Did you have a job as a teenager?
This question was recently asked at The Kitchen Table Forum, and I no one replied that they had not had a job in their teen years. I found the many responses quite interesting.
I wonder what percentage of teens today have some sort of income, even if it is just occasionally babysitting.
My reply there was Picked strawberries for 3 cents a quart.
Baby sat a little until age 15 when I started part time waitress work at a downtown restaurant....50 cents an hour plus tips.
At 18 I got on at The Phone Company as a telephone operator (boy was that fun!) and then held different positions with them in different towns over a span of 30 years before retiring at age 48 with 30 years worked.
I forgot to add that somewhere in there, about ages 13 thru 16 I cleaned house for an elderly couple for a couple of hours every other Sat AM.
From the age of 15 on, I don't remember ever having to ask for money for anything, as I paid for my clothes, entertainment, etc and even my first car. I paid the insurance and put gas in it.
Did I mind working for the things I wanted? No, I didn't.
Do some parents today think that their children deserve a lot more than what they were raised with? Are a lot of parents today maybe spoiling their children by giving them too much, and not giving the children enough responsibilities?