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    As an employer I look for people with some work experience, even when employing a trainee. I know that can sound like a catch 22 but I think when they are young there are so many casual flexible jobs around to choose from. It helps them to learn responsibility and gives me an idea of their work ethic. My eldest is 16 and has been working 3 hrs a week since he was 15. It's not really all that different to playing a sport time wise and gives him some money in his pocket.

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    My kids will have casual jobs from 14. We would be hypocrites if they didn't.
    DH and I both worked from 14 and our business hires mostly young school aged children and university and TAFE students.
    I had a friend who didn't have a job at school or throughout university because her parents wanted her to concentrate on her education. She did very well academically at high school and did a Law degree with second class honours. She obtained a great job as a solicitor but had a break down within her first year of employment. Academically she was brilliant but she never learnt to multi task or obtain 'working' skills.

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    what is an "OP"? I few people have mentioned it....is it the new TER?? What is good and what is bad??

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    what is an "OP"? I few people have mentioned it....is it the new TER?? What is good and what is bad??
    In Qld - 1 is the best, 25 is the lowest. Has been around since the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    what is an "OP"? I few people have mentioned it....is it the new TER?? What is good and what is bad??
    It's the Qld tertiary entrance score.

    1 being the highest and 25 the lowest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    what is an "OP"? I few people have mentioned it....is it the new TER?? What is good and what is bad??
    I was wondering this too??
    Just saw the replies. I'm in Vic so have never heard of it..

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    Yes great idea and will be encouraged and balanced with other activities.

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    I use to help out at a car yard with washing the cars only in school holidays for $10 an hour. I would prefer something like this (school holiday work) but would not stop my child of they wanted to work afternoons and weekends during a school term
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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    It's the Qld tertiary entrance score.

    1 being the highest and 25 the lowest.
    well, you learn something every day lol I have never heard this term before ever!

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    I'll probably take the same position as my parents did- casual work was fine up till VCE, then they upped my allowance for the two years so I could concentrate on studying. In years 8-10 I got $15pw in allowance and worked about 10 hours a week, making some pathetic amount (i think $6 per hour), then in years 11-12 my parents gave me $50 a week so i could still have fun but didn't have to work. I ended up with a really good score.
    I guess it depends on the kid, though, my brother is in his final year, works about 15 hours a week, parties hard and is heavily involved in theatre so has lessons and rehearsals all the time. He'll probably do quite well but not as well as he could do without those commitments. But for him that's not an issue because he knows what he wants to do doesn't depend on VCE scores.

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