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Best job for 16
« on: May 16, 2006, 11:41:02 pm »
Im just wondering what jobs you all had when you were 16, ive tryied a few places with no luck.



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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 11:42:14 pm »
I have no idea what jobs you could get up in Alaska... :P
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 11:43:57 pm »
Pizza Hut, I got all the pizza I could eat ;D, but kept stepping in cheese and the cheese would get in my car and then my car stank pretty bad  :-X
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 11:44:49 pm »
I'm 19 and never had a job.

If you find one, ask if they need anyone else  :D

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 12:05:40 am »
im 17 im haveing issues finding a job..bleh

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2006, 12:37:35 am »
I live in the UK, so it may not be helpful, but when I was 17 I got a part-time job in my local supermarket

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2006, 01:15:12 am »
When I was 17 I went and got a job in a call centre for a phone company. Better than working supermarkets/fast food, if you can handle the boredom.

I remember a job I had a few years ago, where I worked in a smoking office :). There were only 2 of us working there, and the boss went out pretty much every day for a few hours, so we just smoked and played Solitaire. I only quit 'cos the money sucked.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2006, 05:16:43 am »
When I was 16 I had two different jobs (this was 1988):

I made moon-boots (google it if you don't know) and made $8.75/hr. It was mind-numbingly dull but the money was good. I spent hours stuffing liners in to the shells.

I also worked in a warehouse pricing goods for the Dayton/Hudson corp. I think that paid about $6 (min wage was 3.45 or something like that). I also got a discount on purchases (10%) from Daytons, Hudsons, Target,etc... which was a nice perk.

If you don't mind manual labor, check with local warehouses or construction companies. Sometimes they'll have something that they'll pay a minor to do. I've had friends clean up for comntrsuction and roofing companies.

If it is easy or fun it won't pay well, but if money is the goal, you'll need to aim for something just shy of an episode of Dirty Jobs.

(this advice coming from a guy who now makes about $54k a year from skills learned while playing video games. :) )

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2006, 05:49:44 am »
I would like a job where you sit down. xD Any suggestions? :P (14)

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2006, 05:56:39 am »
I would like a job where you sit down. xD Any suggestions? :P (14)
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 07:59:14 am »
hmm thanks everyone

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2006, 08:01:18 am »
I worked at a local video-rental store. Was able to watch all the new releases before they hit the street date, play the videogames for free. Nice job. I was good at it and it allowed you to meet lots of people. The pay was pretty sub-standard but at least I went home everyday with a smile on my face.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2006, 09:10:58 am »
I would like a job where you sit down. xD Any suggestions? :P (14)
See my suggestion of working in a call centre. Try local job agencies and tell them you're looking for office work.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2006, 09:13:34 am »
I would like a job where you sit down. xD Any suggestions? :P (14)
See my suggestion of working in a call centre. Try local job agencies and tell them you're looking for office work.

At an age of 14 ??? I don't see that happen where I live, except if you have some connections with the right people.
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2006, 09:13:45 am »
I would like a job where you sit down. xD Any suggestions? :P (14)
See my suggestion of working in a call centre. Try local job agencies and tell them you're looking for office work.

Yeah, if you have no morals. Call centres are bad.
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2006, 09:17:17 am »
Sorry, I didn't see he was 14. They generally need 16 or above.

Callcentres aren't that bad; I've worked in various ones for a few years, only doing inbound calls, so I'm not phoning round selling double-glazing or fitted kitchens. I just try to help customers out (unless they talk down to me, lack manners, or show me a complete lack of respect, in which case they're on their own), ya know?

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2006, 09:20:55 am »
I hate (not really hate, but it is irritating) people who call me and try to sell all kind of crap to me, especially when they allready called a few days before.  >:(.
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2006, 09:27:12 am »
hang the phone on their faces.that's what i do.
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2006, 09:34:55 am »
Consarn it son, you don't need a job at your age. Enjoy your youth! You only have so long before that life-clock starts blinking.
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2006, 09:36:37 am »
Consarn it son, you don't need a job at your age. Enjoy your homework! You only have so long before that life-clock starts blinking.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2006, 08:43:08 pm »
Do what I do tell them to hold for a few minutes then leave the phone by a radio spanish language or a normal station or a tv or if you feeling particularly evil the porn channel if you got at least audio come back in about 10 mins see if they are still holding on if you still got them try in half an hour granted it ties up your phone but it ties up there as well. If they get paid based on making sales they wont you on the line and if they don't hang up there a chance they may still get you. When you had enough torturing them just hang up with out a word.

Actully heres an Idea leave the phone by your computer as the Llama song goes around and around.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2006, 08:56:36 pm »
I have no idea what jobs you could get up in Alaska... :P

A lot more normal ones than you think. Alaska isnt full of Polar bears and igloos. I actually used to live in a good sized city (before I moved to Seattle), and it got to 75 degrees yesterday (Summers we usually get 75-90).

Dont diss Alaska. If youve ever been to the Pacific Northwest, its like that.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2006, 09:32:25 pm »
i am 25 and have no job, go figure..lol
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2006, 09:48:23 pm »
i am 25 and have no job, go figure..lol

How do you, uh...survive?

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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2006, 09:14:33 am »
i am 25 and have no job, go figure..lol

How do you, uh...survive?
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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2006, 02:53:35 pm »
I cleaned engines when I was 16. I did that off and on until well, a couple months ago. At 16, just take whatever you can find. If you're not happy with what you find, keep looking for something else while you're making money there at the same time.

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Re: Best job for 16
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2006, 07:19:00 am »
I did work at B&Q (that's a UK 'hardware store'). I lasted a week and a half there "facing up", which was basically having to rummage through boxes of screws and pipes that customners had dumped in the wrong place and putting them back, then watching customers messing up the bits you'd just done. I walked out after being forced to crawl into a 1' high shelf to pull 5L tubs of paint from the back, while the two harridans working at the paint desk stood around drinking coffee.

I lost most of the feeling in my big toe from that job. Stupid uncomfortable (cheap) steel toecap boots.

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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2006, 09:35:40 am »
I lost most of the feeling in my big toe from that job. Stupid uncomfortable (cheap) steel toecap boots.

LOL I start working in a food sauce factory next week in order to add to my pretty meagre student loan, fortunately I've borrowed my dads old rig-boots, which are a little too big for me, but are steel toe-cap and are fairly comfortable, providing I'm wearing two pairs of socks.

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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2006, 01:32:43 am »
I lost most of the feeling in my big toe from that job. Stupid uncomfortable (cheap) steel toecap boots.

LOL I start working in a food sauce factory next week in order to add to my pretty meagre student loan, fortunately I've borrowed my dads old rig-boots, which are a little too big for me, but are steel toe-cap and are fairly comfortable, providing I'm wearing two pairs of socks.
I lost the feeling when they made me push trolleys (shopping carts, if you're in the USA :P) for 9 hours when the regular trolley-pusher (a young lad with some kind of mental condition) was off sick.

It was not fun. I did take a half-hour unscheduled break though when a friend came and visited me and we went for a smoke :)

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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2006, 07:25:43 am »
IM 17 now, and i tried working at Wawa ( like a 711 ) and thgat was ok, but i found something better i liked, Not working at all! its great,
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