Students Working While In High School

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I believe that it is a good thing that students are working while in school but I do not think it is a good thing that most places work them 30+ hours a week. Etzioni said himself and I quote, these types of jobs “undermine school attendance and involvement”. This is true. I can agree with this statement. I have worked all through high school and there have been times where I have had to work 40+ hours a week. Etzioni also said, working at McDonald’s or other fast-food establishment’s “imparts few skills that will be useful in later life” (Etzioni 248). I believe this to be true. The last thing Etzioni said was, “students get too tired when they crowd schoolwork, homework, participation in sports and earning a wage into each week’s activities” (Etzioni 248). This is extremely true. It is very hard to cram all these things into one week.…show more content…
This statement was made in Etzioni’s study done in 1984. Working these types of jobs as a teenager is a challenging thing to be able to accomplish when you are a full-time student. It’s extremely hard and very stressful to do. It takes a lot out of you having to work those late-night shifts. Coming home from work at 11 and then having to do your homework for the night causes you not to be able to get into bed until 12 or 1 o’clock. This also causes the student to be less involved in extracurricular activities. The cause being, “I have to work after school.” Working while in school can take a huge toll on a student when it comes to not being able to participate in extracurricular activities. I learned this the hard
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