Would you let teen quit this job before she even starts
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|Thu, 08-22-2013 - 6:54pm|
My 15 year old has been trying to find a job for about 6 months now. My neighbor told me of a job at a local catering company. My daughter called the company and left a message, asking for more info. They called back and said that they would put her on the list, and give her a call the next week they needed help. Well, they called about 2 days later and told her to come in today and they would show her around, so she could come in tomorrow and work! They never told her any details, and she was so happy to get a job she didn't ask...she just assumed she'd be filling waters and food trays and be there around 3-4 hours. She went in today to look around, and they told her what she would be doing. They also told her she'd be there for around 6.5-7hours and that it can get VERY busy, so they won't have time to get much of a break until the end. She left VERY unexcited and said she didn't want to do it...that she didn't know anything about it, and now that she does, it's not what she wants to do. I've NEVER told her she has to get a job now...she did this on her own, and she really never did an interview, filled out an application, or even said she wanted the job...she really only wanted info. She is very nervous because she has a VERY fast metabolism, and she tends to get very shaky if she doesn't eat every 2-3 hours. The lady was adament when she told her that they would not have time to eat until the last hour or so of the job, so I know that's weighing heavily on her mind. I'm not sure if I should force her to do this. I don't want her to think she can quit something without giving it a good try. However, she did this on her own, and it all happened so fast, that I think she just didn't have enough info to make up her mind. What would you do?