Jeong Hee-seong Department of Policy Studies 16
The best part-time job that I recommend is tutoring. Tutoring pays well compared to other part-time jobs. In fact, the wage of tutoring starts from 20,000 to 25,000 won per hour while many other part-time jobs give you only the minimum wage. Also, you can learn a lot from tutoring. For example, I have finally mastered the ways of negotiating by constantly trying to make my students do their homework. Moreover, tutoring offers you the chance to interact with people of diverse personalities. With these benefits in mind, I highly recommend tutoring to the readers of the Hanyang Journal.
Kim Yu-ri Division of Business Administration 14
I do not recommend working at bars or pubs. Because there are so many bars and pubs in Wangsimni, HYU students easily approach these places to find part-time jobs. However, these places are quite unpleasant to work. Many drunken customers come and make chaos, and the employees are responsible for cleaning up all the mess. The situation is the same for part-time jobs in PC rooms as well. Since PC rooms are open 24 hours, many drunken people come to play games or to spend time until the first train. Part time workers usually have to deal with the disturbance that such customers make, and the fact that these people cannot fully process the situation makes things even worse.
Son Chang-woo Department of Industrial Engineering 13
I am currently working at the administrative office in HYU Department of Education for the working scholarship. I strongly recommend people to apply for the working scholarship. By doing so, you are able to make money in a comfortable environment with very nice people. Moreover, since the working time is set based on your schedule, you don’t have to worry about missing class to go to work.
Ko Yu-bin Department of Food & Nutrition 16
One part-time job that I do not recommend is working in family restaurants like VIPS and ASHLEY. They pay their workers a little more than the minimum wage. It is completely ridiculous that many university students choose to work there. I know this well because I was one of them. To add on, I personally think this work requires hard labor since you have to carry heavy dishes and suit yourself to the needs of the customers. (I saw many broken wrists from carrying all those heavy dishes.) What’s more is that mistakes are hardly tolerated and even small ones can cause you to be in big trouble.