(Closed) Desperately need advice – job/education clash

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
355 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
1552 posts
Bumble bee

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. 

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