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    So I recently got an interview for working at a restaurant as a waitress, and I'm also at university, however I have finished my year and now I'm just waiting to go back in September. The job is full time with flexible hours so I was wondering if it's possible to have this job in the hours I have no lectures in and evenings and weekends whilst fitting my university work in? I'm about to go into my 2nd year in September. Any help is appreciated!


    Edited: Also, if it's flexible hours, does that allow me to chose the hours that I can work?
    I also can inquire about this at the interview if necessary.
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    (Original post by Rachypoo96)
    So I recently got an interview for working at a restaurant as a waitress, and I'm also at university, however I have finished my year and now I'm just waiting to go back in September. The job is full time with flexible hours so I was wondering if it's possible to have this job in the hours I have no lectures in and evenings and weekends whilst fitting my university work in? I'm about to go into my 2nd year in September. Any help is appreciated!
    I've asked this to be moved to a more relevant section, so you should get some more answers soon!

    I suspect this will be difficult to manage, however! Would there be potential to reduce the hours if you did end up struggling?
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    It might sound do-able, but a) you'll be permanently knackered and too tired to do any effective study, and b) you'll have no time for a social life of any sort. Is this really what you wanted out of University - a 2.2 and no life?
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    (Original post by Rachypoo96)
    So I recently got an interview for working at a restaurant as a waitress, and I'm also at university, however I have finished my year and now I'm just waiting to go back in September. The job is full time with flexible hours so I was wondering if it's possible to have this job in the hours I have no lectures in and evenings and weekends whilst fitting my university work in? I'm about to go into my 2nd year in September. Any help is appreciated!
    I would agree with the others that full time hours will likely be too much once you go back to university.
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    By full time you mean at least 40 hours a week, right? And I'm guessing you have around 15 hours of lectures each week.

    That's 55. In a week there are 168, so you have 113 left. 8 hours of sleep every night is 56, which leaves you with 57 hours left. In this time you will want to socialise, study, pursue any hobbies and take time to chill out. It's up to you whether this is enough time for you, but I can imagine it will be very demanding. Especially because of how tired you'll be from the amount of work you're doing (both in employment and study).

    Nonetheless, I wish you the best
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    (Original post by Rachypoo96)
    So I recently got an interview for working at a restaurant as a waitress, and I'm also at university, however I have finished my year and now I'm just waiting to go back in September. The job is full time with flexible hours so I was wondering if it's possible to have this job in the hours I have no lectures in and evenings and weekends whilst fitting my university work in? I'm about to go into my 2nd year in September. Any help is appreciated!
    Sure it is, many people do it. If you have flexible hours in your job that's also great. If might be that during exam time you need to cut back the hours though
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    (Original post by Rachypoo96)
    So I recently got an interview for working at a restaurant as a waitress, and I'm also at university, however I have finished my year and now I'm just waiting to go back in September. The job is full time with flexible hours so I was wondering if it's possible to have this job in the hours I have no lectures in and evenings and weekends whilst fitting my university work in? I'm about to go into my 2nd year in September. Any help is appreciated!


    Edited: Also, if it's flexible hours, does that allow me to chose the hours that I can work?
    I also can inquire about this at the interview if necessary.
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    At the end of the day, it's down to you and what you can take on.
    Some people could say, yeah! It's easy whilst others wouldn't be able to cope with it.
    For me personally, full time job and university at the same time is too much. You have to have the balance of university work, work, social and personal time and have it all balanced at the same time.

    I have a part time job and that is just enough to keep me going and give me a good balance. Flexible hours doesn't mean you can 'choose' the hours you work - generally, it means you can deny some hours and not others. It's more with a 0 hour contact you can tell them when you can work - but equally, it's always worth telling them when you can and can not work.

    Also, it's a lot taking on a full time job whilst you're going into second year - this is the year when things start to pick up speed!

    But like I said, it's up to you - best of luck!
 
 
 
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