Is it okay to work and study at the same time?

@uniqueorn (1011)
Philippines
May 26, 2010 6:43am CST
I am working this summer in a company which I fell in love with and I never though I would want to stay with for good. But the problem is, I still have to finish my studies when classes open in June. What do I do now? I love better my job than classes do. But I also want to get a degree. Help me.
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6 responses
• India
27 May 10
I think you should complete your studies first and there after start a full time job. You will get job after complete degree and you can work for your loving company for long time as you will not have to think about studies anymore :)
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@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I know what you mean. But its a great regret for my part to lose this job. You know, the promotions and the experience. That's why I am very confused about this decision. I want to be well-versed with my job two - three years from now. That, when I finish college at the same time, I won't get to go back to scratch again.
• India
28 May 10
I believe your last experience would be considered when you will apply for next job in future.
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Yes it does. And I'll think about your suggestion. :)
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
26 May 10
Work out a plan with your boss. It's just that easy.
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@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I am lucky enough to have an understanding boss. But later this month, I'll be having a new boss. That's what I fear of.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
28 May 10
Even bosses are human. Talk to him/her.
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
26 May 10
First,are you really obliged to get a job now? Do you have a financial responsibility that you really have to assume? Won't your parents be able to send you to college for now? If I may suggest, if you have better options, try to focus on your studies first. In that way, your attention will be directed on your studies only. Get good grades as much as you can and finish with flying colors. After that, aim for a better job with the company you fell in love with. TIf you try to get a job now, you might have difficulties to manage your time and attention. The corporate world in this very competitive times might eat more than of the time you're willing to devote to your job. You might get overwhelmed and the harder it would be for you to finish college and get a degree. Take one step at a time.
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@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Your response is very specific honey. It has enlightened me so much. Thanks. I appreciate it.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
dear uniqueorn, you love it now because you are earning. and that is good. but you will have a better job if you get a degree. always aim high. i was a working student after i graduated from high school and worked all the way to finish my college. it feels so good to do it all by myself financially. my parents were all supportive but they taught me one thing - always be responsible for yourself. have a nice day. ann
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
OH! That is very inspiring tigeraunt. I'll take that from you surely.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
and thank you for the BR
@danoluma (817)
• Kenya
27 May 10
Thats what I am doing at the moment. I work and take part time classes. So you better get back to class.
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Is it really tiring? I am really hopeful that I can endure the pressure for 2-3 years until I get my diploma. :)
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
27 May 10
uniqueorn can you not work your classes around your job so you can get 'your degree and work too. CAn your employers work with you so you do not have to quit but can both work and go to school too? I hope you can work out a solution. do get your degree could you take classes at night in your chosen field?
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I dont have night classes hatley. But I love my work more than I do with my classes. My boss gives me so much inspiration than my incompetitive mentors in college. :) That's my greatest point. I learn more from my work mentor.