Student Workers: Alyssa Lane

Student Workers: Alyssa Lane

Alyssa Lane is not your average working student. Not only does she have to work to provide an income for herself, but she has to provide for her 5 month old daughter, Aubree. Alyssa says over ninety percent of the money she makes goes towards her daughter’s needs.

Alyssa is 18 years old and works at JT’s Pitstop in Southern Local, Ohio. She has worked there for a year in order to save money. She said that the job has many perks and downfalls and stated that customers can fall under both categories. Many people frequent the pit stop and she said she is very entertained throughout the day. But, of course, there is the occasional rude customer who is not polite. Alyssa said she would love to work somewhere else, but it is a job and she gets to make money for her daughter. On the bright side, Alyssa says she gets paid well and that is the best perk of all.

Alyssa confirmed that being a mother, a student, and a worker takes a toll, but she said that she could not imagine her life any different. No matter how hard it is to work at the Pitstop, she strives to provide absolutely anything Aubree may need. “It’s worth all of my time and hard work,” she says, “my daughter comes first.”