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22 Times You’re Allowed To Feel Bitter as a Graduate

Life as a graduate is a tough one. With feelings of inadequacy coming at you from all angles, it’s hard not to feel jealous, or even bitter, every once in a while.

AKA, all the time.  

1. At graduation, when all your friends with 1sts collect their degrees.

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2. And when people are actually able to answer the “what do you want to do with your life?” question.

Meanwhile you’re still clueless.

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3. When you think of all the people who miraculously have enough years of experience to apply for your dream job.

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4. When your parents and grandparents tell you how young they were when they bought their first house.

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5. When you realise you don’t have a spare flat in London you can move into for unpaid internship opportunities.

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6. When people on Facebook brag about how “together” their lives are.

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7. Particularly when they instagram their delicious, home-cooked meals.

You press ‘like’ as you sip your tinned tomato soup.

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8. Whenever someone finds a graduate job that is relevant to their degree.

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9. Eventually, you even feel jealous when someone just finds a stable job. Degree-related or not.

A steady 9-5, that’s all you need.

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10. Every Summer, Easter, Christmas and Half Term when it dawns on you that you’ll never have that much time off again.

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11. When any of your friends mention how their parents are letting them live rent free.

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12. And whenever any of them are lucky enough to be able to move out.

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13. Every time you hear how much those people from school who didn’t go to university are earning.

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14. When all the uni bars you still like on Facebook invite you to Freshers parties.

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15. Whenever you have to turn down meeting up with your uni friends because money.

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16. When people who can afford holidays tag themselves in at the airport.

Another sad like from you.

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17. When you see people drinking in beer gardens in the middle of the day.

Meanwhile you still have 6 more hours of work to go.

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18. When you walk into a shop and see all the student discount offers.

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19. When you get a hangover from just a few drinks and think of how tolerant to alcohol you used to be.

At least you’re jealous of yourself this time.

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20. When you finally get a LinkedIn but it just makes you feel inadequate. 

Zero connections and zero skills. What is my life.

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21. When people have the confidence to pack it all in and go travelling for a few months. 

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22. And then proceed to post their incredible photos all over social media. 

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When does life get sweet?

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