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What's the going hourly rate for teen Saturday jobs?

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MollyHuaCha Thu 11-May-17 20:21:03

I know the minimum wage for 16 year olds is £4.05, but it seems miserably low and imo seems a little exploitative... hmm

I was earning £4 an hour many years ago when I waitressed as a student. May I ask what your teens earn in their part time jobs?

StereophonicallyChallenged Thu 11-May-17 20:30:12

£4.75 ph in a fast food place, DD is 16.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Thu 11-May-17 20:31:11

DS16 gets minimum wage, £7.50ph.

excusemeplz Thu 11-May-17 20:31:54

dd17 gets £9.01 and 1% commission

MollyHuaCha Thu 11-May-17 20:42:42

Aha! Thank you smile

I ask because DS has been offered a restaurant kitchen job at £4.05 an hour and was told he "won't get better then this anywhere". From your replies, it looks as though the restaurant owner might not right.

Fluffy24 Thu 11-May-17 20:44:35

I don't think he should necessarily knock back £4.05/hour - there'll be potentially big local variation and possibly the employer is correct..

SugarnetMum Thu 11-May-17 22:50:24

It depends on the employer. Here in Ireland its something like six euro, though when I was sixteen and seventeen with jobs my employer paid me the minimum wage for everyone above 18! Depends on how nice you're employer is IMO, some employers would obviously try hire them as cheap as possible, others maybe not

PaperdollCartoon Thu 11-May-17 22:51:40

McDonalds pays well.

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 11-May-17 23:22:28

16 year old DD gets £4.20 in a chip shop. Not great money at all but it adds up and is great experience dealing with the public etc

GiraffeorOcelot Fri 12-May-17 09:42:10

DS16 gets £4.05 in a department store. He likes it a lot better than his previous job in a local shop paying £5.50 though.

Florida41 Fri 12-May-17 21:31:44

My daughter is 17 and gets £4:05 an hour , crap Money as she works hard in a £shop . But at the end of the day it's a job and she quiet likes it there.

mumsneedwine Wed 17-May-17 15:49:15

Waitrose. £8.40. And mum gets her 2nd discount card 😁😁. She is never allowed to go to University.

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