My 16 yr old has been filling out applications. Most places want their workers to be 18, and there seem to be only a few that will hire them younger. When I was that age, I could just walk into a place and be hired on the spot, but that was over 30 yrs ago. Different economy, different times. I was watching her fill out a long questionaire from McDonalds. They asked about her grades, work ethic, how she treated people, etc... I don't remember fast food places being so picky back then.
What kind of job does your teen have?