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Geisha
Dec 29th, 2005, 03:30 PM
OK, a couple of weeks ago, my parents told me that they didn't want to buy me anything anymore, and they said for me to get a job. :rolleyes: :o I am not the working type. Definitley not.

But, anyways, what's done is done and I need to get a job. I don't want to work at a supermarker, or handing out flyers, or doing anything dirty, so I thought Chapters would be a good place to start.

I don't know how old you have to be to work there. I'm 15 1/2.

Any suggestions?

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 03:39 PM
how about to work in a bookstore?

416_Man
Dec 29th, 2005, 03:40 PM
OK, a couple of weeks ago, my parents told me that they didn't want to buy me anything anymore, and they said for me to get a job. :rolleyes: :o I am not the working type. Definitley not.

But, anyways, what's done is done and I need to get a job. I don't want to work at a supermarker, or handing out flyers, or doing anything dirty, so I thought Chapters would be a good place to start.

I don't know how old you have to be to work there. I'm 15 1/2.

Any suggestions?

You need a social security card first. Maybe try Holt Renfrew :p

No Name Face
Dec 29th, 2005, 03:41 PM
i need a job too. i'm 20 though and on a break from semesters at school. wanna be online gigolos?


in all seriousness, i think supermarkets hire bagger boys at 15...and there's always mcdonald's. i'm at that awkward phase where i'm gonna be working at a real job next summer so i don't really want to work at a supermarket/retail store...it's like regressing for me.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:17 PM
I am not the working type. Definitley not.

LMAO! :lol::tape:

Maybe you could make a living from doing MSN Messenger strip shows. Rumour has it you already do them for free... :eek:












:bolt:

John A Roark
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:28 PM
I am not the working type. Definitley not.
What the hell is this?
'Not the working type'?
Where I come from, if you aren't the working type, you aren't the eating type, either.
You take what you can find--I was carrying a hod when I was 12.
Poverty teaches you a number of life lessons, the biggest one of which is, you only get too proud to work when your belly's full.

andrew_uk
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:34 PM
aww :hug:

It may seem harsh for your parents to say they will no longer buy you anything, but it will actually do you good. Earning money is something we all have to do otherwise you would have poor living conditions.

I'm 22 now, because of University I didn't work full time until I graduated, and I appreciate all the money I earn now and I spend it wisely compared to when I was younger.

And once you are earning you will be able to buy yourself things you want :p :hug: :wavey:

Cam'ron Giles
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:48 PM
What kind of parents do you have? They want you to work at 15? They are gonna stop buying you stuff at 15? :rolleyes:

Cam'ron Giles
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:50 PM
Dont get me wrong...I had a paper rout at 13 or so but that was because I wanted to do...my mom was not even sure I should...I could understand if you were 18 and not going to college...but 15? thats crazy...:mad:

Helen Lawson
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:51 PM
When I was 15 1/2 I was starting to model full time and supporting Ma, Dad, Florence, and Wally.

new-york
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:33 PM
I am not the working type. Definitley not.


We all started not being the working type. But we all are the need-money type.

Let's Convert.

<!Society!>
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:36 PM
im 20, live at home, dont pay a penny for anything not even my car, work because i want to :S

skanky~skanketta
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:38 PM
not the working type?please.if u've never worked, u never know.

matthias
Dec 29th, 2005, 05:51 PM
i started wroking with 15, and it was great to earn own money
i hate kids who want all the stuff paid by her parents

CanadianBoy21
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:36 PM
im 20, live at home, dont pay a penny for anything not even my car, work because i want to :S

Because when youDON'T HAVE TO work, then it all comes a lot easier, eh.
At least I think so. ´But good for you for not being a coutch potato!

James
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:39 PM
not the working type?please.if u've never worked, u never know.

I agree, youngsters take life too easy these days. How do you think the rent or mortgage gets paid later on in life? Ain't going to be mommy and daddy doing so, well not unless you are Paris Hilton. :p

James
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:40 PM
im 20, live at home, dont pay a penny for anything not even my car, work because i want to :S

You don't pay a penny for anything, you don't even pay your parents anything? That's the least you can do.

Homer & Co
Dec 29th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Dont get me wrong...I had a paper rout at 13 or so but that was because I wanted to do...my mom was not even sure I should...I could understand if you were 18 and not going to college...but 15? thats crazy...:mad:
It's not crazy, how else are you going to make money at fifteen? College isn't free.
However, 15-year-olds working don't earn a lot of money (in Netherlands usually about 2 euro's an hour...).

LefandePatty
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:06 PM
LMAO! :lol::tape:

Maybe you could make a living from doing MSN Messenger strip shows. Rumour has it you already do them for free... :eek:

:o :angel:

LefandePatty
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM
It's not crazy, how else are you going to make money at fifteen? College isn't free.
However, 15-year-olds working don't earn a lot of money (in Netherlands usually about 2 euro's an hour...).

:eek:
Where do they work ? In jails ? :tape:

John A Roark
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:12 PM
However, 15-year-olds working don't earn a lot of money
Depends on what you can find--I carried hod my 15th summer and made $6.00 an hour.

~{X}~
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Don't worry stud, I didn't start working till 3 months ago! :lol: I am not the working type either, its horrible but hey now I got money so its all good. :D Chapters is a good place but I don't know if they will hire you because your 15 only. You can always give it a shot though. :D

aNYthing
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:04 PM
really, most jobs in ontario don't start hiring until 16. But ya, Mcdonalds is probably the only place you can get hired for now, unless you fake your age :p

But just get a social security card, go job hunting, apply to where ever you want and see what happens ;)

tenn_ace
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:06 PM
What kind of parents do you have? They want you to work at 15? They are gonna stop buying you stuff at 15? :rolleyes:


what's wrong working at 15? :rolleyes: and, from reading the post, it exactly what doctor ordered for him/her...

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:07 PM
You are not working type?

How do you think you parents kept buying things?

Obviously you are still extremely young and immature.
Unfortnately, this board seem to be populated by many young and immature teens.

First, If you are too young to work, why would your parents force you to work?
Something you are not telling us?
Second, change your attidue toward working for al living, it is part of growing up.

Cam'ron Giles
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:09 PM
what's wrong working at 15? :rolleyes: and, from reading the post, it exactly what doctor ordered for him/her...
Nothing is wrong with working...I just think that a 15 year old should not be forced to...Sorry...:shrug:

*Karen*
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:30 PM
You'll find it difficult to get anything thats not shelf stacking or serving food at 15 and they probably wont even give you the minimum wage but the important thing is it will look good when you go for better jobs later on. I assume your parents wont start charging you rent yet, well mine didn't til i was 18 and you're not old enough to driveso all you really have to pay for are clothes and going out. You wont have to work too many hours. It's not all bad

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:39 PM
guys, 15 year old boys and girls have to study!

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Nothing is wrong with working...I just think that a 15 year old should not be forced to...Sorry...:shrug:

omg for the very first time.....I TOTALLY AGREE WITH CAM'RON! :eek:

James
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:41 PM
guys, 15 year old boys and girls have to study!

Of course, but that still leaves time for a small job. I've done several jobs while studying.

John A Roark
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:41 PM
guys, 15 year old boys and girls have to study!
I was lucky enough to only work on the weekends and during the summer--
but yes, grades and school always come first!

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:42 PM
What kind of parents do you have? They want you to work at 15? They are gonna stop buying you stuff at 15? :rolleyes:

I wondered the same....

tennisbum79
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by Cam'ron Giles
What kind of parents do you have? They want you to work at 15? They are gonna stop buying you stuff at 15? :rolleyes:


I wondered the same....

Or what did LTL do lately for his/her parents to suddenly ask him to work?
Something thing is defnitely missing in the story.

John A Roark
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:47 PM
What kind of parents do you have? They want you to work at 15? They are gonna stop buying you stuff at 15? :rolleyes:
Food, clothing, shelter and the necessities of life--fine. A parent must provide those, along with love.
Cars, music, toys (of any age)? Get to work and then you can afford them.
Keep your kids short on pocket money, but long on hugs.

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:48 PM
LMAO! :lol::tape:

Maybe you could make a living from doing MSN Messenger strip shows. Rumour has it you already do them for free... :eek:












:bolt::eek: This coming from the guy who called everyone perves in the Pics of yourself thread :o

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:51 PM
personally i think 15 isn't too young for a job, but it's young to have to buy everything on your own. but i know people that have had to buy everything for themselves since they were 10.

Ryan
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Bleh, I'm not the working type either, even after three years of it. :lol:

I started lifeguarding as soon as I was 16, and have done it ever since. I've worked at different pools, but I've never even thought about working at a grocery store or a fast food place. Like someone said before, it's regressing. :tape:

For someone 15 though, it's hard to get a decent job. If you live anywhere a big arena where a hockey team plays, usually you can get a job walking around with popcorn. I know movie theatres where I live hire people at 15 as well. McDonalds is all I can think of outside of those things. Try Chapters though, it's a nice place.

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:01 PM
I started working when I was 33 years old!
:haha:

you know in the area where I live the unemployment rate is quite high so.....
moreover in Italy young people tend to stay home with mummy and daddy for a long long time (till 40-50 age)

James
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:03 PM
I started working when I was 33 years old!
:haha:

you know in the area where I live the unemployment rate is quite high so.....
moreover in Italy young people tend to stay home with mummy and daddy for a long long time (till 40-50 age)

Err, do you still live with your parents now?

tennislover
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Err, do you still live with your parents now?

yeah :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Homer & Co
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:12 PM
Depends on what you can find--I carried hod my 15th summer and made $6.00 an hour.

Holiday jobs are a different thing.
It also depends on luck, as it happens a lot that the better paid jobs go to the children who's parents already work there.

BTW, with your 15th summer, I guess you mean when you were 15 years old? (Technically, according to the birth date you filed in your profile, you had your fifteenth summer when you were 14...)
("technically, technically...")

!<blocparty>!
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:18 PM
:eek: This coming from the guy who called everyone perves in the Pics of yourself thread :o

OMG... I can now see how my first post could have been interpreted. :unsure::o

Ryan
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:19 PM
yeah :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



...you're so neat....

John A Roark
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Holiday jobs are a different thing.
It also depends on luck, as it happens a lot that the better paid jobs go to the children who's parents already work there.

BTW, with your 15th summer, I guess you mean when you were 15 years old? (Technically, according to the birth date you filed in your profile, you had your fifteenth summer when you were 14...)
("technically, technically...")
You are more or less correct, I meant the summer I turned 15, yeah.
Carrying hod at that age tends to be better than years and years of PE class in school.

Homer & Co
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:26 PM
You are not working type?

How do you think you parents kept buying things?

Obviously you are still extremely young and immature.
Unfortnately, this board seem to be populated by many young and immature teens.

First, If you are too young to work, why would your parents force you to work?
Something you are not telling us?
Second, change your attidue toward working for al living, it is part of growing up.
First, because parents see it as a part of "growing up". (And by pretty much all countries' laws, he or she is not too young to work.)
Second, "young and immature" people (id est teens) need to be thought responsability, but they also need to be told that it's actually part of integrating into society as a whole more than growing up to be an individual.

Homer & Co
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:43 PM
First, because parents see it as a part of "growing up". (And by pretty much all countries' laws, he or she is not too young to work.)
Second, "young and immature" people (id est teens) need to be thought responsability, but they also need to be told that it's actually part of integrating into society as a whole more than growing up to be an individual.
...and I definitely need to be thought how you spell "responsibility"

("S-sponsibility?")

Geisha
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:09 PM
My parents still buy me food, but I want more...Still.

CooCooCachoo
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:24 PM
how about to work in a bookstore?

I did that at his age and his story sounds very familiar to me :mad: But I ended up fine ;)

controlfreak
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:24 PM
How about a job in a hotel, making beds, carrying bags and all that? I knew some people that got jobs like that when they were 14/15-ish.

Geisha
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:56 PM
I did that at his age and his story sounds very familiar to me :mad: But I ended up fine ;)

That's where I want to work. Somewhere quiet, not filthy dirty and it is oil-free. There is a Chapters near my house, but I am not sure if 15 is too young to work there. Plus, I love reading.

Paule22
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:57 PM
:eek:
Where do they work ? In jails ? :tape:

Hey, thats a lot of money!!! The last 3 months I worked for 37 cents an hour. :)

Farina Elia Fan
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:29 AM
OK, a couple of weeks ago, my parents told me that they didn't want to buy me anything anymore, and they said for me to get a job. :rolleyes: :o I am not the working type. Definitley not.

But, anyways, what's done is done and I need to get a job. I don't want to work at a supermarker, or handing out flyers, or doing anything dirty, so I thought Chapters would be a good place to start.

I don't know how old you have to be to work there. I'm 15 1/2.

Any suggestions?



you sound like me EXACTLY!!!

Darop.
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:34 AM
you know in the area where I live the unemployment rate is quite high so.....
moreover in Italy young people tend to stay home with mummy and daddy for a long long time (till 40-50 age)

So true and so gross.

Problem is, Italy has no such thing as part time or summer jobs, and either you're 18 or they won't let you have a job.

Sucks.

Cam'ron Giles
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:34 AM
Hey, thats a lot of money!!! The last 3 months I worked for 37 cents an hour. :)

No wonder hookers want a union...What do you get? like $20 - $25 a trick? And all that bastard gives you is 37 cents? Those damn pimps...:mad:

Jeff
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:39 AM
You know LTL, I have to say I think the same as you. When my parents all of a sudden decided they would no longer pay my way, I was definetly against working at places like fast food or doing "dirty" work. The thing is though, if one is to be at the age you are and as picky as you are (and I was and am) then you need to be a thinker and creative. You really need to think about the things that you are good at that will make you money. You really have to do your homework and see what possible jobs are available, and actually posting your comments here are a good start for advice.

Are you a tennis player? Do you know the techniques of tennis well enough to teach them to kids? Perhaps you can go to tennis courts and look for families playing tennis, trying to get their kids to play tennis and look for parents who might be interested in having lessons. I mean if you can find enough kids then you can make descent money. What about offering to volunteer at elementary schools, being a reading tutor or a teacher's assistant or something like that. I guess you have to like kids to consider these things but these are things that I started out doing, which wasn't "dirty" work and I enjoyed doing it.

Jeff
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:47 AM
And also, if you have any "ideas" about what you'd like to do in the future ( I mean don't be all pressured by thinking of those things just ideas) or like I said just things you enjoy doing, then look into jobs available for your age that will give you experience for the future. I mean if you just take a job at McDonald's then surely you will go to work everyday depressed thinking "yeah I'm at McDonald's because I have to pay my way...etc. etc." but if you look around and get a job (even if it's low pay) that will gain you experience for the future (perhaps) and that you enjoy (like tennis or whatever else you like) then you will feel more motivated and not feeling like it's a punishement or chore ya know?

Paule22
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:17 AM
No wonder hookers want a union...What do you get? like $20 - $25 a trick? And all that bastard gives you is 37 cents? Those damn pimps...:mad:

Yes thats the case. At least they give me food and some place to sleep. But watch out, my blanket is from the glorius army of Former GDR! Some say, it's made from Real Horses!

Ryan
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:46 AM
I'd like to add to Jeff's excellent suggestion: If you can't do any of that stuff, really do get a job even if it is "dirty work". Work there until a better opportunity comes along, because ANY experience is better than no experience.

drake3781
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:01 AM
If your parents see that you are willing to be responsible and not just living off their hard work, they are still gonna help you out. They just don't want to see you lying around all day playing games and napping when you should be starting to do more. And they want you to motivate yourself... they are already annoyed they had to tell you instead of the initiative coming from you. You gotta have a lot of initiative to get ahead in the world... it's not too late but you need to develop it NOW!

Experimentee
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:48 PM
When you are young you have to get a crappy job because no one else will hire you apart from fast food places or retail stores. But then after you've worked there, you'll have experience and can get a better job.

Pheobo
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:27 PM
You sound like a little shit to me. How can you not be "The working type"? Think you're too good for a Supermarket job at 15 1/2? Every 15 year old has to start out with a small not-so-great job...

CooCooCachoo
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:58 PM
That's where I want to work. Somewhere quiet, not filthy dirty and it is oil-free. There is a Chapters near my house, but I am not sure if 15 is too young to work there. Plus, I love reading.

Working in a book store is not as much fun as it may seem to be ;) But I got paid to drink tea :drink: :p

bailey
Dec 30th, 2005, 06:19 PM
OMFG! There sure are some spoiled brats around here!

Not wanting to work at a supermarket? it's like regressing?

I have a great job, but can you imagine how it would feel for like a family dad who has to feed wife and children and works years after years in a supermarket and then he reads comments like these from you (young) guys?

shame on you! :rolleyes: :fiery:

btw: There is absolutely no job regressing for someone who has never even worked!

SJW
Dec 30th, 2005, 06:22 PM
i couldn't wait until i could earn my own money.
i don't get why people wouldn't want to work :confused: being a leech or a gold digger is hardly self fulfilling...15 is maybe a bit too young though...although i started at 15...but yeah, you're right, you don't sound like the "working type". it involves a certain amount of independence :)

harloo
Dec 30th, 2005, 07:08 PM
OK, a couple of weeks ago, my parents told me that they didn't want to buy me anything anymore, and they said for me to get a job. :rolleyes: :o I am not the working type. Definitley not.

But, anyways, what's done is done and I need to get a job. I don't want to work at a supermarker, or handing out flyers, or doing anything dirty, so I thought Chapters would be a good place to start.

I don't know how old you have to be to work there. I'm 15 1/2.

Any suggestions?

You need to stop asking your parents for everything and find a paper route or something. Take something part time after school that interests you. They probably have something at your school, just ask around.

I would hope that you are taking your studies seriously though because that's more important than the temporary material objects you are seeking.;)

esquímaux
Dec 30th, 2005, 07:10 PM
What the hell is this?
'Not the working type'?
Where I come from, if you aren't the working type, you aren't the eating type, either....I couldn't get past this part :haha::haha:*DEAD*

pancake
Dec 30th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I had my first job at 15-year-old,and I am 17-year-old now...I have done 3 jobs so far.

SJW
Dec 30th, 2005, 07:34 PM
btw: There is absolutely no job regressing for someone who has never even worked!
:worship:

LefandePatty
Dec 31st, 2005, 12:27 PM
Hey, thats a lot of money!!! The last 3 months I worked for 37 cents an hour. :)

you're joking aren't you ?

Geisha
Dec 31st, 2005, 04:26 PM
i couldn't wait until i could earn my own money.
i don't get why people wouldn't want to work :confused: being a leech or a gold digger is hardly self fulfilling...15 is maybe a bit too young though...although i started at 15...but yeah, you're right, you don't sound like the "working type". it involves a certain amount of independence :)

I'm very independent, which is part of the reason my parents want me to get a job.

Geisha
Dec 31st, 2005, 04:28 PM
OMFG! There sure are some spoiled brats around here!

Not wanting to work at a supermarket? it's like regressing?

I have a great job, but can you imagine how it would feel for like a family dad who has to feed wife and children and works years after years in a supermarket and then he reads comments like these from you (young) guys?

shame on you! :rolleyes: :fiery:

btw: There is absolutely no job regressing for someone who has never even worked!

I just don't want to work at a supermarker - period. It isn't my thing. I don't want to work at a fast food restaurant, either, because the oils in the air plog up your skin and give you acne.

That's why I said a bookstore. I love reading, it's quiet, too.