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Old 01-26-2012, 04:25 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.

Well Yeah...This is NJ afterall, that would make sense.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Well Yeah...This is NJ afterall, that would make sense.
Maybe you want your daughter to get a job more than she wants to get one.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: NC
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I started at 14yrs old (under the table) bussing tables at a seafood restaurant. Havent stopped since. Bagging groceries, washing cars, washing dishes, waiting tables, cooking, sales, now management.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Maybe you want your daughter to get a job more than she wants to get one.

Nice try but no. My daughter has taken the initiative herself by going out to the malls in the stores to look for jobs. I raised my children to be self sufficient. They do not get a license until they can contribute to their insurance. My son didn't get his license until he was 19 and my oldest girl didn't get her's until she was 20, both are about to graduate from college in a couple of months. Dependency and Mommy can I have is not something my teen and young adults were taught.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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I started at 14yrs old (under the table) bussing tables at a seafood restaurant. Havent stopped since. Bagging groceries, washing cars, washing dishes, waiting tables, cooking, sales, now management.

The grocery stores like Shoprite do hire baggers at the age of 16, but their not hiring. I was just bought up, when you turn 16, get those working papers and beat the pavement. Now a days, with the economy and the job market, the competition is harsh. I feel for and commend anyone, young or old that is still looking.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: NC
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The grocery stores like Shoprite do hire baggers at the age of 16, but their not hiring. I was just bought up, when you turn 16, get those working papers and beat the pavement. Now a days, with the economy and the job market, the competition is harsh. I feel for and commend anyone, young or old that is still looking.
It is hard for people these days and I'm grateful for graduating college in 2005, getting a job 9 months later (with a mid-size, very well-run company) and I have been there for 6 years now.

What all has she looked at?
Have her check out hostessing, cashier, tutoring (maybe?), daycare, car wash...
I dont know. Just dont let her give up.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: California
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The problem is that high schoolers have limited availability. It's easier to hire someone who isn't doing anything else for scheduling purposes. My son started working at age 16 but he was the only high schooler on the schedule for that very reason. He couldn't open the store or day shifts, etc. Try theaters, both my kids had luck there.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I live in a college town (more than half of our residents are students). Why would businesses hire a 16 year old when they can get a 20 year old student for the same price?

I started working when I was 16 and regret it completely. I wish I would have waited because then I wouldn't have missed out on a lot of things you can only do when you're in high school. I missed prom, football games, wasn't able to join any extracurricular teams (I wanted to do water polo but work conflicted) and really feel I missed out. I don't feel like I learned responsibility, but rather lost a lot of my childhood and opportunities.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I tried like crazy to get a job when I was in my teens. Of course where I grew up the adult unemployment rate was rather high so not many teens had jobs and those who did usually worked in a family business.

If you were an employer and there was high unemployment, would you rather hire a sullen, spotty teen who can barely lift their eyes above their iPhone or an adult who has bills to pay and has probably held a job before?
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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yes, apparently places like the fast food restaurants, coffee houses, clothing stores will not hire you unless your 18.
Well then my 16 yr old lied on her job application then.
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