14 years ago
Anonymous

JOBS for 15 year olds?

im turning 15 in september nd i just got my cell fone taken away nd need a job to pay for one that im gna buy with my own money nd be able to keep paying for it.... also start saving up for a car. but some people are telling me its not worth it, becuase of child labor laws.. you only get to work for a little witch means your pay obviously is very little.... do you know any good jobs for 15 year olds that the pay is sumwhat reasonable??? oh and btw i live in new jersey... if this helps. haha??
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14 years ago
Anonymous
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Here's a short list of jobs which you can create to generate income: 1. Learn calligraphy so that you can provide handwritten invitations and thank you notes to prospective wedding parties, birthday celebrations, etc. Seek out clients through wedding planners at nearby churches and temples. A starter calligraphy kit usually runs around $20 and anyone can easily pick up this skill. The going rate is usually $1 per hand addressed item. 2. Become a "poser" who assists wedding photographers in setting and arranging various individuals in group and single photographic positions. "Posers" carry around a sketch book of various sitting and standing poses which consists of onion skin overlays of various wedding pictures bound in albums. Again, contact local wedding photographers and wedding planners, accordingly. The hourly pay is around $10-$12 per hour and you are often invited to attend all dining activities. 3. Seek from your neighbors a gardner position which involves planting, weed removal, plant/tree trimming, light brush clearance. You will be using the neighbor's equipment and tools. Again, do not represent yourself as a lawn mower since there are any number of safety issues involved. A door-to-door solicitation of surrounding neighbors is required and you can charge between $6 to $9 per hour. 4. Offer policing/removal or clearance of trash services to surrounding neighbors which involve trash pickup within nearby residential area. Limit the extent of pickup to small areas and be aware that there are no hazardous terrain or elements involved in this process. Again, a door-to-door solicitation of neighbors is in order. You can charge between $6.75 to $7.50 per hour. 5. Acquire a set of window cleaning tools [a bucket, liquid window cleaner, sponge, squeegee, handle with an extension and a small step ladder] and solicit local businesses for your window cleaning services. However, be careful to limit the height of the window cleaning to no higher than one story. Charge $1 per window panel. 6. Become a proxy/stand-in for neighbors to allow delivery of goods and packages to your home/apartment. Acquire the authority to sign any receipt of incoming packages as an accepting neighbor. Charge $1 per each package handled by you. 7. Consider becoming a restaurant-cafe customer liaison by using your cell phone at restaurants-cafes to coordinate with the hostess to keep track of waiting customers. Whenever there's a very long period of time to activate a waiting list, you want to offer the restaurant your services so that customers do not have to stand around for any lengthy period of time. And when their name/assigned number comes up; you can call the upcoming customer's cell phone to tell them that they can return to the restaurant and be served. The call back fee is usually around $0.50 cents on a per head basis. For example, a couple would be charged $1.00 while children under 6 would not be charged. Placement of a plaque which outlines your fee schedule near the hostess station is sufficient to garner attention of prospective customers who will value your services since they can do other activities outside of the restaurant -- often beyond the range of any inhouse paging system. You realize that everyone has a cellphone and why not take advantage of the connectivity to make the diner's experience worthwhile. The restaurant will also appreciate the added service you are providing as a customer liaison. 8. Why not become a paid feeder servicing the disabled at nearby nursing, convalescent, assisted living/care centers and hospitals. It involves feeding food to patients who are unable to feed themselves. The starting rate is $8.00 per hour. The only downside is that one has to take precautions to wash one's hands after each feeding. A posting of your services [by a business card or flyer] on a reviewable bulletin board would be enough to generate customers. The paid feeder position is one of the fastest growing occupation at this time. Good luck!
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14 years ago
GoldenButterflyKisses
There are very limited jobs for 15 year olds. In most states you can only work for a few hours a day and not after like 7 or 8 pm. I recommend babysitting, you get paid under the table and hours are not limited. Also Restaurants that do no serve alcohol will let you be a hostess or a busser. A Busser would make more money because you get an hourly wage plus tips.
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14 years ago
Indiana Frenchman
Grocery stores are the best place, but check your local newspapers or free classifieds and I would bet you will see jobs for 15 year olds. Use the Yellow Pages and the phone and call to see if they have any openings. Sometimes, if you have a willing person to drive you around, going in-person (dressed so you look like a responsible 15 year old someone would want to hire) and asking to speak to the owner, manager or person in charge of hiring is wiser. They can size you up, you can size the job and them up, and if it works, you can fill out your form right then and there. I have seen 15-16 year olds filling out forms at my grocery many times in the manager's office. Chances are good if you can be reliable and on time, you will be hired and kept on, as long as you continue to do what they ask and are friendly and polite to your bosses and the customers.
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6 years ago
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Try seeing if someone in your neighborhood needs there dog walked, or if a friend of your parents has a child that needs like after school babysitting. I remember one summer I was I think 13 or 14 I babysat my next door neighbor for about 6 hours a day and as much as I did not like giving up my summer days, I made about 100 a week. Which at the time was alot. But thats alot more then can be expected in babysitting, but if you find someone kind you could make a nice chunk of change. I dont blame you for not wanting to work fast food! I would never want to either. Most i've known to work at like mcdonalds completly hated it and where treated like crap. But they will hire you at 15 if your desprate haha.
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14 years ago
alisongiggles
You also don't pay taxes yet, so add 20% to what you're making to know what you'd have made in the regular work force. ANYWAY... Babysitting is a great option for you, because you can add to your earnings by offering to do extra work for extra cash. Maybe they need some extra chores done that a sitter wouldn't be expected to do? You'll make about $5/hour for the sitting and possibly double that with extra tasks. You can also offer to do work for your neighbours. Create a task list with your rate per task and deliver it to anyone you'd like to work for. Elderly neighbours will hire you. Offer to teach computer basics to newbies, young or old. You could easily charge $10-15/hr. Just be sure to tell your parents who you're working, leave names & numbers...
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6 years ago
Anonymous
This Site Might Help You. RE: JOBS for 15 year olds? im turning 15 in september nd i just got my cell fone taken away nd need a job to pay for one that im gna buy with my own money nd be able to keep paying for it.... also start saving up for a car. but some people are telling me its not worth it, becuase of child labor laws.. you only get to work...
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14 years ago
Anonymous
My 15-year-old daughter took the Red Cross life guard classes and is a life guard at the local pool. She is paid $6.25 an hour and works about 5 hours a day. She also gives swim lessons and lifeguards for private parties.
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8 years ago
Anonymous
I would recommend the official federal Jobs For Teens list: http://www.Jobs4TeensList.com/?age=15 Here you can find exactly what you are looking for and thats the only safe site. Good luck!
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