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I live in Philadelphia, and I can't find a job

Discussion in 'Jobs Forum' started by Anonymous, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone help me with my problem? I'm 16 years old, and I can't find a job. I applied to 3 different Targets, they all said no. Then I found out I need work papers. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    work papers? are you a u.s. citizen?
     
  3. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

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    i think you need to get papers from your school or township in order to work. theres a ton of restaurants in Philly. try to get a job bus-boying or cleaning dishes. it'll probably be off the books.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Yes, born in Orlando, Florida.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    This will be my first job, so will the effect me getting hired? With no experience, I don't think anyone would hire me.
     
  6. pennphinfan

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    you can get a work permit from your high school (at least that's where I got mine) I got a job in a grocery store, they always seem to be hiring. or you could go to your local mall and ask around if anyone is hiring. good luck :up:
     
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  7. Anonymous

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    Thanks. There seems to be a problem, though. It's the summer, so where do I get my work papers from?
     
  8. unluckyluciano

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    huh weird Ive never heard of work papers, I wonder if they have they are needed here :lol:
     
  9. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    I would call the school during the day. there should still be a secretary there or someone who can at least point you in the right direction.

    its more of a work permit. i don't remember the specifics but something about labor laws and minors required a working permit in PA, at least when I was there.
     
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  10. Sethdaddy8

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    thats because you're lazy and nevered considered working until you turned 25.









    stoopid.
     
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  11. texanphinatic

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    If your under 18 most states will require a work permit. Also have large restrictions during schooltime. For that reason it can sometimes be tough finding a job before turning 18.

    Grocery stores are a good start though. Also, if you know anyone at a potential worksite, get them to talk to the manager and promote you a bit. Sometimes a well placed word goes a longer way than anything.
     
  12. anlgp

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    everyone starts somewhere.
     
  13. Die_Nasty

    Die_Nasty Well-Known Member

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    Try starting out as a Busboy at a local restaurant and work your way up to serving. You'll be grateful later on when you have experience being a waiter. Helps you learn to deal with people and its quick cash.
     
  14. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Busboy has been stated a couple of times, I will re-iterate it. Good job, you can make tips, and if you are competent and trustworthy you can become a server when you hit 18.
     

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