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Ok, so as summer roles around it's time to start looking for a job, I'm 15 and now people might hire.

Of course theres mowing, which I wouldn't mind doing, it's just people aren't really that open to having a 15 year old mow there lawn, because  they don't think they can trust us to do it every week, but anyway, what was everyone's first job around here? And any ideas?

Thanks...

Bboy

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i cook french fries all summer at the beach. being from kansas i doubt that boardwalk fries are very common in your area though ;D

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I actually have my own business which I run year round. It's a Lawn Maintenance service. It always gets slow in the winter, and REALLY heats up around May. I do just about everything ya need.

Good luck on the job search!!

IMO there's nothing better than mowing lawns!!! Good money too.

Tight Lines  ;) 8-)

Glad to be your first new post ;)

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im gonna apply at my local park this summer.

sure it probably wont be very fun, i'll probably be picking up trash all day, but i get to ride around in a Gator!

at least i'll be able to be outdoors and see what people are catching

(thers a lake at the park). if anything, its better than standing behind a cash register  

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Last year i umpired little league baseball games.

this year i am applying at our park district. I dont know what they will have me do. Maby mow some of the parks or help with little kids sports.

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See if some of the local construction co.'s need a high school guy to run wheelbarrows, pick-up nails, etc. It's tuff work, but the paycheck more than makes up for it. Especially for a guy your age. Money for gas, fishing, the ladies, b...soda.

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Have a golf course nearby? At my course it's not uncommon for our bag boys  (not caddies, mind you) to make 50 dollars cash a piece each day, on top of the regular min. wage pay. The record stands at 3 guys splitting 400 dollars in a 8 hour shift.  :o Tipping jobs are fantastic for the part timer/summer job guy.

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Have a golf course nearby? At my course it's not uncommon for our bag boys (not caddies, mind you) to make 50 dollars cash a piece each day, on top of the regular min. wage pay. The record stands at 3 guys splitting 400 dollars in a 8 hour shift. :o Tipping jobs are fantastic for the part timer/summer job guy.

I agree 100percent with you jobs that tip might pay less but you get so much more money. and sometimes work less and get more than some people makeing $8.50 an hour while we make only $5.50 an hour  ;D great for summer jobs

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I think these guys have nailed the top two jobs for a guy your age, mowing lawns and golf course work.  I did the mowing lawns and construction jobs and my step-brother always did the golf course thing.  He usually made more money, but spent it all in the pro shop while I saved everything I made.  I know at our lake here some of the marinas hire summer help to give them a hand with parts runs and dockside refueling, rentals, etc.

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Have a golf course nearby? At my course it's not uncommon for our bag boys (not caddies, mind you) to make 50 dollars cash a piece each day, on top of the regular min. wage pay. The record stands at 3 guys splitting 400 dollars in a 8 hour shift. :o Tipping jobs are fantastic for the part timer/summer job guy.

I as going to suggest a golf couse as well, however I was going to say that if you don't mind getting up early, you could check out the maintenance dept.  Mowing greens, fairways, etc, maintaining the bunkers and such.  It is really quite a simple job if you can follow directions and be on time.  They usually pay as well as McD's and such, but the benefits are being outside getting some sun, usually getting off work by 3 PM (more time for fishing) and if you are a good employee, you may get permission to fish the golf couse ponds in the evening.  

the cart attendants and caddies are a good way to go as well, but usually the hours are later in the day, cutting down on fishing.

I used to be an assistant golf course superintendent in KC, so if you have any questions about the job requirements or anything, feel free to shoot me a PM.

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I worked at video store when I was 15.  The kind that carried more Beta and laser discs than VHS and actually charged a $300 membership fee.  It was fun but during the summer I worked at a Flower and Patio Nursery.  I gained about 20lbs of muscle there.  I usually spent 3 hours a day unloading 100lb bags of top soil and fertilizer.  Eventually the 20lb and 40lb bags seemed light as feathers.

I tried a local golf course for about a week and told the owner to stick it.  I hated getting up at 3:00am.

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