Work And School Essay, Research Paper
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 everyone?s 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 o?clock 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 today?s world we are brought up to value
education and use our education to get a job. Back in the early 1900?s 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 child?s whole being, and its growth is thus part of the child?s
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 everyone?s 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.