There are a lot of legitimate reasons to want to start working at a young age. You learn a lot on the job, like how to be professional, deal with customers and clients and the value of money that you've worked hard for. And it looks great to be starting in the real world early--on college apps, your resume and in conversation. Unless you're giving up something major (or, um, doing something illegal...), we say why not?
Sure, sometimes you won't have a choice but to do stuff you'd rather not, but if you have the choice between quitting something you love, like dance class, to work somewhere you'd hate, it might be wise to stick with the thing you adore. After all, once you're on your own, you might not have the opportunity.
#5. Do you have time?
Last of all, you need to figure out if a job or a business is something you can fit into your schedule along with school, homework, extracurrics, friends and family time. Cramming stuff into every spare second of your day might be fine for a week or two, but eventually you'll feel rundown and resentful. Remember, you need some you time, too!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/18/2013 11:29:00 AM
POSTED IN what should I do after school, On the Job