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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Blurrz » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:07 am

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Life isn't a race to the grave. If you feel you aren't ready for a job, then just forget about it. Summer for you guys who are still in grade school is already 1/4th done. Even if you get the courage to make a resume and apply for a job, you're only going to work for 1/2 a summer. While the experience and pay would be nice, there's still a summer that you can use to do other things that you might find productive.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Jesterhead » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:23 am

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Try to get a job picking orders in a warehouse. I've done this while in college, and it's great. You never have to deal with customers, you essentially work on your own, and the pay is usually higher than most minimum wage type jobs.

The work is simple enough that a chimp could do it, so I don't see why they wouldn't hire a high schooler.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby robofreak » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:09 pm

Jesterhead wrote:Try to get a job picking orders in a warehouse. I've done this while in college, and it's great. You never have to deal with customers, you essentially work on your own, and the pay is usually higher than most minimum wage type jobs.

The work is simple enough that a chimp could do it, so I don't see why they wouldn't hire a high schooler.


Most warehouses only hire if you're 18 and over.

Costco and Sam's Club won't even let you apply if you're under 18.

This is due to safety.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Treetop Maximus » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:46 pm

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I'd like to work in the back of a Wal-Mart so that I could take something I like and bring it up to the cash register before it goes on the shelf. 8)
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby chrisc4 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:25 pm

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i never had a job in high school. when i started my first year of college last fall, i got a job as a student employee on campus. just keep your options open.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:24 pm

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Job = money = freedom!
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Cyber Bishop » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:45 am

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I started working for a gas station on Sundays when I was 14 (my mom worked there as a cashier as well) and I learned some skills that I still can use to this day too.

I can change oil, and plug a tire the proper way with a patch, tune spark plugs, etc..

I got paid $25 a day and I used that $$$ to buy all my TF's back then.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Insidious » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:57 am

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My first job in high school was a Summer camp counselor. Most enjoyable job I've yet had and it kept me in great shape. I liked it so much that I couldn't believe I was getting paid and would have done it for free. I hear people who work in the film world (and probably most artistic fields) often say the same thing. I used to think that idea was ridiculous until I found a job where it was true.

Hopefully I will again later on. >:oP

So, when it comes to the question of "should I", you're at the age where you have the luxury of finding a job--the fun factor can actually be more of a priority than the necessity of having cash. For most, this decreases with age and necessity will gradually outweigh fun. Working with people is clearly not an enjoyable factor for you yet, and may never be, so poke around and find something that does click.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Optimus1138 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:40 pm

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I'm seventeen and don't have a job yet. I had thought about getting one this summer, but my parents and I figured that few places would hire me, since I wouldn't be able to work all that much, due to having a busy schedule. There would be no way I'd be able to have a job during school, and I strongly encourage you not to try to get one once school starts. I'd never be able to be a good student/have good grades if I had a job, especially since I'm involved with theatre. I'd be worn out all the time.

If you're worried about losing your job due to being antisocial, then although you do need to get over that eventually, you might want to start with a job that would involve less interaction with customers, such as working in the stock rooms of a store like Target.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Jesterhead » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:08 pm

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Optimus1138 wrote: I'd never be able to be a good student/have good grades if I had a job, especially since I'm involved with theatre. I'd be worn out all the time.


A job, good grades, a social life, and sleep. You only have time for three of them.

I held a job all through college, and manages to graduate from three programs! It possible, but be prepared to work on a maximum of 5 hours of sleep! :P
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Prime Riblet » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:21 pm

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I started working when I was 16 to afford driving. Either way, I am glad I had to get a job. I still have some good friends from those days, and I won't even start talking about some of the silly crap we used to do. I had a lot of fun, and I met a lot of people that opened a bunch of doors later in my life. I also got the pride of knowing that I wasn't a lazy-ass.
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby Blast Cannon » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:34 am

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Jobs are for scumweeds. You don't want to be a scumweed do you?
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I got a job!!!

Postby SlyTF1 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:56 pm

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At least, I think I do. I may have a job at Play N Trade, a video game store! I just found out that you can get a job there at 15 too. If only I had known. Now, I can finally buy stuff. So many TFs and awesome video games coming out next year, I had to find a job. (Yes, those are my main concerns as of now.) I just hope that I can pull it off...I doubt it though :-( .
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Re: I got a job!!!

Postby Heavy B » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:16 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:At least, I think I do. I may have a job at Play N Trade, a video game store! I just found out that you can get a job there at 15 too. If only I had known. Now, I can finally buy stuff. So many TFs and awesome video games coming out next year, I had to find a job. (Yes, those are my main concerns as of now.) I just hope that I can pull it off...I doubt it though :-( .

better then my first job. working in the recycling center of a liquor store. every day, id come home reaking of stale beer and covered in some kind of sticky goo that comes when you let a can of pepsi sit for like 5 YEARS
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Re: I got a job!!!

Postby Praxus Prime » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:32 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:At least, I think I do. I may have a job at Play N Trade, a video game store! I just found out that you can get a job there at 15 too. If only I had known. Now, I can finally buy stuff. So many TFs and awesome video games coming out next year, I had to find a job. (Yes, those are my main concerns as of now.) I just hope that I can pull it off...I doubt it though :-( .

Wow, they hire starting at 15? I need to check them out, then! I guess I never thought of that place as a possibility because I only see weird guys with receding hairliines working in there... Wait... maybe I SHOULDN'T check them out... :shock:
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Re: I got a job!!!

Postby Iron Prime » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:05 am

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SlyTF1 wrote:At least, I think I do. I may have a job at Play N Trade, a video game store! I just found out that you can get a job there at 15 too. If only I had known. Now, I can finally buy stuff. So many TFs and awesome video games coming out next year, I had to find a job. (Yes, those are my main concerns as of now.) I just hope that I can pull it off...I doubt it though :-( .


Good luck! I got a job when I was 14, even worked during high school (not 40 hours or anything). Was a great experience. Met some friends and my wife there.

Rule number one for any job: don't say what you want to say - say what should say. :grin: Biting my tongue and being polite has helped me many times.... 8)
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Re: Should I get a job?

Postby SlyTF1 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:25 am

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I got the application yesterday (I felt stupid in doing so.) and I want to try to get it filled out and returned today. I never thought this day would come.
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