I'm starting my last set of pre-reqs in a couple of weeks. I'll be in Anatomy & Physiology 9AM-10AM on Monday-Friday and Psychology, what they call half/half, meaning I attend 2 days from 10AM-11AM on campus and 3 days online. My work schedule is set at Sat-Tues 7-4. With that just being 32-hours, I asked for a decrease down to 24 hours, to leave time for studying and less stress through pre-reqs because I stress about my GPA (it's only a 2.85 right now, so it's cutting it too close and I want it a lot higher) and exams. Also, the people I work with are horrible and stress me out, also I'm working in 100+ degree weather right now...at walmart. Well after I filled out the request form, they denied it and said they could knock me down to 3 8-hour shifts and 2 4-hour shifts. That's not what I wanted at all. Hell, I don't even want to work there, let alone not have them work with my schooling as they all claim they do. I couldn't imagine how they would have reacted if I put down 20-hours maximum like I truly wanted to.
Basically, I feel aggravated and am just wondering what you guys would do in this situation or if you have been in my shoes before? Honestly, I don't HAVE to work. I can afford to live as a poor college student for a while until I could find a healthcare-related job. I'm just torn between choosing whats right and don't want to screw myself over.
I'm working because I've worked consistently since I was 16. It's not really all that stupid of a question, for I feel a void coming from when I do quit working for a bit. I'm used to working and just am not sure which route to take. If I know I could handle working without my grades slipping, of course I'd continue to work even though I don't have to, why would I not? I'm also going into an LPN program at a community college, then bridging, so currently the GPA requirements are not as high of a demand, especially in my small city. Of course, regardless, the higher the GPA the better, which is why I'm debating my options. Just wanting to hear others' POV. Thanks for yours. I know Walmart can survive without me, and in the end, I'm pretty damn sure I could happily survive without walmart myself.
I'd just have to adjust to the non-working life, but I feel I might enjoy it to some degree and it'll definitely teach me how to budget, since I'll be living off of savings.
Just looking for stories of around the same experiences and words of advice. I do still have car insurance, gas, and a cell bill to pay throughout my student life.
Honestly, I know it may seem like somewhat of a dumb question I asked, but I feel I just have confusion because I've always been employed, and everyone around me is kind of anti of me quitting and diving into nursing school and a student loan.
Last edit by Iridescent Orchid on Jul 20, '11