According to the grovejob.com website, "A part time job can be an invaluable way for a teen to learn real-life skills and complement the things that you learn in school." When teenagers have a job, they learn what money really means. They get a feel for what the real world is, and not have their parents buy them everything they want. The teenagers that work for their money are prepared for their life. "The job opened my eyes ... I now know where I want to be." Stated Green, D.L.
When the parents say the lines, "you are too young to work" or, "your school work is important and your job will interfere with you homework". Teenagers need to agree to what they are saying. But, parents need to know that school work is your number one priority, and if the job is affecting the grades, you will quit.
Teens that don't have jobs and families that can't afford a living turn to crime. An example of teens turning to crime would be in Boston that has had 1,200 fewer youth jobs than the past year. "The lack of jobs along with a higher population of teenagers, a rise in gun-related crimes and an increase in gang clashes is a combustible mixture that could produce a long, ugly summer." According to law 8-12-105 in the Colorado Statues, the maximum working hours on school days/ school hours are for minors under the age of 16, shall be permitted to work in excess 6 hours unless the next day isn't a school day. Except for babysitters, no minor under the age of 16 shall work between the hours of 9:30pm-5:30am, unless the next day isn't a school day. No employer shall be permitted to work more than 40 hours a week or more than 8 hours in a twenty-four-hour period. If employee goes over the limit, they earn one and a half more than normal pay. If the students aren't allowed to work from 9:30-5:30, they still have time to do homework. Most sports games that are on days of the week, can last until 10:15-10:30 at night. The Fairview football games are sometimes on Thursday nights. They don't end until 10:00 p.m. if they don't go into overtime. If athletes can stay up until 10:30 before they start their homework, then a student with a job can work and could still finish their homework.
Jobs are very safe in Colorado. The Colorado Statues have allowed certain ages to perform certain jobs. Law 8-12-106 states that any minor at the age of nine or older shall be permitted employment in any of the following non-hazardous occupations: Delivery of hand bills, magazines, advertisement samples, shoe shinning, gardening, taking care of lawns, cleaning of sidewalks/ driveways, and being a golf caddie. This law allows young children to work for their money. If companies stick with the...