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Old 01-26-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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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?
I think I got a work permit when I was 14 in Virginia and this was back in the early 90s. Maybe it's your state.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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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.
Maybe it is an employer thing. They have all of these unskilled immigrant adults to choose from that they really don't need teenagers under 18.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Maybe it is an employer thing. They have all of these unskilled immigrant adults to choose from that they really don't need teenagers under 18.
I've no doubt it is an 'employer thing,' however in my area, those jobs are being filled by senior citizens, for the most part, and not unskilled immigrants.
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