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So here is the Situation: Lets start off with some background. I have been employed by Dominos Pizza since the first of October, and I get paid 7.25 an hour. Now that lacrosse has started, I only work weekends, from about 5 hours each day at the most. I got offered a job at IKEA, (where my whole family works) for 8 dollars an hour washing dishes. Working weekends 6 hours a day. Seems like a no-brainer right? Go work at Ikea, more money more hours. Well it's not so simple.

Where it turns into a game of strategy is looking to the future after lacrosse. Once lacrosse ends, I can work every day at dominos averaging 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week. So lets say 25 hours a week, which equals 181.25 before taxes a week. HOWEVER, at Dominos I can work up to 40 hours a week, being part time. Thats a big plus.

Yet, If I went to work for Ikea, I would get 8 an hour, be guaranteed 12 hours, BUT, I can only work up to 18 hours a week. So my MAX pay per week would be 144. More likely 16 hours for 128. But then, I would only work 2 or 3 days a week, leaving more time for fishing, girlfriend, and just general chilling out.

But then again, I have an opportunity to grow in IKEA, where as in Dominos It would take me forever to be a manager, let alone assistant, and be expected to work 60+ hours a week for only 9$ an hour.

But then again right now, I could hypothetically earn $290 a week at dominos working 40 hours (Summertime).

I have to make a decision by Friday, because that's when I have my interview at IKEA, which is basically my job because my whole family works there.

But wait, it gets more interesting. If I talk to my boss at Dominos, maybe I could take leave until may 7th, (When lacrosse ends) and work IKEA until then, and then work at both IKEA and Dominos, (Being summer, no problem with two jobs) and make alot of money, but have almost no free time to myself, other than the mornings (Until 5) 5 days a week. But I think its highly unlikely my boss will just let me take off Dominos for 2 months, especially considering I only work weekends anyways.

Or finally, I could just keep working dominos until may 7th, then try to get a second Job at ikea again, but there is no telling the future whether or not they will be hiring then.

SO MANY OPTIONS!!!! What would you do?

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I'm 16, a junior in highschool, I get out at 2:15 and have lacrosse from 4-6 on weekdays, So I cant work then until lacrosse ends, hence i'm working weekdays now. Yes, I live at home. That doesn't mean all my money is a disposable income. I pay for my share of the phone bill, car insurance, and gas, and lacrosse league fees. So money is really important to me so I have more of a spendable income.

However, lacrosse being lacrosse, there is no real future in it. I do it for fun and exercise, but i'm not going to a college to play D1. At best D3 or club ball in college. I'm not great at it but I dont suck, i'm only a little above average. So lacrosse really isn't a priorty after high school, I just want to continue playing through senior year.

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There's not a lot of difference in the money. Choose the job you like the best, and that you think will benefit your future (not just financially). Chances are, if you find a job you love, it will lead to more money anyway.

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Dude. Work at IKEA.

More time for personal stuff and you can move up in the company faster.

Who cares about money when you're a junior in high school. Just live your life man.

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Man your still young, you got a lot time to figure these things out later, don't sweat the first interview that comes by since you can pass on it. I've always followed a rule seriously, don't **** where you eat, that means don't date at your job or work with family.

Have fun toung while you still got it and do the dominos until you can do something better than a couple more quarters an hour, perhaps next school year you can do a tech class with a quick trade to get you in a better job after school to help aid your college fund

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Sounds like the whole thing boils down to a possible $53 -vs- time for fishing, girlfriend, and chilling.

Question comes down to whether you think the fishing, girlfriend, and chilling is worth the lost money which only you can answer. Can you make it on $128 per/week?

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Option 1: At 16 you are limited on job opps. stay at the pizza place and ask to move to deliveries as soon as you can. This is where the tips are and more money. Most pizza places will give some sort of gas stipend to their drivers and you can't beat the tips. Option 2: Go to work at Ikea and look at the women walking around all day spending their husbands money. Washing dishes is NOT a crap job. So, don't think a dishwasher is a lower form of life. In ALL of my restaurants/bars the dishwasher is THE most important job in the place. And, I treat them that way. They always get special perks, food, gifts, etc. No clean plates, no food goes out. Many chefs agree with my position. Also, you can work your way up to serving where the real money is located. If not at Ikea, at another restaurant. You have to be careful as most places with alcohol cannot employ servers under 18 and under 20 and a day in some states. Option 3: Work you ARSE off and get better at lax so you can get a scholarship to college. Hard Work beats Talent when Talent doesn't work Hard......... good luck

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