In the fast food joint or any retail store you learn how to deal with customers, learn teamwork, taking directions, being on time, finishing assigned task, and awareness of how a business runs. When my family and I immigrated here, my older brother found his first job at McDonalds. " While, Amitai Etzioni says that "you learn few skills that will be useful in later life", you learn many "general employability skills", which are needed for any other kind of jobs. There are also many teenagers who help support their families or save money in order to go to college. Teenagers also should stay in school because in school teenagers get knowledge about the world and different cultures and at work they can relate to what they learned in school. Students who cut school to go to work seem not to care about their education, also even students who don't work don't mind of taking easier courses, instead of tougher ones. Combination of school and work experience will make a teenager a well thoughtful adult. In the same article, Jackie Oakes explains, "If a kid isn't interested in studying, having a job doesn't impact that". He was able to save up some money and buy a car. Teenagers will continue to work, because everyone needs money. My brother worked at McDonalds for one and half years while being in high school. I think teenager has enough reflection and social time if he/she works no more than 25 hours a week. Many people say that work interferes with schoolwork. Work of course can impact teenager's social life.