Yep. You have to work for some time for experience, this should be seen just as a continuation of studying. Meanwhile if you can find a union, join it. Ask if they plan any action to reduce the work day (same wage!). Support 4 hours/day movement anyhow you can.
May be this will help you: a simple hobby is a capitalist bait, do what you want, consume, here, take this, work more, buy this new thing for you stupid hobby, consume more - this is their bait. Everything is not easy at the beginning. A hobby is not necessary should be easy one at first. So you have a goal, with time, working on the goal, it may become as easy as tooth brushing. The goal within union, to strike, to reduce the workday is a good goal, it is a good sort of hobby. Studying a skill if it is not some meaningless bullshit, is too a good thing and may not be easy at first, but may become a fun "hobby."
May be you understand that, you had other not simple hobbies. But this is your new hobby at this moment.