Is the extra money and struggle of juggling schoolwork and work worth it? You always think you’ll have a little bit more time than you actually do.
Let’s say you go to school every weekday from 8 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. That adds up to 37.5 hours weekly. Now let’s say your scheduled to work five days from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. That adds up to 15 hours, which added on to the 37.5 totals to 52.5 hours.
You got the a job to go out more with a little extra cash, but you can’t go out more because you’ve got a job now.
Let’s say you get the job and juggle things fine, next thing you know, you get a ball thrown your way and it’s named “sports”.
A friend of mine, Jose, is currently a senior, employed and is on a sports team. He says that working and taking care of school can be very stressful, but there are many beneficial and non-beneficial things from obtaining employment while attending high school. A way he tries to make things easier for himself is he sets time aside for the individual things in his life. For example, he sets time for his friends, family and for his school work. “School comes first” is one thing he took seriously when he first started his job, because he didn’t want to focus solely on his job, and didn’t want to fall behind in school. So if he has an upcoming event to attend he either tells his manager ahead of time or he makes up for it another way.
The truth is that you have to decide solely on your own to see if you can handle the extra workload. I am currently unemployed, but I am seeking employment which is another challenge as well. I am looking for employment is because this is my senior year which is one of the most expensive school years. If you leave with anything from this blog post, know that you have the choice to see for yourself if you can handle the extra workload, and that school comes first.