Chaffey College Working Class
By Ruben Abarca
With the fall semester of 2017 coming to an end, and finals staring students straight in the face, there is no other time of the year that is more stressful to students than now. During the fall semester, many working students are given more hours to work because of the busy holiday season. From the middle of November to the beginning of January, stores all around Chaffey College are busier than ever. Ultimately, the working college students have to endure a harder semester every fall to cope with the demand for workers.
The following video shows a series of questions being asked to Chaffey College students, specifically
made to get them to be vocal on how they truly feel about their paying jobs. Based off of all the Chaffey College students interviewed in this video, it suggested that 90 percent of college students currently have paying jobs.
The following video shows the different opinions students have on working. For some students, working is not a choice, it is mandatory for them to work. Some students have all the pressure in the world on them to maintain a paying job, failure to maintain a paying job will ultimately result in different living conditions. However, some students only work for themselves. They feel the need to work solely because they feel as if it’s the right thing to do.
The purpose of this video is to give students something they can all relate to. The goal was to capture how students feel about their paying jobs, and to give advice to other students based off what was captured; advice such as time management skills and setting priorities. Whether the viewer is a working college student or not, all students can relate and take something from this video.
“It’s all about time management, that’s the only problem”-Cesar Bernal, Criminal Justice Major at Chaffey College, when asked if working will make it harder to be successful in school.
When asked if working will make it harder to be successful in school, Wesley Acquah said, “I feel like it [working] won’t make it hard because you’ll have your priorities straight if you’re working.”
”It hasn’t really affected me other than lack of sleep” –Samuel Baca, Biology Major at Chaffey College, on if work has affected his school performance.
Tyler Tenerelli, Sociology Major at Chaffey College said, “It’s fun, it is challenging at times though”, when asked if he enjoyed his job.
When asked if working has affected his school performance, Philosophy Major Jonathan Flores noted, “I would say it has, as far as me focusing and getting stuff done.”
“There isn’t, I just feel like it’s pretty necessary to get money some way” –Alexia Settlemyre, English Major at Chaffey College, on if there is pressure on students to have a paying job.
Samantha Warner, Communications Major at Chaffey College said, “Yes, but I think that’s a lot to do with my procrastination, I think if I chose not to procrastinate I could get it all done manageably” when asked if school has affected her school performance.
“Yes, I called off sick today because I had a final” –Erica Jauregui, Business Administration Major at Chaffey College, on if work has affected her school performance.
Nursing Major Areeb Khan quoted, “I guess, long days at work prevent me from studying”, when asked if work has affected his school performance.
Karina MacCharles, Nursing Major at Chaffey College said, “Yeah, without a job I wouldn’t have a car” when asked if there is pressure on students to have a paying job.
Anthony Medina, Business: Management Major at Chaffey College stated, “I think that going to school and working is doable, but I definitely think that it is straining on a person and affects their performance in school, and even their attitude at work”, when asked if working will make it harder to be successful in school.
“It depends if you’re willing to go to school while working or not, but there are some people that can do both” –Cesar Flores, Radiological Technology Program at Chaffey College, on if working will make it harder to be successful in school