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Should I Get A Job During High School?

So i’m going to be a senior and I really want to go on the trip to Costa Rica next spring because all of my friends are going….but I already went on one of the trips my freshmen year to Italy, so I understand that my parents wouldn’t really want to pay for me to go again. So I asked If I could try and pay like half or something, which is about $1500. But I only have $700 saved…and that’s just all my birthday and christmas money and I have no job so I can’t replenish it. I didn’t get a job over summer but I might be able to apply to a few places for part-time work the rest of the summer and throughout the fall and maybe winter during school. The problem is that i’m afriad i’m going to make myself too busy and too stressed out. I’m taking 3 ap classes (physics, calculus and psychology), and some normal classes, so the AP workload might be a lot. I dont’ do any sports, but I do do music so i need to practice that for recitals and performances. And senior year, you have to worry about SAT’s to study for, ACTs(possibly), Scholarships, etc. And I wouldn’t want my grades to suffer and lower my ranking and GPA…but doesn’t a job look good on a resume because they will see that you had other commitments outside of school? Anyways….i’m not sure if i will be able to handle it. And…do employers like to hire students? Because i may have some random conflicts throughout the year and they might get tired of that. I’m not sure what I should do.

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2 Responses to “Should I Get A Job During High School?”

  1. Jorge Campos says:

    Skip the trip. Take a break when you graduate.

  2. marco says:

    its time to get time off but at the same time while you could be earning money you are most likely be spending it. I would think the best way to determine what is best is to think fairly about what your goals are in life. Getting back to a situation where you have no money is no fun at all. Living beyond your means can lead to bad habits that can snow ball into a hole. Without trying to sound overly pesimistic i think there is room for ways you can have fun and at the same time earn money before college. your buddies wont always be around so life begins on your own and at times you will have to have the finances to help somebody else who really needs it for more genuine reasons other than making bad choices. Having a job gives you the responsibility and will get you started. It really its up to you what attitude you have and what would you do. In all honestly asking yourself this question really demonstrates you have a deep conscientious awareness of responsibility and now the next step is to put it into practice. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what you do for money as long as it is legal and has a purpose into your overall means. i would suggest take something you think you’d enjoy and also pays as much as you think it is fair. Get in the books, get a good relationship with your fellow workers and boss, do the right thing and learn from it. Also, its fair to have time to yourself but also work out when its time to play and time to have fun at work. I dont know, good luck anyway.

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