Do you think teenagers should have jobs while they are still students?

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  1. Seckin Esen profile image89
    Seckin Esenposted 5 years ago

    Do you think teenagers should have jobs while they are still students?

  2. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    I think as long as i doesn't interfere too much with their studies, it can be a great way for them to learn responsibility and prepare them for the "real world" once they leave school.

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a big one for "blanket-generalization 'should's'" on a lot of things/issues in life.  With this particular issue, there can be something to be lost, and something to be gained, if a kid works.  There can also be something to be lost and/or gained if a kid doesn't.  I think it depends on the teen, the family (including their financial situation), job, the student's ability/willingness to keep up his grades, whether or not a particular kind of job may offer a particular kind of kid something valuable.  It can also depend on whether the teen is the kind of kid who kind of instinctively, or else very deliberately, aims to make the most of situations and find ways of picking up what's valuable to learn from situations; or whether he's one of those people who is more passive about whatever situation he's in and whether he's either off a mindset that involves being closed down to whatever there may be to be learned from a setting (like work and/or school).

    There are also kids for whom something like school takes all their mental and emotional energy, either because they struggle with learning some subject(s) or else because they're kids who don't feel all that comfortable socially at school.  To me, if a kid already feels as if his emotional reserves are being severely taxed in one setting or another, sometimes expecting yet more of that kid can be more demanding than is reasonable.  Some kids tend to thrive socially in school and/or work.  Some thrive more in one than the other.  Some thrive in the setting of their own family.  Some need everything they have to deal with some of the demands/challenges they face within their own family.

    So, again, I think it all (as they say) just depends.  There are just so many situations/things in life in which "one-size-fits-all" will inevitably mean that the one size isn't going to fit a whole lot of people; and, in fact, will be painful (maybe even damaging) to them if they're forced to try to comfortably "wear that one size".    smile

  4. lburmaster profile image80
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Not too much. I know homeschoolers who can do that wonderfully, but they have a more flexible schedule than the average teenage students. If they work weekends, that would be great. If they only work two or three hours during a school day, that sounds fine.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I had an after school job a few days a week at a lumber yard when I was in high school. It wasn't too bad except for the constant splinters, and didn't interfere with my schoolwork any. If anything, it taught me how to manage my time better (i.e. scheduling time to work on projects for school, social events, etc.).

    Besides, my parents weren't going to pay to support my CD and comic book habit so I had to get the money from somewhere.

  6. davidlivermore profile image96
    davidlivermoreposted 5 years ago

    I did, and it hurt my studies, especially once I hit college.  I focused more on earning money than my studies.

    I know times are tough and everyone needs the money.  So I feel only the truly dedicated can handle a job and schoolwork.

  7. A Karpinski profile image75
    A Karpinskiposted 5 years ago

    I think it depends on what kind of school you go to.
    I went to a College Preparatory school, and so I wasn't allowed to have a job (thanks to my parents). I babysat on weekdays for about 2-4 hours 3-4 times a week, but that was it. If I had taken a job I would have been incredibly stressed and tired and busy. I wouldn't recommend it.
    If your school is more rigorous, I would understand picking up a job. It really depends on homework load, how much downtime you need, and whether or not you think you can handle it.
    Sometimes you just have to try it out to learn that it's too much. That's what happened to me in college. I go to a private art school now and my hours depend completely upon my class schedule. Last semester I was able to work 33 hours a week. This semester more than 10 is a strain on my health.

    It's all about personal preference. Do you need a day off? Can you run on full all of the time? Or do you need to have downtime, or have too much homework and extracurriculars?

    School is the most important thing (as my parents say), so your homework and schoolwork should be paramount.

    But again, it changes in every situation.

  8. Hunbbel Meer profile image85
    Hunbbel Meerposted 5 years ago

    I will always support the idea of students doing part-time jobs. However, it is also equally important that these jobs do not interfer much in the studies. Such jobs should only be tackled in the 'spare' time, which usually goes in unproductive ways.

    Students not only get acquainted with the practical life, but doing so also inserts a sense of responsibility and matureness into them - which is very essential in this growing phase of life.

  9. mdcp profile image60
    mdcpposted 5 years ago

    even i don't think so ...student should have do job while studying ..whole life is for job ..they should concentrate on only study. This is good time to learn something

  10. janetwrites profile image83
    janetwritesposted 5 years ago

    If teenagers want to add to their pocket money they may have jobs like delivering newspapers but the focus should be on school. So any job that is too demanding and time-consuming should be avoided.


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