Working a Part-Time Job: is it Worth it?

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Working a Part-Time Job: is it Worth it?

Jade Frank at her job at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Waikiki.

Jade Frank at her job at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Waikiki.

Kiersty

Jade Frank at her job at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Waikiki.

Kiersty

Kiersty

Jade Frank at her job at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Waikiki.

Kiersty McKee, Staff Reporter

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Whether it be to help their families or provide themselves with spending money, many students have taken the opportunity to work part-time jobs. Hawaii law states that an individual may begin working at the age of 14 with proper certifications, meaning that the majority of the high school student body is able to apply for jobs. Senior and hostess at La Vie and Quiora at the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Jade Frank said, “I chose to work while also balancing school because of the cost of college application fees, college tuition, and I also wanted some more money to spend just in case.”

I chose to work while also balancing school because of the cost of college application fees, college tuition, and I also wanted some more money to spend just in case”

— Jade Frank

In terms of managing a part-time job on top of school work, senior Camille Slagle who works concessions at Kailua Cinemas said, “I get my schedule a week in advance, so I can plan out when I can do my homework. A part-time job is actually really helpful when it comes to learning time management extremely quickly – you have to in order to keep up with school and 15-20-hour work weeks.”

Part-time jobs are particularly of interest to upperclassmen in wake of things like gas money, college tuition, as well as family support. “I do recommend you work a part-time job. For me, it has been a wonderful experience and I have gained many life skills, especially since I work in retail and customer service. Senior and Hollister brand associate Makana Montallana said.

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