eshda3wa

September 22, 2008

To Work Or Not To Work




That is my question.
I dont know what I want to do.
A part of me is excited to start.
I want to work and be productive Make my own money.
But another part of my is telling me The first day of work is the first day of the rest of my life, So why hurry ?
Why not take 6 months off and be a bum.
Do nothing but travel.
The thing is everyone i know is either in school or already working
no one is in limbo. So.. To work or not to work?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM

58 Comments:

waaaay it's as if i wrote this post! mithil mushkilti bil thab6!!

sa3at ashta6 about working o sometimes agool i won't have another break mithil this one until i retire fa why not just enjoy myself gabil la akrif! o ana wa7da i'm used to traveling and i'd hate to give it up so soon fa laish ma i take advantage of this break o 3al aqal ashba3 shway gabil la i work o won't get ila like 2 weeks off a year or something!

September 22, 2008 at 12:08 AM  

if u can guarantee ena u will travel and travel and have funnn akhray el shighel shway, bs etha eb teg3ideen noom w bal3a w qilat 9an3a fa la wallah eshtaghlaay, work is nice w sh3oor enich mi3tamda 3ala ro7ich even in ma9roofich is greatttt :D

September 22, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

NOT TO WORK ..

Why the rush ?!

September 22, 2008 at 12:55 AM  

To work..definitely..the more you leave it, the harder it is to start.

September 22, 2008 at 1:01 AM  

work!
it not fun having nothing to do or no one to spend the time with..

September 22, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

Well, it depends on the opportunity you had. If it is so good that you could blame yourself then go for it but if not then try to rest as much as you can cause you are going to miss these moments.

September 22, 2008 at 1:11 AM  

heey first comment! ummm... well i wouldnt want to take a SIX month vacay...lana bitmileeen maybe 4 months is good just so you know you are ready. ba3dain 9aja il routine is very boring :/.....good luck

September 22, 2008 at 1:22 AM  

I was gonna suggest you take some time off.. but man!! six months is a lot! maybe its just me because I dont like to have long breaks for some odd reasons!! hehehehe

September 22, 2008 at 1:27 AM  

i think u knw my answer :p

Bumville rocks !

September 22, 2008 at 1:34 AM  

to work or not to work.. same thing happened to me...
i wanted to take 6 months off but couldnt
i couldnt stay at home for more than a month
anyway ... awrag el ta3lem el 3alii o wezarat el 9e7ah btakheth 2months.. fa chethe wela chethe ra7 tray7en bil bait

September 22, 2008 at 1:37 AM  

Dont work dont work dont work!!
Wait....irta7ay....tnafisay.....i wish i didnt have to work so soon really ;/

September 22, 2008 at 1:47 AM  

You should definitely work. But first take off six months and be a bum.
Or you could start working now and when i visit kuwait you can give me a free dental checkup! Sounds great ! :D

September 22, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

ilba6ala wanasa wallah.. ana 9arly ash'her mintakharajt o tawny bady aqadim..

bs ham ilma3ash 7ilow..

Rayey, itha ilwatheefa jahza o min awwal matqadmeen 3ala6ool ibtabdeen, fa la wallah ni6ray shway. lakin itha mo jahza ilwatheefa, fa qadmay min al7een a7san.

September 22, 2008 at 2:01 AM  

I just read "Eat Pray Love" and now I want to live in Italy just to learn the language and eat the food. You could do that and I could live vicariously through you =P

Take at least 2 months off. Although I'm still studying, all my friends who are working said they did not regret taking time off at all and are encouraging me to do so.

Do something you always wanted to do. Volunteer work. Language classes. Art classes... Whatever it is.

As they say "la7ga 3ala ilshoghil"

September 22, 2008 at 2:08 AM  

if youre planning on specialising later.. i suggest you start your paper work ;p the regulations are getting harder by the min.. embad3een feena!

September 22, 2008 at 2:20 AM  

Work wana khoch;s

September 22, 2008 at 2:34 AM  

ya malich mn el khair

September 22, 2008 at 2:46 AM  

That fact that you are even contemplating taking some time off means that you should :D

After working my ass off for 13 years, i resigned in feb to do some traveling...and now i will restart work after ramadan. Let me tell you it was the best decision i ever made.

Now off course the question here is how long? I wud say if u r passionate about your work, don't take too long off or u wud lose the passion, if u r burned out, take as long as u need to regain yr passion. Just don't start working if u r tired and not too enthusiastic about work :)

All the best

September 22, 2008 at 3:10 AM  

If you want a break before starting then by all means do it but don't take it up for too long lest you might develop laziness.

September 22, 2008 at 4:04 AM  

it happens that i'm a limbo as well :/

September 22, 2008 at 4:21 AM  

7ADA TO WORK !! oo 3ala ma etqadmen oo u find the right place this alone will take more than 6 monthes;p

September 22, 2008 at 4:28 AM  

Take a break.
Cuz once u start working khalas. Enjoy life as a bum for a couple of months ... not longer than 6 though. ;)

September 22, 2008 at 4:30 AM  

Not to work!.. Shofay, intay have time off.. bs shwayyy shwayyyy niitfa 7asetay ina garab wagt eli tmilen min el 36laa, 3ala6ol qadmay awragch.. O 3ad shofay she9er weyach ;) Mwafega enshala ;p

September 22, 2008 at 6:23 AM  

Take it from MY experience. WORK! As an entry level, I believe its critical you get some experience post graduation. It is bound to be the question after applying, where the hell have you been for the past 6 months? Work for a year THEN take a break. At that point you'll have saved money too. So, traveling is that much better :D Besides, first day of your job is a scary step that keeps getting scarier the longer you wait on it.

September 22, 2008 at 6:23 AM  

I would say work :) you don't want to mess out on job opportunities oh and that interview question "Why didn't you get a job right away?" to take a break, won't cut it as a good answer, I think.

Good luck ;)

September 22, 2008 at 6:48 AM  

hmm if we're talking 3an u being a doctor/dentist.. NO it wont take u 6m onths to get a job ! shahar bilkitheer n ull b employed !

hmm i'd say take some time off .. SHWAYA MO SENNA !! stansaay n have fun..qayray jaw .. then start working .. a9lan ull know when u wanna start working ! intay betgoleen yalla i wanna work ! Trust me this time really comes:P

September 22, 2008 at 7:11 AM  

viva la slackers! =D

September 22, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

mub chaneh you said before inich already mqadma and stuff??

well i would recommend you start work and suffer like the rest of us. LOOOOL im kidding

la eshta'3lay - ma tit5ayalain shlon you suddenly start feeling more like a grown up over night. awal 6 months of work you wont be able to move much lakin after u settle down and stuff 5ala9 u can take leaves mita ma tubain!! la t7atee. its not like once u start working u never move.

September 22, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

You see, the day u walk into work, is the day there is nothing more to look forward to in terms of career achievements in your life. As in a new phase! Unless you open ur own practise one day, but thats it. Ur stuck. Unlike school days wen you got three months summer vacations, unlike college days when you got the liberty to cut class and sleep in *sigh* and go whenever you want... this is work. Thats it. Ur stuck. Whether you like ur job or not, u will be stuck there until ur 50. Day in and day out. 30 days vacation if ur lucky. You cannot sleep in when u dont feel like it. You cannot wakeup and decide "ooh i feel like going out to breakfast with the girls" ...

Fa there is absoloutly no rush. Especially if u are not in a dire need for money and that you can guarantee u will find work... take your time. Find out more about q8 o live in it again, explore and do something like backpacking in europe o japan for example. The sky is the limit. and find a adventorous companion with you. there is no rush, life is too short to spend between gory walls with people who are merciless... Enjoy ur freedom while you have it!

September 22, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

okay i love work wayid! im its bitch walla BUT ANA AGOOL TAKE 6 MONTHS OFF seriously!! mo shay dirasa then work then death!!

September 22, 2008 at 10:11 AM  

take break bs mo 6 months

tali eshtaghlay :)

September 22, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

I guess you can apply and have you holiday 3ala ma you get the acceptance..

I think you do need a holiday after graduating..

September 22, 2008 at 11:22 AM  

9a7 it depends 3al opportunity ..
when it comes your should grap it.

my own experience .. :

I took only a month off and i wasn't ready really. the first three months were like hell .. i felt that i didnt take a real break :s i even cried awal ma eshta'3alt :s
but on the other hand, I know that if i didn't take the opportunity i wouldn't be in this job that i really like!

September 22, 2008 at 11:23 AM  

Take your time , work can wait !

September 22, 2008 at 11:34 AM  

PS. I invented my own tag. I need answers. Help me out.
http://3anooda.blogspot.com/2008/09/strange-day-work-completely-useless.html

September 22, 2008 at 12:52 PM  

ana agool shrayech edeesheeen weyana eb mashroo3na and work straight out of ur home :P

September 22, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

NOT TO WORK and have 6 months Break

who will travel with u !

YOU

you don`t need anyone to have fun .. if this is not u, then 5ali ur friend take off mn edwam
enti o elsanch o egna3ech :D

September 22, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

If you're sure you won't get bored in the 6 months then take a break... but if you do that it's like you're telling yourself that once you start work you won't have as much fun..
That's not necessarily the truth :)

but don't you think 6 months is a little long?

September 22, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

took 6 months before I started. Best 6 months of my life .....

September 22, 2008 at 3:34 PM  

Take a break, then work.. La7ga;p

September 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM  

For somebody who has been working for a while, bumming around is a good thing for sure! :)

September 22, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

lol I took 6 months off after uni, it was a blaaast for the first 3 months.. then I realised everyone has iltezamat studying/work/family except me and that I needed to keep my self busy ib ay 6areeqa.. so I looked for a job.. I worked for 2 months.. realised it was NOT for me (the place not working), and decided to continue and get my masters :P so I would say take some time off chill, enjoy doing nothing having no iltezamat, enjoy smiling to yourself when everyone goes to bed early for work/school...THEN get into reality and get a job :P

September 22, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

Took only three months off... wish I had taken more time off.... it was a short period after graduation... i wish i took more time off =)

September 22, 2008 at 7:37 PM  

madri laiiiiiiiiish et'thakkart eghneyaaaaaaat...nsait esemha :P

"and if you get the choice to sit it out or dance ....... I wishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you daaaaaaaaaaance"

work dammmit

September 23, 2008 at 3:21 AM  

BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM !!!!!

be a bum for 6 monthes

btw bum is butt in britsh i don't think you wanna be a butt now do LOL


but i think 2 months taking a break is enough believe me :)

allah wafgk in wtever u choose :)

September 23, 2008 at 5:45 AM  

read my new post
ASAP

love ya :*******

September 23, 2008 at 7:59 AM  

to work is much better

September 23, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

How are you lady? It's been a long time since I last read ur post. Cuz I've been away for a while. oh well .. good to see that ur still posting.

And about ur post, I took 9 months off after I graduated. So take ur 6 months .. la7ga 3al work!

bs bsara7ah el ma3aaash ywannis :P

September 23, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

mmm kinda boring these days so mmm to work or not to work:P lol jk mm its up to you , i guess to work.

September 23, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

Sorry... you're tagged :-P

September 23, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

1. chillax
2. more chillaxing
3. work

September 24, 2008 at 1:09 AM  

take a break

if you're going to be self employed or work for family then you can take a break for a while, sooner or later you'll be fed up and want to do something productive.

if you're going to be employed then take a break and research all the working environments, think hard about what you want to do, where you want to work..

and when you've had enough a break go do something with your life =)

September 24, 2008 at 5:57 AM  

be a bumb babe..Everyone can pull off a good pair of sweats and a t-shirt

September 24, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

I'M IN LIMBO!!!

I've been idle for 4 months now...
And counting...

It sucks...I'm bored...bas I also think if I really want to start work or not...

September 24, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

Do not! take a break! i took 4-5 mnths break slept and socialized and traveled and enjoyed and enjoyed and enjoyed and enjoyed :D

September 24, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

don't rush to work! enjoy ur break swe kle ely b5a6rch 'tiiill you're 100% ready & sure

September 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

don't work.. both my sister and brother took a 6-12 month break and they don't regret it one bit.

September 24, 2008 at 8:05 PM  

take some time for u, no hurry

this doesnt happen very often

September 29, 2008 at 3:32 AM  

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