8 Ways Adulting Is Different As A Student VS When You Have A Job

July 22, 2020

It is true that adulting starts the moment you leave home for the university, polytechnic, or any tertiary institution. But if you think about it, the school shields you from the not-very-fun-bits of adulting. That ends the second you graduate.

Let’s dive in.

1. When you’re a student: The party never stops.

When you have a job: The longing for extra hours of sleep doesn’t stop.

2. When you are a student: No one (except maybe your parents) cares if you get any work done.

When you have a job: A lot of people care about what you do and expect you to show up all the time.

3. When you are a student: You can stab classes all you want and get away with it.

When you have a job: You are in trouble if you miss a day of work for no reason.

4. When you are a student: You start important things at the last minute.

When you have a job: Deadlines are deadlines and everything has a timeline you must follow.

5. When you are a student: You complain about time, yet you manage to hang out with friends.

When you have a job: A few calls here and there to check-in on your friends, and that’s it.

6. When you’re a student: A call to your parents will likely make you richer.

When you have a job: A call to your parents will likely make you poorer (cries in black tax).

man crying because of money

7. When you are a student: You have the time to live your best life, but you have no money to sponsor it.

When you have a job: There is no time. Or money. Just pure vibes. 

8. When you’re a student: You fantasize a lot about working and earning money.

When you have a job: You fantasize a lot about retirement.

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