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If you get to work for someone a bit interesting and aren't just sorting through emails in an office all day every day.
Stick with it - it'll get easier and you'll regret it if you drop out.
You should probably give Uni longer than 2 weeks before you quit though.
Still, I hate it. I mean, I like my room. But the rest of it, I hate. I guess it'll get better once my course actually starts. I hope it does. The course people seem nice, so it probably will. Maybe. Who knows?
so at least hating this one will set you up for a better job. Don't underestimate what doors an Oxbridge degree will open.
Oil rig worker
Long distance lorry driver
I was reading about it in the guardian magazine and I think that is what I want to do.
I do like making noises with stuff.
it's fun! sprinkling sugar over tin foil for lightning and stuff like that.
I can't say I really enjoyed my first week at uni, or even the first term that much. I'm sure some people have a great time in freshers week but I wasn't one of those and many of my friends have said the same. It was the first time I'd been away from home for more than a week and I was just terrified that I didn't know anybody, but once you've made a solid group of friends it's much more enjoyable and I loved my time at uni.
the first couple of weeks at university can be kind of disheartening especially if you're not particularly extroverted but, there is a niche for just about everyone at university and I'm sure you'll find yours eventually.
and that doesn't need a degree (though I have one).
I'm the same. Think I'd happily work in a bank or an office or something.
Woke up to sudden clattering on my head, scattering noise, pressure on the back of my neck, more clattering on head. I scream at this very, very loudly (as in, as loud as it was physically possible for me- the kind of scream you can only do in absolute fear), I think three times. There is no way that at least a dozen people (probably two or three dozen) didn't hear that. About forty seconds after last bounce-clatter-pressure-crash I finally open my eyes and turn around, naturally just a ton of books fallen from the shelves. Anyhow, feel very awkward at the prospect of having to apologise to those coming to check on me.
Nobody did. Despite the fact that you can hear someone just -talking- in my room, and the fact that there are lots of people in this staircase and right outside my room. Almost certain that I did hear an outburst of laughter directly after second scream though.
In summary = I guess there needs to be blood running under your door before people bother to do anything?
But, anyhow, still preferable to the expected knife-at-neck scenario.
:( at the non-help though.
its a lot of effort to get up and knock on the door, effort that could be spent drinking
you know what would make it better? tinychat
and hated it right until the end three years later but stuck it out, my reasoning is that as bad as it was being a student it was better than any job as atleast I had free time, so if it is a choice between not enjoying time at uni or not enjoying time working the former is the better option as atleast it leads to improved employment prospects, and going to uni is so expensive these days you really only get one shot at it. But yeah im sure there are plenty of decent jobs that don't need uni, the only people I know who own houses didnt go (where as I have a masters live at home at nearly 30 trying to get out of ridiculous debt), service sector stuff you can get experience and work your way to supervisor then manager roles, if I was at uni age again i'd seriously consider something vocational over uni, but yeah im sure it will get better
it's a huge misconception that University automatically equates to a rewarding career. Starting from 'the bottom' in organisations or companies is frequently overlooked, yet after 3 years you'll probably end up in the same spot having earnt money as opposed to thousands in debt.
2) You have to go and make an effort to meet people/talk to people. If you're lucky, some people will do the same to you, but you can't rely on that. Just remember that everyone's in the same position to start with. I guarantee that there will be some nice people in your college/on your course. It's up to you to root them out.
so much changes in the first few weeks. Having said that, there's loads of nice jobs you can get without a degree, particularly in the public sector. But you're doing Japanese, right? That's an amazing skill to learn, you'll be fluent by the end, and you'll be able to get an extra-specially cool job with that.
partly because I was really homesick, partly because I didn't really make (m)any friends, partly because I was a bit of a moody loser.
Stick it out. Find some people you like. Or just mooch around doing your own thing being a bit moody, like I did, and it'll probably work out anyway maybe.
Uni is difficult at first, especially if you're a bit shy like I was. But there are so many people, so many societies, so many opportunites for doing stuff that you will find something you enjoy. Cambridge especially is so packed with quirky stuff and people you can't helo but find somewhere you'll fit, especially once you get out of college (which will always be slightly claustrophobic).
Also, regarding the screaming thing, people are always reluctant to get involved these days. I was once in a friend's room when we heard a girl scream in the room downstairs. We called the porters, then went with them to see what happened. She answered the door in her dressing gown with ther boyfriend - turned out they'd been playing a rape game. Passing them on the staircase was always slightly awkward after that...
One Man Band
except for my heart.
I was a terrified 17 year old when I left Scotland for uni. I found fun and friendship in the most unlikely of places, so the only advice I'll give you is: get out of your room; smile at people; so not reject opportunities to aocialise; meet your neighbours- and always have a good stock of biscuits; remind yourself that even the cocky little trust fund shites are either bricking it, or so lacking in basic human qualities that they fail to be bricking it.
You really will be fine. Plus it's nearly Christmas :)
suck it up and if you still feel this way after your first term then look at your options.
earning roughly the same, its ok can be fun. I think running ur own business is the best generic answer though :)
to women doing that job.
oil rig working (ditto?)
smuggling in general
(Disclaimer those last 3 are illegal)
(Disclaimer that last one is immoral)
Internet careers things are lame. I have no particular skills or experience. I want a job that isn't hugely stressful, that will allow me to sit down and watch the grand prix on a sunday, where I can get home and relax with a book on an evening. I want to earn enough to be able to buy the occasional book and have the internet. 'Interesting' essentially means 'more interesting than admin assistant', btw.
that's really the perfect job to have some money, no evening or weekend stresses, and something alright to do all day. Try get an admin job at a company you find interesting. After a year or so you'd be likely to be promoted to something a bit higher up anyway.
it was probably the ideal job
and even fewer who get one
my friend got a trainee role recently and she's really enjoying it, don't quit uni though, it'll probably get better quite soon.
or post grad qualification to be a librarian. or, shit loads of experience as a library assistant.
idk but you really underestimate yourself :(
I hope you find something you love soon enough and realise you're capable of it/ well fitted to it.
do you really not like japanese?? or is it that you have to do crap boring stuff + japanese?
ends meat unless u sick at it a real long time, so long peopler start to assume ur good at it.
tell me how much u want to earn after doing it 10 years that'd help, oh and were do you live/ are willing to live is very important too.
this is a big one and even the most fun job will loose charm if ur doing it 12 hours a day 6 days a week.
Or just that you still hate it?
Erm... i'm good with words and numbers. Preferably but not necessarily something that could in the future turn into something to do with politics. Does a job like that exist?