posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 10:46 PM
Keep in mind that my view is from the 1970's.
My first job at about 14 was doing prep work at a pizza place for a couple hours after school and 6 - 8 hours on Saturdays. I basically cut up meats
and veggies for pizza toppings and pre-cooking pasta dishes for heat and serve that night. And yes, I washed may share of dishes when I was that
The military later trained me as a chef and I went on to cook at bases and on ships.
My brother had a part time job at 14 being a pin setter at a bowling alley, but he also delivered papers just before school.
My sister did a lot of babysitting when she was 14, and she also had a paper route she did after school.
My youngest brother stocked shelves and delivered grocery items on his bike for a small store & butcher shop at about that age.
Child labour laws have taken a lot of those jobs away from kids now, and liability concerns have stopped a lot of businesses from hiring young
It's a shame really, work experience at a your age is an important part of learning what life is like outside of text books.
The sooner you start doing any kind of work, the better your resume looks when you go looking for other work as you get older.
Be creative and tenacious, I'm sure you'll find something that suits you.
I know what it's like to be 14 and not have any money in your pocket.
Good luck, and let us know what you find.