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Kids should have jobs while in school

posted Oct 30, 2014, 11:23 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 11:00 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

            Mommy and Daddy can’t pay for everything. Once you get out in the real world, you are going to need to support yourself. Sure, you are in still in high school and your parents are still paying for your needs, but how is that helping you? Teenagers need a job while in high school. With a job, you receive your own flow of income, understand how to manage your time between work and school and prepare yourself for the real world.

For those of you like me, whose parents aren't going to pay for all of college, having a job in high school will better you when you need to juggle a job and college. Your parents are already paying thousands of dollars for you to attend school and probably won’t be happy if they have to send you money. If you get a job and learn how to manage your time, you will be able to have fun doing things you want when you aren't studying. According to The College Board’s  website, students who work are more confident and possess better time-management skills than students who are not employed.

            Once you start comparing a night out on the town with friends to a full tank of gas with a car you bought, you’ll realize how important it is utilize your own money for necessary things. If you ever start supporting yourself—I’m not saying buying your own groceries (although it wouldn't hurt to pitch in)—you’ll see how good it feels to purchase your own things and start seeing your bank account number rise. Having a job while in school will greatly benefit you for your future. You’ll be thankful that you learned the skills to study and save before you go out into the real world.