Logo Design by FlamingText.com hits counter

Author Topic: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying  (Read 4272 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Verity Darkwaters

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 33
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 08:46:08 AM »
I honestly did both when I was in high school. I studied and was an honor student, when I got out of school my GPA was 3.8. However, when I turned 16 I did freelance writing on a website called Helium and did articles at 17 on Associated Content, also known as Yahoo Voices. I didn't have a car and lived in the middle of nowhere so this is how I made extra money. Not a ton, but some. I think it would be good for some kids who are mature enough to split their time equally between studying and working.

Offline sidney

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: May 2014
  • Posts: 1373
  • Karma: +7/-2
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 06:28:01 AM »
I think it all depends on the student if they would like to earn extra money in the 1st place. If they are content with the money that they have or they can easily ask from their parents, then I think they would probably just spend their free time doing entertaining stuff instead of looking for other ways to earn money. It really depends on the person.

Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 06:28:01 AM »
Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Offline Rainman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Date Registered: May 2014
  • Posts: 78
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 08:49:42 AM »
I think it's the Teen's choice to choose between making money in their free time and socializing/experiencing life. I would choose the latter anytime and would always advice any teen to choose it because you lose much in life if all your free time is spent working [especially at that age].

Young people need to learn things, try things and give them up rather have to deal with them later in life. So since teens will end up working eventually if there's no need for them to make any extra money in their free time, there's no point in them working before they are ready.

Just my opinion though. 

Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 08:49:42 AM »

Offline thestoryteller1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 12:25:16 PM »
I would think it should be both. I worked when I could from 15 years old, but I kept balance. For example I would do full workdays on weekends, but then during the week after school study and have free time.
I did it because I couldn't afford some things that people around me had, so I filled the gap that way. However, even if you get enough money from your parents, getting part time jobs can be important, I think. It makes it easier to transition to working later in life, and teaches you that you have to work for some things you want.
You can also make your own savings at early age, and have less trouble when you get to being a student, or when you're starting your first jobs and you need to buy a lot and change your wardrobe to more professional one and so on...
And now teens have so much more online options, I really wish I had those when I was a teen!


Offline Ricardo187

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 21
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 09:24:10 AM »
I say you can balance both things. Devide your free time in half and go by priorities. If you need to study and are having a hard time in school keeping up your grades, study, but if you're that good student that doesn't require too much study in order to learn and have good grades, then gain some money, because sadly, it's one of the most important things in life at this moment and generation. It's beautiful to say that you don't need money but hey, food costs money, transportation costs money, basic goods cost money, everything works around and based on money.

Offline lpatrolia

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 11:04:51 AM »
I just graduated from high school, and I must say I got distracted by all the ways you can earn money online, but I never followed through with anything. I started a Swagbucks account and a Slicethepie account but I just couldn't focus on it long enough to make more than a dollar or two.

Offline bala

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 600
  • Karma: +7/-2
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2014, 11:26:29 AM »
Parents should know what their teens are doing as well,because most kids nowadays are hooked up to the computer for a different reason,social networking..adult sites..To curb all these someone should monitor them.There are mple opportunities for them though..it all hinges on their interest and in what they specialize.

Offline starwriter66

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Date Registered: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 70
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2014, 02:17:37 PM »
When I start school online this year I'll definitely make time for studying. I'll be taking a GED & College Prep course for fun and also to prepare myself for college courses. When I was 14 my first job was at McDonald's and I still did well in school. I'm older now but still young and take classes online. I think students can do both and be successful.

Offline btatro

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 14
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2014, 02:24:14 PM »
In the 'perfect' world, I think that there should be a healthy balance of both. I started working (serving food at a wedding banquet hall) when I was just 13 years old. I only worked Friday and Saturday nights as well as some Saturday and Sunday mornings for clean up. I think it was important that I did learn how to begin to sustain myself as well as manage the money I made. At the same time, I never felt pressured to work. If I couldn't  or didn't want to work, I didn't. I provided them with my availability instead of the job dictating when and how long I was there.

Offline bsthebenster

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Date Registered: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 206
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 07:09:57 AM »
I've lived in some of the less reputable places in newfoundland, and I've learned that, as important as school is, some kids need to make money if they're going to eat. I think the internet is the best place to do it as you can make your own schedule and work around your school and studies.

Offline smurfette

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 35
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2014, 12:08:39 PM »
Not all teens are still in high school and they are usually free in the summer anyway. My teen daughter worked her tail off and my teen son hated to work at anything except drumming. He had access to the world with computers and she did not. I wish I could have gotten him to work online rather than not at all. He still hates working and he is a grown man.

Offline Marielle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 46
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2014, 01:36:19 PM »
Hello everyone !!!

This topic it is very interesting: I have to say there is a time for everything. Being a Teen it is one of the most important age of our lives and I think when it comes to work, and make money parents has to be very very focus and control this. It is good for a teen to know how to make money but in a sense of: in case of ... then you know what to do or to save money for future studies such as University. It really varies and depends on the circumstances. No mention the brain development-- it is a very difficult age.

I think it is ok but parents needs to be there, supervising where the teen is working and where the teen will spend the money or making sure the teen does not spent the money in something not worth it. And I dont think they will be good for them to do it during school year... I think should be in summer time (or whenever they are on vacations).

Peace !  ;)

Offline Gelsemium

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: May 2014
  • Posts: 608
  • Karma: +2/-0
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2014, 09:58:26 AM »
I had the luck of not needing to work when I was a student, but I didn't appreciated it. I ended my course already working and it's really tiring, what can we do, we need to learn how to optimize our time.

Offline wulfman

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 132
  • Karma: +1/-14
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2014, 12:55:57 PM »
Yea I probably would have gone teh way of trying to make money online and cut back on studying. Not that I studied much anyway. HA. I think at a certain point you know your academic capabilities and how far you are willing to push yourself and make a choice based on that.

Offline GemmaRowlands

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Date Registered: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 284
  • Karma: +6/-1
  • Welcome to Workersonboard Talk
  • Referrals: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2014, 10:31:54 AM »
Firstly, I think that for as long as a teenager is in education, the priority needs to be studying. There is no question about that, as getting the best grades that they possibly can gives them the best chance in life. However, there is nothing wrong with making a little bit of money rather than wasting hours on websites that don't bring any kind of reward at all. I used PTC websites in my spare time as a teenager and managed to save up enough in a year to buy a new mobile phone, and it was a model that I had wanted for a long time, so I was very happy about it. As long as they don't let it take over their lives, I feel that working a little can only be a good thing.

Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2014, 10:31:54 AM »

Tags:
 
Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Facebook Comments

Checkout 51 Offers
>