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I need ideas from this great community..

Alright right now I work at movie theater, unless i'm ushering i'm ussually not having fun doing it. My 90 day raise is about 60 days late. Working at the theater makes it like almost no fun to see movies in my theater, unless it was after I worked.

I enjoy acting, anime, trading card games, and a good amount of video games. Only comic book store in my town hires at 18. I don't want to work in a place where it's main selling point is the food (the theater may make more because of food, but you don't go for the food.)

I need to get atleast around $500 plus whatever insurance would be for a 17 year old male(not sure if I can get good grade discount, my school has no grades.)

Thanks for any help.
 

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At your age it's kinda tough to get a job that doesn't involve food services, unless you want to work in a service station or a convienence store.

My best advice os to keep the job you have untill your a little older, keeping your job shows you will stick with it, no matter what to your next employer.

Don't give up your job in the hopes of getting another soon, the economy is tough and you are lucky to have a job at all.

Have you ever considered the health care feild, you can get into a hospital setting at a younger age and make that a life long well paying job, there is big money in health care more young guys and girls should go for it.
 

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I just graduated and i'm still looking, Thank you George Bush, you've screwed the country over for years to come.
 
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At your age it's kinda tough to get a job that doesn't involve food services, unless you want to work in a service station or a convienence store.

My best advice os to keep the job you have untill your a little older, keeping your job shows you will stick with it, no matter what to your next employer.

Don't give up your job in the hopes of getting another soon, the economy is tough and you are lucky to have a job at all.

Have you ever considered the health care feild, you can get into a hospital setting at a younger age and make that a life long well paying job, there is big money in health care more young guys and girls should go for it.

I'm not really into anything in the health field.... If I can't become an actor, i'm gonna either open my own anime store, or be a cop.

Maybe some kind of cashier thing if they can read or something when no customers are there.
 

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Alright right now I work at movie theater, unless i'm ushering i'm ussually not having fun doing it. My 90 day raise is about 60 days late. Working at the theater makes it like almost no fun to see movies in my theater, unless it was after I worked.

Welcome to the real world. ;)

If your raise is late, be courteous, but ask your boss or HR manager what the status of it is. Keep on top of it, and if you work for a movie theater chain, possibly contact your regional HR manager.

I enjoy acting, anime, trading card games, and a good amount of video games. Only comic book store in my town hires at 18.
So you want the "teenager dream job"... Probably isn't going to happen. Be happy you're employed at all.

I need to get atleast around $500 plus whatever insurance would be for a 17 year old male
Not need... Want. You need to work to get what you want, and I'd suggest your first step should be creating a resume and generic cover letter. After you do that, start pounding the pavement... Check Craigslist, all your local papers, and so on. Submit resumes to realistic jobs that might net you more money. It may not (probably won't) be the job of your dreams as you describe above, but you can probably find something that will make you more money, if you sell yourself properly.

You have to be confident, outspoken, friendly, and follow up on any possible job lead... No emailing out resumes at 1AM some night and expecting people to call you. You have to be the one to take initiative, and if you do, prospective employers will take notice, and you'll be bumped to the top of the list.

I was making $500 a week when I was 17, so it can be done.

my school has no grades.

Scary.
 

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Even if you have a job you hate, there's usually something you will like. I started out in food service and moved to retail. Both jobs weren't the greatest and there were points that I was ready to walk out and quit.

... on one occasion I did walk out and tell my supervisor to stop B------ at me

Anyway, find something small you like to do in the job. Usually makes it more interesting.

As it was said above, don't expect to get a dream job. Just get a job, save ... SAVE ... the money for when you go to college or start in the real world.

I could get my dream job right now if I wanted to. My dream job and my dream career are two very different industries.
 

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Go to your mall and apply at everything in there. Things like clothing shops, etc...
 
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[...] my school has no grades.

This scared the hell out of me, too. I hope that it implies home-schooling or another "non-traditional" program, but I'm not certain how the top student of that system gets differentiated from the bottom.

Employment sucks right now in this whole country; employees know it, so why should they do the "right" thing or even things that they've "promised?"

When there is no integrity in the system, it becomes a mad free-for-all money-grab, and you're the guy at the bottom of the heap with a boot-print mashed into his face.
 
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Welcome to the real world. ;)

If your raise is late, be courteous, but ask your boss or HR manager what the status of it is. Keep on top of it, and if you work for a movie theater chain, possibly contact your regional HR manager.

So you want the "teenager dream job"... Probably isn't going to happen. Be happy you're employed at all.

Not need... Want. You need to work to get what you want, and I'd suggest your first step should be creating a resume and generic cover letter. After you do that, start pounding the pavement... Check Craigslist, all your local papers, and so on. Submit resumes to realistic jobs that might net you more money. It may not (probably won't) be the job of your dreams as you describe above, but you can probably find something that will make you more money, if you sell yourself properly.

You have to be confident, outspoken, friendly, and follow up on any possible job lead... No emailing out resumes at 1AM some night and expecting people to call you. You have to be the one to take initiative, and if you do, prospective employers will take notice, and you'll be bumped to the top of the list.

I was making $500 a week when I was 17, so it can be done.



Scary.

I've been doing that he just keeps saying he will.

I just wanted something that I really wouldn't see as work. Even if I was like cashiering for a hobby store I'd be extremely happy.

Well need it if I want to get my own car soon.

What were you doing and how many hours ?

Oh yeah also guys its a private school. No uniforms though atleast.
 

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Having recently reviewed resumes, spelling & grammar are important things.

1. Can you spell your own name correctly on the cover letter?
2. Can you use spell check?
3. Can you speak to me on the phone without saying either; yo, bro or some other slang word.

If so you may proceed to the next step :)

Presentation; if it counts so put some work into it for an interview. This means clean shaven without razor burn. (shave the day before or night before etc). Get a hair cut. Or trim your beard.

Smell; Have a shower, use some deoderant if it wont offend your god. (Not being racist here, one of the anglo guys at work must be alergic to it... it is bad.)

And most important of all, be polite. And read up on the types of questions interviers ask.

Also, I have personally found my first few interviews before I get a new job never go too well. So really treat those as learning experiences and relax. Who knows you might get a call back for a 2nd interview.
 
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Having recently reviewed resumes, spelling & grammar are important things.

1. Can you spell your own name correctly on the cover letter?
2. Can you use spell check?
3. Can you speak to me on the phone without saying either; yo, bro or some other slang word.

If so you may proceed to the next step :)

Presentation; if it counts so put some work into it for an interview. This means clean shaven without razor burn. (shave the day before or night before etc). Get a hair cut. Or trim your beard.

Smell; Have a shower, use some deoderant if it wont offend your god. (Not being racist here, one of the anglo guys at work must be alergic to it... it is bad.)

And most important of all, be polite. And read up on the types of questions interviers ask.

Also, I have personally found my first few interviews before I get a new job never go too well. So really treat those as learning experiences and relax. Who knows you might get a call back for a 2nd interview.

I do that stuff anyway. It's not like I don't have a job, I just wanted a more enjoyable one.

And besides, I noticed the exact point where the interviewer started "selling" the company to me.
 

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I hate to say it... but welcome to the working world kid.

Things are tough... and right now is the toughest times we've seen in several decades.

Just keep your head down and your mouth shut. Look for other jobs every day (craigslist is a good place to try) but odds are you are going to be looking for quite a while. Take what you can get and be glad you have it... many states have double-digit unemployment rates, so there are millions of people looking for jobs.

Work hard and be patient... things will get better... eventually.
 

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I dun care how much you hate it, keep at it. Trust me you need the job to save the money. Its better to just be meh with money than broke without a job and still be meh because you cant buy anything
 

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This scared the hell out of me, too. I hope that it implies home-schooling or another "non-traditional" program, but I'm not certain how the top student of that system gets differentiated from the bottom.

Employment sucks right now in this whole country; employees know it, so why should they do the "right" thing or even things that they've "promised?"

When there is no integrity in the system, it becomes a mad free-for-all money-grab, and you're the guy at the bottom of the heap with a boot-print mashed into his face.

If you think thats scary my homeroom teacher gave me B's when I should of got D's and C's when I should of got F's. I for the life of me can't even do long division let alone algebra but somehow, I passed math.
 
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or if you get really desperate, do what i did and join the military.

i suggest navy or AF
Can't too young.
I dun care how much you hate it, keep at it. Trust me you need the job to save the money. Its better to just be meh with money than broke without a job and still be meh because you cant buy anything

Thanks I think..
 
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If you think thats scary my homeroom teacher gave me B's when I should of got D's and C's when I should of got F's. I for the life of me can't even do long division let alone algebra but somehow, I passed math.

This teacher has done you a disservice twice. :(
 

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I'm fairly sure nobody likes their first job. Mine was the night shift at a servo. That sucked arse, but thankfully I wasn't there long. I would say though, although you think you will enjoy cashiering at a store of your interest, in the end it will be no different to any other cashier job. Running things past a scanner gets boring, doesn't matter if its hobby stuff or groceries.

I got lucky with my 1st real job, I was lead salesman in a privately owned electronics/warranty repair store. That was cool, I got to pretty much set the displays up as I wanted and learn as I went.

In summation, if you need cash, stick to what you have. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Because odds are, your next job would be a devil too.
 
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