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Morton East students get jobs for different reasons

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Morton East students get jobs for different reasons

Senior Isreal Carranza has a list of places he can apply to.

Senior Isreal Carranza has a list of places he can apply to.

Senior Isreal Carranza has a list of places he can apply to.

Senior Isreal Carranza has a list of places he can apply to.

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A job is a very big responsibility, especially when you are a teenager still attending school, but some Morton East students take on that extra responsibility.  

There are some students who are in clubs and in sports or they are in a program, and some of those students still go to work after school. There were 35 students out of 120 that said they have a job. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors were asked a survey question, and from that survey question, 4 sophomores out of 40 said they have a job, 14 juniors out of 40 said they have a job, and only 17 seniors out of 40 said they have a job. Most seniors are too distracted with getting their future ready that they don’t have the time for a job, seniors are applying for colleges and are focusing on their grades to be able to qualify for scholarships.  

“I am focusing on school and I have applied to places, but they do not hire me because I am too young,” sophomore Tiffany Rodriguez said.  

There are young students who really want a job and they believe they are ready for the responsibility. 

“I want a job because I want to start being independent and not keep asking my parents for money,” sophomore Rocio Ryes said. 

Most students need to ask their parents for money, and they don’t want to rely on their parents to buy them the things they want. Or sometimes the students must have a job to support their family. 

“I have a job because I need to bring income to my family,” senior Hector Ceballos said.  

Some students have a big responsibility at home just like at school, their parents depend on them to bring money to the table. Other students have a job just for fun. 

“My friend told me they were hiring at his job, so I applied,” senior Christian Gutierrez said.  

At times students get lucky with getting a job because they know people in the workplace. It is okay to not have a job because students have a lot responsibility with school and at home as it is.   

“I haven’t been applying at all because I’m not looking for one, I don’t want a job, it is too much pressure with school and everything,” junior Jason Arzuaga said.

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9 Responses to “Morton East students get jobs for different reasons”

  1. Armando Mendoza on February 12th, 2019 9:31 am

    As said in the Article, many variables come in to why students get jobs. But if you see it in a good way. Students are trying to become more self independent so they don’t have to rely on their parents for everything. Or just help bring food on the table, it’s all respectable reasons and it’s a wholesome thing to read about how there’s lots of people out there in our school who want better for themselves and the people they care about. They got my respect for being open about why they do it.

  2. Jennifer Uribe on February 12th, 2019 1:05 pm

    I agree that a job can take away a lot of your time and distract you from school. In the article it says, “Most seniors are too distracted with getting their future ready that they don’t have the time for a job, seniors are applying for colleges and are focusing on their grades to be able to qualify for scholarships.” This illustrates that having a job is a big responsibility, and that you have to keep up with all of your school work. Not only seniors need to focus on their grades. Sophomores and juniors need to too because it will matter in the future.

  3. Veronica Gonzalez on February 12th, 2019 1:05 pm

    I had been planning on getting a job this year, however I have decided against it as I don’t think I could keep up with school and after-school programs at the same time with dealing with work. I still want one, the difference being I’ll look for one in the summer instead. For me, having a job is something I feel I need to be independent as in my parents tend to work more than one job while still having to take care of my grandparents and keep up with bills. Not only that, but I’ve had family members who after finishing high-school went straight ahead to college and did not have a job. They haven’t finished, having instead decided to take a break and have taken up a job. So I’d rather have that experience and some money of my own before I finish high school.

  4. Alejandra Lopez-Nunez on February 12th, 2019 5:19 pm

    I think that students and individuals should have the choice whether or not to have a job because having a job leads to responsibility but also to become mature. Students should be able to work at the age of 15 because high school is supposed to be a learning experience. What is the difference between a 15 year old and a 16 year old. An individual is not just going to mature in a year it take times and development. So, it should be appropriate for a 15 year old to work. Having a job and being involved in school clubs/ sports, is tough especially with the homework that teachers leave for about every class.

  5. Giselle on February 15th, 2019 10:30 am

    I think students should have the choice to have a job or not while going to school. In my opinion having a job and going to school can be very stressful for many. Students can fall behind when it comes to homework and turning in assignment because they might not have the time to do work or the person is to tired to do work. Working can also be very helpful during high school because students can start saving up for college and don’t have to worry about money when they enter college, it will also make you independent.

  6. tony 4 on February 15th, 2019 12:54 pm

    I say that for one part it is good having a job because you need money for yourself and to buy things that you really need, but on the other side it would be a bad idea to have a job while being in school because then you will be distracted and will be falling behind in every class subject you have.

  7. natalia escobedo on February 22nd, 2019 9:43 am

    a job does take a lot of your time and sometimes stresses you out but you get your own money and start saving money for your own things it makes you more dependent.

  8. KIMBERLY J DOMINGUEZ 2 hour on February 22nd, 2019 10:42 am

    For most of the time students are always looking for a job because after school or during the weekend they dont have nothing to do just staying in home and not doing nothing. In the job I use to work was in a restaurant is hard becasue you need to caring the plates of glass and cups too. I need it to work to help my mom to bring money to paid the rent, bills and things we need in the house. It is hard I was in a club and a sport team but if you schedule your time can do everything is hard but not impossible.

  9. Alexander Ornelas on February 22nd, 2019 6:35 pm

    I personally think having a job interferes with school. I used to have good grades and since I started working I’ve slacked off a bit.

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