Mini-vent, working teen

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Mini-vent, working teen
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Fri, 12-14-2012 - 11:11am

My son works part time.  Normally if they schedule him for a week night, it's 3-7 or 6-10, no more than 4 hours.  Now I know it's the week before Christmas but he still has school & plenty of homework (he has 7 classes, 2 of which are AP) and 2 nights this week they scheduled him from 3:30-10.  Of course they know he's in high school.  Does it not take any common sense for the manager to realize that a kid in school can't work 6 1/2 hours on a school night & have no time to do homework--or is he supposed to start his 2-3 hours of HW at 10:30?  Of course now he'll have to try to find someone to cover part of the hours.  Usually it's not that hard.  I told him to speak up, but he said he fears that he won't get any hours then, which I don't think is true.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 12-17-2012 - 2:31pm

LOL didn't mean to hijack your thread. Hope your ds was able to get someone to cover some of those long shifts. I guess this time of year management doesn't think about those types of logistics - it's all about how much $$ they can pull in!

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 5:26am
IMO it's not the manager's job to step forward and accommodate your son it's up to your son! What kind of job is it too? If the reality are the hours he's getting dumped with then that's all the more reason why he needs to speak up for himself! This is what worries me about kids having jobs during the school year, My oldest is only 15 and in my state you must be 16 to work, she won't be 16 until next August. She has volunteered and that's mostly been a Summer gig but I hesitate the whole kids having a job during the school year thing, It's just not necessary yet. The only time its brought up is when she asks for something that I tell her I won't buy her, I've told her that when she gets her own paying job she can buy it herself, Lol!

 

 

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