There can't be a better description for the life of every 20-something than Rihanna's profound song, Work. 

Work, work, work, work, work, work, remember? 

However, while the kind of work Rihanna is talking about is exactly what we'd like to indulge in, the work that we actually do, leaves us with hardly any time to work on others. 

We've all heard people say that there are struggles in every field and we're young enough to fight it out. Blah blah blah! 

But the life of a working professional is tougher than you think and nothing can justify it. Unless of course, you write me a blank cheque. Then, I'd let you say whatever the f*** you want. 

Just kidding. I'd do that in exchange of a beer too!

So just in case you're wondering what it is that makes our life a living hell, here are 20 songs that'll help you understand the plight of a young working professional:

1. You are ready to make some money. But the question is, HOW?

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2. While you're losing it finding a job, your employed friends have just one thing to say...

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3. You give into the chill vibe for a moment and tell yourself that...

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4. While your professional life is kicking your arse, your love life isn't quite great either.

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5. Finally, the phone rings and you land yourself an internship only to realize that...

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6. Armoured in white shirt and black pants, you walk in with the hope of changing the world.

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7. The first day of every month becomes your monthly date-night!

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8. That monthly date-night is good enough to change your priorities.

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9. In your run for money, life be like...

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10. Every late-night e-mail or text from your boss seems like Farhan Akhtar shouting this, at the top of his voice!

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11. With every late-night meeting, your family is probably humming... 

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12. But you don't care because with every meeting, comes great responsibility and competition!

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13. Meetings or no meetings, shit gets real while trying to achieve month-end targets and you be like...

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14. You're slogging your already-battered butt, and every text message from home feels like...

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15. Amidst the madness, respite lies in the thought of your payday being a week away.

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16. But before payday, there comes yet another Monday!

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17. And then it hits you that you deserve more and it's time for a promotion.

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 18. You go to your boss, expecting a'lift kara de' moment but he says, the company has to let you go.

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19. Maybe this is the best for me? I'll use up my savings and head to Kasol to rediscover myself!

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20. Too bad because that doesn't last for long and you're back to living off your dad's money.

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But, we're a generation that doesn't give up. We will get back on our feet and fend for ourselves, despite our ups and downs. 

So, every time Rihanna says 'work,' we mean nothing but WORK!

Designs by a fellow 20-something working professional, Rohit Jakhu