w/c is more difficult being a STUDENT or being a WORKER?

Philippines
December 1, 2009 11:31pm CST
when i was a student i hurry up, because thinking working was a lot easier than having to study lessons everyday, do project, research, follow instructions and many more. today, that i am working, i contemplate and say "its nice to be a student again" no worries, just ask money from parents and everything is okay. on the other hand, both has its own responsibility that needs to be fulfilled to be able to say that one is moving on with one's life. or else, if one is stuck in one stage maybe life as a student and eventually as a worker has no sense at all? don't you think so? If you are going to evaluate, which is better, being a student or being a worker?
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12 responses
@gx7001lm (63)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 09
of course being a student! well first thing the good thing of being a student is that you will have room for mistakes teachers' job is to teach you the correct method when you made a mistake unlike the working force where they expect perfection from everyone being a student you could mix with the people you want to mix with or be friends with you may have to be friend with someone whom you really have nothing in common just because it is your job and you have to do it if not then you will be fired. a student's life is much better as there the pressure of earning money is not at its peak yet. yes you might need to earn some money for education but when you are working the pressure of earning enough money for a living is so much greater the responsibility also increase as one transit from a student's life to a working lifestyle. everything you do comes with a heavier responsibility than before
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• Philippines
3 Dec 09
You have a very good point there in saying about a lot of room for teaching and correcting mistakes! from that perspective, correcting and teaching is the basics in polishing your knowledge and skills necessary for employment so that once you are employed mistakes committed are minimal already if cannot be avoided. second, mixing people with different personality is a process of assessing your own attitude and "fit" for people. if you are successful in making adjustment to the attitudes of others, then probably you can be mature enough to handle the attitudes of people in work place. failure to do so means difficulty in adjusting to people in an office scenario and you can become a liability to the company. so you see, all we do is interrelated, being a student and being i working. i also just realize that this moment - when i type this response lol!
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
i guess being a worker. i need to be careful doing my tasks, i mean i have to follow policies, procedures and all that. it's hard when you don't have an income and it's shameful when you're depending on your parents after years of studying. on the other hand though, i enjoy working than studying. it's great when you get paid in doing something you like.
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• Philippines
3 Dec 09
speaking of possessing values. you have it. God bless you theMARKER!
@denistar (15)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
I had this issue in my mind when I first graduated from University. After much thought, I have come to a decision that being a worker is way more difficult than being a student. When I was a student, I was able to socialize, make money part-time through some little business, and even slack off a little bit. However, when I started working, things changed. My socializing time was limited, running a small business was a lot harder because I was more tired, and I couldn't slack off. If I slacked off, my financial stability would be compromised. So because of that, I say that being a worker is more difficult than being a student. I would like it better if I was a part-time student and a part-time home-based worker.... But that's another story. Have a great day!
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
thanks for the reply denistar! Cheers to both of us! :-)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
Hi. You're right in saying that we have responsibilities to fulfill being a student and a worker. Like you, there are times that I also wish to become a student once again. But at the end of the day, I would still choose to become a worker. Life could be difficult being a worker but I believe that it's more manageable. Also, there are more opportunities available for a worker than a student.
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• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Hi soledad, what would i say, you are right. i agree with you... God Bless!
@lowloy (316)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I am currently a full time student going to class only once a week for four hours. I would deffiently say that being a student is much tougher. If I had to work and be a student I could not make it
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
4 hours, once a week? what school is that? because a regular school would require daily classes and either a morning or afternoon schedule depends on the available time. but you are definitely correct, being a student can be tough. Good luck lowloy!
• Canada
3 Dec 09
Wow, I need to go to that school! I have been out of school for years now and I really want to go back, but it's so hard to find the time to not work full-time for years to get it done.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Try to go Asia of even Philippines, a lot of school accommodate foreign students, because the school is good and besides the tuition is quite low comparable to other foreign schools. where ever school you go to, just good luck and God Bless!
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
3 Dec 09
Well, I`ve been a student, a worker, and back to study and work. After so many experiences, in my opinion working is harder than to study. You get way less holidays, more responsibility -you can`t just fail your subjects and wait to do better the next year in a workplace-, and is more boring. It`s true that studying requieres lots of your time too, but now that I can compare, only working full time was worse for me.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
leaving one with not so much of a choice therefore... however, there are advantages and disadvantages of each that we learn to deal as we go long. aside from that, maybe we are just climbing to the stages of development described by erick erickson, and there is no turning back only moving forward. whatever we choose on the process should make us contented in life and what it has to offer. God Bless!
@ameng328 (66)
• China
2 Dec 09
I'm a student now,buy i prefer being a worker. I don't want to ask money from my parents because it's so limit and everytime i ask for more they want to know what i am spending on.I feel like earning my own and spend the money at ease.I wish i could find an ideal job after graduation.
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
Hi amenng there is nothing wrong in asking money from parents, considering that you are still studying. yeah sometimes parents nag about the money they would give at times, it is normal they just would like to emphasis the importance of not spending so much because it is somehow difficult to find money :-) as to ideal job: i don't know if there is such a thing as IDEAL job. (i am not disappoint you) all i know is you can make any job better by how you treat it. so with that i am speaking of attitude. ah well depends, on your perception on "ideal" job. may it be a good paying, good position, a corporate company where working there seemed "elite," depends. but one thing you should be sure of that WHILE STUDYING, BE GOOD, ACQUIRE AS MUCH SKILLS AS POSSIBLE, AND LEARN TO MASTER YOUR TRADE. Enjoy being a student ameng, it will only pass once. God Bless!
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
being a worker because you have lots of responsibility then if you become lazy you will get fired from your job. while as a students you could be productive studying or becomes lazy and yet you could still make a change to study or not.
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
so you mean, you would like to be a worker than a student?
@chriszh22 (433)
• China
2 Dec 09
It's a good question. The fact is students will do some part time work to abtain more working experience as well as making some extra money to support their tuition or daily expense. Worker will also attend some lessons to learn more skills for their jobs. So work and study is mixed for many students and workers. I think everyone perfer to be a student cause the pressure is much less than the workers, at least having much more free time to wonder and do some interesting things. LOL
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
What would i say.... you are correct! God Bless!
@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 09
Both of them have pressures. In the past when I was a student, I thought it was good to work as at that time I wouldn't have the homework and exams. Now I have a job and then I miss my student time. It is nice to have the vacation at that time. And compare to today, it is less pressure to be a student. In brief, you just deal with your study and everything will be alright. I love China
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Both have responsibilities indeed! Both can be overwhelming as well! either way, it makes us a responsible person. God Bless!
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
I love being a student than being a worker because being a student only requires you to study to have a good life ahead. But when you work it seems like the whole world is your responsibility. Student just ask for allowance and go to work, very easy job and most of all very enjoyable. Although being a worker is rewarding because you will have your own money but it really takes a lot of hard work to get it.
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Yes, you are correct june, but let me ask you? what are some students not able to have good grades despite the loose schedule and financial support coming from who sent them to school? what can't majority of professional students take the responsibility of ever giving their best as a student, instead fall into a mediocre attitude to just getting the passing grade? why do you think? Peace... :-)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
there is no easy route to success my friend.. as a student, you have to struggle to get passing grades by studying and complying with our school work.. as a worker you need to work hard to get promoted or at least get a raise.. and also you have to reach your quotas so that your boss wont be disappointed of you.. either way being a worker and being a student is hard.. but being both is even harder.. i admire those students who can balance their time for studies and sometimes have a part time job.. now that is hard..
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
true, we have many working students here in the school where i am working, and i do really appreciate and admire them for finding out ways to just finish course and become professional. this is in opposite to some professional students who are somewhat lazy in studying their lessons while they all have time in the world. i guess that's the irony of things... on the issue above: true, both have responsibilities, its ups-and-downs. but what matters is how we persist.. Good Luck...