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Is this a good job to have if you have a really busy schedule?

If you do a lot of things to do in a single day or week is this the right job to have? #job-market #jobs #first-job

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Desiree’s Answer

I agree with the the other answers that time management will be key to successfully balancing a job and your other obligations.

But I think the first question you have to answer is whether or not having a job is a priority for you right now, and in light of your other obligations. If you cannot make your job -- whatever it is -- a priority, then you should seriously reconsider taking it. Or, at the very least, ensure that the demands of the job align well with the commitment you are realistically able to make. For some people, they desperately need for a job to pay for housing/food/healthcare/etc, so the job itself becomes their #1 priority. Others may have housing and food security, but they have their school work, their social life, their sports, and their hobbies, so a job would be way down at the bottom of their list of priorities. It's unfair to any employer to agree to work if you cannot - or do not want to - meet their expectations for work hours and focus. Please be honest with yourself about whether or not you can assume the responsibilities of work.

Desiree recommends the following next steps:

Honestly assess where a job fits in your list of priorities
Determine the realistic time/commitment you can make to a job, given your other priorities
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M’s Answer

Hi Shaylee! Exactly, what everyone else keeps saying. Time management is key to staying efficient and to not feeling overwhelmed. Personally, I like to utilize an agenda to help me stay organized, but find what works for you whether it is a planner or creating timers for each task. Good luck Shaylee!
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Simeon’s Answer

Having a single day you do a lot of work on can be a great way to get it to fit in with a school schedule if you are trying to work and go to school at the same time. I would recommend looking for jobs you could do in the evening shift if you have competing priorities. It's nice to be able to hold on to your weekends if you have a busy schedule.
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Maritza’s Answer

Time management is key as is mental health. You also have to know when to say no. We all have busy lives with so many activities that we are always juggling. I run around from 4:30am until 7pm and even then I'm organizing for the next day or going household chores. At the same time I make sure when I feel overwhelmed I take a step back and dedicate time to refresh and take a mental break. I also make conscience choices on what I take on and what I have to pass on. You have to find a balance.

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Kamilah’s Answer

Hello,

It all depends on your time management abilities.

I work full time, college full time, and army full time. The only things I lack from it is that I don't hang out a lot because I'm mostly sleeping or doing school work on my off days. I work in a call center, so I take time during my lunches to work on homework for school also.

Kamilah recommends the following next steps:

Manage your time.
Get a calendar and keep track of everything that you have to do month to month, it helps a lot.
Make the decision of if you're going to work part-time if you're getting financial help or full time if you don't get help with income coming in every month with the help of family.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, you helped me a lot. Shaylee
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