Should Students Work Part Time to make Extra Pocket Money?

@sdas86 (6076)
Malaysia
November 23, 2008 11:34pm CST
I know that a lot of students are working part time in mobile phone shops, supermarkets, direct sales and so on. I think that it is not a good thing to do because students will lost concentration on their studies and end up with low grades. What do you think? Do you go to work part time as a student? Do you think it i a good thing to do?
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@ammu007 (81)
• India
24 Nov 08
according to me those students who can concentrate on their studies along with work can do this and in many cases those students who are working is not just working to get pocket money but to pay their fees so thay have no other option...........
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• United States
24 Nov 08
yeah true and helping out with the family and just to help them get by . that is what my one friend from africa did .
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
You are right. For some students, they need to work to help the family.
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
24 Nov 08
as far as my view is concern I would like to work part time to make extra pocket money as a student, but when it comes to general way then its depends on conditions of students: one who are good in study can as a part time to make extra pocket money. but who are not good should concentrate in their study only. and also who are poor economically but good in study can have best option of part time work to make money for self dependent for their study
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
Hi, I agree with you. If a student can cope with their studies, then they can take up part time job to make some money.
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• India
24 Nov 08
yes friend and in our india you can't emagine that these part time job how much help full for such type of students , but there are not measure number of such type of part time jobs in india and india govt. also don't think about this ...
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@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
yes, this is one of the dangers of having a part time job. Those who want to go into this should think hard and decide if they are going to let this interfere witht their studies.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
I agree with you. Students should think of the consequences when they decide to work part time while studying. It would be a great effect on their studies.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
I believe it should be alright working part time while study. When student work to spend for their study, they will learn how to manage time,spending money and avoid unnecessary outgoing which will affect their studies more compared to working part time. In my experience, students study part time or working part time get higher marks than the students studying full time without doing any part time job. it is because they ( not all) don't have responsibility to the money sent by their parents, never feel the pain to earn even small amount of money.
@loxion (1551)
• India
24 Nov 08
Yes, if that part-time job involve like enough money then the student might think that school is just a waste of time and turn to concentrate on that job. Earning while you study can be great especially if you can handle those two things the same, if you have the time to study and the time to do your job also, but if your job is at supermarkets like you've mentioned here i think a student might have hard time in handling his/her studies because the job can get busy that you are even forced to work overtimes and obviously you will get tired and not do your studies. But doing simple things like fixing mobile phones can be less stressful because you can have time to fix those things at once and you do your education studies
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
You are right. Having part time job in supermarkets is very tiring and the experience gained in supermarkets is less if compared to mobile phones shops. I think that students should balance their studies time and working time. If they spend too much time in the job, they might neglect their studies.
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@jusskay (44)
• United States
24 Nov 08
yes of course it gets u prepared for your future you'll also learn responsibility with money and when you decide on ur career in the future you can say that you gain experience in a previous job...and its always good to have a employment history before you reach 18 in my opinion
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
I think that getting a job experience before 18 years old is important because students can be exposed to the real working world.
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@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I think it is up to the student. If he/she understands the hardships in taking a job, understands what sort of consequences are involved, but they want the job, I say let them take it, it's their choice, they have to face the world one day, and what better way by them learning what the world revolves around?
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
You are right. Let the students decide themselves. If they think that they can manage their studies and work properly, then let them try it.
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• India
25 Nov 08
YAA wrk place must not effect the students daily routine rite...soo part time jobs helpss a lot provided no diversions to his daily routine tht may bee studying,become tires,odd timings........
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
Hi, You are right. It would be very tiring if they work and study at the same time.
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• United States
26 Nov 08
actually im a student, still. lol. hmm you know why im working? i got enough money. but im working so that i could go on clubbing and buy myself some super duper extra stuffs. :D so if youre like me. thats what you could call. modern type of hard work. hahaha.
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• United States
24 Nov 08
I think it really depends. I think there needs to be a limit on the amount of time they work. People need to work for job experience and to have that little bit of spending money because school is so expensive and most people just hate not being able to have money to spend. So, there is nothing wrong with working. However, they definitely need to work less than 15 hours a week in my opinion. Any more than that and they start neglecting their school work and everything else.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
I agree with you. If they work more than 15 hours, it would not be a good thing to do because they will neglect their studies.
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• Estonia
25 Nov 08
I am very lucky in this case, because I currently work in the same university where I study, so I get additional practice above the whole pile of materials that I get on lectures, so in this case even if I have to work up to 12 hours a day (which sometimes happens) I anyways get great additional practice...it is really a great pleasure to have a chance to work in the same field that you are studying.
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@maximax8 (31175)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 08
I did my degree in North Wales. Students came from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Ireland. We got a grant and some people got more money than others. I had to take out a student loan in my third year. The students from Ireland didn't get a grant at all. Many of the students wanted to work to pay for their living costs. This would have been accommodation and food because we didn't have to pay tuition fees. Students doing degrees nowadays have to pay their tuition fees. Some did part time work and felt tired in lectures because it was a very full on course. We began in September not October and the summer term ended two weeks after all the other courses. Each student should work part time if he or she feels able to do so. If not in my country they should get a student loan.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
I am taking student loans too. I have to spend my loan properly.
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• Estonia
25 Nov 08
I have never taken any loans. I actually wanted to do it a year ago, but there was some problem with my bank account so I did not receive it on time and then decided to cancel it before it even got transfered into my account. I just decided that it is less risky to work more now than to work hard after studies paying off interest. I actually managed to finish the year without the loan, and now I am really glad that I do not have to pay anything off in this miserable economic conditions, when everyone lacks money. I would never take another loan during the crisis.
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
I think that most students should have a job. They want to spend money on clothing, cd's etc and they think that their parents should just fork over some money. It is time to work for yourself and make something of yourself. When I was in junior high which is grade 7 and 8 I went to school as well kepted down a full time job. I not only was able to do both but I kepted my marks up as well. There was nothing below a 90. Which in some places go by a grade system which would be an A. I was also on honour roll as well.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
I think that university should include a course for student to take up part time job to experience working life.
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• Canada
25 Nov 08
I think they should start them in highschool not university. That's too late to have a course in it. That's why in highschool they have classes to get into the feild you wanna be in.
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• China
24 Nov 08
I think it maybe not a bad thing for some students. It will make them know more about the society,do some prepare before they graduate from school.They have more work experiences than the other students who just know learning everyday.
• Estonia
24 Nov 08
Agree. And if you have different part time jobs during you studies, you will end up being a specialist in many areas, which means that you will always have more chances of getting a job.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
I agree with you. For some students, if they are able to manage their time, then it would be very good.
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@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I think it's up to the students. I've also worked part time back in college but I lasted only for 2 months because I have a conflict with the job and with a subject. But my friends do work, not just part time but full time, and their grades were just as impressive. It really depends on the aptitude of the student. Some works part-time to pay for their studies, some do for some extra cash. But those that I know are really you know, good at studying. SO I have nothing against them. I would have continued working if not for the subject conflict(we have a block section system in our university, you can't choose your schedule). So far I found people working part time with good grades. Although really bad students tend up to not lose concentration in studying but rather lose interest completely in studying because they're already earning lots. Now that's an issue to be addressed, because here in the Philippines having a degree is one step to being a successful individual(although most people are having success with effort alone, and I do salute those people). So there, just added my two cents. And yeah, they do tend to learn lots from working part-time. You know, they already have an idea how the corporate world works that way, and won't have a hard time when they graduate.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
Hi, Wow, your friends are very good in studies. I think that the key to success in studies and working is to manage time properly. If we know how to manage our time, then we can take both things at the same time.
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• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Yeah, time management is ALWAYS the key, because time is the only resource I know that can't be recycled, so we must make the most out of it and do it the best way we can. Thanks for the best response. Have a nice day. I think I can do mylot now, it's been a week since the surgical operation and I feel less pain now that I can manage to stay in the computer. Whew, I'm back. Have a nice day everyone. Happy mylot-ing!
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• India
26 Nov 08
Actually in our country not much of them do part time jobs unlike foreign countries. Hmmmmm,I personally feel that students shud do part time job. Perhaps the grass is always green on the other side,which prompts me to make such a statement. But then,just earning is not an issue,once u start working u tend to learn a lot of things,face practical difficulties of life which are beyond books. We tend to behave in a more matured fashion. It teaches a lott of things. So,I personally feel that students SHUD work part time not just for earning but to learn what LIFE means!! Cheers
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
You are right. If students can take part time job, they will become more mature and the experience they gain from part time job will be very useful in future.
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@stiener (735)
• Singapore
25 Nov 08
No doubt that a student's primary is to strive for better academic performance...however there are many things that cannot be learnt within the boundaries of the classroom or read in the textbooks. The workplace can fill the students with experience and build interpersonal skills. Furthermore, if the student do not possess any qualification, they will probably get labour intensive jobs and reinforce the determination to get the academic qualification to ensure that they will not revert to hard labour to earn a living... For as long as they are doing something legal, socially and morally right...I do not see much problems with students working as a part-time
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
If students can manage their time well, then it is good to take up part time job.
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@Jenaisle (4139)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
It is a good thing to do because students would learn how to be more responsible and they would value money as they will learn how hard it is to earn. it will also expose them early to the workforce, which would be an advantage for them later when they will be working.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
Yeah, you are right. When they go to work later, they will know the thing that they should do. So that they will make themselves useful in work.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
Yes, I think that working is good. It builds good time management skills, and will prepare them for real life. However, it depends on the number of responsibilities that the child has.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
It is very good to take part time job. Students can earn more mey and gain more experience. If they have hard time managing their time, they can always quit their job.
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@honeylore23 (1084)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Well for me, the result would vary. It would depend on the concern itself. If he/she knows how to manage his/her time, if he/she know how to balance his time, then I think it wouldn't matter. I really don't think it would not be good for a student to do it. but I do believe it is very much useful not only to the parents of the students who spend money for her college, but more for herself, it would give her preparation for the future. Way back my college days, I also work to earn extra pocket money, that is because I want to help my parents. Well in my case, I got low grades, on some subjects, and it is true that it is because of my part-time jobs. Well, one problem their is because what I have in mind is to help my mother, I forgot my duty and responsibility as a student and I set aside projects and concentrate on my work. I have work as a tutor of 3 pupils, then I work the whole day every Wednesday in school internet cafe, and aside from that, I accept typing jobs. My teachers where questioning me those time, because if I am not late, then I am absent. In my last 2 years, I quit working in cafe and only do tutorial to 1 pupil, and then concentrate on my studies. I tried to balance the two. And I made it. Although I didn't graduate with honors, but at least I didn't have failed grades.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
Wow, it is quite good. At least you manage to made it.
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• Germany
25 Nov 08
If the students can cope with it, i don't see there is a problem of working part time. Some students work part time because they want to reduce the burden of their family. This is actually a good attitude and working part time increases their social skills. However, if the students will get distraction from their studies, it's not a good choice for them to work part time. I'm this kind of student, so that i don't do part time. I find myself very tired after working and cannot concentrate on the studies anymore.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
Taking part time can earn some extra money. Then, the students can gain some experience too.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
25 Nov 08
oh yes..it's great for them. It builds character and keeps them from getting them into things that might distract them more. Children in highschool get jobs to help pay for their car and insurance.It teaches responsibility. Believe me...it's only preperation for what is to come after school is over.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
Yeah, students will be more independent if they go to take part time job. They will become more mature.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
most students dont have a choice when it comes to having a part time job. not all of us have rich parents who can afford to pay for two separate homes. i have a full time job and i go to school. as long as students realize what their priorities are then they should be fine with having a job.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 08
I think that taking part time job is quite good because we can learn a lot of new knowledge as well as meet new people.
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