Working at night, to school during the day
August 3, 2012 8:46am CST
During high school, I live independently. I separated from my family. I stayed at a friend's house. Alternately, from one friend's house to another friend. I worked from 6:00 pm to midnight. Because it didn't feel any need to bang on the door at midnight, I decided to work again from 00:00 am until 06:00 am. So I work from 06:00 pm until 06:00 am. I went to school at 07:00 am until 01:00 pm. Completed the lesson, I went to a friends house, and ...... sleep. I wake up I helped some of the housework, so I have to get ready for work again. So on went on for 3 years. I am aware that this is not good for my health. But I had to do all this, to stay in school and stay alive. One thing I am proud of is: I always send money to my mother in the hometown.
3 Aug 12
You are a true hero. I know I would be able to do it, for sure. I have been working for 12 hours for like 2 years, but I had two days work and two days rest. It was my first job in life and I was very proud that I kept moving. At first I started with night shifts, like between 8 in the evening til 8 in the morning. There were cams monitoring in the shop where I worked, so the security guards asked my manager if she needs someone for the day shifts, because I was working all night, while my co-workers, boys were mostly sleeping, waking very early at the morning, filling the shop for like 1-2 hours and completing their shift like that. I was moved soon on day shifts with the same conditions of work 12 hours again, two days work, two days rest. While I was doing the night shifts it was tiring thing, but I am glad that I could earn some money. Now after I shared my story I would love to congratulate you. Because I don't really know how you succeed to do so. I can imagine how you feel sleeping only few hours during the day, which not only that is not healthy sleep, but also effects us in the direction when our sleep is not very restful and it cause bonus stress. You must be amazing person to do so. Your mom should be very proud of having a son like that, student and hard working and still able to succeed all he wants to succeed. I am even proud that I had the chance to read this post, it's full of educational information how we can reach what we want if we put all possible efforts.
3 Aug 12
Well you are already walking in the right direction. What else we have to try to achieve? You built up good working habits, even not healthy, but the most important is that you are motivated and hard working for your future. We can't achieve more than learning what the word responsibility means. This is the most useful word in all of our world.
15 Aug 12
What you've done is an adorable thing that must be followed and observed by our youths of today's generation which are really doing the opposite thing. In my case,When i was still studying university I did some tutorials to some elementary students privately to add my allowance.My parent's don't ahve any problem with me because i studied before as a scholar.There is an organization supported my studies as long as i can meet their required standards like maintaining grades. It was difficult and i really pursue doing it. Now i'm proud to say that i become a profession because of my sacrifices and also with my parents who have been so supportive with me all the time.
5 Aug 12
Wow! So nice of you....just take lots of water and try having multivitamins....I did it also, but it was with regards to earning money....I have an offline job by 2pm till 11pm then, I will have my online job by 12am to 4am then go home by 5am, eat and then sleep...then back again....so tiring. But the most fulfilling thing is that when you can help your family, it is awesome!
4 Aug 12
You know your life's story is really touching, you are a hard worker person but didn't abandon your school and you also sent money to your mother that was a great thing, your mother must be so proud of you. My parent also shared their childhood stories, that they had to work too since they were so young, but they didn't live separatedly from their parents. Nowadays the youth only knows how to beg money to buy luxury thing from parents, I went to my brother's school to get his school report and I met a lady who cried that her son wanted a motorcycle but the mother could not afford it as she only a labor in a farming land and her son threatened wont continue his school, thanks God my brother is not like that. This is really sad compared to the youth in the past years (in 1960s or 1970s), youth in the past years put the school as priority and they also willing to work hard to help their parent or to support their own life.
3 Aug 12
Hi friend, so you don't have a happy childhood, really you worked hard in your childhood, sad to know about this. Good to know that you sent your hard earned money to your mum, really she is very much happy with your work and lucky to have a good son like you. I admire you a lot