I’ve given you some helpful hints for finding a job during the summer, but once the school year starts you may have to decide if you want to keep your job or not.
Many jobs and/or the hours you work are seasonal. Your job may only have needed someone to fill the 8AM-12PM shift, and now that you’re back in school, you’re not going to be much help.
But for many jobs, you can continue working even once school starts. The decision is whether or not you want to. Obviously, having a job will give you money, but with school starting, you’ll also have less free time. It’s an important balance.
Free time vs. Money
Making money is a great thing, and during the school year there are countless opportunities to spend money. It’s easier to enjoy high school when you have a good amount of cash. Unfortunately, to make a decent amount of money, you have to work a decent amount of hours.
Some people got addicted to money and drop out from high school, only later to realize that actually they some kind of diploma. I know people who followed an online program and got their GED although I would not recommend this path.
In the summer, it’s not so bad because you can work 8 hours and still have a good part of your day free. But school will already take up 7 hours of your day, 5 days a week, so working a few hours after school will mean your whole day is shot. When you figure that you still have to make time for schoolwork and other things that need to be done, you can say goodbye to a lot of your free time. Read More