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work load when i leave uni.
it's shocking that i'm looking forward to having free time...
About 9 hours a week at uni and no responsibilities or stress.
And I swear I had more money.
not true. However boring work is you:
1) have money
2) have nothing to do in the evenings or weekends
3) don't feel guilty about not doing work
work > studying
you get money eventually, but for several years i was poorer than when i was a student.
I say Uni > death > work.
less money now because I'm paying back all the money I spent at uni. I wouldn't imagine nowadays going to Woolworths of an afternoon on a mission to buy Boppit Extreme and a really big Super Soaker.
I mean I earn above national average and still end up skint every month.
but I have to show up everyday.
I did fuck all at Uni, and always seemed to have money thanks to the beauty of my mother being skint and the student loan system. Being at Uni was ace, mainly because I was always drunked. Now I'm always drunked, but I have things I MUST do in the morning at 9am, rather than things I could get away with no doing because I'm a slack cunt.
I can't recall doing very much at all before lunchtime in 3 years at uni.
There was very little that needed to be done that couldn't be attended to in teh one hour between recovering from your hangover and going to the pub again.
as much as i hate my job, i'd rather be here than a student.
except I was a student, and it was fun. It's just that work is better.
as i wasn't one, but watching my old flatmate exist on a budget of about £4 a week? no thanks. i fail to see how working CAN'T be better.
I had about £150, which is a shitload when all you eat is beans on toast and drink is dirt cheap.
Being a student was brilliant.
but she didn't have a lot. our rent was £400/month to start with.
Bills included. I miss the north :(
I rarely have 'the guilt' of not doing work in the evenings and at weekends. I can joyfully get pissed instead (and afford to). The time I spend working I just used for sleeping and playing Tekken when I was at Uni.
cos that's all i did when i was at uni.
That's why we're so beautifully turned out now :)
clever beatles rhyming pun there.
but agreed. work sucks. i know.
forward to getting a job though.
then i realised it sucked.
I was mentally drained every day of my course.
I couldn't read books because if I read a novel I worried about the text books I should be reading instead.
I had no set hours so any time I was relaxing I knew I should have been working.
My degree could have wildly influenced my life and the job I was getting - more stress.
Work is A PIECE OF FUCKING PISS!
i tend to work more or less constantly at uni. from ten to ten every day.
and when i want to relax i can't because i just feel guilty for not working harder.
and the course wasn't at all time-consuming (although I suppose that varied as to the end result you were looking).
Putting it into practise with real people is very stressful.
i found my course at uni much more itneresting than i find my job.
doing work at uni wasnt like work, it was fun.
whereas work, well, it's work.
Most people don't find their job particularly stimulating and/or interesting.
Some people are lucky enough to have a job which does that for them; some are lucky enough to be able to find that job when they realise; most don't.
well the first year anyway, i only need 40% to pass this year...so I haven't been working my hardest...
Because I get to study and that's what I like. However, working was easier than this.
and I'm actually looking forward to getting 'out there' and getting a job. It's not so much the work load or anything like that, just the sense that I'll (hopefully) finally be putting in practice my work over the last few years. First step in my career, and all that
Also, it means I will be able to afford to move out with a couple of mates. Thinking about this is a useful way of making me work harder
due to lack of responsibility. Life immediately after uni's cool but then it's just a mess of complexities and heartache.
Come and work with me!
i have, and passed uni modules in using it. but havent touched it for a few years.
which I had to use it for. You get back into it fairly easily though. Put on a suit, and send a CV to my offices!!!!
cos i make bad jokes?
I go weeks without speaking sometimes, purely to keep myself in employment, lest I make a terrible joke.
what is the actual job?
while the boss popped out a sprog. The one drawback: you will be officially lower down then me, so I will be able to tell you what to do. Punk.
it'll be just like here, when you make me post unfunny shit.
if you are lucky and have a bit of spare money at uni, uni wins.
if not, work wins.
I got up this morning realising that the boiler does not work. Seeing as we have no shower because of an error by our landlord I came to the conclusion I can't wash today. I look an absolute state, so I can't leave the house today.
without washing at Uni. God invented deodourant for a reason.
It is mega greasy and stuck out everywhere and I don't have a hairbrush. I also need to shave.
or just do it in the sink, bumfan.
im sure you can go without shaving.
washing your hair in cold water is invogorating
so you have no way to warm up afterwards. I don't think you realise just how cold the water is in the middle of winter when it is not heated in the slightest. My university hasn't started yet so none of my friends are even back to go and bully their hot water.
then wear a jumper?
or use a hairdrier?
I live in an all boys house! I will however stop moaning now and do something about getting clean.
fill the bath you only need a few inches to wash in
or go to the local swimming pool/gym and use theirs
I feel like I'm in Angelas Ashes.
in my mind that being a student is better than working. If you didn't turn up it didn't matter, you'd still get paid.
Playing Playstation instead of working. Drinking instead of working. Sleeping instead of working. Sexing instead of working.
And a steady income
Jesus what is wrong with some of you people?
Some people are weirding me out, maaan.
I'd get kicked out. I can't afford a playstation. I only drink on evenings, same as you workers. I only sleep at night, same as you workers. I HAVE NO SEX.
I'd buy a fucking playstation.
and by teh time you've done that they'll prob have brought out SexStar or something.
vibrating controllers = all your problems sorted in one
some to my university then.
There were dilemmas like -
a) three hour seminar on 1840's Germany
b) pitch & putt then the pub
or go to a History lecture.
because once you get a job, it's all work work work! and when you're not at work, you're thinking about work! or maybe doing overtime!
i think i'd rather stab my eyes out than be a student.
i have a job, i earn a good chunk of money. this means i can be more picky about where i live, what i do in my leisure time etc etc.
i suppose it essentially does just come down to money, but then what doesn't?
this idea that once you stop being a student life is "boring" and you can't do fun stuff any boggles my mind.
ONLY IN YOUR HEAD.
thread just goes further to reinforcing these crazy ideas i have.
I HATE YOU TOO.
like jealousy to me. You say the idea of no responsibilities is unappealing, I say *blows raspberry*
yeah, i'm LOADED with responsibilities, me. so many, i can barely walk.
HAVE TO TURN UP EVERY DAY TO THE SAME PLACE = A RESPONSIBILITY YOU FUCKING IDIOT
i must be confused. i thought students actually went to, y'know, lectures and stuff. on weekdays. my mistake!
silly, silly me!
have jobs, because their loans are insufficient for covering their expenses. maybe i'm wrong there, too?
for 7.5 hours a day and then going home and doing whatever the fuck i want for the rest of the evening seems like a reaaaaaaaal drag to.
had about 9 hours a week and only 3/4 were compulsory.
I had about 7 hours each week. And by the end, three hours each week. It was nice to be free for a while and outside 'the system'.
I apologise for calling you a 'fucking idiot'.
had to get a job either.
although I worked every available hour during the hols when I was back home to pay for that privilege
And it pwned. And missing things wasn't really frowned on. And because they were in hand yone-hour chunks, I could go to them and the hit the pub on campus straight away. Simple life.
I had a job at a pub as well. Which helped me through Uni. But was more like a laugh and a night out than a job. And I made a huge number of mates in both the job and the Uni.
I think you're being silly. Uni was fucking fantastic.
HORSES FOR COURSES INSERT TIRED CLICHE HERE
student and worked full time for a bit before. full time work sucks in my experience - id rather be poor than in 9-5 everyday doing a job which i have to pretend to be motivated by.
i love my course, but being in for 9.30 then sometimes staying till 11 can be really really draining. I should probably (definitely) be doing work now.
That still seems crazy. I thought my workload was bad !
we do stupid hours. it's supposed to be 9.30 till 3.30 every day, but towards the end of term college is open till 11 so you can stay to finish things, and when it gets to degree show people are in 24 hours. It's kerayzee
And I'm pretty sure he does atleast half your hours.
I guess I should be glad I've always been super bad at art (Upcoming Mixtape recievers: BEWARE)
i'm not THAT dedicated :D ususally i'll go in for about 10 and stay till 5 or 6.
it's worth it though definitely. I can't imagine doing anything else.
I quite like the "not being broke" aspect of work though.
i'm leaving soon, i do an extremely small amount of work at the moment so working will definitely be harder :(
but I'm still at work at 7pm on a Friday night. Stay in school kids!
man, I'm skill.
sure though? sure sure?
yes, I will do it.
I'm even going to say it out loud now.
if you don't do it this time, i'll be sad
but nobody else is in the office. I could do it by text.
that's what happens when I try and talk on the phone at the same time.
"i'm quitting now! bye!"
and it went okay actually. Good idea.
I might leave one that says:
'I've just eaten all the food in the fridge and I'm not coming back. You should have bought nicer cheese. Bye then.'
but am curious to know - how many who did actually use their degree in their job?
im a librarian, but im paid crap. i should have done a trade or become a escort