Fall quarter freshman in college working?

@neeens (62)
United States
September 10, 2008 2:27pm CST
I know that there's a lot of people who work throughout college, but I've also seen a lot of them either drop out of college or go to college even longer (which takes so much more money) Well, I'm attending a University this fall quarter and only have 3 classes (recommended for freshman fall quarter) and I only have 2 classes a day. I'm also a big planner/scheduler and realize that I have so much free time (even with allt he organizations and fellowships I plan to join). Should I get a part-time job anyways? Maybe one that doesn't work much. Who's had one and what do you think about work-study?
2 responses
@odwitt (112)
• United States
10 Sep 08
I got a job working at Abercrombie and Fitch fall semester of my freshman year. I mainly did it b/c I wanted discounts on the clothes. It really sucked. They always scheduled me to work at night, which meant being there until 1 am sometimes, and I had an 8 am class every day. I eventually quit, because of the way they treated people. Once I realized that they only hired me b/c I was cute, and saw them turn away so many students who really needed a job, I was done. Don't get a job with them! I don't even shop there anymore b/c of the way they treat people!
@neeens (62)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Haha I've worked in retail before and a&f is one place I would never shop. I don't even have any of their clothes (actually a lie haha.. I have 2 long sleeved shirts from a gift) but yeah. I know that a&f does that and they make you buy/wear their clothes to work which happens to take more from your money than you make.
• United States
10 Sep 08
When I was a freshman taking my undergrad courses, I did not get a job the first quarter. I needed one, to be sure, but I wanted to make sure I was adjusted to the load. It's based on need, though. Some people absolutely need to do it, and it's a juggling act that is necessary. But for others, it's not that big of a deal. I say that if it's not vital to your survival to get a job, I would wait and go through school and just make sure that you are 100% aware of your situation before making the leap into working during school. Good luck to you!
@neeens (62)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Yeah, I totally agree. Thanks for that.