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15 Reasons Your First Real Job Is 100% Better Than School

They literally pay you to go here. Celebrate the perks of entering "the real world" and launch your career with EY.

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1. There's motivation to wear real clothes.

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You're no longer that annoying guy who dressed up for class. You're that class-act who dressed up for work.

2. Business travel is secretly a dream come true. / Via

And not so secretly paid for by the company.

3. At work, your phone is an asset, not a violation.


In fact, you're supposed to be emailing.

4. There are neither bogus tests on regurgitated knowledge...

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5. ...nor random classes that you're only taking to fulfill a requirement.

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6. You're not just practicing on dummies and case studies anymore. All that pretend work is now real. / Via

With great power comes great responsibility.

7. If you're good at your job, they might... like... give you more money.

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8. Some jobs offer this fascinating concept called "working from home."

It's a subset of this "work-life balance" initiative. You'll get to know it well.
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It's a subset of this "work-life balance" initiative. You'll get to know it well.

9. And when you earn your time off, you're more inclined to DO SOMETHING more than watch Netflix all day.

10. Computers are usually given to you. And so are IT people.

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No more lines for a Mac Genius. He's down the hall!

11. Co-workers make the best, most distracting friends.


Think about it. If you're working the same job, you probably have the same interests.

12. Compared to classmates, they're less likely to drop the ball.


Because "getting fired" is a thing.

13. Everyone you left at school is jealous of your freedom.

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Sorry, but it feels SO great to change that lingering LinkedIn title from "Intern" to "Real Job."

14. Your parents are all sorts of relieved.

They've (almost!) stopped guilt-tripping you about everything.

15. And on days when you work late, you're really just buying time to play late later.

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It's a direct transaction.