At what age did you start working.

United States
July 21, 2007 10:14pm CST
I started at 14. I believe working teaches you lots of things and being responsible. I know more and more kids aren't working till they are 18. I am not sure that this is good. Its like learning life all in one year. Work, college, and so on.
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@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
i start to have part time when i was 19 years old in fastfood.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
22 Jul 07
Hi there. I started working at the age of 14, every school holiday I had, I worked in a sewing factory with my mom, just cutting off and ironing stuff, sewing ribbing and passing them on to another lady, I quiet like this and I was paid $235 in hand, I was in shock at recieving this much money, for the time I spent there, which then was 2 and a half weeks... With this pay, I went home and gave my brothers and sister, $10 each, and gave the rest to my mom, who said thank you but you have this, you've earned it, and she took us to a carnival just down from our house...
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I started at 16 as soon as I got my drivers licence I had to get a job to pay for my gas to go places and the car insurance for my car. My mother did buy me the car so it was only fair that I had to pay the rest. It does teach alot of responsibilty. I live in a small town and it seems here that all the younger kids are getting jobs acually and us older ones are getting botted out LOL But I definitly think that you should have ajob as soon as you can to learn how to manage money and work for what you have so your not taking everything for granted and get hit hard when you do have to get out there and live.
• United States
22 Jul 07
I started working part time when i was 16 years old.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I think it differs with everyone as I didn't start working till I left school, I think I was 18 or 19 at the time. I got a full time job as a library assistant and worked my way up. Some of us are ready at an early age, and responsible enough to take on extra activities outside of school, and then others are not. I had a busy school life and sports outside of school so never thought to get a part time job. HOwever my husband was working at an early age too as his father ran an export company in Samoa, so he had not choice but to go to school and work in the family business. It was tough for him because he really had not social life or many friends because he was always busy with the family business.
@lburns70 (182)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I started working at 18 at McDonalds. It pushed college off for many years. My children are 14 and 16 and they already want to work. I think its great that they want to do this but it concerns me that it will interfer with their school work. I think working during the summer might be an option though. Working at that age will give them more responsibility and money as well.