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21 Things You’ll Understand If You Got Your Old Job Back After Uni

You had a job before uni, and it didn’t feel right to not have one afterwards, so you went back to your old employer while you looked for a “proper” job.

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1. At first you’re annoyed that you’ve ended up back at square one.

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2. But try to remind yourself that it’s better than having no job at all.

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3. You walk back in like you own the place.

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4. But then realise that everything is different.

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5. You have to get used to all the new people who have started since you left.

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6. And them acting like you’re a new recruit who needs your hand holding.

“Don’t you know who I am?”

7. You instantly feel old when you see all the new sixth form employees.

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8. Everyone says things like: “I knew you’d come crawling back.”

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9. Or: “Aren’t you too smart to work here now?”

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10. Needing to tell people regularly that this is not the permanent plan and you’re only here for a short time.

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11. Which they don’t believe.

ha ha ☺️

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12. You get really defensive about having a degree.

13. Your manager will say something about sticking around and progressing through the ranks and you don’t know how to take it.

“Erm… yeah, maybe..”

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14. Because you already feel a little stuck.

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15. It hurts every time you see someone land a real graduate job.

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16. And you become really good at pretending to be happy for people, when secretly you hate them.

17. Every day you say: “Right, tonight I’m going to apply for loads of jobs.”

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18. But by the time your shift ends you’re too tired to do anything.

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19. And you learn that applying for grad jobs is a full-time job in itself.

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20. You’re happy that you’re not earning enough to be paying back your student loan yet.

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21. But at the same time you’re so ready for a good wage and some actual responsibility.

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Aldi are looking for graduates who aren’t afraid to get a job done. Click here to apply for their grad scheme now and enjoy a £42,000 starting salary. 

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