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Should I quit my job?

Asked by KateTheGreat (13635points) April 11th, 2011

Right now, I am a college student and I perform at an opera house almost every day of the week. I’m triple majoring right now and things are starting to get really hard. I believe that my education and my college experience is more important than almost everything else right now. I’m in a lot of clubs, I’m starting my own club, and I’m tutoring a lot of people right now. Should I just quit my job as a singer so I can devote more time to my education?

Money isn’t an objective here. I get paid to attend my university, so I don’t really need my job as an opera singer.

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nikipedia's avatar

How helpful will your singing job now be to your future career? In my experience, jobs during college are your best bet for getting jobs after college—the clubs etc on the other hand, while fun, will probably have less long-term payoff.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@nikipedia To answer your question, my job right now has absolutely nothing to do with my future career. I basically just took the job because I’m a good singer.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Do you find that it causes you more stress, or helps you relieve stress? Because if it’s an outlet, then keep it. But if it’s causing you stress, then quit – but not before recording a performance and uploading it for all of us jellies to hear ;)!

Seelix's avatar

I had to quit working in the last year of my BA because it was too stressful to try to balance the two. In my case, quitting my job was one of the best things I’ve done for my education.

If money isn’t an issue and your job won’t necessarily add to your CV after university, I’d suggest you quit and devote more time to your school and extracurriculars.

CaptainHarley's avatar

You can always sing later if you want. Right now, your schooling is the most important thing in your life. So, if you don’t need the money, stop singing and hit the books .. hard!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

If you picked the singing to ask us about rather than one of your other club or activities then yes, this is probably the one to go so you can have some more free time.

john65pennington's avatar

Stash the opera singing and concentrate on your education.

You can sing, later.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@KatetheGreat I believe that my education and my college experience is more important than almost everything else right now.

I agree. It’s difficult enough to get to your end goal without the fact that you are tripling your major. Focus on taking a few breathers just for you. If money isn’t the issue, and this isn’t necessary…let it go. :)

snowberry's avatar

The other side of this is that you need a creative outlet. I suspect you sing because singing gives you that outlet. If you quit, how will you fill that need? There are lots of places that would appreciate a good singer but can’t afford it (you could do it for free, just for the creative juices), or perhaps you could go back to the club to sing one night a month. You get the idea.

But I think you have bitten off more than you can chew with all your work and school. Sooner or later something will have to give.

mazingerz88's avatar

@KatetheGreat This is coming from someone who does not know all the exact specifics and details but from the top of my head I suggest prioritize your college majors, stick with one club, give up mentoring and stay singing! Unless you are ready to sing these lines to say goodbye to your job, which I have a feeling is more than just that. You will know what to do.

Think of me
think of me fondly,
when we’ve said
goodbye.
Remember me
once in a while—
please promise me
you’ll try.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 That’s actually a really great plan! I would just have a very hard time giving up all of my clubs besides one of them. I’m not ready to sing that on stage one last time :’(

mazingerz88's avatar

@KatetheGreat How about asking Fluther jellies as to which clubs may go or not? As in if I were you which one club will I choose to keep? Just a thought.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@mazingerz88 I was going to, but I ran out of questions for the day. :(

Rarebear's avatar

Education first.
Hobbies second.

YARNLADY's avatar

If you don’t need the job, it’s pretty likely you are keeping someone else who does need it from earning the money they need. Quit.

Cruiser's avatar

School always should come first. If you need the money from your job, then back off the singing first and some of the tutoring and clubs. Get your degrees first and sing your heart out after college.

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dabbler's avatar

you’re not going to get another chance to do well at your coursework. Managing to pass or get by is way less satisfying than mastery.
If you don’t need it, quit the job and get back to singing professionally again later if you like.

buster's avatar

He’ll yeah quit that job. There are tons of others
out there.

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