Originally Posted by Jason7894561230
I am getting a job in a few weeks (Im 14 then) and am really excited i dont see why people dont hire young people to work for them. Then again America is a whole different country to Australia
Most young people lack the skills (communication being one of them) to successfully perform a job. This obviously isn't true for everyone, and it's just my opinion.
When I was 14 I worked at a car wash (still do but at a different location under the same bosses). For some reason, I sucked at my job then. I hadn't worked there since 15 or 16, and just this past January I started up again (I'm 20 in July). They tell me I am one of their best workers now. I feel I have matured and take work a lot more seriously, even though it isn't a prestigious position. Still, any part-time job in college is good. I attribute this to having worked other jobs, learning about life, and communicating with adults a lot more
. The part I italicized I think is the most important.
I also agree with meegosh on $10/hr. My last summer job had me at $8.50/hr. Where I currently work, tips generate most of my pay. On a busy day, I can make upwards to $14.50 an hour. Even on a bad day it usually averages out to like $10-11/hr. I must say, after earning that, I'd never work a minimum wage job again unless I had no other option.