So difficult child has been working at a restaurant since July. Recently he has begun to get a lot more hours. The kitchen manager really likes how he works because he is always ready to go above and beyond (yes, this is actually my son we are talking about here). I'm actually a bit concerned that he is working too many hours. He has been working about 20 hours a week and is still in high school. This week they have him scheduled for 29 hours! He is also working a lot of split shifts on the weekends (up to 6 hours and then goes back for another 2 1/2 hours). For him this is a lot; he gets exhausted, low energy, but also crankier (and unreasonable) than usual (on his own he is cranky enough). Of course, he likes the hours because he likes the money even though he readily admits it isn't good for him because he gets too tired and effects school. Thoughts? Doesn't 29 hours seem like a lot for someone in high school? I checked and there are no laws in our state that say he can't work that many hours which it also surprised me.