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at 16..?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
hey all...this has been brought up -there was one about where can i work wen i'm 15, but anyway, can u work n e where at 16? i really want a job, but i look really young n i'm worried that this mite stop me from gettin a job- (n e body hear bout that boy who didn't get a job at KFC cuz he was too ugly?)

n e way

thanx

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    as u can leave school at 16, u can do most anything i think. some govt jobs, eg soldier/sailor/airman/copper/firefighter u have 2 be older for, but i dont think there is any legal restrictions on when u can work, unlike at below 16 . . . .
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    Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    well, you cant clean the deli machinery at asda (and presumably other supermarkets) until you're 18. not a job id wish upon anyoone but my worst enemies though <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0"> sharp spikiness, not to mention general urrrghness...

    i think theres some restriction on the number of hours you can work, though i could be wrong. on sundays and late at night especially. someone at my work who's 16 was (what on earth is the past tense of "rota"?) on the rota ( <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0">) for a shift till midnight, and my boss wasnt sure what to do about that and if it was legal or not...

    but most places should employ you if you're 16, and in fact some will prefer you to someone who's 18 or older, as they can get away with paying less, because there's no minimum wage.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try calling these people:
    WERAS Wages and Employment Rights Advice Service Helpline

    Telephone service for low paid workers, their advisers, employers etc. Offers information and advice on pay, employment rights, and benefits.
    Helpline: 0800 220823
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't recommend call centre work enough. It is highly unlikely, even at 16, that you will be payed under 4 GBP/hour.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As for the age thing, it doesn't matter what age you look, only your actual age. I should know, cos I look younger and I'm fed up of people assuming my age from what I look like.
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