Should I quit my job to focus on uni? (Student teacher)

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    I currently work a min of 10hrs per week, spread over two days, but I don't know whether or not I should resign in order to focus on my studies.

    As a trainee teacher, my course is intense, and my English subject specialism takes up a massive amount of time on top of this. (Combined honors with masters course).

    I've had this job throughout my AS and A2 studies, and through the first year of university with no problem, but now I have been transferred to another store, due to mine closing down, and they are much less understanding regarding university.

    A massive part of my overall grade comes from being observed whilst teaching, which means a lot of placements. I have to do a 6 week placement this year, and when I have discussed my options with work about this they have been very unhelpful. Previously, I was able to take unpaid leave/holiday during this time, but the new store will not permit this.

    I am frustrated as I have happily worked for this company for a number of years, and I really could do with the money, but the stress and the worry of trying to make arrangements every time I'm on placement is freaking me out.

    It would mean I have to teach/plan/mark for 5 days a week for 6 weeks as a full-time teacher, and then work during weekends. (&obviously uni assignments during this time too)

    I know that it is possible to do this, but I am worried that if I take on too much then I will fail my placement and waste £9000 for the sake of a part-time job.
    I don't want to have to quit, because I don't want to have to struggle living off my loan, but I also don't want to run myself into the ground trying to juggle a million things.
    I would love someone else's opinion on this because I am driving myself mad over it! Thanks.
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    You answered half of your question. you said the job you're currently working with is unhelpful and don't take into consideration of your uni stuff, might as well leave and find another part time but that be me being irrational. Unless I'm missing the point 10hrs spread by 2 days isn't too bad tbh, if you could ask your manager if you can only do 10hrs then it is better than working more.
    Tbh this is a delicate situation if you really like working for the company and the fact you've been there for a whole you'll find a way to communicate with them about arrangements
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    (Original post by donadoni)
    You answered half of your question. you said the job you're currently working with is unhelpful and don't take into consideration of your uni stuff, might as well leave and find another part time but that be me being irrational. Unless I'm missing the point 10hrs spread by 2 days isn't too bad tbh, if you could ask your manager if you can only do 10hrs then it is better than working more.
    Tbh this is a delicate situation if you really like working for the company and the fact you've been there for a whole you'll find a way to communicate with them about arrangements

    It's fine when I'm just in uni as normal, but when I'm on placement it's different. I have a class of 30 children to plan teach and mark for all week. The problem is that they won't give me time off during my placement, and expect me to work 7 days a week, teaching all weekday and then working weekends too. 10 hours is nothing, but added on to 40+ hours teaching it because stressful.Just feel bummed out that I might have to resign for the sake of 6 weeks off, that they could easily give me as leave !
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    Yeah, I understand how you feel. the only thing I can think is to have a serious world with the manager or whoever and tell them how important these placements are. if they still don't consider it then those people are dicks.
    Can you transfer to another store/site?
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    (Original post by donadoni)
    Yeah, I understand how you feel. the only thing I can think is to have a serious world with the manager or whoever and tell them how important these placements are. if they still don't consider it then those people are dicks.
    Can you transfer to another store/site?
    Why would they? It's entirely against their interest for an employee who is definitely going to leave. They're not dicks - they're completely rational and sensible people. It's not like they're going to glean any loyalty benefit.


    On topic, OP - in terms of the job. Do you need the money? If so, you got to stay or find something that fits your schedule more. I know it's not easy - but jobs at the union? They should pay well and also be more amenable to working with your placement schedules.

    If the job is actually interfering with your placements - then it's not really even a debate, unless there is an overwhelming financial imperative.
 
 
 
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