Monday, September 28, 2009

Working Teens on the Rise

Nowadays on a Friday night I know of more people who are working then going to the school football game or hanging out with friends. People are either working most of their free time or looking for a job during their free time. While many adults think teenagers need to work in order to gain responsibility and hardworking skills you can also counteract this with the fact that it affects school. School is often neglected when there is so much pressure on teens to support themselves. They work too many hours and sleep too little. You can find the guidelines for teenager’s working hours in (New Hampshire at least) here: http://www.labor.state.nh.us/GuideForParents.pdf but I can guarantee they aren’t always being followed. For example one of my own close friends recently acquired another job, she now works at a local ice cream stand as well as Panera Bread. There is no way that following the hours can be done while working two jobs and going to school. However the ice cream stand does close in October making this only a temporary situation.
Getting a job isn’t always easy but in Nashua the teenagers seem to be beating out unemployed adults. I know of a person who got 2 jobs at once and had to choose between the two. Teenagers may be preferred for the reasons that they will settle for a lesser amount of money or work more energetically. Situations vary making jobs the right thing however in this economy it’s hard for student’s as well to survive. Bottom line is that in this economical situation teenagers have been working much more to cover basic expenses essentially affecting schoolwork and adding a whole lot of unnecessary stress.

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