What do you feel about kids working part time while they are at school?
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11-08-2012 18:06 #1
Spin off* high school kids working
11-08-2012 18:07 #2
Great idea, I did and loved it!
11-08-2012 18:09 #3has left the building
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I feel it's a good idea.
11-08-2012 18:11 #4-
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I will encourage my son to have a job.
11-08-2012 18:13 #5
I'll be encouraging DD to work casually. I will do what I can to get her to and from work, and encourage her to save rather than blow money on junk.
That said, I'm not exactly thrilled about the idea of her possibly working until 11pm if she gets a job at Maccas or something. I would prefer she finish at about 9pm latest.
11-08-2012 18:14 #6
I think it's a great idea for most kids. I worked two jobs, one after school and one on weekends and I got an OP 4. Granted I probably could have gotten a better score if I hadn't worked but the benefits of working and having a sense of responsibility and freedom from earning my own money far exceeded the possibility of getting a better OP.
11-08-2012 18:14 #7
It depends on the kid... generally I think it's a good idea for responsibility, time management, work experience etc.
However as a high school teacher, I sometimes see kids who are taking on way too much. eg. helping a LOT with their parents' business/looking after siblings, working and studying. Some kids end up getting really behind with their work not because they don't want to do it, but because they just don't have the time/energy.
11-08-2012 18:16 #8
As long as it isn't so many hours that it interferes with their studies then I think it is a really important part of becoming an adult.
I will never force DD to get a job while she is studying, but if she wants spending money for things like extra clothes, jewellery, going out, holidays etc then she will have to earn it herself.
11-08-2012 18:25 #9
Not a fan, I suppose it's also personal experience, we were not allowed to get a job until after finishing school as dad wanted us to concentrate on school ( we all own our own business now!) and I'll probably be the same with DS if he chooses to do his HSC and study I would not want him working unless he really wanted to or maybe in the holidays
11-08-2012 18:27 #10
I think its a bad idea, imo school or gaining other qualifications is more important.
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