Student Life

Working in High School

By Jordin Richardson

Being in school and having a job is really hard. I have had a job since the second semester of my freshman year. It wasn’t easy I worked almost every night and had a lot of homework. People say you can’t have a job and still be in school because it’s impossible, but it is possible. If I can do it, so can anyone else.

After I turned 16, I got a job at Taco bell. I was still just a freshman. It was a difficult job, but making your own money is a very good feeling. It motivated me to keep working even if it was difficult. I started my job at Taco bell on February 13th of 2016 and stayed with them until June 2017, and I still kept my grades up in all my classes.

After I quit Taco bell, I started working at Walmart and was there for almost a year. I’ve had a job all the way through high school and payed for my own car and my own cell phones and helped my parents with bills. Once you start making your own money, it becomes very routine.

In the beginning of my senior year, it felt so weird not having a job or having my own money. Then, I started my new job at Casey’s, and I love having a job. When I didn’t have a job, it stressed me out and made me feel lazy. Most teens don’t want to go out and get a job because they want to have free time all the time, but having a job means you get to buy whatever you want and when you want it. You are buying it for yourself and it feels good to have money. People might think that having a job means you won’t ever get free time, but you do get free time where you can go spend the money you worked for.


  1. I really liked your stories. They made me want to get a job when I’m in high school to earn money and do something with my free time.


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