…on the for the Weeks of 02/03/2010 - 06/17/2010 :
Should teens have part-time jobs to earn their own spending money?
message: yes they should!
message: Yes they should. But there aren't any jobs availible for
teens under the age of 16. I really want to get a job and earn my
own money, but I can't find anywhere to work. The only jobs I can
do are babysitting and petsitting and I never get those
message: I believe it's a choice. Because not all students
require money for leisure - they can do things for free. However
when a certain age is reached a teen should stop asking their
parents for money and should begin the process of "personal
management" which prepares them for when they are actually on
message: yes they should have part time jobs so they can buy
there own clothes, save up for a house or a car when they get
older. also if they have kids they can take care of them like
feeding them and making sure they have clothes
message: Absolutely! I've had a part-time job since I was 14 (I'm
nearly 17 now), and I've loved the freedom that comes with
earning my own money. It was also a great way to learn some
message: well i am a teen and i say no.. at least for the typical
teenager.. most teens are so pressured into drugs every day that
the last thing they need is money to buy the drugs with.. i know
a few people who would buy it and try it just to stop the peer
pressure... i have been homeschooled since 5th grade for that and
many other significant reasons, my mom heard of this really cool
idea when i was little:
you have at least four divisions for your money-
-tything (we always try to give to God first)
-taxes(in case we own our own business)
we get our allowance for chores every two weeks and divide in
that order.. we put the savings in the bank and we get a tax
return at the end of each month.. if a teenager was to have a
part time job and needed help with budgeting i would recommend
this.. you can keep the different money in folgers coffie cans or
any 4 containers you like...
thanks... great web site!
message: Yes,they should have part-time jobs to earn their own
spending money,and they can feel the worth of money.
message: I Believe We Should. It Teaches Teens How To Be
Responsible With Money && Gives Them A Taste Of What Their
Financial Life Could Be Like. Also It Gives Them Experience &&
Opens Many Doors. Lastly They Can Help Support Their Families By
Working. It's Not Just Adults Who Need The Jobs..It's Us Too!!.
message: I think that teens shold earn their own money because
teens need to learn the responsability of spending money and to
learn how to interact with coworkers. It's understandable that
job and money give teens more freedom, therefore part-time jobs
for teens teach them to be responsable with their freedom and
message: As a teen myself, if I could get a job I would. Mostly
because when I turn 16 I would like to already have $ saved up to
buy a car. How can I buy my own car @ 16 if no one lets me work
before I turn 16? I don't want to have to wait after I turn 16 to
earn money and then buy a car. I also want $ befoe that to go out
and do things without having to ask my parents for $. Also, my
summers are spent doing nothing... so why shouldn't I be able to
use that time to make $?... How can adults expect us to be
responsible if we can't make our own $, buy things ourself, and
then show them we can take care of them?...
message: Yeah, teens should be able to work. When they get older
message: That highly depends on the teen. If they want a job they
can have one, but if they can't even manage their school work
they are probably better off not getting a job. I don't have a
job because I already procrastinate on most of my homework, and
getting a job would only help me not do it.
message: YES. We need to learn to be independent BEFORE the day
we turn 18 and are forced to. And, we need to learn that we can't
always depend on our parents for everything we WANT.
message: ya i think that teens should ern their own spending
money because it will give them a taste of the reall lif and we
all have to be ready for it. however gas money the parents
should help out with.
message: i do not agree with bobby i think that the parents
should always buy food and cloths for their kids because it is
the parents responsibility.
message: i think that it important for teens to be able to work
for spending money because it teaches us future skills for when
we get a job for a living
message: the answer is yes. If and only if it does not interfere
with their school work. part time job can teach them many
valuable lessons that school or family cannot provide.
message: Yes, we should be able to but the only jobs for, us
under 16, are baby sitting and dog sitting and I don't think
that, that is really fare for us because some of us actually want
to get jobs!
message: Having your own money is great. But if work your marks
start to slide doswnhill you should dump the job.
message: I'd say it depends. I think teens should get jobs, if
they can find them. For spending money, yea, part-time jobs are
great. Parents shouldn't have to pay for a teen's music or other
random purchases. I think teens should get, if possible, a
clothing and school allowance (fixed amount) for them to allocate
and budget how they choose. It can be hard to find a part-time
job, especially if there are lots of other teens trying to get
message: Teens should get part-time jobs for extra spending
money. It can get them valuable experiance for the work life
later on, and companies like McDonalds, SEGA, and even Wal-Mart,
need executives. Important people like Bill Gates had jobs at
McDonalds early in life
message: I think that if teens want extra, they should get jobs.
It also helps them to learn responsibility and the value of
money. It also could help their parents out during this harsh
message: Yes. If we want to show how responsible we are to our
parents then we should get a job. Plus if we earn money from our
job, parents wouldn't have to pay for our clothes anymore or even
our first car.
message: yes.but time is $ procrastinators..........
message: yes i do think teens should have part-time jobs. most
parents are tired and may be un able to afford giving their teens
money. i myself am a teen who has a job. and my parents no longer
lend me money.
message: Yes, it would be the coolest thing ever!
message: yes the sould
message: yes the should because this is the stage where every
thing sets in our mind. So if we take all of our parents money
now we will be feeding off of them now. Than we would be feeding
off of them forever
message: yes they should because at this age of our lives just
about everything we do sinks into our brains
message: Uh...Yeah they should have part time jobs. They need to
get ahead in life, so the can have a family, a home, and earn a
really nice job.
message: I do think teen should be able to get a prat-time job
because it will makes us more respondalbe and we can learn the
vale of a dollar
message: i will say yes
message: Yes, they should because it will teach them
message: Yes, definitely, I think that teens should have a part
time job to earn there own money and that way they don't have to
ask and bother parents and have them spend the parents money when
they could be bringing there own money so parents could manage
better and teens could learn responsability and good skills for
future, have money to save up for college and they choose what's
most important to them with how they would be spending there
money and it would not be parents fault because they were there
to give advise and support them in what they think is worth for
message: Most of the time: no! Coming from a graduating high
school senior, your education should really be your top priority
- so you can get into a fabulous college, get a degree and earn
WAY more money down the road. Sacrificing success in the future
to earn pocket money in high school is just dumb. That said,
there are two reasons a part-time job could actually be worth it
for a teen:
1. it's something relevant to what you want to do when you grow
up. This will give you valuable experience in your field and make
it so so so much easier to get another position after you
graduate. (Example: a job in a research lab.)
2. You/your family actually really needs the money. People say
(okay, I said) school should be first priority, but really, 30%
of American teens aren't even in school and you shouldn't have to
be one of them because your family can't afford it.
message: I believe so. A job not only gives teens money, but is
also just something to do. If everyone had something to do all
the time, nothing bad would stem out of boredom.
message: yes so that they wont be lazy there whole life and wont
be wanting all their parents money!!!!!!!
message: yes so they dont take their parents money!!!!
message: nope because my parents need to give me money so I can concentrate on my "studying" which is really just chillin at the house or doing something besides studying lol
message: Yes. It teaches them self control, responsibility, and
respect for personal property as well as others property.
message: i definitely think teens should have part-time jobs for
the usage of personal things, there are advantages such as
staying out of trouble; they will be too busy working, they don't
have to bother their parents for extra cash, and lastly it builds
work experience and character for the future.