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14 Struggles of Returning To Your Part-Time Job During The Christmas Break

After working relentlessly to meet your end of term deadlines, all you want to do is get home and enjoy a break over Christmas. But with presents to buy, another term to fund and your next student loan installment still weeks away, going back to your part-time job is a reluctant necessity. Here’s why it hurts so much:

1. You find it impossible to get back into a routine.

9-5 just doesn’t work for you anymore.

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2. Your shifts seem to be never ending.

After getting used to hour-long lectures, you can’t help but clock watch your way through those eight hour shifts.

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3. You’d forgotten just how demanding customers can be.

From frantic Christmas shoppers to rowdy work dos, the festive season brings all kinds of irritating behaviour from hard-to-please customers.

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4. And your customer service skills leave a lot to be desired.

After spending the last few months hibernating in your uni room, you’re a bit out of practice when it comes to making small talk.

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5. It can feel like your colleagues resent you for only showing your face a few times a year.

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6. You often feel like a newbie again.

Missing out on several months’ worth of gossip has left you feeling a little out of place.

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7. As the lowest in the pecking order, you get landed with all the worst shifts.

Say goodbye to any Christmas or New Year plans you had.

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8. You have no time to catch up with friends from home.

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9. And your family make you feel bad about not spending enough time with them.

Although you’re pretty sure they’re the ones who wanted you to get a job in the first place…

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10. The free time you do have is spent on uni assignments or cramming for January exams.

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11. With little time to relax, Christmas comes and goes far too quickly.

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12. It can feel like you’re going back to uni more exhausted than when you left.

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13. But you just try to think of all that money you’ve earnt.

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14. That is, if you haven’t spent it all already.

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