I work three hours on a sunday at a local surf shop and 2 hours umpiring netball. bout $100 for the week and only 5 hours.
I think it helps me manage my time better cause I'm not putting things off until later as I know I have to work later.
The money is good too, paying for petrol, schoolies, 18ths, clothes, maccas (becoming more essential as the exams draw closer).
And I don't have a reliance on my parents, I don't like to mooch off them when I don't have to.
Also, my boss is really good and lets me have time off when I need it, or work more if I want to.
Looks good on resumes and early entry too.