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Should I get a job during Year 12? (1 Viewer)

spaghettii

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I really want money but I don't want the job to clash with schoolwork, other school duties and sport. I'd probably apply for retail or either dominos or pizza hut

I have terrible time management skills now but I had a job for a few months in Yr10 and I was getting assignments done at least a week before they were due, plus my grades weren't effected, so maybe a job could get me to plan my time better?

Also I stress a lot, and I don't want more anxiety than I've already got

But I want money
 

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I really want money but I don't want the job to clash with schoolwork, other school duties and sport. I'd probably apply for retail or either dominos or pizza hut

I have terrible time management skills now but I had a job for a few months in Yr10 and I was getting assignments done at least a week before they were due, plus my grades weren't effected, so maybe a job could get me to plan my time better?

Also I stress a lot, and I don't want more anxiety than I've already got

But I want money
Just apply for the job

It's good because it teaches you time management (as well as looks good on any job application)

If you have stress issues, then I'd suggest you see a counciller/psychologist (more of the latter imo)
 

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Just apply for the job

It's good because it teaches you time management (as well as looks good on any job application)

If you have stress issues, then I'd suggest you see a counciller/psychologist (more of the latter imo)
Yeah that's what I was thinking, because if I've got the added responsibility then I'll probably realise I need to get my shit together haha

I've already been seeing a psychologist for a few months now, and she reckons I should apply as well. I've improved but I had a horrible experience at my last job and I don't want to repeat it.

Thanks for your advice :)
 

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Yeah that's what I was thinking, because if I've got the added responsibility then I'll probably realise I need to get my shit together haha

I've already been seeing a psychologist for a few months now, and she reckons I should apply as well. I've improved but I had a horrible experience at my last job and I don't want to repeat it.

Thanks for your advice :)
If you've had a horrible experience at your last job then apply for anothet

All the best :)
 

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Yeah getting a job is pretty beneficial, i usually take time off during exam periods but it teaches you life skills, looks good on your CV and also helps with time management tbh.
 

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Definitely take the job! I've found that time expands when we have too much of it. Basically meaning that the more time we have, the less efficiently we tend to use it.
 

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Personally I would not get a job in Year 12 only because you are definitely entering one of the more important years of your schooling. If we're talking about improving time management you need something with less commitment, I recommend you sign up for charity events this year like the red shield door-knock appeal or even sign up for things at school that are one off. This way you're able to build your skills but at the same time your not committed so if you realise that you can't possibly keep up such a lifestyle it's as easy as returning back to the books after you've completed your commitment.

If we're talking about getting some extra pocket money I'd suggest having some self control and maybe withholding from buying things that you want this year and make the sacrifice so you can just focus on your study, you will have plenty of time next year to really figure everything out. This is the more reasonable option as after Year 12 you'll know yourself better and how you actually deal with real stress and pressure and you'll be able to get a job during university with a lot more confidence that it won't be cutting into your studies.

The worst thing is getting a job and then leaving or doing it poorly because you are so bogged down with assessments.

But then again, if you feel you are ready for a huge step up then by all means go for it, I'm basing this off my personal experience of the HSC and especially working full time after :)
 

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