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Students enjoy summer jobs

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Sophomore Paige SIgmon sits watching the diving boards during her shift at Green Valley pool. Life-guarding is a popular summer job among students.

Sophomore Paige SIgmon sits watching the diving boards during her shift at Green Valley pool. Life-guarding is a popular summer job among students.

Sophomore Paige SIgmon sits watching the diving boards during her shift at Green Valley pool. Life-guarding is a popular summer job among students.

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Summer is a time where the many everyday school stresses are not a problem. It is a time where students get the opportunity to rest from the past school year to prepare for the next.

But summer also gives students many different opportunities, which includes getting a job.

A typical 7-hour school day, combined with after-school clubs, sports, homework and studying, means for many students that a part-time job during the school year can’t be in the picture.

“[Working] can be difficult because once I get home I’m exhausted,” sophomore Brooke Johnson said. “[Together], work, school and sports are all hard to manage time-wise.”

But summer gives those students an opportunity to have a job. A few popular summer jobs among students are babysitting, camp counseling and life guarding. Without the long school day, students are free to work any time throughout the day.

As many jobs do, summer jobs have a few flaws. Students may not get the amount of rest they would like, and with summer only being about 10 weeks, earning enough money can be a challenge for students who need it to last all year. But students find a way to work around it.

“I made minimum wage, but I work a lot of hours. I still have money left that will roll over into this upcoming year,” sophomore Paige Sigmon, who worked as a lifeguard at Green Valley Pool last summer, said.

Some may believe summer jobs could be a waste of time, but others would disagree and say it is well worth the time and hard work from the knowledge gained and the money and memories made.

“Having a summer job was worth it; I got to experience having a job without the stress of school, and I also had plenty of money to have fun without asking my parents every weekend for $20,” Sigmon said.

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