Hey everyone here pretty much knows im the young 16 year old member still in HS… here is my dilemma: I am a junior starting wed. aug, 3, and i am taking 2 AP (college credit) classes, 2 advanced classes, and my 2 electives are latin 2 and sociology. i have a packed schedule and i still work my ass off 25 hours a week to afford my car/insurance.gas/mods. last year when i first got my job my grades fell about 3-5 points in each class. my parents wanted me to cut back on my hours, but then i couldnt afford mods for my car, so i said i could handle it. i buckled down and managed to get 4 As, an 89 in algebra 2, and an 86 final avg in honors chemistry.
this year, however, my schedule is much harder with college classes, and i need to take the SAT 3x this year. my parents are urging me to quit my job stating that if i get straight As, they will pay for my insurance/gas. i know they wont pay for mods and cruising around, so i declined the offer. also, i want to have the pride in being able to manage time/money and pull off this job and school. i have no time at all for extracurricular clubs that colleges supposedly love. i feel that if i stick with my job, at a college interview i can say i didnt join clubs b/c i had a 25 hour/week job and still managed a 4.0 gpa. that is pretty damn impressive to me.
would you accept the parents’ offer or decline and keep your pride? i personally want to keep my job not only b/c of extra money and no burden on my parents, but also b/c i am a rebellious guy that doesnt give a shit for his community. i would be very unhappy in these clubs b/c the school system here is all about making money from clubs and giving it to sports. yes, you have to pay the school to have permission to volunteer. complete BS IMO.
i am going to be completely steadfast in my decision to keep my job, maintain atleast As/Bs in all my classes and say fuck off to extracurricular volunteering. what would you do in this situation?
none of your posts will change my mind, i have already made it. i just want to see what you would do