Warriors work while in school


Josh Jones

Many students work at area businesses including CVS, PDQ and Publix.

Christian Mathis, Staff Writer

     Lots of students in high school have after-school jobs. Some even have two. There are also a lot of students who have summer jobs, or just have an opportunity to work more hours over summer. Where do students work most? What do students like and hate about their jobs?

    Brandon Croft, 12th grade, said, “I work at PDQs and it’s ok; it is not that bad there. It just kind of sucks because they do not work with my schedule and sometimes they give me no hours at all.”  Another student who is not happy with his hours is Ian, 11th grade, who said, “I work at Publix, just like so many people at Osceola, There are like five people in my first period who work there. The only thing I do not like is the management and the fact that the hours fluctuate so much sometimes I get no hours at all.”

     Ethan Willis, 12th grade, said, “I work at Target, but I work a lot less then I use to because I am involved in sports and stuff and I cannot do both at once. “ 

     For some people it is not easy to balance work and school such as one sophomore, who said, “I just started working at Panera and it really sucks because I have way less time with my friends and when I am not working or at school, I have to decide between studying and schoolwork or hanging with my friends.”

     There are students who do not want to have to balance work and school, so they get summer jobs. Ashton James, 12th grade, said, “I don’t have a job now, but I’m looking for one so I can work it over summer. I want to start now so I can get good hours by the time summer starts.”