Post # 1
So after searching for a job for a while, I finally found one! (YAY!!). I start on October, 13th. I was planning on studying for a Master’s degree next year on a part time basis (the degree is not in line with my job). But now, selections take place on the 22/23 October…just a week after I start. The first compulsory lesson is in November (classes are once a month). So my question is, what would you do? Would you still apply and tell the employer on the first day? Or is it better to leave it for next year i.e. apply next year and study in 2016?
This is the only uni I can still apply to this year so there aren’t any other options. Degree is also not available online.
Thank you Bees!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF
I’m a huge proponent of going back to school if you want to and who knows what life may throw at you in the future? I would be honest with your employer and say that you’ve decided to enroll in a Master’s program and share your schedule with him/her. I’ve taken elective courses while working and my employers have been understanding so yours should hopefully be respectful of the fact that you’re going for another degree!
Congrats on the job and good luck!
Post # 3
I would be honest with your job, on the very first day. Usually they have to honour any commitments you have already made such as holiday etc even if unpaid. – I booked a month long holiday before applying and then found a job to start 2 weeks before the holiday and I was DREADING telling them I would need a month off. But they were fine and pushed back my start date to honour it. They should be flexible with your schedule and cover your shifts or give you the day off unpaid (especially if you only need a few days off here and there). Good luck! If you tell them asap they will be grateful and most likely very respectful of your degree.