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Would/do you have a problem with your teenager getting a job? If so, at what age do you feel this is appropriate?
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replied June 26th, 2007
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Well I sure won't have a problem with my kid getting a job, I think it's a great thing for a teenager to work and kind of see what it's going to be like to get up and go to work (even though they don't have to pay bills and stuff)

the only problem I'd have with it is if they scheduled them for too many hours. My friend worked at a fast food restaurant and she worked every single day until 1 in the morning and she had to get up for school the next day and get out and go straight to work and work until 1 in the morning again. that wouldn't fly with me Laughing
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replied June 26th, 2007
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Laughing of course my child would need to get a job at 16 and start saving up to get out of my house.


i will have the 90 day rule. 90 days after you turn 18 get out!!! Laughing


























i was joking Smile

my child could get a job if they want as long as it dont affect their grades.
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replied June 26th, 2007
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I think that's a great, marvelous, wonderful idea! As long as they aren't spending their money on weed, like many of my friends did. I started working at 16. I think that kids can start working when they are mature enough to handle it.


chase, you made me laugh!
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replied June 26th, 2007
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I had my first part tiem job at 14 and by the time i was 15 i was working two part time jobs, i only stopped at 26 ish weeks because my back was so bad
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replied June 26th, 2007
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in our household its either extra curricular activities(sports, clubs, whatever) or a part time job. I think it teaches responsibility and for a kid to have more appreciation for money.
that being said, i still want my teenager to have a childhood and still to be able to have fun so not too many hours.
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replied June 26th, 2007
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My daughter was 16 when she got her job. Here, a child in school can only work 18 hours a week during school. No more than 4 hours on a school day and no later than 9:00pm on a school night. Holidays they can work 8 hours a day, but not past 9:00pm. In the summer they can work when ever and up to 40 hours a week.

Guidance offices are usually very stringent with working teens and if grades suffer they are supposed to be in contact with the parent. That is what good guidance offices do anyway.

I think it's great for her to work. I make sure she has everything she needs, and working ensures she has everything she wants.
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