Well, here at NHHS, students have come to the conclusion that having a job does not make getting homework done any easier, but in most cases, it does not make it any more difficult, either.
Hannah Kruse stated, “Unless it’s a really busy weekend at work, working doesn’t make it harder to get my homework done.”
“It can be a little harder at first, but you get used to it, ” pointed out Katie Peirick.
Also, studies have shown that, with all of the homework and extracurricular activities high schoolers participate in today, that high school students should work only between sixteen and twenty hours a week and no more than twenty hours, according to Science Daily.
Having a part time job in high school can actually help the student once they are out of school. According to CareerBuilder, students who have a part time job their senior year of high school end up with annual earnings twenty-five to thirty percent higher than young adults who did not work in high school. This is because the teenagers who did work gained work experience, better references, and an addition for their resume.
A high school student who has a job or who is applying for one may wonder if they will be able to get off of work for school trips and sports practices or meets. Almost every time students at NHHS ask off for one of those activities, their bosses give students the time off. Jennifer Alvarez explained, “My boss is really flexible when it comes to me asking off for school activities because she knows that I am really involved in school.”
In the end, it can be seen that students having part-time jobs in high school is definitely beneficial to their lives, not only in high school but all through life as well.
-by Risa Allen