Ms. Christine Parker, 18, is pictured studying for an upcoming chemistry test. While on her lunch break, she is trying to finish some schoolwork before the weekend ends.
Different from decades before, where it was optional for students to have a job, now it has become a must. Completing school during the week and working on the weekends, students these days have a lot on their “plates”. Shown in this photo essay is two co-workers and Cherokee High School students starting and completing a day’s work.
First is Christine Parker, a senior at Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. Ms. Parker has two jobs: working at a daycare during the week and working at a shoe store, DSW, during the weekends. Once finish with school this year, she plans on joining the Armed Forces. Also a student at Cherokee High School, Alli Smith is a junior with the hopes of attending college. She continues school during the week and DSW on the weekends to pay for expenses and save for college. Both girls are the faces of a generation where the entering workforce age is decreasing due to the economy.
Pictured is Ms. Christine Parker, 18, ordering a customer’s (no name given) shoes online at DSW in Marlton, NJ. Ms. Parker is taking down the customer’s information so that way the customer can receive her shoes on time.
Ms. Alli Smith, 17, is pictured struggling to carry a customers’ shoes at the DSW Marlton location. Laughing at the fact she is terrified of dropping these boxes, Ms. Smith is putting completing her work before the weekend is over.
Ms. Christine Parker, 18, is photo’d fixing shoes in the clearance section at DSW in Marlton, NJ. Intending that she is doing her job efficiently, Ms. Parker goes through every box in the section to make sure the shoes are perfect.
Ms. Alli Smith, 17, is pictured walking from a hard day’s work at DSW in Marlton, NJ. Once Ms. Smith is makes it to her car she is headed home to complete a research paper for her Language class.