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Pueblo: conserving, water problems, online article, new arrivals, water taps, expensive commodity

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Old 07-09-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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Apparently, a teenager getting a summer or afternoon job is beneath the dignity of today's population. When I was a kid (and I didn't grow up poor), I was expected to work in the summers, which I did from age 12 on. And, yup, I did some "grunt" work that most of today's American kids wouldn't think of dirtying their hands doing.
Me too! I started working summers and Saturdays during the school year at age 14....mostly "grunt" work. Although I hated it for the most part, it contributed greatly to my physical condition, and I did have some extra spending money. Nonetheless, I don't think I'd have gone to work at age 14 if I wasn't prodded by my dad. Can't blame the teenagers alone. The parents are at least partially responsible for today entitlement mentality among the teenage population.

I appreciate your post....Franco
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