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where can i work at 15 yrs of age?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
does ne1 know anywhere in south birmingham that pays a decent wage (i.e round about minimum wage) that will empoloy me b4 i get my national insurance number?

i'm indesprate need of a job (prefrably on sundays)

PLEEEEEASE HELP! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't live where you live but it will be hard to get the minimum wage at 15. If anyone does employ you it will be so they can (legally) pay you way less than the minimum wage. this is because the minimum wage of £3.70/hour doesn't start until you are 21.
    I didn't get a job until 1 month before I was 17. I must have applyed for over 50 jobs, and I even had good grades.
    Technically you have to be 16 to have a proper job.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It sucks not being able to get a job, but I guess the best you can do right now is a paper round.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    when i said "around minumum wage" i meant anything above £3 an hour
    i was refering to the old minimum wage for 18 year olds (i forgot they changed it)

    don't you think teens should have a minimum wage too? paper rounds are just child labour <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt; !
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Plenty of factories will take u on at fifteen.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if u have a supermarket near u then u shoudl be able to work behind the deli counter and get paid around £3 and hour for it. good luck
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wish I got that.
    I only get £2.50 an hour and I'm 17. I'll get £3 an hour if I stick it for another 7 months and I don't know if I can do that. There should definetely be a minimum wage for 16-18 year olds.
    What i meant was that most places won't pay you £3 an hour if they can get away with paying you less.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can't work in town because it's actually illegal under 16! I worked at a hairdressers at 13....very badly paid. Ive just got a new job as i work in a show sho now. I started at 16 and now 17 get £2.36. But my new job gets paid £5.85 up to 7.25 but they don't usually take ppl my age-just that i have extra qualifications. It's far easier to get a job once you've got one already. My advice is to try in sep when they all go to uni but at 15 you have a v. slim chance! Try your local newsagent!! but big shops like dixons, m & s anythign like that is 16! Even Asda and sainsbury's.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was taken on by Sainsburys at 15 at £3.35 to start with (I'm still there now, but on £3.75). This does not include extra money earned by working unsociable hours, and on Sundays.

    Jon
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Actaully i was just bout to say sainsbury's do. I remember i phoned and asked assumign it'd be 18 and she said it's 15.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    WHSmiths take people at 15 now, and you get something like £3.24 an hour to start with.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That is so unfair.
    I think I need to find a better job, but I don't really need the money cos I get £30 a week when I am at college. But if I didn't I would definetely get a better paid job.
    Nevermind. I'll get a pay rise next April cos I'll have been there 1 year and in May when I will be 18.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try doing waiting on or washing up well its a job.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i no this thread is old, but i have personal experience of this, so here we go.
    i worked as a waiter in a hotel restaurant at the age of 15. it is quite unusual tho, and u do have 2 jump thru a lot of hoops. u will have 2 ask ur local council's educational welfare office (dunno why them) 4 a work permit. unfourtunatley, it is quite strict on when u can work, and certainly used 2 say that u can only work 4 two hours on a sunday, which sux, tho no1 eva checked up on me . . . . .

    as 4 pay, i got £3.70 per hr, and then inflationary rise. i also got other benefits, such as half price meals, free/half price accomodation in that hotel chain (shire inns, if ur interested) cheap use of health & sports club etc.
    just look 4 gud progressive pay structures. wen i started at tesco, i took a slight pay cut, to £3.68 or sumthing, but coz of length of service rises etc i now get £5.20 per hour, which i think is quite gud, really.

    neways, gud luck

    "I see no vestage of a beginning, no sign of an end"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hiya

    This is an old topic, and it's time for it to go to sleep. Thread closed!
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