Employers / Tips and advices

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The key word is flexibility! A good employer knows you need to be flexible with your student hires. Remember that balancing work and studies is about more than just hours per week.

Here are some other things to consider:

Interpersonal problems

  • Tense situations involving the public
  • Negative work environments
  • Difficult working relationships with colleagues or superiors

Scheduling problems

  • Total work hours
  • Consecutive work hours
  • Evening and night shifts
  • Shifts during class time

Physical problems

  • Work in standing position  
  • Handling heavy weights
  • Noisy environments
  • Repetitive movement

Work organization problems

  • High workloads
  • Not enough time to complete tasks
  • Work requiring intense concentration
  • Frequent interruptions while completing tasks
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Lack of autonomy

Generally as problems mount up, so do negative effects, not just on young people’s studies but on their overall health and well-being. As long as the number and scope of work-related constraints are reasonable, student employees benefit from their work experience.

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