OT.. At what age did you/your child start working for pay?

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OT.. At what age did you/your child start working for pay?
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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 6:10pm

My oldest DD will turn 15 in August, She is ready to start working for pay and she has expressed interest in doing something at the local grocery store (maybe a bagger?).

 

 

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I forgot about community service, I don't know what the requirements are here yet but some hs juniors and seniors do get to spend part of their day at other campuses helping teachers there.. DH and his brother had a paper route too, At 16 he worked fast food.

 

 

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Community service is a big part of my children's education, both through the school and home.

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My son runs the E-bay business but the account - and the associated PayPal Account - is in my name. I have a second E-Bay Account where I do my own transactions. My son made about $600 last summer with his E-Bay shenanigans. He's hoping to do better this coming summer.
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My daughter wants to be a photojournalist, so when my niece couldn't afford senior pictures last summer, they went to the park and came back with a couple dozen lovely shots. After the photos were posted to Facebook, my daughter started to get requests. She refused to charge money last year, saying that she wasn't all that confident in her abilities. A few county fair ribbons and a spiffy new camera for Christmas has boosted her professional ego to new heights, however, so I think this year she'll go ahead and take the money the kids want to give to her for the photo shoots. We told her that her first camera was on us; after that, she's gotta pitch in at least half for new equipment.

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That is so cool.

I keep telling her that there's no better gig on this planet than to get paid to do what you love

I couldn't agree more.

 

 

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Re: OT.. At what age did you/your child start working for pay?
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 8:09am
I think we're the same age and that's too bad, Aside from babysitting here and there my mom and dad didn't impress on us work during the school year but once we turned 16 we all started applying for Summer work, I even remember dad helping us write up resumes which we were required to give to every employer we applied at (those were before the printer days so we used "carbons" to make multiple copies, Lol).

 

 

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