by yourself or quit your job.
Neither of which seem appealing.
16. Frequently wishing you’d never got a part time job in the first place so you could’ve just been a stereotypical student.
Not that you’ll ever admit it to anyone.
17. But also not understanding how anyone could get through university without one.
At the end of the day, it’s not easy, but it’s worth it in the long run.