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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

1. You have the rest of your life to work for a company you hate. Let's face it: assuming your liver carries you through your prime, you will have ample time to build a career at a company that thrives on sucking the life out of employees. Save Saturday shifts and sexual harassment from your balding superior for post-college life.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

 

2. Living on shekels keeps you creative. Do you really think Ramen Cookbooks or CitySlips would exist if it weren't for a bunch of broke, beer-loving college kids? These precious years of negative account balances (and maybe a little scurvy) could spur the ingenuity that will have you laughing all the way to the bank with your fatty paychecks.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

 

3. You'll miss out on internship opportunities. Think about it – while you're getting paid minimum wage to spend your summer cleaning up chili explosions in the Jack-In-The-Box bathroom, the other kid in your class is getting college credit to photograph events at SXSW and make latte runs. Sucker.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

 

4. Working in college makes you lame. Have you ever been to a party with a student who works full time? It's a constant barrage of awkward conversation about his or her douchebag boss, having to get up early, needing to leave pretty soon, etc. Don't be a wet blanket; it's boring and nobody wants to hear about it.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

 

5. The purpose of college is to learn how to juggle responsibilities – for now, those include cramming for tomorrow's psych exam and partying your face off while you're still young enough to get away with it. Nobody wants to bang the 42-year-old Pizza Hut manager who is trying to relive the glory days he missed out on by “being responsible”. Don't be this guy...

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Work in College

COMMENTS (1)

I feel like the majority of college students have a job.

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