Making bank and going to school!Friday, December 16, 2011 By Cody Karst
There is nothing more degrading then opening your wallet and not having any money in it. If your parents don't give you money, the only other way to get money is by working a part-time job. The problem with that, though, is if you have a part-time job you will get caught up working and spend less time focusing on your schoolwork. Is this true? I took a survey on the students on the A and B honor roll and asked if they had a job or not. 42% of the students that I had asked were able to work and do good in school. However, only a small 17% of the kids on the A honor roll had a job compared to 67% of the kids on the B honor roll. So, does working get your attention and take your focus away from your schoolwork? Imagine going to school for 8 hours and then going home to go work for another 4 or 5 hours. When you come home are you really going to want to do your homework? More than likely not; you will just keep putting it off and putting it off until you eventually just forget about it. The problem is that kids would rather go and work 20 or more hours a week and make some money instead of doing their homework. In the long run this will hurt them because instead of getting good grades and going to college they might just end up working at their part-time jobs for the rest of their lives...