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(July 15, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Why do we always think of flipping burgers and nametags when we think about our first "real" job? Sure, babysitting and helping out around the house can earn some serious cash, but when you're ready to take the plunge into the world of work outside of your neighborhood, options seem rather limited. If do-you-want-fries-with-that is totally depressing, considering a job that might be a bit more entertaining as well as financially rewarding.

Retail

One of the largest industries that is often overlooked or just plain intimidating to teenagers is retail. Retail is just a fancy name for places where you buy stuff. If you're anything like me, you already head to the mall on a regular basis.While you're scoping out the latest fashions, you might also take a peek at some of the sales people. In many of the stores, you may be surprised to see that they are girls not much older than you.

Some stores will only hire adults over eighteen, but plenty of others know high school kids are responsible. The holiday season is the best time to find a job in retail since so many stores need extra help during the season. You already wear the clothes; why not work in the store? You will probably also get a discount!

Child Care

Like kids? Babysitting is a nice way to bring in a few extra bucks, but if you're looking for something with a bit more structure, and perhaps a bit more pay, consider working in child care. Day cares and the after school programs they run are always looking for young people to help take care of the kids.

Working in a day care is the perfect after school job. The hours will always fit into your schedule since most close around six or seven PM, and there are not that many other jobs that encourage you to be silly, play with toys and get dirty on a regular basis.

Receptionist

If you have a dream of being a hair stylist, dentist or even a lawyer someday, you can get a lot closer to the action than you may have thought possible. Most offices and salons need someone to answer the phones, take messages and schedule appointments.There is no reason that person can't be you.

It's important to remember though, that if you're going to work in an office or salon, you must not only act the part, you must look the part, too. Most lawyers aren't running around in jeans and cute tops. Make sure you're ready to take on whatever sort of personality or identity you need to have to make this job successful and fun.

Tourist Traps

Over the summer, tourists flock to many cities and towns. Tourist attractions need warm bodies to man the gift shops, run rides and keep things under control. Love your local amusement park? You might be surprised at how excited they would be to hire you to help run the rides or hand out ice cream cones.

Even the tourist attractions you don't always think of like aquariums, museums and parks may be willing to hire teenagers. Now, wouldn't you much rather be hanging out with Mickey than slaving away at Mickey-D's?


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AquaAurora123

30/Female
VA
Posted On: June 28, 2009
I agree with everyone one of ya'll. Mickey Dees isnt that bad if its your only option, but I would rather not have to deal with selling grease infested foods. I like Hollister and Wet Seal. You'd get discounts for working there, but they wont pay you alot. Barnes & Noble would be amazing. But not many are around where I live. I wouldnt mind babysitting because I love kids, but not many of the people I know have small enough children for me to watch. Most of the places that need receptionists, wont hire girls my age. Working a summer job, like at an aquariam or zoo, well theres hardly any around here and they wont hire teen girls this young. Well, it sucks, and I DO need $$$. Hopefully, I'll find a good job by the ened of the summer. And have earned enough. If you have any other advice, please let me know. Thanks! ♥
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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 16, 2008
i work at the diner that my grandma owns
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BrittanysCool

22/Female
Rochester, NY
Posted On: October 21, 2007
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kalene_006

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: August 18, 2007
i work at the local butcher shop....and i get paid anywhere from 60-100 dollars a day. although, it is a very good job but i got it through my family becuase my family owns it...but its good and it gets me prepared for the workplace when im older too (im 14)
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mskittles1012

24/Female
IN
Posted On: August 18, 2007
I have a job at a concessions. But I would not want to work at the mall because EVERYONE wants to work there. So those stores in the mall don't pay very much. Must of them only pay minimum wage. Hollister only pays minimum wage. RETARDED!!!
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 11, 2007
I WOULD GET A JOB BUT IM TOO DAM LAZY TO WORK. LOL
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 21, 2007
i babysit right now. and omg is it annoying. I love kids dont get me wrong. but this one [rolls eyes] most ANNOYING thing on EARTH hehe. Working at Barns and Nobles would be the BEST but there arent any by me so I guess I'll work at Borders at the mall.. not that bad..lol the mall has a food court buuttt barns and nobles has a starbucks [shucks]
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french_horn_lu

19/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 19, 2007
im not old enough to get a job at a store or restaurant but i babysit a make lots of $$$$$ (well for me i make lots of $$$!)
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: July 19, 2007
I love babysitting.I might be 8 in real life not 16 but i take care of the neibors kids my cousins my brother and my 7 month old cousin.But i make alot of $$$$
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: July 18, 2007
i babysit but working at Hot Topic or Barns and Nobles would be so awsome.
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ilovemycoke

106/Female
Groom Creek, AZ
Posted On: July 17, 2007
I agree with Cricket_Cutie. I gotta babysit until I'm old enough to get a real job. I'd like to work somewhere at the mall. Hot Topic, Spencers, Or Claire's would be favorites to apply for.

LAURA
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 17, 2007
I can't work yet, but I have done a bit of babysitting around my neighbourhood. I think a cool job would be one of those secret shoppers where you go and buy whatever you want to test the employees and structure of the businesses or whatevevr. And your boss pays for everything.

That is a coll job.

xXxLilyxXx
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 17, 2007
Working at McDonalds is only for Turd Sticks
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PheonixDragonf

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: July 17, 2007
I'm a reader. And I love Chapters. So, onmy next birthday, I'm applying at Chapters.

Even better, there's a Starbucks in the store!^.^
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Knewgirl

23/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: July 17, 2007
I think the child care would be fun because with the retail i would spend my whole pay-check at the store i would be working in so yeah child care because it would be fun^_^
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