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where abouts are the best places to get a job, at age 15?

i really need to start making money, as i need to raise 3000 for a world challenge trip in 2008. but you have to be 16 to start most jobs.

any ideas on where to ask would be appreciated!

andrew.x

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You made your first mistake signing up for World Challenge. Where you going anyway?

The folk I know who did the World Challenge raised all their money without a job (though I am guessing they did a few deals on the side).

PAPER ROUND?

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I did a world challenge with my old school last year. As an overall experience it was absolutely brilliant.

However!!! be warned.

You ARE being ripped off. I paid 3050 pounds for an experince which costs nothing like that amount of money if booked alone, or with a different company.

World challenge also managed to seriously under budget us in terms of cash out there and we ended up buying food out of our own pockets for alot of the expedition. Some of their helth and safety rules are little OTT, however if you are hush hush you manage to do various activities which are actually against the rules, so long as you have a cool leader.

You WILL need a part time job to do a world challenge. Some members of our team didn't have one, but they managed to raise cash from their parents....which defeats the whole point.

ps - where are you going? i'm sure you'll have a great time.

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im off to Tanzania.

im looking forward to it, but also quite daunted by the prospect.

i may just start going into places and asking if they've got any jobs going. see if they ask about my age...:angel:

but yeah, right now i really dont have any source of income... and i would feel a fraud asking ma and pa to pay up :down:

haha, and a car wash at countesswells playing fields on Friday 9th March, if anyone is interested :p

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The best bet at 15 would be to try asking down at Sunset Boulvevard - they definitely used to hire 15/16 year olds to operate the rides for a pittance.

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You made your first mistake signing up for World Challenge. Where you going anyway?

The folk I know who did the World Challenge raised all their money without a job (though I am guessing they did a few deals on the side).

PAPER ROUND?

And overly generous parents?

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Guest DustyDeviada

Worked as a kitchen porter when I was 13, started at 2 an hour, never did me any harm.

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nope, but that has been discussed recently.

also got some bag packing jobs soonish.

i think i may also sell lots of stuff on ebay. i have far too many things i don't need

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Paper round is a good start. Cash in hand and you get the odd tips if you have a generous neighbourhood.

If it's the RGC trip then you'll be doing alot of fundraising throughout the year too anyway. Do a sponsored swim or something like that?

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

He doesn't live in a 'neighbourhood' unfortunately. However, I may have to take up a paper round to finance a city break in May, anybody got any other tips for raising a couple of hundred bucks? I'm gonna have an ebay clearout and sell as much junk as possible, and take on as much overtime work as possible but will it be enough?

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I'd phone up some hotels - preferably smaller or family run hotels I'd say - and ask if they're looking for KPs. Also, you might find with hotels you could do the odd bit of room cleaning for extra cash.

My first job was KPing at a hotel when I was 15. I went on to do waitressing and glass collecting for them when I turned 16.

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