Majority of East students are working, balancing school with jobs

Candy Flores, reporter

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Multitasking isn’t hard to do. You just really must put in the effort in. Either just to get some money for yourself or even if you have kids.

According to my peers/ staff, students say it’s hard sometimes to work and go to high school at the same time, but some say it’s easy for them because their boss lets them do homework while they’re at work. Staff says that it’s good that students are working because it’s good for them to experience the real world and to help your parents and to also make money on the side to same for college as well. In a random survey of 100 Morton east students and our community, 68 students and adults in our community reported that they have a job, to have some money on the side to spend and to help their parents out a little and to save for college.

“It’s easy for me because I just work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so it’s not as hard for me. I just make sure I study and do my homework or study on the weekdays. So, I can’t fall be hide,” Sophomore Leslie Ramirez said.

For others, it’s easier than people think; you just must really try.

“It’s not hard to work and go to school at the same time. I have all AP (advice placement) classes, at times it gets hard but that’s rare. But I always catch up. So, I make time for it all and yet I still make time to be with friends,” Junior Miguel Rios said.

Students may have their opinion, but our community also has a voice.

“High school students benefit from part-time employment, but you need time management skills. And you will learn the value of a dollar,” Leticia Flores a parent of 3 said.

Other may have a strong opinion.

“Having a job while you’re in high school is a good idea for many kids, and it’s a good way to build your resume early on.  But, you must remember your stress might increase and you are cutting your childhood short,” Salvador Flores said.

Lastly, others may think differently and have their own opinion.

“While there are many benefits of having a part-time job in high school, not all students are capable of handling it during the school year,” Senior Daniel said.

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