JobsMonday, May 21, 2012 By Steffanie Gross
Being an employee and a student is a challenge for some teens. In many situations, having a job and balancing school work is not that big of a hassle. Since students can only receive work permits if their grades are good, staying ahead of school work is an incentive for schools. If one is organized and willing to accomplish all their commitments, having a job doesn’t act as a problem. In addition, having a job that one enjoys, or that can help them in preparing for the workforce are the jobs that are most beneficial. “I try to do my homework during tutorial, so I don’t have to do it late at night. And I often bring my work clothes to school, so I can head straight to work when the bell rings,” senior Amber Cross said. Stress can a deciding factor whether having a job is a right thing for each student. “It takes a lot of time management and responsibility but having a paycheck gives you more freedom to do things with friends in the few spare moments you have left over,” Cross said. Only times when jobs get distracting is when the amount of time spent unevenly. When friends get involved with the mixture of school, work, extra activities and studies, it is hard to commit to everything. “ Just make sure, you love the your job that you are doing because your not going to be able hang out with your friends or lose your social life for no reason,” senior Georgianna Ware said.