The indecisiveness of wanting or not wanting a job comes more from the unwillingness to forfeit one’s free time rather than from a reluctance to make a profit. As a current full-time high school student and part-time retail employee, my decision to work was not a hard one. Prior to working, I had only seen the opportunity to work as one-sided, only thinking of the benefits that it would have on my shrinking bank account. I loathed to have some sort of income apart from my parents, but I had not considered the toll it would take on my already poor sense of time management. The majority of the students who have decided not to work have made the decision while contemplating the additional tolls that would be taken off of their availability on both the weekend and after school that would otherwise be used for studying and hanging out with friends. Overall, almost every student finds themselves in a different position when it comes to the matter of why or why not they would like to have a job. After surveying one hundred of Apex High’s students on their positions, their results were presented below.
The survey revealed that 47% of the students surveyed would like to have a job. With this information, one can conclude that majority of students expect the benefits of having a job to weigh more than its potential consequences, and as a part-time employee, I would have to agree.