Why having a job during the school year is great.

Let’s keep it real, us teenagers want a lot of things and we just have a very materialistic mindset. We also get to do more things like going out or having dinner with friends. But our parents can’t possibly keep paying everything for us. So we go find a job, in a restaurant, shop, bakery, anywhere.

I have noticed that some teens are not really encouraged to find a job or they think they can’t find one. But we can! There are always jobs open, you just have to keep looking. It can take a long time to find a job, I personally don’t know anyone who had a job the day after they decided they wanted one.

The best way to find a job is to just walk around your neighborhood and go into any store and just ask: ‘Hi, do you need someone to work on the weekends?’. Some people will ask for your phone number so that they can call you in case someone else drops out, others will say ‘no’ and others will say ‘yes’ immediately. So no matter how long it takes you to find a job, keep looking because one day you will find one!

A job is a perfect break from school! You’ll be so concentrated on your work and for once not think about the tests and essays, and when you get home you’ll have a fresh mind to continue your homework.

On your job, you can meet a lot of new people. Co-workers, costumers etc. It’s another environment with new people to learn things from.

You will probably use the money you own to buy clothes, go out for dinner and just anything your parents don’t pay for you anymore. This can teach you very fast how expensive everything is nowadays, don’t be surprised when you go shopping and all your money is gone (it has happened to me once or twice). Even though it’s sad, it is good for us that we realize that life isn’t cheap.

That pretty much all I have to say about this, I feel like I just wrote an essay for English class because my school starts tomorrow ☹ (I am not ready for this, summer went too fast).

Have a great school year everyone! You can do this ♥

Lots of love, M.

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