Two jobs and rugby?

  • easterndude69

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    Aug 14, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    I'm going to work in the computer lab at my school in the fall. I'm also going to play rugby. Rugby practices are every evening Monday-Friday games on Saturdays. My computer lab job is 12 hours a week. I got my work schedule and I think I could have room for a second part-time job. I currently work at McD's in my town for the summer, and was thinking if I should transfer to the one in my college town to work during the term on days that I'm not working at my school job and weekend nights. I know it's a lot to handle, but I'm just trying to save money to afford to buy my own car. I'm taking 15 credits of classes. Do you think I could handle working a few extra hours at McD's, or is it best to just stick with one job for the term as there would be too much schoolwork and I should spend time socializing too?
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    Aug 14, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    I'd focus on schoolwork for now-- but you already knew that icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 14, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    Do naked rugby. That way you can save time by not having to change into sports gear.
  • easterndude69

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    Aug 14, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI think if you know your schedule then go for it. My extracurricular activities are sporadic and random so I don't know when I'll need to ask for a day off, but I'll probably be working 30+ hours per week or more depending on where I get employed. Universities are very understanding of school events so if you can get another job with the school then go for it. I'm assuming you'll be playing rugby for the university.

    Best of luck to you.


    My university only allows me to be employed to one job at the university at a time. However, I could possibly search for a position that offers more hours/better pay. I think a 12 hour job would only benefit me in pocket change though. Yeah, I'll play rugby with the university. My parents probably wouldn't be too pleased to hear me taking on two jobs so I wouldn't tell them until I'm pretty sure things are going good like after midterms or something. Rugby's schedule is pretty consistent and I think my school's lab work schedule could be too with a few exceptions. I think because McD's hours are fairly flexible I could schedule myself to work just a few days there a week that I'm not working at my campus job plus I'm already employed by another store in my hometown.
  • rustoleum

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    Aug 14, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    If you're working in the computer lab, you may have time to do your schoolwork while you're there.

    That said, if your job pays the bills, and you have time to socialize and play sports...hold off on getting a second job. College goes by so fast. Enjoy it.

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    Aug 14, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    rustoleum saidCollege goes by so fast. Enjoy it.
    Depending on where you are. icon_rolleyes.gif
    It went by really fast for me, since I dropped after 2.5 years to start working in the career I "was" going for a degree in. icon_cool.gif
  • jim_sf

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    Aug 14, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    easterndude69 saidI'm going to work in the computer lab at my school in the fall. I'm also going to play rugby. Rugby practices are every evening Monday-Friday games on Saturdays. My computer lab job is 12 hours a week. I got my work schedule and I think I could have room for a second part-time job. I currently work at McD's in my town for the summer, and was thinking if I should transfer to the one in my college town to work during the term on days that I'm not working at my school job and weekend nights. I know it's a lot to handle, but I'm just trying to save money to afford to buy my own car. I'm taking 15 credits of classes. Do you think I could handle working a few extra hours at McD's, or is it best to just stick with one job for the term as there would be too much schoolwork and I should spend time socializing too?


    I'd stick to one job for this term. A second job could interfere with your schoolwork, and since your socializing will probably be with your teammates, it can help your team's performance on the pitch as well. (Especially if you're in a leadership role, or if you're hooker, flyhalf, or scrumhalf.)
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    Aug 14, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    Ok let's do a break down..

    Rugby Practise - Mon-Fri- 2hrs ea?. .....10 hrs?/ wk
    Computer Lab Job................................12 hrs / wk
    Micky D's.............................................20 hrs+ /wk ?
    Study / Assgnmt. time....2 hrs/dy...........10+ hrs /wk?
    Estimated tot........................................52+hrs /wk priority??

    I think you can handle it!...
    OP put your schedule in writing so you can make the necessary adjustments..
    I think if you see it in writing you can make a firm decision!

    Good luck.. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    i'd draft it out on Google Calendar, so you can see how much time it would take. dont forget to factor in travel time, shower time, socialising, etc.

    having been through 2 university degrees and playing on varsity teams (swimming, rowing and water polo), i can tell you that there is always not enough time to do everything you want/need to do. you always need more time for doing assignments, group work, researching/writing papers, studying during exam periods, and REST!

    commit to the things that require an immediate commitment (e.g. classes, rugby, computer lab). add more commitments (e.g. McD's) once you know how your schedule will *really* work. also remember: McD's probably won't let you study during your shift except during your 15min breaks, whereas working in the computer lab will probably allow you some extended lulls during your shift to read or do assignments.



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    Aug 15, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidOk let's do a break down..

    Rugby Practise - Mon-Fri- 2hrs ea?. .....10 hrs?/ wk
    Computer Lab Job................................12 hrs / wk
    Micky D's.............................................20 hrs+ /wk ?
    Study / Assgnmt. time....2 hrs/dy...........10+ hrs /wk?
    Estimated tot........................................52+hrs /wk priority??

    I think you can handle it!...
    OP put your schedule in writing so you can make the necessary adjustments..
    I think if you see it in writing you can make a firm decision!

    Good luck.. icon_biggrin.gif
    That only leaves 116 hrs of free time, which breaks down to 16.57 hrs of "free time" per day.

    Subtract 8 hrs for sleep, and you effectively have no time for RJ.
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidyou effectively have no time for RJ.
    Not worth it. Screw work.
    I tried to screw work, but they said they're only a top, so I have to remain bent over. icon_sad.gif
  • Kipstrdl

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    Aug 15, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    OP, you are going to school so that you will be able to find a good job when you are done. Worry about money then. No need to add stress to your life with an extra job if it is not necessary. Enjoy college life. and post some pictures in your rugby shorts....oh....and also out of your rugby shorts
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes said
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidyou effectively have no time for RJ.
    Not worth it. Screw work.
    I tried to screw work, but they said they're only a top, so I have to remain bent over. icon_sad.gif
    That's why you'll never be a real man. Your number's coming up. Hurry up and powder your vagina.


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    Aug 15, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes said
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidyou effectively have no time for RJ.
    Not worth it. Screw work.
    I tried to screw work, but they said they're only a top, so I have to remain bent over. icon_sad.gif
    That's why you'll never be a real man. Your number's coming up. Hurry up and powder your vagina.
    Meh, I'd rather use sand. That what real [wo]men use.
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    You sound like me. Here's my own situation:

    -I'm taking 18 credits this fall (21 hours of class time)
    -I'm a civil engineering major; virtually all of those are math, science, or engineering
    -I work at McDonald's part time as well.
    -My university's rugby practice takes place 2x per week- Tues, Thurs, 3-5 PM, games on saturday.

    It really depends on how you can manage it. Personally, I think you're insane for even thinking about trying to pull it off, but then again- I'm crazy for trying an engineering major anyway. I think you probably could, but you'd have to miss a few practices in order to not double book it, but also you gotta beware that all work and no play may make Johnny a dull boy.
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidYou sound like me. Here's my own situation:

    -I'm taking 18 credits this fall (21 hours of class time)
    -I'm a civil engineering major; virtually all of those are math, science, or engineering
    -I work at McDonald's part time as well.
    -My university's rugby practice takes place 2x per week- Tues, Thurs, 3-5 PM, games on saturday.

    It really depends on how you can manage it. Personally, I think you're insane for even thinking about trying to pull it off, but then again- I'm crazy for trying an engineering major anyway. I think you probably could, but you'd have to miss a few practices in order to not double book it, but also you gotta beware that all work and no play may make Johnny a dull boy.
    There is no such thing as "civil" engineering.

    <-- Former Mechanical Engineer. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidnaked rugby.


    Oh god why? =/
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Bullwinklemoos saidYou sound like me. Here's my own situation:

    -I'm taking 18 credits this fall (21 hours of class time)
    -I'm a civil engineering major; virtually all of those are math, science, or engineering
    -I work at McDonald's part time as well.
    -My university's rugby practice takes place 2x per week- Tues, Thurs, 3-5 PM, games on saturday.

    It really depends on how you can manage it. Personally, I think you're insane for even thinking about trying to pull it off, but then again- I'm crazy for trying an engineering major anyway. I think you probably could, but you'd have to miss a few practices in order to not double book it, but also you gotta beware that all work and no play may make Johnny a dull boy.
    There is no such thing as "civil" engineering.

    <-- Former Mechanical Engineer. icon_razz.gif


    I know we're party animals, but I digress. All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.
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    Aug 15, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    paulflexes said
    Bullwinklemoos saidYou sound like me. Here's my own situation:

    -I'm taking 18 credits this fall (21 hours of class time)
    -I'm a civil engineering major; virtually all of those are math, science, or engineering
    -I work at McDonald's part time as well.
    -My university's rugby practice takes place 2x per week- Tues, Thurs, 3-5 PM, games on saturday.

    It really depends on how you can manage it. Personally, I think you're insane for even thinking about trying to pull it off, but then again- I'm crazy for trying an engineering major anyway. I think you probably could, but you'd have to miss a few practices in order to not double book it, but also you gotta beware that all work and no play may make Johnny a dull boy.
    There is no such thing as "civil" engineering.

    <-- Former Mechanical Engineer. icon_razz.gif


    I know we're party animals, but I digress. All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.
    When did you change your name to Johnny?


    When even my government name was too interesting to fit my personality.
  • rustoleum

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    Aug 15, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    kingmo said. also remember: McD's probably won't let you study during your shift except during your 15min breaks, whereas working in the computer lab will probably allow you some extended lulls during your shift to read or do assignments.





    Exactly. Every time I used a computer lab during my undergrad, the techs at the lab would look up from whatever they were doing on their computer/schoolwork and roll their eyes. You're basically getting paid to do your homework. Even so, if you *can* pay your bills with what you're making, take the free time to socialize, work out, go to rugby practice, etc. Just my two cents. Which is about what it's worth icon_razz.gif
  • easterndude69

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    Aug 15, 2012 6:46 AM GMT

    My schedule on Mon/Wed(roughly):

    8-9:15a: Class
    10a-10:50: Class
    11a-1p: Free time
    1p-1:50p: Class
    2p-5p: Free time
    5-7p: Rugby practice(I assume it is similar if not identical to last year's. It's just a feeling, but because it's a club, they could prob do whatever they want. I still think evenings are a reasonable assumption as summer practices are around 5:30p Fridays)
    7p-12a: Free time

    Tues:
    7:30a-11a: Work in the lab
    11a-12:15p: class
    12:30-1:45p: Class
    2p-6:30p?: Free time?
    7-9 or 9:30p: Rugby practice


    Thurs:
    7:30a-11a: Free time
    11a-12:15p: class
    12:30-1:45p: class
    2p-5p: Work in the lab
    7p-9 or 9:30p: Rugby practice
    9:30p-12a: Free time

    Fri:

    7:30a-10a: Work in the lab
    10a-10:50: Class
    11a-1p: Free time
    1p-1:50p: Class
    2p-4p: Free time
    4p-6 or 7pm: Pre-game rugby practice(usually to prepare for games the next day)
    7pm-onward: Free time

    Sat:

    1p-4p: Rugby game(possibly 5p for away games; there are 2 away games this season)
    5p or 6p-onward: Free time

    Sun:

    7a-1p: Free time
    1:30p-4:30p: Work in the lab
    5p-12a: Free time

    There's a few open blocks. Free time could be split into homework/gym/McD's work/ showering and other miscellaneous stuff. I doubt that McD's would give shifts fewer than 3 hours however. Nights would seem to be the most probable times for me to work, but hours are not always greatest late at McD's from my own personal experience. The free time blocks during the day could be used towards homework(I would do some homework every day probably). However, working nights would indefinitely cut away social time. Working early Saturday morning is most likely a no-go as I would need all my energy to perform my best in the rugby game, but Sunday early morning is a possibility. Thursday morning before class is also a possibility. Overall, it seems like it is possible, but not without a cost: time for socializing. I'm not sure if it's worth it.

    I might just decide to wait and see my how schedule really is before going through with a transfer. I would most likely be really busy as it is anyway, but then I always think how RAs who work practically full-time and ppl with full-time jobs get it all done.
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    Aug 15, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
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    There's a few open blocks. Free time could be split into homework/gym/McD's work/ showering and other miscellaneous stuff. I doubt that McD's would give shifts fewer than 3 hours however. Nights would seem to be the most probable times for me to work, but hours are not always greatest late at McD's from my own personal experience. The free time blocks during the day could be used towards homework(I would do some homework every day probably). However, working nights would indefinitely cut away social time. Working early Saturday morning is most likely a no-go as I would need all my energy to perform my best in the rugby game, but Sunday early morning is a possibility. Thursday morning before class is also a possibility. Overall, it seems like it is possible, but not without a cost: time for socializing. I'm not sure if it's worth it.

    I might just decide to wait and see my how schedule really is before going through with a transfer. I would most likely be really busy as it is anyway, but then I always think how RAs who work practically full-time and ppl with full-time jobs get it all done.


    It's up to you. The only time they ever give shifts less than three hours (this being in my franchise) is if you're training for something. My first week at McDonald's, I worked only 5 hours over 2 days to train on fries.
  • easterndude69

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    Aug 15, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    easterndude69 said
    There's a few open blocks. Free time could be split into homework/gym/McD's work/ showering and other miscellaneous stuff. I doubt that McD's would give shifts fewer than 3 hours however. Nights would seem to be the most probable times for me to work, but hours are not always greatest late at McD's from my own personal experience. The free time blocks during the day could be used towards homework(I would do some homework every day probably). However, working nights would indefinitely cut away social time. Working early Saturday morning is most likely a no-go as I would need all my energy to perform my best in the rugby game, but Sunday early morning is a possibility. Thursday morning before class is also a possibility. Overall, it seems like it is possible, but not without a cost: time for socializing. I'm not sure if it's worth it.

    I might just decide to wait and see my how schedule really is before going through with a transfer. I would most likely be really busy as it is anyway, but then I always think how RAs who work practically full-time and ppl with full-time jobs get it all done.


    It's up to you. The only time they ever give shifts less than three hours (this being in my franchise) is if you're training for something. My first week at McDonald's, I worked only 5 hours over 2 days to train on fries.


    They might not even give many hours. I could try it see how it goes. The key is to manage my time effectively. If I don't test my limits on what I think I am capable of handling, I may never know how much I could truly handle. Then again, I'm taking a couple difficult classes this semester. But I'm not the type who would plan to socialize every single night; I would leave prob leave that for weekends. I would have to likely work just nights and maybe a couple mornings but that's all I could probably fit in. They do hire some people who can only work weekends or certain times though. They are at least fairly flexible in their scheduling of workers which is good and have a lot of time coverage(mine opens at 4:30am and closes at 2:00am). Idk it just kind of feels bad to just play things safe it may be more profitable in the long run to take a risk and take on more.