Most people in college complain about their jobs because they don’t have time to work. They need to do schoolwork and that’s overwhelming enough. No one needs an extra 15 hours of their time taken up for a job, except me.
I used to have three on-campus jobs. When I realized how insane that was, I stuck with the two that were less stressful: the ticket window and event staff. I have the same boss for both jobs, one is on the weekends, and the hours are pretty flexible. All of those benefits aren’t the reason why I feel like I need these jobs.
I have made some really good friends from working these jobs, and I have also learned so much. When starting at the ticket window, I never thought it would help me with my major. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
I communicate with people daily, both on the phone and in person. I have had to learn how to properly address customers’ problems and how to fix problems in less than a minute. It may not seem like a fun job, but I actually enjoy going to work. The people and the environment make me feel so comfortable.
When you start working ten hour days at three different events, your coworkers get to know you pretty well. Another plus, I have seen some really cool speakers and events while getting paid.
My mom says I work too much, but honestly in this chaotic semester I like work more than class.
My hard work is paying off, and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I have an internship through my boss for the spring semester. I’ll be doing web communications, graphics, and I’ll also help manage events.
My jobs have shown me that classes aren’t the only thing you learn from while in college.