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Teens Face Worst Summer Job Market in 41 Years

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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I never understood why kids in the US (and maybe other countries) are expected to work during their free time.
Why?
For what?
Let Kids be kids, they'll enter soon enough the awful working world and work their asses off for decades to come.
I never worked while i was in school, never, not even once. My parents gave me enough money and even they said "enjoy your holidays, you shouldn't work then", the same they did to my brother and that's what nearly 90% of all kids in germany do: Enjoy the free time. Of course there are some who work to earn more money, but they're in the minority.




posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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I raised my kids and make sure they were able to be kids, but in this time and age, life is getting harder no only for the teens but for their parents also.

I had the choice to be at home mother when my children were in need of my attention, many parents doesn't have that choice.

With the downgrade of wages many people have to give up their jobs to stay at home during the summer and avoid having to pay for baby sitting that has become very expensive.

Back in the late 80s I used to pay 600 dollars a month for babysitting in the Quantico area in VA when my husband was station there and oversea at the time, I took a job just to keep busy.

Baby sitting was that expensive back then I can only imagine now.

Still when you are in small communities and far away fro big cities is not much for teens to do and not enough jobs to go around even for adults.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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I don't watch the News.. or tv for that matter.. but I imagine it's so obvious that it cannot be ignored anymore. 3 University classes now are entering a job market with negative employment growth.. unless you want to work for the Government pushing paper.

And where is this leading us?

It will lead to millions of highly educated, highly disgruntled people. It's one thing when the ignorant and the foolish declare the Government their enemy.. It's quite another when the educated former Middle Class declare the Government their enemy.. I imagine the next few years will be interesting.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:45 AM
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Exactly and that is the one we most watch as the government is very aware that Americans are getting very angry at the government system right now.

More laws? coming our way to make sure we the angry citizens get tagged dissenters and join the list of possible homegrown terrorist?



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:03 AM
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For those who say "Let kids be kids"-
Will you still feel that way in a couple of weeks after they are out of school, bored, and ATS is full of them fooling around?



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Yes, that is truth, here in ATS we get the out of school crowd every year, it can become very intense.



But then again some of them have some very great inside and information.

And as usual we get the just have fun and troll group.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
For those who say "Let kids be kids"-
Will you still feel that way in a couple of weeks after they are out of school, bored, and ATS is full of them fooling around?


Damn, that's a good point, I'ld forgotten all about that aspect of things, they need to be stopped immediately, put the little punks to work counting blades of grass or something.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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I just graduated high school this past weekend and I find it dreadfully hard to find a job. Its exactly what everyone is saying, more layed off adults are desperate for any income whatsoever, so there goes all the jobs that teens usually have. Its a shame that so many older people who worked so hard to get up to the top have to settle for much less. It angers me so much when teenagers are classified as lazy for not having jobs. We're TRYING, there's just NOTHING there!



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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I guess we adults should apologize for what the new generations have to face, see, the US of today is the product of our generation.

Sadly is just going to get worst.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 10:40 PM
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I wish more people in my generation cared about what we have to face in the future







 
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