Studying or Working, which do you prefer?

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    Jul 03, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    Gentlemen

    Just finished my first year at University last May! hooray relief, I'm enjoying every single moment of the stress free seconds going past, But I also work part-time. My contracted hours are 24 per week. That sounds way too much for a full-time student to some. But my attendance although full-time consists of 2 days a week, and there is no exams in my degree, 100% coursework. I really enjoy my subject and take a great interest in it, so I get pretty decent marks. All in all it makes it easier to work 24 hours per week, especially because I like my colleagues I work with and the work is easy and stressless.

    This lifestyle allows me to get a real insight of both worlds, being a student and an employee. If I'm honest I like being a student, I wear what the hell I want to class, I can take time off, I'm relaxed when doing my work, and there's always time for a quick natter in between it all. I like doing case studies about the outside world and debating in seminars whilst taking part in group discussions. But I also like working £££, although at my work place, its just repetitive tasks, gets boring, and time goes soo slow compared to when I'm studying. But I like the people I work with and knowing the fact money is going into my bank account.

    Honestly, I prefer being a student. But money doesn't grow in trees so I have to work.

    How about anyone else? Are you a student? a graduate? an employee? or just on the dole haha. Which do you prefer and why?

    Obviously there is variable factors, so share with me your own personal view =)
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 04, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    Do I have to pick one? Can't I just play video games and eat carbohydrates.... Sweet, doughy carbohydrates....mmmmicon_redface.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    I'm getting burned out from studying so working...
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    Jul 04, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    I never studied my whole life.
    I loved school but studying was torture.
    What-ever I remembered, I remembered.
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:01 AM GMT
    Gonna say studying since i have had experience in it.


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    Jul 04, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Why not both?
  • Eli_jah

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    I love studying, it opens up your mind to so many ideas, you meet interesting people, and, as a first generation student from a lower class black family, being a student feels like a responsibility to me. I might want to pursue a Ph.D.
  • tidus11

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    Working. Studying is fun for a little bit but I like to see physical results from my work and studying if often hidden within your brain and neurons. Though, I suppose you could combine the two by taking notes, haha.

    Plus, I have to say I feel like I have more of a purpose/goal from working than from studying. But, I can understand loving studying for the sake of knowledge too, icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    I HATED college.
    I'm taking some time off from higher education to focus on work. It's a job I love, and honestly I feel way more accomplished doing what I do every day there than acquiring 'knowledge' from an expensive and broken institution that doesn't really prepare anyone for squat.
    End rant.
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    Jul 04, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    I prefer working. Why? Well, because of all the different people that I interact with; I have met many people from all walks of life. Yes, I do enjoy studying, but work leaves me with a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
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    Jul 04, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    Studying but it depends on what I'm learning. Cooking, foreign languages and Apple hardware/software stuff...oh yeah, bring it! 18th century French literature?? Screw that!!
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    Jul 04, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
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  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 04, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
    Working a crummy job is just as bad as studying something boring that you dislike

    So, if I had a job I loved then working but if I was studying a subject I liked, then studying icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    Depends what you define as studying. I was a Visual Arts major so my coursework was in art-making, which I of course prefer over anything and technically is the exact same thing as a career as an artist.
  • O5vx

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    Jul 04, 2013 7:16 AM GMT
    NeutralObserver saidI love studying, it opens up your mind to so many ideas, you meet interesting people, and, as a first generation student from a lower class black family, being a student feels like a responsibility to me. I might want to pursue a Ph.D.
    this right there. If Bobby is working on his masters, you must better get your ass doing one as well(Bobby=Mom's friend's son) it's all about the competition with them, but for me it's more than that..
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 04, 2013 7:17 AM GMT
    Matiz saidDepends what you define as studying. I was a Visual Farts major so my coursework was in fart-making, which I of course prefer over anything and technically is the exact same thing as a career as an artist.


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    Jul 04, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    I much rather work, but I can't work at a job where I'm not appreciated. I like to put extra effort into tasks and if a boss is going to be dismissive or not recognize my hard work then my motivation at that job drops off like a cliff
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    Jul 04, 2013 9:02 AM GMT
    Working..
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    Jul 04, 2013 9:04 AM GMT
    Well I'm still a student but being at university for so many years I feel that I want to move on to actually getting on with working... Only 2 years to go lol icon_neutral.gif

    That being said, graduating actually means being responsible for other peoples' lives icon_eek.gif