I think it’s a good idea for teenagers to have jobs while they are still students. An old proverb said, “Tried but failed is better than not to try.” Having a part time job for teenagers like us not only trains us, makes us earn money, but also teaches us lot of things. In the following paragraphs, I will tell you why I think it’s a good idea for teenagers to have jobs while they are still students.
First, having jobs during years of being teenagers can train us to become more mature and independent. For example, lots of American teenagers apply for a part time job during summer or winter vacation in order to get themselves ready for college or university life. After all, leaving home is a whole new world, and being a university student is totally different from high school. A proper part time job offers them a great opportunity for teenagers to train themselves to become more mature and independent.
Second, having a part time job can also makes teenagers earn their own money. Maybe this money will become their university fee! I know some students earn their college fee from their part time job. Besides, teenagers can learn how to manage money and deal with financial problems through the process of earning money, and having a part time job gives teenagers the chance.
At last, having a part time job teach us a lot of things. For example, we learn how to dress properly and talk properly when we are going to have a interview with the manager. Also, we learn to be polite and respect our clients/customers, even we when we are tired, we still have to have proper manner. Last, having a part time job gives us a chance to explore ourselves and the real world. From working, we see how the world works. In real life, there are not only goodies but there are still a lot of bad things. Having the job open our eye and introduce us to the real world.
Through having a part time job, we get a better chance to know what real life is and we we even have a chance to actually LIVE IT!! After having a part job, people usually find that we should cherish our time and surrounding people more. Why? The reason is because “work really sucks without rest and friends.” Through our the process of having a part time job, we learn and we change ourselves into a better people.