Often getting a job post your desired stage of education is the next logical step but seldom do we think about the changes that occur due to it.
Yes, that is obvious. You get to earn money and spend money according to your wish. But with great power, comes great responsibility. More specifically, fiscal responsibility. Once you start earning, you are responsible for that money. You are supposed to start saving, invest in life insurance, take out a few policies and start paying the bills. No longer are you a freeloader in the household. You’re a breadwinner now.
We tend to slightly loosen up and give up on things like discipline and etiquettes by the time we reach college. We’re used to a lack of supervision from our parents and teachers but once you enter the office, your boss is God and his/her word is set in stone. If you don’t get in line, it could very well mean the end of your journey in the company, if not field. Not all offices maybe strict about little things like attire and timings but everywhere, you will be judged depending on your performance and you are supposed to report to the person above you.
You’re (finally) an adult
Nothing says you’re an adult more than a visiting card with your name and designation on it. After years of education and perseverance, you’ve finally reached a spot where you’re proud of yourself. Having a job not only makes financial sense, but it also boosts your confidence and self-esteem causing your personal life to have a positive effect. You are contributing to the society and that just feels great, doesn’t it?
Your choices change
Once you enter a field as a professional, your everyday choices change too. You change the type of clothes you buy and wear. The company you keep around you changes depending on your job profile. Your daily schedule changes, the kind of food you eat, the kind of places you visit. Be it because of the money or because of the nature of your job and the amount of impact it has on your life. You enter a phase in life which is radically different than the one you had been living before it, whether it was during your college or school days.