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Old 01-11-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: arden area sacramento ca
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Question Job for 15 year old

I am 15 years old almost 16 and I am looking for a part time job. I am attending home school and am available any time. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Thank You.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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hehe I was going to suggest selling candy at school for 50% mark up but you are home schooled so that won't work. Are you authorized to work yet? I know there is extra rules for minors if they want to work. You are going to have to look into fast food places, retail etc.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Go to school!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Or gain your riches at Taco Bell, they always need deep friers.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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To get hired in the formal economy, you are going to need a work permit. When I was in high school, I would have got mine from the school counselor, but as a home school student, I am not sure where you would get one - but you might check with the Sacramento County Office of Education.

The jobs that paid the best were tutoring. In high school, I was tutoring people in Math. I was charging $15 dollars an hour. But usually that was only two or three hours a week.

The most enjoyable jobs I had would working at a summer camp, working in a video store and working at yogurt shop. The eastiest jobs to get were washing dishes in a restaurant and mowing lawns.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Greater Sacramento
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I think it is a wonderful thing that you want to work! As many adults and parents out there would suggest... just make sure you keep school your priority! You will struggle much more in life as an adult without a good education!

With that being said.....

I would choose a job at a place that you think you would enjoy. Be Professional when you show up to put in an application and ask to speak to the Manager. Don't ask if they are hiring until you speak to the Manager. Just submitting an application will not leave an impression of you, especially if you have never had a job before. Once the Manager shows up tell him that you are looking for part time work and that you are home schooled so you can work around whatever hours they would need. Be very positive and assured in who you are. Always remember when you walk into an interview or meet a Manager about wanting a job to be Mature, Professional (no ripped jeans) and let them know why it is beneficial for them to hire you. I would make sure that you tell them a positive reason as to why you are being home schooled as well. It's really good to be self assured when talking to them but not too cocky.

Good luck in finding a job!
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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babysitting is always a good job for teens. i used to do that until i was 17 and got a job as a waitress working only two hours a day but the tips were great.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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I was also homeschooled and grew up in Sac - you do have to get a work permit though the school that is in your district (where you would go to school if you went to public school). There are very specific restrictions about when and where you can work, and I'm pretty sure your boss has to sign something and then you give it back to the school. The best places to find a job are the little mom & pop shops - that was my first job. Good luck!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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The park districts in your area might be hiring for pool cashiers, life guards, summer camp staff, etc. Fun and easy jobs!
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