High School Jobs are NOT the Move

Why having a job in high school is a bad idea

Claire Arnold, Staff Writer & Business Manager

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Having a job in high school might seem like a good idea, but unfortunately, it is not. Working increases stress levels immensely and can distract from completing school assignments and extracurricular. It will also take away free time to do the things you love.

Over packing your schedule with academics, extracurricular, a social life, and a job is difficult for a student to manage. Life is a balance of work and fun, so if you put too much on one side, everything falls apart. This can cause: headaches, stomach pains, chest pains, and fatigue, making your life an unbalanced scale.

Having a job while still a student, can distract you from your academics and cause your grades to fall. Which in turn, lowers your GPA and decreases your chances of getting into a university.

Working gives you less time to do extracurricular activities after school. You become overworked and exhausted from overexertion. A job in high school might seem like a good idea, but it can cause more problems than it solves.