Working while in high school

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Working while in high school
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 4:19pm
I was wondering how many worked when they were in high school. What, if any, impact did this make on your future work/SAH decisions?

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 4:23pm
No (not during the school year - just the summers - not sure which you mean).

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 4:32pm
i don't have a problem with summer jobs but my chidlren will most probably not have school year jobs.

 

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 4:38pm

I worked in highschool.

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 5:04pm

I worked and no impact.


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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 5:05pm
I started working when I was 13.
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 5:56pm

I worked the summer between my junior and senior year and the summer after my senior year. I worked all through college. DH started working when he was about 9 (delivering papers) and has worked (with a few small breaks) ever since. My work ethic is better than DH's by a long shot, imo. I don't think it has any impact on our work statuses.




Edited 11/1/2007 5:56 pm ET by geschichtsgal
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 6:15pm
I worked in the summer ft since 10th grade & during 11th grade I worked on the weekends. I might have even worked some nights after school--it's really been so many years now, it's a bit hazy. In the summer before senior year I started working in an office for a title & escrow company and I only needed 2 more classes (each semester) so I went to 2 classes & was at work at 10:30 am every day. After highschool I worked full time for that office and then others later on. I can't really see how that effected my sah/woh status in the future.

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 7:17pm

Why only count the jobs during high school? I've been working since i was 10. I shared a paper route with a local boy; he didn't like to work during the summer and my parents wouldn't let me work during the school year, so it was a perfect fit. I began babysitting when I was 13. By the time I was in high school, I'd been working for years.

I had two regular babysitting clients in high school and I also worked first as a waitress and then as a cook (much preferred being a cook to waiting tables) at an A&W at the mall. Most of the time I rode my bike to the mall for work, although my Mom would drive me in the dead of winter.

I don't know that working had anything at all to do with my choice in parenting, other than to teach me that WOH is a perfectly normal thing for people to do when they think they need money. Other than that, I probably don't really get your question.

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 10:43pm
Worked summers in high school and all through college. No impact on my woh/sah decision.
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 10:58pm

I worked, babysat and played sports - for me it was anything but being at home.


I guess in some ways it influenced my later decisions because I did a god job and was appreciated for doing the work. Boy that rarely happens in my job as a mom - no job is completed - because they make more dishes, they make more laundry, there is alwasy another dinner to cook. In the positions I held I could feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.


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