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Willson works overtime

posted Nov 15, 2016, 9:07 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 9:10 AM ]

Many students at Conway Springs High school have jobs before and after school. Getting a job can be extremely hard for teenagers, working around their schedules for school or sports. But for some, being busy is not a problem.

Sophomore Travis Willson is involved with Stuco and often volunteers outside of school. Not only is Willson busy with school life, but he also works at Sonic Drive-In in Wellington, Kan. Willson works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, totaling around 35 hours every week, all on top of his other commitments.

Not only does he work at Sonic, but his sister, Leslie, has worked as the manager at that location for about 2 years.

“I started working in May,” Willson said. “They do not force me to work overtime, but I purposely did in the summer.”

Having a job could definitely benefit your life while you're still in school, and Willson has a couple ideas for the money he receives.

“I enjoy working at Sonic, and I plan to work there the rest of high school to raise money for college and a car.”

Willson plans to use the money he earns for his college funding and recommends a job like Sonic to others.

“It expresses the fundamentals of a job, but it isn't as strict—good work ethic without awful rules,” he said.