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Old 05-12-05, 07:17 PM
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Finding a summer job for a youngin

I hate this, this is so damn hard. I look online and all the jobs are for experienced folks. I need to get a job this summer, so where i do i start looking? I am going to all of these job websites and they dont have anything for highschool students listed. Any good sites im missing?
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My sons have made lots of money mowing lawns or delivering pizza.
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well im hoping to work at a hardware store, there seem to be A LOT of two things in Dover NH:
1. Churches
2. Hardware stores
My plan was to buy a mini lathe and make something (have not yet found out what) to sell, but in order to save for the stuff i need, a job is required as fund
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You can't find ANY jobs at all?

Alot of my friends work at the usual HS jobs. Bagging groceries, delivering pizza, making sandwiches at subway/other delis, stockboy, etc.

If all else fails, see if you can work for a family member. I'm sure I have already told you, but I work for an uncle and make damn good money. Partly because I'm family and partly because the people we work for are willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money for our services.
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well I cant find any online. I dont think they are listing jobs for highschoolers online it seems, so i guess im going to have to get on my bike and go visit these places. I need 600 dollars or so and i can get what i need (to start at least). So im hoping to get that over the summer
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
well I cant find any online. I dont think they are listing jobs for highschoolers online it seems, so i guess im going to have to get on my bike and go visit these places. I need 600 dollars or so and i can get what i need (to start at least). So im hoping to get that over the summer
Well, bike shop?

Umm do waht everyone else is doing, bag groceries, deliver pizza/food, work at like walmart, target, landscaping(youll get ripped too! ) Its crap you cant find ANY jobs, if you want the money find a job! your lucky your not 15 and theres like only three places around me that hires kids my age!
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Originally Posted by hi565
Well, bike shop?

Umm do waht everyone else is doing, bag groceries, deliver pizza/food, work at like walmart, target, landscaping(youll get ripped too! ) Its crap you cant find ANY jobs, if you want the money find a job! your lucky your not 15 and theres like only three places around me that hires kids my age!
Ide love to work at a bike shop, but the only one around here within biking distance i doubt will hire me, Some of the guys are really good, i like them a lot but i think they dont tension their wheels enough. Aside from that, they are not hiring according to the guy. I guess i will try to see if i can work with a wee bit of food, i will bag groceries as last resort
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actually i would like a land scaping job if anything, ive been doing that stuff for my grand father (who is a president of a horticulture club so he has me over every summer to help them out). I have some actual experience in that, ide like to be outdoors in the nice summer weather. We only get warm 3/8 of the year so enjoy it the best I can
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
I hate this, this is so damn hard. I look online and all the jobs are for experienced folks. I need to get a job this summer, so where i do i start looking? I am going to all of these job websites and they dont have anything for highschool students listed. Any good sites im missing?
Welcome to my world...no jobs, no cash.

Well I can try and work for the city and plant trees/plants or rejoin at my LBS. Either way its still kind of hard to get picked, and caddying sucks so I can't do that.
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
actually i would like a land scaping job if anything, ive been doing that stuff for my grand father (who is a president of a horticulture club so he has me over every summer to help them out). I have some actual experience in that, ide like to be outdoors in the nice summer weather. We only get warm 3/8 of the year so enjoy it the best I can
One way to get a landscaping job is to go to one of those small housing communities and find out who their gardener is. More often than not, the guy is going to be happy for some help.
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my first job ever was a summer job working at a local pro shop(think tennis). the first thing i learned to do -- aside from using a duster effectively -- was how to string racquets. so that was cool, but it always bummed me out when friends would stop by on their way to the courts

you won't have much luck searching the internet for jobs. what i used to do was just think of a bunch of places i thought would be interesting places to work then simply walk in and ask. whether they're hiring or not, most places will think it's cool that some kid was interested enough to ask, and they may just give you a chance. i got a few jobs that way and enjoyed all of them.
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Who needs a job. Enjoy your job free life while you can. You'll be working your ass of for some insolent company for the next 45 years at any rate.

Don't understand why you would be so eager to go work.
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well, if you have short hours its not so bad.

Plus, he can use some of his money to buy something he wants. The rest of the money he can use for college.(beer gets expensive ya know)
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Online listings are typically only for professionals and tradesmen. You're in high school right? My experience was you have to keep your eyes and ears open. You see a place with a "help wanted" sign, take note of it and pick up an application. Dress neatly when you pick up an application, too. The person you first talk to could end up being the one who interviews you and first impression count a lot.

I'm afraid I really disagree with you operator. Working in high school got me some important experience and resume points that have definitely helped me since then. Plus, not working and doing nothing because you have no cash sucks far more than busting your butt and enjoying the rewards in your spare time.
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I have a job as a computer technician.... great good its doing me, I made all of $46 bucks last pay period. 7.25 an hour is all fine and good unless you don't get any hours in because your boss would rather overwork your co-workers instead of bringing you in.

Maybe you can get a steady job somewhere, where they won't give you a couple weeks of not working without letting you know you won't have any money for a while.

Had this job for almost a year now. Made plenty when I started because it was me and one other guy as techs, then they got a crapload of work and hired another guy full time. Bye bye me... unless there's a huge amount of work again.
But this thread isnt about whining about not having money, lol

You seem to know a lot about bikes, you should be able to get a job at a bike shop somewhere...
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The thing with working at bike shops is, it's hard to get hired.

You have to show the mechanics there you have more than a basic knowledge of how to fix a bike. And you not only have to be able to fix it, you have to do a good job and do it fast.

I was going to work at a bike shop but decided against it since I could make more money working for my uncle. I still help out at the lbs every once in awhile thouhg, just when they are swamped and need an extra pair of hands. A day of work gets me a choice of anything in the shop under $40. Not bad since I wasn't expecting compensation for my time spent there.
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That's a pretty cool deal. I could imagine myself being a salesman at a shop, but I don't know anything about fixing bikes so I wouldn't bother applying really. My dad says I should, but I disagree
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you don't need to know how to fix a bike to sell one at a place like supergo or performance. heck, at supergo, it seems like they have people who just work in the clothing department.
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Originally Posted by operator
Who needs a job. Enjoy your job free life while you can. You'll be working your ass of for some insolent company for the next 45 years at any rate.

Don't understand why you would be so eager to go work.
why? Because I need money so i can pursue my interest. I wont be working full time so i will still have plenty of time to do stuff
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I know someone who does that during the summer, he gets to eff around in the pool when customers aren't there. Fun stuff if you're good at swimming and crap.

zing28: re: your sig, I have a t-shirt that says that. Sure gets you a lot of questions, lol
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I know someone who does that during the summer, he gets to eff around in the pool when customers aren't there. Fun stuff if you're good at swimming and crap.

zing28: re: your sig, I have a t-shirt that says that. Sure gets you a lot of questions, lol
Ya, I did it in high school for the summers. Excellent job.

The sig was a joke from one of the digital designers I work with. I thought it was funny. Not a lot of people get it though!

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I hate swimming, i dont know why either. I used to like it when I was maybe up to 8. Then i stopped, and now i really odnt like it. So thats out of the question, im gonna go ask about land scaping i think
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I caddied all through high school. You can clear cash, under the table. Work when you want. Plus you stay in shape becuase you're walking all day with 40 lbs of clubs on your shoulders.
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