Summertime (working) Blues
May 19, 2008 9:13 AM Subscribe
My 17 year old son has been looking for a part time job for several months, and now would like a summer job before heading off to college. The problem is, he doesn't seem to be able to find anything.
posted by genefinder to work & money (31 answers total)
He is a good kid, an honors student and athlete, involved with many school activities, and well liked by his school's faculty and administration. He has applied at almost every local restaurant and retail store we can think of, but no luck. Their reasons range from "We can't hire anyone under 18" (which won't happen for a few months) to "We can't hire someone who won't be around after September." The most frustrating are the ones where we don't know why they won't hire him. He needs to save some money for college, and I am out of ideas.
Any advice on where we should be looking that we may be missing?