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what available jobs are there for teens?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by playdohh22, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    sorry to bring up this thread again.

    well, the manager just called me back today, and scheduled an interview for me tomorrow.

    my question is do i need to dress up? and who should i expect to interview me?


    That's a tough call. I mean, the whole organization strikes me as semi-hippy, but dammit, it's an interview! Dress shirt and slacks for sure. I can't make the call on a tie.

    Good luck though.
     
  2. unjung

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    That's a tough call. I mean, the whole organization strikes me as semi-hippy, but dammit, it's an interview! Dress shirt and slacks for sure. I can't make the call on a tie.

    Good luck though.


    You're right, it does tend to be a bit of a hippy organization, I was just thinking of the store in my neighbourhood. The guys there seem to dress pretty conservatively.

    No tie.
     
  3. ctrlaltelite

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    being a barista is a great job for teens. i worked in coffee for 2 years and learned a lot, and met some awesome people. it helps you learn how to keep attention to detail, maintain a sense of urgency, and multi-task.

    plus, like most entry-level food industry jobs, once you start learning about the finer points of coffee and espresso -- you will hardly ever drink starbuck's again. [​IMG]
     
  4. playdohh22

    playdohh22 Senior member

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    I would dress like a Starbucks employee... that probably means dark (black) pants (not baggy, not jeans, not torn), black shoes, and a freshly ironed button-up shirt (with a collar). Fairly staid and boring would be appropriate.

    The manager who set up the interview will likely interview you; I would not expect a second interviewer.

    Shake hands firmly, smile a lot, don't mumble, speak up, and focus on conveying to him or her how eager you are to try a customer service job.

    Brush your teeth and make sure your hair looks appropriate (young and stylish).


    thank you for the advice.

    let's just say i happen to get the job. are you meaning to say i will be required to wear black pants and shoes together? [​IMG]

    i was thinking at least a jacket. oh well, i think it's going to be warm tomorrow anyway.
     
  5. unjung

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    thank you for the advice.

    let's just say i happen to get the job. are you meaning to say i will be required to wear black pants and shoes together? [​IMG]

    i was thinking at least a jacket. oh well, i think it's going to be warm tomorrow anyway.


    As Pio suggested, I doubt it, but it's pretty typical to dress slightly better for an interview than you would expect to dress on a daily basis (up to the point of wearing a suit on a daily basis - don't wear black tie to an interview).
     
  6. playdohh22

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    what i was really trying to say was, i don't think black pants and black shoes don't go well together, if only worn with a shirt.
     
  7. unjung

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    what i was really trying to say was, i don't think black pants and black shoes don't go well together, if only worn with a shirt.

    I don't not think that black pants and shoes don't not go together.

    If it makes you happy wear something else.
     
  8. wmmk

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    I didn't read the whole thread, but I'm also in high school and thought I could offer a little of advice.

    If you don't need money, think about an unpaid internship. If you have good academic standing, some distinguishing skills, and the chutzpah to apply for internship programs that usually only take college kids, you might be surprised at the sort of stuff you can land. Colleges eat that shit up.

    While I think it's important to do some blue collar work, I sympathize with your not wanting to work at McDonalds. If I did that, I'd feel like a bit of a sellout too. Think a little outside of the box on this. I'm thinking about working as a farm/ranch hand or maybe as a crew member on a cargo ship up in Lake Superior. Consider that kind of stuff.
     
  9. playdohh22

    playdohh22 Senior member

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    quick question: could i wear a dress belt with casual pants?
     
  10. Cavalier

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    If you're 18, you can work on an organic form , WWoOF.org I believe... (assuming you don't need $)
     
  11. inq89

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    To OP, try looking at a local hospital for a PRN ("as needed") position. I work as a pharmacy technician 2 alternating weekends a month and get paid $12+ an hour...that's probably not alot in NYC but its pretty good money here for daily spending and gas money. Also great hours since my shift is during the weekends and that allows me time for college. Downside is you'll probably have to be at least 18 years old and may get a professional license for whatever you may be doing. (I did not for my tech position, my state does not require it)
     
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    anything that tips well

    car valet at a hotel or something
     
  14. Joe Cool

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    One job that's available almost anywhere for a teenager is waiting tables.

    Make bucks, meet chicks [​IMG]
     
  15. Egdon Heath

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    Just discovered this thread.
    I'm more familar with the OP than the rest of you. We exchanged a number of PMs over the winter when he inquired about a posting of mine on AAAC where I mask as Peak and Pine and he as here, Playdohh22.
    Kid, you acted a lot brighter there than you are here. You live in lower Manhattan with your folks. Kids from all over the U.S. woud kill to come where you are to work for the summer, but they can't afford to live there. You don't have that worry. Buck up. You could find work tonight if you tried. And do, please, 'cause there's an eBay bill to settle, if you're catching my drift.​
     
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    OP at your age, I'd recommend a shit retail/service job where you'll have to deal with people on a regular basis and actually see what people are like. It will serve you incredibly well in the future.

    My first (paying) job was as a cashier at a grocery store. I quickly learned that you can divide people up into two groups: those who try to short change you and cheat you, and those too stupid to count their own money.
     
  18. jptoor

    jptoor Well-Known Member

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    I did fast food. I only work a few hours a week. Then I got a furniture moving position that paid $14.50 an hour, but the hours were from 6am to 2pm. I died everyday, and I was falling asleep at 2 every afternoon, waking up at midnight, watching tv, then going to work again. I also got a job for the city setting up city events. 4th of July netted me $600 for 3 days of work, and I got $40 for 4 hours at a Farmer's Market. There is work out there, just go out there and find it.
     

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