First i gotta say that I’m a youngster by standards only 13 years old. I like the straight dope site a lot and enjoy reading these intresting (and at times bizzare) posts. Keep up the good work! =)
Ok. I was wondering if it is legal to give someone my age a job and get payed for it, of course. I know child labor is illegal but would it be considered illegal if I wanted to work? I would like to get a part time job and get payed for it. It’s the only way I can get money (and I like money) and I wouldn’t mind working. I’m not sure if I can get a job because I told my mom this and she went to a Round Table Pizza store and saw this guy who didn’t look much older than me (I’ve matured pretty quickly: I’m about 6 feet tall). So anyway, she asks one of the people working there and I think his exact words where something along the line of “Are you kidding lady? Are you trying to get me in trouble? We don’t even let the 16 year olds touch the knives!”. This strikes me funny because they can’t trust a 16 year old with a knife and I make my own meals since i was 12. Maybe they’re afraid they’ll go on a killing spree or something. I don’t know.
BTW, I know a lot about computer programming and the internet, know how to use a knife without stabbing anyone, and am pretty smart with an IQ of 130. Do you think I can get a part time job?
Thanks for reading, sorry about the long post.
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