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I work maintenance at a department store. I clean restrooms, the store, vomit, fix various things, etc etc. I'm also a university student with a 3.9 GPA. I'm working on having several articles on literary theory published. I say that not to boast, but to point out that just because you see someone doing something YOU think of as degrading doesn't mean it's their primary objective in life. I work maintenance because I have to, not because I want to. I work as a student tutor and with a professor, but that will not pay my bills (especially in the summer, when he's not working much and hours tutoring are almost nonexistent). Sometimes people aren't supported by mommy and daddy while they try to go to school or make ends meet. Sometimes we have to get something terrible that's called a job while we work to better ourselves for what we hope will eventually become our real 'living'.

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#22 - Believe it or not, I worked a full-time hospitality job while going to school and paid for my education with various scholarships and student loans. No help from mommy or daddy here. Also, the "FYL" comment was meant as a sympathetic one, otherwise I would have given it a "YDI". I believe that's how things work on this here site.

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