what available jobs are there for teens?

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  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    this thread is fucking retarded. there's nothing wrong with not wanting to work at mcdonalds. there's lots of jobs that he can do that will 'build character'. forcing yourself to do something you despise for eight hours a day doesn't make you a better person, it just makes you hate your life.

    you couldn't be more wrong.
     


  2. Matt

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    Let's see....Matt's catalogue of kid jobs.

    In my younger years I...

    Carried a tray around selling Coke at football games.
    Umpired Indoor Cricket.
    Drove pizzas around.
    Got promoted...made pizzas.
    Worked in juice bars.
    Worked in real bars (younger drinking age in Australia - I was 18).
    Campus selling college sweaters in the US
    Waited tables in a cafe.
    Cellar master for three bars and a restaurant at cricket games.
    Worked in men's accessories in one department store.
    Worked in men's shirts and accessories in a different department store.
    Promoted - worked in men's suits in second department store.

    Entered real world.

    Wouldn't have it any other way.
     


  3. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

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    Get a shitty job. You'll thank yourself for it later.

    +1

    Probably a turning point with regard to responsibility was the summer I worked as a waiter in a camp.

    Lots of grunt work, early hours and good ole responsibility.
     


  4. Matt

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    selling drugs is still a job. but i would consider it to be one of the more enjoyable jobs. you sit around and get paid. [​IMG] but comes along the disadvantages of being caught or robbed of your own drugs.
    oh I didn't realise that counted. Ya, I did that too. And stolen clothes.
     


  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    seriously, if the OP pussies out now, he will be a pussy for the rest of his life. sounds like his family hasn't done such a great job raising him till now, and this might be a good chance to salvage him.
     


  6. Matt

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    sounds like his family hasn't done such a great job raising him till now,
    that might be going a bit far Zach....but quotes like this:
    i don't want to work in a place like abercrombie, american eagle, or hollistor, and having to deal with amjacks everyday.
    don't augur well. Playdohh, as someone double your age, you can take my advice in one of two ways. Feel free to either: 1. dismiss me as some stupid old fuck who doesn't know what it's like to be your age in this day and age, or, 2. someone who is just a whole lot more worldly Either way, I would suggest the earlier you get used to working with customer, clients and colleagues that you do not like, the better. What are you going to do when you become, say, a lawyer...and your biggest client is an AmJack douchebag all-grown-up? Wander in to the partner's office and say 'you know boss, sorry about this, and I know youre billing me at 400 an hour, but, uhh, I can't work with Steve cos his polo shirt has a moose on it, he pops his collar and drinks Jagerbombs....'
     


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    ^^^ To add to what they already said, "shitty jobs" are only shitty when you put out shitty work, otherwise, there is always something worth learning.
     


  8. Matt

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    ^^^ To add to what they already said, "shitty jobs" are only shitty when you put out shitty work, otherwise, there is always something worth learning.
    a great point Son. As many of you know, I work in PR - I got my start in PR using all my years of retail as a selling point. I still remember my first successful job interview with a PR firm, where I said "well I have spent all these years in customer service, and isn't that the cousin of client service?"
     


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    I understand that sex sells.
     


  10. Matt

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    You been buying?
     


  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Only 100RMB cigarettes.
     


  12. Matt

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    that's like 15 bucks. Negotiate right, you could have bought the girl for that and done it a second time in the morning.
     


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    I did this for about 2 years and it was absolutely miserable, but maybe it's just the library system I worked in.

    When you were 10?
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Outside of a few posters, what great advice the OP is getting here.

    I think we've not told the lad the secret about just about every job: they all have their components that suck.

    Even at C-level, I heavily identify with the speech Calcettie got as the brand new Mayor of B-more in The Wire, from the one term white mayor from many years prior. In order to keep your eye on the prize, you have to eat bowls of shit all day long. The shit might come in a silver bowl, as you're the boss, but to be an effective boss means you probably have to eat more shit than just about anyone else. Being an effective boss means you have to swallow the shit when all you really want to do is reach into someone's chest cavity, pull out their beating heart, and eat it in front of them.

    Getting a shitty job with hardly any responsibility will prepare you for the shit eating you need to do in any job with responsibility.
     


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    that's like 15 bucks. Negotiate right, you could have bought the girl for that and done it a second time in the morning.

    I wouldn't want to buy cigarettes in a place where one could negotiate.
     


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