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14 year Old Son wants a job!

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MumMattersX2 Mon 02-Mar-20 15:50:25

My son said he wants a job to earn a little money to save!!

I'm delighted 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Any ideas?

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ShivaDestroyerOfEvil Mon 02-Mar-20 15:52:21

I suggested that my 14 year old works four hours a week in a cafe after seeing a vacancy ..... she was mortified 🤷🏻‍♀️.

Well done your DS.

A neighbour’s son works as a waiter a couple of nights a week.

Babana123 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:41:43

My 14 nearly 15 yr old son works 6 hours a fortnight. He’s saving his wages for a new computer he wants. I’m really proud of him.
As long as his school work doesn’t suffer I’m all for it.

thesandwich Mon 02-Mar-20 21:43:35

Paper round? Delivering free weekly newspapers? Washer up in cafe?
Dog walking? Good for him.

ChocoChunk1 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:45:37

When I was in retail we had a Saturday boy who helped on the tills...20 years ago, mind...blush

RedskyAtnight Mon 02-Mar-20 21:47:29

We've found it basically impossible for someone under 16 to get work. But maybe you are in a place with more casual jobs available?

kitk Mon 02-Mar-20 21:49:09

If he wants it why is he asking you? I'd suggest food markets, hotels with restaurants etc unless he has a clear aim

hamstersarse Mon 02-Mar-20 21:50:29

my 14 yo DS has a paper round

He earns £20 a week.

But that does involve leaving the house at 7am everyday - 7 days a week

He's loaded for a 14 yo, and its done him the world of good

Lynda07 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:53:51

Mine worked in a music shop (guitars) on Saturdays at fourteen, plus school holidays and when he left school. He did that for a long time, thoroughly enjoyed and got a lot out of it.

MumMattersX2 Mon 02-Mar-20 22:01:52

@kitk to support and point him in the right direct! He's never had a job before! smile

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tararabumdeay Mon 02-Mar-20 22:03:04

Mine did shelf stacking in the local shop for a few years from 14. He used to chat to customers and take their bags for them.

He ended up stock taking and buying before he was 17. He did couple of hours after school and if he was called in at the weekend.

Our local shop proprietor is a local hero in so many ways!

MumMattersX2 Mon 02-Mar-20 22:03:28

@hamstersarse cool name grin thanx for the reply, I'll suggest this x

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MumMattersX2 Mon 02-Mar-20 22:05:06

@tararabumdeay Thanx for reply, ooh we just had a new Morrisons convenience opened near us, good idea 💡

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onlinelinda Mon 02-Mar-20 22:06:04

Waiter/waitress can be tricky, as when my son did it he was often kept late. On a school night too, so I had to intervene.

thefemalelemur Mon 02-Mar-20 22:08:36

Places like Morrison's won't take them under 16, best bet is independent businesses like cafes/small shops.

SoldiersinPetticoats Mon 02-Mar-20 22:10:41

My DS14 has a Saturday job at a cafe - taking orders, cleaning jobs, washing up. Works 3.5 hours which is enough. Has done wonders for his confidence.

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