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Working While in School

Keeping a job during the summer is easy. You have nothing to do, nothing to worry about, which makes going to work not such a hassle. In fact, most people want a summer job just so that they have something to do. Summer can be fun and exciting but with no school or homework, you could find yourself with nothing to do, which makes having a summer job great! But what happens when school starts? You are forced to decide whether or not to keep your summer job, or quit and focus on school.

The pros – Going from making money every week, to no money at all can be a stressful situation in itself. Many teens rely on the money they make from their part-time job a lot. And as we get older, our parents expect us to start paying for more of our stuff. Also, when you have a part-time job and want to go out with your friends, you know you can and you won’t have to worry about not having any money.

The cons – School can be very stressful. With tests, quizzes, and finals you may not have time for a part-time job. And going to school and having a part-time job can put double the stress on you. You want to do well in school, but how can you if you have to stay at work until 10? And then finish your homework when you get home? That can make you extremely tired the next day, causing you not to pay attention in class and making a bad grade. And what is more important, school or a part-time job?

Going to school and having a part-time job isn’t impossible. People do it every day and they are just fine. It just depends on how hard your classes are and how much you work. Just be sure that if you do have a job you don’t let it get in the way of your school work. Because you would rather do well in school now so you can have a good job later on, then do bad in school now and have a bad job in the future.

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