Are part-time jobs at the minimum wage worth the time? To a parent the answer would most probably be no. Let’s take a fast food restaurant as an example. People could say that these jobs were never really meant for mature humans with children to feed and bills to pay. A minimum wage wouldn’t pay for their necessities. On the other hand, high school students do not have the time for a job like that, especially when it requires greater responsibility.
It is adult students, and high school graduates that usually take these jobs. Nevertheless, it could also be a fitting job for homeschool students; if you could take me as an example.
Are part-time jobs at the minimum wage worth my time? My answer is no. I prefer administering my time differently, especially with all the responsibilities I take. My time goes by on reading (more than just school stuff), studying (more than just school stuff), writing (more than just school stuff), managing webpages (I’m not counting this one), and working on several other things that involve other people and my family (that does not include chores, or hanging out with friends). I don’t have the time for a part-time job, but I never said that I wouldn’t like or need the money.
These part-time jobs could give experience, and you could learn several things, but not everyone is willing to take them. Your case could be different than mine. Whatever the case, they are time consuming and paid cheap.