Work And School

Many people have busy lives, especially someone who has to juggle more than one
task per day. The people in particular that I am talking about are college
students. How some of us have jobs and need jobs that help keep us in school.


The tough part is that we have to spend most of our time on school which leaves
very little time for work, even thought we do have to work to make a decent
amount of money. So, since work and school are apart of everyones life,
either if you just work or go to school they both involve a good amount of your
life and time. On the other hand, going to work and school at the same time can
make it tough to concentrate on one even tough you have to do both. One thing
that students need to know is time management. It is ok to work and go to
school, but each person has to give a reasonable amount of time for both. Many
students, like myself, like to work, and we will sometimes do that more than
school. In contrast we have to give the same if not more time to school. The
reason for this is because probably the job you are working now is not going to
get you that high paying job that you will be looking for when you are out of
school. Students have to remember that and not put all of their time into work.


Some people like myself feel obligated you work more since we have more time out
of class than we did in high school. Another thing that I notice myself doing is
going to work right after school which leaves only a little time to do homework
and that is at like 10 oclock at night. Most of the time that homework will
not get done because we are to tired from working all night. So, we will put it
off until the night before it is due. I, personally am a procrastinator, will
put things off until the night before it is due and start it then. Everyone
needs to know the value of time management. Not being able to put the right
amount of time to the most important thing is not a good habit. Everyone needs
to get their priorities in order, or toughing it out get the hard stuff done
first and relax and have fun later. If everyone does this there will be less
stress and people will feel much better about themselves. Also, people will have
more free time and be able to do al the things they have been wanting to do.


Plus if you keep putting things off and doing them at the last minute you could
miss out on doing something more enjoyable. On the flip side people need to know
how to time manage work too, since people have to also put most of their time
towards work. The reason I say this is because many students like myself want to
work many hours to make money. The problem with this is we pick a bad time to
work these hours. We really should either wait until school is out to work many
hours or on our breaks. Also, we have to put our priorities in order. What is
going to mean more to us in the future a dead end job or school that is going to
get us a degree and a high paying job. Some of us do not see this is because we
are making a decent amount of money, but what we should see is that the money we
making now is nothing to what we could make. According to history of Americans
we were brought up to work, and if time school, but now the times have changed.


In todays world we are brought up to value education and use our education to
get a job. Back in the early 1900s children were forced to work with their
families. and if they had time went to school. An education did not mean as much
as it does now. Also, people did not need an education to be successful they
learned a trade that was probably taught to them by their father. That was how
people made a living back then. People can do the same now by learning a trade,
but some people still want a degree that will help them get a better job. This
is the way children are brought up now. Personally, I am finding really hard to
do both work and school. Since I know how important school is to me, it is
really hard for me not to work I like to keep active. Plus the place I work also
gives me the flexible hours I need so I can do both go to work and school. Even
though I get the flexible hours so I can do both is still very hard to arrange.


Working everyday and going to school full-time is not smart but if you need
money like myself you will try. The horrible part about working and going to
school is I see my grades falling. The reason for this is I find myself working
to much and the reason for that is that work is not as stressful as school can
be. That is also another reason why it is tough to do both work and school
because the stress kills you. According to Susan Griffin in her essay “Our
Secret” she states “I think of it now as a kind of mask, not an animated
mask that expresses the essence of an inner truth, but a mask that falls like
dead weight over the human face, making flesh a stationary object.” What this
quote means to me and the essay that I am writing is that the mask is work and
the human face represents school. The reason I say this is because everything we
do revolves around work. Also, now matter how we try to manage time work has to
be apart of the time we are trying to manage. I know that Susan Griffin essay
“Our Secret” has nothing to do with work and school, but this quote can be
applied to many things. Another quote by Susan Griffin from her essay “Our
Secret” is “Then the soul is an integral part of the childs whole being,
and its growth is thus part of the childs growth.” Even though I said it
before but this quote is not directly related to my topic, but it can be used as
part of my explanation. This quote can mean, to me in my explanation that
depending on how a child is brought up is the way he or she is going to perform
at work or at school. What I am trying to say is that if a child is brought up
to try their best to succeed then these children will probably will grow up to
be good people and good workers in either school or in work. On the other hand,
if a child is brought up with no morals or standards and his or her parents do
not care to much from them, they will probably grow up not caring about life and
what they do with their life. Even if parents do not think so ,but they do have
a big impact on the way their children turn out to be. That is why I am thankful
my parents brought me up with morals cause I would not be the person I am today.


Also, Susan Griffin says in her essay “Our Secret” is “But everything in
his life is not as it should be.” This quote sums up everything that I feel.


Because everything in my life either never goes the way it should, or if I am
lucky everything will go my way. Lately everything has been going against me,
between both work and school. Work is getting me very stressed and school is
just against me too. I mean that I will try to just give but school and work my
all but that is just to tough and I am wearing myself out. Usually even if I am
worn out work is just so much easier to do when I am worn out than school. I
like both but I have to start concentrating on school much more. Even though I
love to work my job is not going to get me anywhere with out a college degree.


That is why I have to start concentrating on school more so I can get a decent
job that pays well and is not as stressful. I know I mentioned this before but I
goes without saying that work and school are so much apart of everyones life,
and my advice is just do one thing at a time and try to enjoy your life. Even
though I know I need the to both work and school, if I had a choice to do only
one I would just go to school and work on breaks and the summer. Also, if I was
living at school I would be able to do that, but since I live at home and have a
car I need to work and when I have free time I will go there. I do not just need
to work so I can have money to just waste all of the pay I get either goes to my
car or to help my parents pay my tuition. So, I do have good reasons why I work
so much I just have to cut down so I can concentrate on what is more important,
and that is school. So, in the end what I think people should do is concentrate
on what is more important to them. No matter if that is work or school. The only
good thing about going to school is even thought it is harder the payof is
better in the end. On the other hand, the good thing about going to work is give
that all that you have so you will able able to move up in position or get a
higher salary. Again I say that no matter what you do give it all you have and
be the best person you can be at what ever you do. Also, if you are a student
and you are working try to learn the value of time management because trust me
it will help you throught out your entier life.