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Old 01-26-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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I'm guessing they simply don't need 16 or 17 year olds. It's not their job to make sure teenagers learn responsibility.

That wasn't the point of this thread at all, claiming its their jobs. My point was, when did the age change and if anyone else was experiencing this in their area's?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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When I was 16 and a sophmore in H.S in the late 80s, I was able to get a 5 hr job after school. My 17 year old has been trying to get a job since her b'day in June. The hiring age has apparently been changed to 18? When did that happen? How are teens suppose to learn responsibility and work ethics, if they have to wait until their 18 years old to get a job? Is this the same in other area's of the country?

We're seeing the same thing here. With very rare exceptions, it seems very few places will hire anyone under 18.
I remember my oldest had a part-time job the year she turned 14 and was first eligible for working papers.
Meanwhile today's kids are castigated for being lazy. The deck is truly stacked against them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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We're seeing the same thing here. With very rare exceptions, it seems very few places will hire anyone under 18.
I remember my oldest had a part-time job the year she turned 14 and was first eligible for working papers.
Meanwhile today's kids are castigated for being lazy. The deck is truly stacked against them.

Thats my point exactly. What happened to make these companies change the working age? I undertand that the economy, unemployment is what it is, but our young people and I'm not being biased, but especially young teens in the urban area need that work experience. Need to understand responsibility and more importantly need something to do. Isn't that what these politicians have been ranting about forever?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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yes, apparently places like the fast food restaurants, coffee houses, clothing stores will not hire you unless your 18.
I think that's something the businesses are choosing to do and not a govt. mandate. Makes sense actually. With the economy in shambles you can hire college students to do the jobs that high schoolers would do. Who would you hire?
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I think that's something the businesses are choosing to do and not a govt. mandate. Makes sense actually. With the economy in shambles you can hire college students to do the jobs that high schoolers would do. Who would you hire?

Thats kind of a hard one and I see your point. I agree its the businesses that made the change.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Are there no paper routes, what of the golf course that need caddies? I was doing more than one paper route before my teens, was doing two routes and caddying in the summer and shoveled snow of walks in the winter. If someone wants to work there is work.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Are there no paper routes, what of the golf course that need caddies? I was doing more than one paper route before my teens, was doing two routes and caddying in the summer and shoveled snow of walks in the winter. If someone wants to work there is work.

With Paper routes you have to have license and a car now. As far as Caddy, same you have to be 18 and have a license. Things are not the same today as they were 20 years ago. As far as shoveling snow, folks now a days are not paying anyone to shovel their snow. So NO if your younger than 18 in my area theirs no work. Nice talking point by the way.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Are there no paper routes, what of the golf course that need caddies? I was doing more than one paper route before my teens, was doing two routes and caddying in the summer and shoveled snow of walks in the winter. If someone wants to work there is work.
Honestly what golf course uses caddies? Really, caddies? The only place I know that uses caddies is the local country club and they are cutting back extremely.

Most places people carry their own clubs.

As for shoveling snow goes, no one has paid someone to shovel their snow around here for years now. Everyone does it themselves.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Teens do work here in Florida so it may be a local problem. I'm starting to think it could also be a liabilty issue as well.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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Liability issues. I'll buy that. What was it shakespear said "kill all the lawyers."
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