reply to post by 2manyquestions
For the parents, I reccommend the age old advise: Get involved and stay involved in your childrens lives. Too
many parents now days want to allow their children freedoms they did not have and the children should not have.
Independence should be encouraged but it is up to you as a parent to guide and supervise that independece.
Obviously that is hard to impossible to do when those teen years come up. I do not have children so it is hard for
me to give advice on the situation. YOUR KIDS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS! Thats the only way I know how to put it.
As for the teens and young adults: Things always look better than they really are. I know that sounds lame.
Really though, you are not the only one to ever have the bright idea to just run off and make a better more glamorous life than you have. People like
these mag companies do not care about you and are not out to make
you rich with a Mtv job! The scheme of these buisnesses are to use the innocent looking kid to their advantage.
Who really says no to a girl scout selling cookies with the spill that it will better her future? Its an old sales trick
that is dependant on compassion and navete of good people. Dont play that game. If somehow you get caught
into this magaziene scheme, get hold of your parents or loved ones immediately, the longer you are there the
more twisted the company will try to make you that everything is ok. If you cant get home..go to the police or a
church. Somwhere where you can regroup and feel safe. Dont try to out think or out smart these crooks..they
know the game.Most of them are lifers who got sucked in the same way and just got stuck. I am very grateful for
the man who helped me that day,I dont know what would ever happened to me. Probably would have ended up
like the hundreds of young and older people huddle in California in tents casualties of the same situation. Yep
you will get dumped if you are no use to them. Oh, and that "contract" is not legal if you are under age so dont
get scared that they can jail you or sue you for expences you occured durring employment. Even if you are over
18 that would not hold in court. Buisness expenses are buisness expenses,they are going to have them and you
are employed.Besides they are makeing more than you occur in debt off your sales. Anyway..think twice and
then think again before makeing any choices in life and above all remeber we are all human and kindness may
not have an immediate pay off but it eventually comes back to you. To the man that helped me; If by some fluke of fate you are reading this, THANK
YOU! One day I will find you and you will be rewarded.
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