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 my son is 16 & has been looking for a job for what seems like forever....but...the labor law here in Florida is making it nearly impossible for anyone younger than 18 to get a job......what is a kid to do if they need a job but the law is against them?  The youth program has had it's funding cut so that they only serve drop outs or kids not in school....has any mom's dealt with this??? frustrated

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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM

That's all fine and dandy except he has to start at the bottom, somtimes that's just the way it is, and it's even harder for teens that have restictions and no job expierience.

It took my DD forever to find a job, and she was 18, with no expiereince no one wanted to hire. So she volunteered at the American Legion, and nannied for a family friend. She did this for about 6 months and then started hitting the pavement again, it did still take some time, but having those letter of recomendations helped her out a lot. It was the reason she finally found a job.

My question is...why aren't you looking for work? I don't mean this in a negative way or anything but if you are single and staying home, wouldn't it make more sense for you to get a job so that he doesn't have to. I ask because you mention a family car and that's really not his responsibility.

Quoting flprincessmom:

 because he wants his own $$$$ to help out with bills and his expenses such as basketball gear and extras like clothes and jewelry & of course to spend on GF of 2 years.......and to help save for a family car....I am a single SAHM & money is very tight & also to teach responsibility and how to budget your OWN $$$

Quoting fantasticfour:

Why does he need a paying job?

Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is true he would get good work experience there, but he needs a paying job....

Quoting fantasticfour:


Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is what he and I are being told by each company he applies for or inquires about hiring.......out of all the places he has tried, places he found online and places we have gone to in person,  only 3 of them hire younger than 18, and with this economy grown adults with experience are going for the same position as a teen with NO experience....and I was told today from an employee at a youth job service center that the funding just is not there for any type summer youth programs....we have tried Walmart, Target, all the stores in the malls, supermarkets, food service places, McD's, BK, Taco Bell...where ever we are at any time...including job service centers that have data bases linked to all the job search engines.....it might not be a labor law per se, but it is what we are being told across the board from all the companies....

If he wants experience, contact the american red cross, or another community service organization.  They are always in need of people.  He won't get paid but he will be able to show future employers that he has a good work ethic even when not getting paid.

 


 


flprincessmom
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

 I don't understand what you mean?

Quoting fantasticfour:

I'm sorry, you are a single sahm?  How does that work?

Quoting flprincessmom:

 because he wants his own $$$$ to help out with bills and his expenses such as basketball gear and extras like clothes and jewelry & of course to spend on GF of 2 years.......and to help save for a family car....I am a single SAHM & money is very tight & also to teach responsibility and how to budget your OWN $$$

Quoting fantasticfour:

Why does he need a paying job?

Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is true he would get good work experience there, but he needs a paying job....

Quoting fantasticfour:


Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is what he and I are being told by each company he applies for or inquires about hiring.......out of all the places he has tried, places he found online and places we have gone to in person,  only 3 of them hire younger than 18, and with this economy grown adults with experience are going for the same position as a teen with NO experience....and I was told today from an employee at a youth job service center that the funding just is not there for any type summer youth programs....we have tried Walmart, Target, all the stores in the malls, supermarkets, food service places, McD's, BK, Taco Bell...where ever we are at any time...including job service centers that have data bases linked to all the job search engines.....it might not be a labor law per se, but it is what we are being told across the board from all the companies....

If he wants experience, contact the american red cross, or another community service organization.  They are always in need of people.  He won't get paid but he will be able to show future employers that he has a good work ethic even when not getting paid.

 


 


 

mom 2 a Princess Diva..<3wearing crown

flprincessmom
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM

 I am disabled, and have a 6 y.o. that I h.s. and it would cost more in babysitting fees than I would be bringing home.  I have looked for centers or in home daycare that would watch her during school hours and they pretty much all said the same thing...that they only watch preschoolers during school hours....being as though he has less restrictions on availability than I do, he wants to work for his own money and independence....and no the family car is not his responsibility, it would essentially be HIS car, but he would be helping out with rides to places....instead of struggling on the city bus all the time....

Quoting luckysevenwow:

That's all fine and dandy except he has to start at the bottom, somtimes that's just the way it is, and it's even harder for teens that have restictions and no job expierience.

It took my DD forever to find a job, and she was 18, with no expiereince no one wanted to hire. So she volunteered at the American Legion, and nannied for a family friend. She did this for about 6 months and then started hitting the pavement again, it did still take some time, but having those letter of recomendations helped her out a lot. It was the reason she finally found a job.

My question is...why aren't you looking for work? I don't mean this in a negative way or anything but if you are single and staying home, wouldn't it make more sense for you to get a job so that he doesn't have to. I ask because you mention a family car and that's really not his responsibility.

Quoting flprincessmom:

 because he wants his own $$$$ to help out with bills and his expenses such as basketball gear and extras like clothes and jewelry & of course to spend on GF of 2 years.......and to help save for a family car....I am a single SAHM & money is very tight & also to teach responsibility and how to budget your OWN $$$

Quoting fantasticfour:

Why does he need a paying job?

Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is true he would get good work experience there, but he needs a paying job....

Quoting fantasticfour:


Quoting flprincessmom:

 this is what he and I are being told by each company he applies for or inquires about hiring.......out of all the places he has tried, places he found online and places we have gone to in person,  only 3 of them hire younger than 18, and with this economy grown adults with experience are going for the same position as a teen with NO experience....and I was told today from an employee at a youth job service center that the funding just is not there for any type summer youth programs....we have tried Walmart, Target, all the stores in the malls, supermarkets, food service places, McD's, BK, Taco Bell...where ever we are at any time...including job service centers that have data bases linked to all the job search engines.....it might not be a labor law per se, but it is what we are being told across the board from all the companies....

If he wants experience, contact the american red cross, or another community service organization.  They are always in need of people.  He won't get paid but he will be able to show future employers that he has a good work ethic even when not getting paid.

 


 


 

mom 2 a Princess Diva..<3wearing crown

fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

You explained it in the post after mine.  You are disabled that is how you are a single mom who stays at home.  As far as your son, it is difficult right now for qualified people to get jobs.  Sorry your son is having a problem, but Florida law does not prohibit him from working and you should not teach him to play the blame game.  The jobs are simply not out there right now.  If he wants money so badly, perhaps he should be inventive, or start his own lawn care business.  Mow, rake, edge, etc.  It's hard work and the pay is low, but he can work that way.

Quoting flprincessmom:

 I don't understand what you mean?

Quoting fantasticfour:

I'm sorry, you are a single sahm?  How does that work?


 


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