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    Ill be insisting on it!
    We wont be telling our kids about their trusts, as I dont want them to think 'why bother working, I can buy a car/go to uni with the trust money?' and just coast through life.

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    If they want to work they can, and I am assuming that they will want more money than I am willing to give them so they probably will. My sister had a waitressing job...she worked sat mornings from 9-1 and then in school holidays she worked more.
    I worked in a grocery store's deli...they expected me there from 4-8pm on wed and then from 8-4 on a Sat and 7-5 on a Sunday. I will not allow my kids to work those hours. I quit after three months and got an 8-1 Sat morn job. The deli job meant I had no time for any social activities amd it was hard getting.school assignments etc. done. It is too much for a student to work those hoirs and my boss kept pressuring me to work more.

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    I worked 6am - 3pm every Saturday and Sunday from when I was 14 until I graduated high school.

    I think it was good for me to learn the value of working, but it did kind of suck that I had to wait until school holidays to ever just have a day at home.

    My grades didn't suffer, but I wish I could go back to the days where my body could handle going out until 1am on a Friday night and then working a full shift 5 hours later!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    There are other methods of study apart from uni or school based apprenticeships. I just don't think a fast food job ect is a good way to invest your time if that's not the field you want to work in and if it is I think doing managerial courses or the like is a good idea first.
    I have to say, that of all the jobs I've ever had, my first job in a supermarket is the one I learned the most from.

    It wasn't the learning of physical tasks like scanning or packing shelves that I took away from it - it was the work ethic, the skills for budgeting and managing money, better people skills, the ability to defuse a heated situation with an angry customer, managing a small team, planning, prioritizing, how to stick it out even when the going gets a little bit tough ...

    I believe these non tangible skills are what prepared me for university, and for life in the real world.

    Each to their own though. I'm just saying that there is more to be gained from these entry level positions than just the ability to flip burgers.

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    I worked all through high school, I even worked during my hsc. I found work a safe haven to switch off school and home. I worked from 4-6:30 2 afternoons a week and 9:30-4:30 on Sundays.

    I moved my way up to manager by the time I was 19, and also studying at Uni. I got 95.85 UAI so it didn't effect my study (I was aiming for 93) and some of my closest friends today are people I worked with at that job (in fact, our sperm donor is one!)

    I'd definitely encourage it for it was invaluable to me in many ways.

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    I didn't and I would prefer my girl to concentrate on school and other activities .. Plenty years ahead to work ..

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    I wouldn't push or encourage it same as I wouldn't discourage them.

    I had a weekend job at highschool in year 10 but not 11 & 12. I had too much on.

    I'd rather encourage my kids to be involved in something through school or hobbies or something. Df did a lot of sport growing up. I was heavily involved in the theatre group and had singing and music lessons. Rather than working. They can work the rest of their lives.

    But if my kids were passionate about working then I wouldnt discourage them either. If that was something that would give them what sport and arts gave us then totally up to them.

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    My kids already know that they'll need to get part-time jobs once they are 15.

    I believe it helps teache kids responsibility, respect and self reliance. It also teaches money doenst just come from the Mummy Bank, it teaches money handling skills, it helps teach budgeting skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trishalishous View Post
    Ill be insisting on it!
    We wont be telling our kids about their trusts, as I dont want them to think 'why bother working, I can buy a car/go to uni with the trust money?' and just coast through life.
    I totally agree with this! We have money saved for both our boys but we will insist on them getting some form of employment. We both worked in our local Woolworths from when we were 15 (it's actually where we met!!) and both saved money to buy our own cars (crappy but did the job). I think it taught us valuable lessons and I went on to study teaching at uni and worked right through that as well. I don't want my children thinking that mummy and daddy will provide every dollar to them with no effort on their behalf.

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    Im all for my kids gaining some casual work once they turn 15.


 
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