Deciding Between Regular Jobs and Student Jobs

I’ve been debating whether I should get a regular job, or take one of the various graduate jobs offered at my campus. Both are commitments that take time and effort, but reward you handsomely in the form of money, which I really need right now. College life isn’t easy when you have little money in your bank account.

On one hand, I take a regular job. A normal job has its perk, but it also comes with a few downsides. A normal job usually pays more than a student job, but that’s usually because you work longer hours and do harder work. The downside of this is that it can really cut into your extra time and leave you physically drained. If I don’t have the time or energy to study, then I will surely flunk out of college. On the other hand, I could try a student job. Student jobs have more flexible hours, so you could essentially work as many hours as a regular job if it doesn’t conflict with your schedule. If schedule problems occurs, I could just work the hours that will fit into my schedule. The work for a student job is pretty easy as well. Most of these jobs revolve around simple work like arranging documents or sorting books.

After much decision, I think the student job is the best option. I’ll have a lot more freedom if I choose a student job, and I’ll be able to work and have enough energy and time to attend to school. I’m going to talk to my school’s job center in the morning to find any available openings. The campus is pretty big, so the chances of finding a job are pretty high. I might be able to get a job that gives me enough time to study while at work.

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