And….. We are back again with the second installment of this article. We talked about the environment and the surrounding people who can make or break your spirit just when you step into the workforce. Today, we will delve further into the challenges you will be facing similar to what you will face in school.
Before you throw your books in the air and yelp for joy that tests are over, I’m afraid to tell you that tests are an everyday thing in your daily work. Whether it is the deadline you are completing your task or whether you are productive at work, it is no longer just theory based and memorizing text but it is how you put those quotes into action. Every phone call test your knowledge on your job, every email test your grammar and your spelling, every time your boss hands you a task test how well and how quick you complete it. Suddenly, you’ll wish you are back at school. Now you’ll realized why working adults will lamented at you to enjoy your school years.
If we have tests everyday, you can be sure we’ll have major exams too. It is can be either your boss handing over a big account with a big client or a major project that all management is scrutinizing or perhaps just your yearly appraisal. Like all school exams, this concerns your future, whether it’s a promotion or a pay raise, it would affect your career path.
The only time you truly don’t have time during school days is when you are mugging for an important exam. Otherwise, it’s school hours, homework and playtime. As a working adult, some have it easier than others but most of us, especially the higher you climb, you will find that you have lesser time for yourself. It’s overtime, bringing work home, conference call in the middle of the night and even sacrificing weekends to get ready for that weekly meeting on Monday. Even social networking is all about work. That’s why so many of us take yoga classes, hiking or go away weekend trip to some beach resort, to get away from it all and find some ‘me’ time.
The biggest failure you could make in school is to get yourself expelled and kicked out of school. You’ll still have your parents to give you a roof over your head, food on the table even money for your mobile subscription. Failure in the workforce can mean out of job, unable to pay your rent, scrimping on food even relying on social welfare. However, don’t be afraid to take calculated responsible risks and go all out to try, test and evolve because each mistakes you made, make you stronger and wiser.
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