My parents are forcing me to get a job (10)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-05 03:17 ID:yC9flFCf

A year ago, I got a job doing data entry at where my mom works. It was pretty sweet. It paid well, I sat in a corner on a PC and entered data on the computer for about 8 months. Eventually, they ran out of data for me to enter and told me they didn't need me anymore.

Since then, I haven't really been looking for a job since I'm generally happy and the little money that I make by getting money from grandparents when they visit is enough to spend on my main hobby: gaming.

This New Year's when at my grandma's house, my parents told me that they were going to force me to get a job this year. This came to me as shocking. It's not that I don't want to make money, I just don't want to work in a place where I am seen by lots of people. (Note: I am 15 right now, turning 16 in April.)

They're basically trying to get me to work at either a fast food chain (do I really want to be rushed and stressed for hours on end for minimum wage?) or the grocery store next door.

While the grocery store isn't as bad, I have a crush on one of the cashiers, so whenever I end up going there, I'm really nervous and working there wouldn't help at all. I have terrible conversation skills as well, so I wouldn't be terribly interesting to talk to between clients. As with any other social situation, I'd be a complete outcast.

When all I do all day (aside from school) is sit in front of the computer and surf the web and play video games, it's hard for me to imagine doing anything else. I just can't imagine myself walking in for a job interview and trying to convince the employer that he should hire me when there's nothing good about me.

Ideally, the job I'd have to get would have to be behind a computer where few people can see me. Now, I'm trying to think of ideas of what such a job could be, more precisely, one that a 16 year-old can realistically be hired for.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-05 03:34 ID:uWolycj5

Data entry again - There's always someone who needs this done.

Lower accounting at big companies - Excel sheets, lots of em. Involves a lot of communication, too, but mostly about work.

Lower IT guy - Do whatever the higher IT guys tell you to do, mostly fixing fucked-up PC's, (re)installing and moving PC's from A to B if it's a big company. You're into gaming, so you should already have the skills for this (If you are able to install an operating system, then you're able to pull this off easily).

Gaming retail - It involves talking to a lot of people, but you know about gaming, so you're probably able to talk about that. Maybe a local EB-ish store has a job open.

Then again, If I was you I'd just go for the grocery store thing, and try to make stuff work out. Maybe something good will come out of it, your skills can only improve.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-05 05:24 ID:pk8gC+eH

>>I have a crush on one of the cashiers, so whenever I end up going there, I'm really nervous and working there wouldn't help at all.

Working there could be the best thing for you. It sounds as though you'll never talk to her at all on your own, so becoming her co-worker sounds like your only chance of ever getting anywhere close to her. It would most likely give you many opportunities.

4 Name: 1 : 2007-01-05 05:32 ID:Heaven

>>3 She's out of my age range and unless she's into younger guys, there's no way it'd ever work.

>>2 Most of those are good ideas. Now to try to find places around here with open jobs. :/

5 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-05 07:20 ID:Heaven

Fast food isn't too bad if you live in a small town and if you work at a chain that isn't mega-popular like McDonald's. I work at Taco Bell and sometimes I just sit in the dining room and play my DS (I could do this before the whole e coli thing too).

6 Name: Do it!8NBuQ4l6uQ : 2007-02-01 07:34 ID:ponjtRag

Work. Work now and save your money. Perhaps your parents are instilling into you a worth ethic EARLY because they are not going to want to keep paying for things for you when you can generate your own cash. Do the data entry again, take classes at a community college the more you do the better and you can start building a resume now and have experience under your belt. Don't crush on people at work. It screws things up.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2007-02-02 06:56 ID:BoDgjQm6

>>Don't crush on people at work. It screws things up.

If he could just stop don't you think he would have?

As for this whole constant instilling a work ethic thing, the kid isn't even 16 yet. Getting a certain level of work experience is good and all but there's more to life than this, don't take things quite so seriously.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2007-02-08 02:06 ID:n165UVaO

>>...Don't take things so seriously.


9 Name: Anonymous : 2007-02-08 22:04 ID:tuzJN2eZ

The thing about life is that you can't shove it into a line and say that is it. everything is dynamic. bottom line is : find it yourself

10 Name: Anonymous : 2007-02-08 22:17 ID:qEXGzwhn

Join the Army.

or Be a Private Contractor.

I was a funded my hikikomori for a while..

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