Getting Along With Your Teen Daughter

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world! Many people find that the teen years are some of the hardest ones as the kids are learning a lot and they like to challenge authority and test their boundaries. Your once adoring daughter may suddenly be going through a number of life changes and she may find your overall presence irritating and annoying. You could end up dealing with a lot of arguments and just struggling to get through the days. How can you find better ways to parent your teen daughter?

It is important to recognize that she is going to deal with a lot of hormonal changes and things and these issues will end up impacting her mood. This can be really hard for many people. You need to be understanding of this as it’s just as hard on your daughter as it is on you to deal with the mood swings. She is learning to control them and it is not always easy at times.

Watch your behavior. When your teen daughter starts flying off the handle, you need to maintain your cool! It is important that you do not become like a teen yourself and start thinking in the moment and illogically. You need to be the parent and to be in control of the situation! Focus on working hard to manage your own emotions so you don’t end up in a screaming match with your teen.

Your teen is on the hunt for a person that they feel understands them. As a parent you need to be this person! It is important that you take the step to really learn how to listen to your teen and to find out what is going on in their life. You must be able to work on effective communication with your teen and to show them that you are trying to understand them. They may appreciate the effort that you are putting forward to try and make your relationship work. Learn to listen as this is huge to a teen. They don’t always want you to give them advice as they want you to listen to them. Sometimes teens just need to vent.

Make yourself available for your daughter. You really need to work on being there for her when she needs to talk and not letting yourself get distracted by other things. As your daughter can see that you make her a big priority in your life, she will feel loved and it will be easier on her to trust you and to know that you will always be there for her.

Watch your words. Teen girls have very fragile self-esteem. You need to make sure you are watching what you say as she can be overly sensitive to it and may be offended. You need to be able to provide her with compliments each day and to let her see and know of your love for her. You have to avoid scolding her and to make sure that you are having discussions with her instead. This is a different type of relationship and it’s one that you both need to figure out together. Have a lot of love and patience with each other.

Rules are necessary for teens! Some parents try too hard to be the best friend that they forget about being the parent. You need to have set rules and she needs to understand what these rules are. If you do not have rules and you let her make her own rules, it will lead to a lot of fighting in the home as you are trying to parent too little too late.

Working for wages that aren’t quite cutting it, how to ask for a raise

Every teen wants a bit of spending money all for themselves.  But let’s be honest- who really wants to ask mom and dad for twenty bucks every time you want to go out to a movie with your friends?  Exactly.  Nobody wants to.  Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a good job that’s flexible and pays well enough that you don’t worry about money.  Maybe your parents give you a weekly allowance.  But if you’re one of those who has to work for a bit of spending money, the last thing you want is to be stuck at a minimum wage job, right?  If you’ve been working there for a while and been at the same rate, it can be even more frustrating.  But when you’re a teenager and don’t have tons of life skills, asking for a raise you think you need can be an imposing idea.  But don’t despair!  This article will give you a few suggestions on how to ask for a raise when your current wages just aren’t quite cutting it.

Before you ask for a raise, you need to be sure that you’re the kind of employee who deserves a raise.  Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Am I a hard worker? If you put forth the effort to get your job done and done well, your boss will notice.  Make the effort to go the extra mile on a task or be sure that every job you do is done to the best of your ability.  Hard workers are the kind of people that get raises.
  2. Am I on time? It is very, very important that you are always on time for your job.  Punctuality is important if you think you deserve a raise.
  3. Am I reliable? If you say you’ll be at work on a certain day and time, be there.  If you say you’ll finish a task by a certain time, be sure that you finish it.  You’re much more likely to get a raise even without asking if you are reliable.
  4. Am I honest? No employer wants an employee that is dishonest.  Show him/her than you are always worthy of his/her trust and your boss will respect you enough to give you the raise you need.
  5. Am I confident? An employee who is confident in his/herself is an employee worthy of respect.  Your boss will notice your confidence and you will gain respect through your self-assuredness and assurance.  Then it will be much easier to ask for a raise.

So.  Let’s say that you’ve gone over this list and found that yes, you do all these things well.  This is what you should do next:

  1. Make a list of the goals/things you have accomplished for your company
  2. Make a list of important responsibilities you have added to your job.
  3. Make a “pay increase goal” in your mind that will reward the goals and responsibilities you have documented.
  4. Set up a meeting with your boss to discuss your raise.  If you work in an informal atmosphere, try to catch your boss at a time when s/he is not terribly busy with anything else.
  5. When you’re talking to your boss, be sure to point out the good things you’ve done for the company.  Explain that you feel you’re an important part of the company and you deserve a raise for your hard work.
  6. Wait and see what your boss says.

Asking for a raise can be a difficult thing.  Just be sure that you aren’t demanding a raise or making your boss feel like you think you deserve the raise (even though you may).  Be polite and respectful, and things will hopefully go your way.  Good luck.

What you can do to get some work experience

As a teen, there’s a good chance you don’t have a ton of work experience under your belt yet.  How could you, considering the fact that you’ve only been working for a few short years?  But not having much work experience can be frustrating when you go looking for a new job: the kinds of jobs you wish you had might require more experience that you have.  But how do you get experience?  How do you go from working part time at the local ice cream parlor to working a job that might be something you’re interested in studying in college?  Keep reading and you’ll learn some ideas how.

  1. Get an internship.  Internships are a great way to get experience in a job before actually trying to get a job in it.  Many teens and college students pursue internships.  Some are paid and some are unpaid.  Internships offer invaluable connections and experience in a field that you might be unable to actually get hired in.
  2. Volunteer work.  So maybe all the jobs you want in a particular area require a certain number of years of experience.  If that’s the case, think about doing some volunteer work in that area.  You benefit because you get some experience in that area without actually getting the job and the company wins because you help them achieve their goals for free.  And it’s possible that eventually this type of volunteer work may lead to something paid.  You may meet people that can help you get a job in the near future or learn skills that are necessary for another type of job.
  3. Get a temp job.  Temporary staffing jobs are everywhere.  They offer opportunities in many different careers with different benefits to each one.  In doing temp jobs you get a wide variety of opportunities, leaving you with a wide variety of skills.  The experience you gain in working for many different employers through a temp job makes you much more appealing to employers considering you in the future.
  4. Get a part-time job.  If you’re looking for summer work, there’s a good chance that you prefer a full-time job to a part-time job.  But part-time jobs sometimes offer good opportunities for you to gain experience in a wide array of tasks and responsibilities.  If you need to work 40 hours a week, consider getting one part-time job in something that will help you gain life skills and another part-time job in something that will help you earn money, but isn’t necessarily what you want to do with your life.
  5. Do some research and take a class.  If you know what kinds of requirements a job has, you can target your skills and abilities toward a specific job.  Maybe all you need for a particular job is a 20 hour first-aid course.  In that case, make the effort to take that course so you are eligible for the job.
  6. Talk to your school.  Your school’s counselors may have more ideas about how and where you can gain experience for jobs.  They may also have programs available to help students like you gain new skills.
  7. Know how to sell yourself.  Once you’ve gotten some experience, you need to know how to convince employers that it’s useful experience.  So maybe you’ve never been the shift manager of a clothing store before.  But maybe when you worked for a landscaping company you had several employees under your supervision.  Know how to apply those supervisory skills to managerial skills.  It’s the same type of skill, just in a different situation.  Learn how to sell yourself to an employer and you will be much more likely to be hired without the exact experience.

What to do when you get scheduled the night of the dance, game, etc.

Working is part of life.  Even as a teen, you may have a job that takes up quite a bit of your spare time.  Luckily the perks usually outweigh the cons, but every once in a while something pops up that makes you wonder what you were thinking in getting a job.  Think, for example, of the time that you were scheduled the night of your school’s homecoming dance.  Or you had to miss that big game because your boss refused to reschedule you.  It’s irritating, but inevitable.  At some point in your life, work will probably conflict with your personal life.  But it doesn’t have to be a tragic event.  Here are a few suggestions on how to handle it when it does happen.

Before we get started, you must remember that these suggestions may not work for everyone.  Sometimes you’ll have to just deal with the fact that all your friends are out having a good time and you’re stuck behind a counter or desk working.  But hey, at least you’re getting paid for it!

First of all, you should find out about important dates well in advance and ask for the day off.  If you know there’s going to be a dance that you might want to go to on March 15, ask your boss to have the day off weeks beforehand (I’m thinking somewhere around February 1).  If your boss doesn’t like to deal with schedule changes, find a coworker who might be willing to trade days with you.  Find out about an important date in a coworkers schedule and offer to trade work days with them (hopefully you’ve built some kind of friendly relationship with your coworkers so they’ll be more willing to help you out when you’re in a bind).  If you participate in sports, get your game schedules ahead of time and show the schedule to your boss.  If possible, request that you not have to work on any of the days of games.

If you haven’t had enough foresight to get the day off in advance, you can always try to get off early.  Sometimes if a restaurant or store is slow your boss might let you leave before your shift is actually over.  In order to encourage your boss to let you go early, you should do your best to get all of your tasks done way before you’re supposed to leave.  Your boss will be much more likely to let you go if there really isn’t much for you to do.  Plus, by working hard you’ll be able to show your boss how much it would mean to you if you could leave early.

If you haven’t gotten the days off and there’s no hope of getting off early, you’ll have to just deal with it.  Hopefully the event won’t be over by the time you’re done at work.  If it’s not, you can try to run over there as soon as you’re done with work.  You can always trying calling up your boss and begging for mercy (the night off).  Or you can try calling in sick, but that can be a risky business if someone sees you out and about.  If you do end up missing your event, maybe you could meet with your friends afterward to go out for ice cream or watch a movie.  But if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to getting the night off, you’re probably just going to miss the activity you wanted to attend.  But cheer up.  It’s not the end of the world.  There will always be another dance, game or party.  Plan ahead better for the next one and it will all work out.

Making your green go further when you have a minimum wage job

All teenagers want a bit of spending money all for themselves.  But let’s be honest- who really wants to ask mom and dad for twenty bucks every time you want to go out to a movie with your friends?  That’s what I though.  You don’t want to.  Maybe you’re lucky enough to have parents that give you a weekly allowance.  But if you’re one of those who has to work for a bit of spending money, the last thing you want is to be stuck at a minimum wage job, right?  But sometimes working for minimum wage is inevitable.  Since you’re a teen and don’t have a ton of experience it can be tough to get a well-paying job.  So it’s up to you to make your money stretch as far as possible when you’re making minimum wage.  And here are some ideas how to do just that.

The first most important point is to save your money.  The day you open your first checking account should be the day you also open your first savings account.  Then, each time you get paid, try taking half of your pay check and depositing it into your savings account.  It sounds like a lot, but trust me, you’ll get used to it.  Then in a few months, you’ll have a few hundred dollars in your savings account.  Think of that money as a college fund, or a “rainy day” fund.  If your car breaks down or you suddenly need some cash fast, your savings account will be a cushion to help break your fall.  If you get really ambitious, you may want to consider putting your money into a mutual fund or some other kind of investment so that it will grow faster than just a savings account.  This option is best if you’re not planning on using the money immediately.  If you do decide to do something like a mutual fund, be sure to consult a financial professional before investing.

The next important thing you can do to make your money stretch is to be wise in your purchases.  By this I mean the following: if you think you need a brand new X-box (or whatever else you might want to buy), stop and think.  Do you really need a new one?  Is the one you have really that old?  What are your reasons for wanting one?  If you determine that you don’t really have a good reason for buying a new one, maybe you should wait a few weeks and think about it.  If you decide that you do deserve a new X-box, shop around before you buy it.

Learn how to be a smart shopper.  Plan ahead for things you might want to buy.  After you’ve taken half of your paycheck and put it in your savings account, put the other half in an imaginary “fund” entitled “new jeans” or “sound equipment” or “new mountain bike.”  Then once you’ve saved all the money needed to buy your new item, shop around for it.  Look for sales and bargains before you blow all your money at a more expensive store.  If you’re shopping for new clothes, look on the sale rack before you look on the regular racks.  Try looking in “seconds” stores (which are stores that sell clothes that are new, but might have a small defect in them).  You can get expensive name brand clothes sometimes for less than half price.

If you’re able to do these three simple suggestions, you’ll find that your green goes much further than you would have imagined.  And plus, you’re learning life skills that will help you be a good money manager for the rest of your life.

How to make your drab work uniform look hot

Nobody wants to be stuck in a drab work uniform.  They have a way of making even the cutest guy or girl look frumpy and unattractive.  But if you have to wear your uniform for work, you might as well make the best of it.  Learn how to make it look hot instead of old-fashioned and going to work will be a whole new experience.  Here are some tips:

  1. Have great hair.  If you want to look hot in your uniform, make sure your hair looks great.  Follow the trends in hair styles and be sure that you’re using good shampoo and conditioner.  Wash your hair at least twice a week, but not everyday because you don’t want to strip your hair if its natural oils.  Vary your hair styles from day to day so that you don’t get bored with your hair.
  2. Have good personal hygiene.  Brush your teeth and tongue.  Floss well.  Use a good anti-perspirant deodorant and maybe even a little perfume of body splash.  Just don’t overdo it.  Nobody wants to choke as they walk past you because you have so much scent on.
  3. Have a good skin care system.  Wash your face in the morning and at night with a special face wash.  If you have acne trouble, use an acne-fighting cleaner.  Use a mud mask once or twice a week.  Be sure to moisturize everyday.  Healthy, glowing skin is a key in looking great in a work uniform.
  4. Wear light makeup (for girls).  Just remember not to overdo it.  If there is one thing tackier above all things, it’s too much makeup.  Try using translucent powder, a light blush, brown-black mascara (unless you have very dark hair- then use black mascara), a touch of eyeliner, and a sheer lip gloss.
  5. Wear the right size.  Your drab work uniform might not be the best size for you.  If that’s the case, have it altered professionally (don’t worry, it only costs a few dollars to have a pair of pants hemmed or taken in).  Or, if you dare, try and do some simple alterations yourself.  Make sure your shirt isn’t too baggy.  If you’re afraid your boss will choose the wrong size for you, ask for a smaller size.  If your shirt is still too big, try tucking it in as far as you can and then open a button or two in the front.
  6. Accessorize.  One thing that is not included in your drab work uniform is accessories.  Depending on the type of work you do, you can add a wide variety of things to your uniform to make it look hot.  For example, (for girls) you could wear different hair-bands (hair ties, bands and clips).  Both guys and girls can add jewelry.  A simple necklace or bracelet can put some bling into your work uniform.  Wear sunglasses, choosing frames that suit your face shape and are a color you love.  Earrings can be changed everyday depending on your mood.  A cool belt can also improve the look of your uniform.  If you have a certain color of shoes you have to wear for work, make sure you buy a cool brand.  Wear patterned socks and paint your nails.  If you have to wear tights, go for uniquely patterned tights.  There are lots of ways you can accessorize to make your drab uniform look hot.
  7. Share your unique personality.  Your personality can shine beyond the ugly drab clothes you may be forced to wear.  Be friendly, charming and happy at work and people will notice you regardless of what you’re wearing.  The most important thing is to be yourself.

How to get a better than minimum wage job

Every teen wants a bit of spending money all for themselves.  But let’s be honest- who really wants to ask mom and dad for twenty bucks every time you want to go out to a movie with your friends?  That’s right.  No one wants to.  Maybe you’re lucky enough to have parents who give you a weekly allowance.  Maybe you’re even luckier and your weekly allowance is enough that you don’t need to get a part time job.  But if you’re one of those who has to work for a bit of spending money, the last thing you want is a minimum wage job, right?  Who wants to work at an hourly rate just above or even at the legal minimum?  But when you’re a teenager and don’t have tons of life skills, getting a job that pays better than minimum wage can be tough.  But don’t despair!  There are jobs out there that will pay fairly decent even if you don’t have tons of experience.  Here are some ideas.

Before we get started, here’s something to remember.  You can find a good job that pays pretty well even if you’re still in high school.  But these types of jobs may not be the most glamorous jobs in the world.  Oftentimes hourly jobs that pay well do so because they have a harder time filling the position.  You might end up trimming lawns, making cold calls, sweeping floors, or even, yes, it’s true, scrubbing toilets.  If you’re too picky with the type of work you do, you may not be able to get the pay you desire.  You might love working at the mall in a clothing store, but 20 other people would also love it.  Those types of jobs might not pay as well.  So before you start your job hunt you need to decide which is more important to you: making a lot of money or doing a job that you really love.

Here are some job ideas that may pay better than minimum wage.

  1. Call centers.  Call centers can be of many different genres.  They can be customer service centers; outbound calling, inbound calling or even cold calling.  Many call centers focus on one or two types of calling.  You might find a call center working through a specific company (such as Nu Skin) or a call center that works many different companies.  Working at a call center isn’t the most glamorous job, but it often pays several dollars higher than minimum wage.  Call centers often have several different shifts available, giving you the opportunity to work around your school schedule.
  2. Restaurant server. Working as a server in a restaurant can be fun and can pay well if you’re good at what you do.  A server gets paid two ways: first, from the restaurant and second, from tips.  You will make below minimum wage for your hourly rate from the restaurant, but you will usually make above and beyond minimum wage after tips.  This, of course, all depends on how good you are as a server and the type of restaurant you work at.  If you’re a charming, friendly person working at a mid-range restaurant like the Olive Garden or Red Robin, you’ll probably make far above minimum wage.
  3. Early morning custodial. One job that most people don’t get excited about doing is custodial work.  But if you don’t mind getting up extra early, working early morning custodial can be a very profitable job.
  4. Land care positions. Working outside can be fun and can pay well (and you might even get a nice tan!)  A job for a lawn care business, landscaping, or grounds position (ex. outdoor maintenance at a golf course) is a great summer job that almost always pays higher than minimum wage.

So next time you’re looking for a job, instead of settling for the bagger position at the local supermarket, look somewhere else first.  Who knows- maybe you’ll find something you love to do!

Get respect from your boss, even if you are a teen

As a teen in the working world, sometimes you may feel like you get the raw end of the deal.  You haven’t graduated yet and don’t have a ton of life experience.  You are a hard worker and you want respect from your boss and coworkers, even though you’re only a teenager.  But sometimes adults don’t take teens seriously enough, which can be very frustrating.  So here are six tips on how to get respect from your boss, even if you are still a teen.

  1. Be a hard worker.  Any boss, whether s/he is a good boss or a bad boss, can respect a hard worker.  If you put forth the effort to get your job done and done well, your boss will notice.  Make the effort to go the extra mile on a task or be sure that every job you do is done to the best of your ability.  If you’re working on something with another coworker, be sure that s/he is also doing a good job with the assignment, so that it reflects your hard work.
  2. Be on time. One of the worst things an employee, especially a teen employee can do is to be consistently late for work.  It is very, very important that you are always on time for your job.  If something comes up and it looks like you might be a few minutes late, call your boss and let him or her know when you’ll be arriving.
  3. Be reliable. An employee that not only comes on time, but comes to work when s/he is supposed to is an employee that a boss will grow to respect and appreciate.  If you say you’ll be at work on a certain day and time, be there.  If you say you’ll finish a task by a certain time, be sure that you finish it.  If you promise to achieve a goal that you set, do all that you can to achieve that goal.
  4. Be respectful. Every adult loves a teen that shows them respect.  Be polite to your boss and s/he will be polite to you.  Adults will remember teens that were exceptionally polite and respectfully just as they will remember teens that were exceptionally rude.  Showing your boss respect will solidify his/her respect for you.
  5. Be honest. No employer wants an employee that is dishonest.  As a teen, one of the best things you can do to gain the trust and respect of your boss is to be honest.  Show him/her than you are always worthy of his/her trust and you will gain respect.
  6. Be confident. An employee who is confident in his/herself is an employee worthy of respect.  Your boss will notice your confidence and you will gain respect through your self-assuredness and assurance.  Having confidence will allow you to do your work better and encourage your boss to trust you.

Now, this is not to say that all bosses will notice all of these things.  You may end up with a boss that is an ogre will never give you the respect that you have tried to hard to earn.  If you’re doing your best and s/he still continues not to respect you, perhaps it is time that you look for another job.  A boss-employee relationship based on respect is a relationship that may help you with future jobs, college applications or personal references.  Your boss could become a mentor who helps you through tough times and supports you in your activities.  But remember that your relationship should always be based on respect.  If you respect your boss, s/he will respect you and your work experience will be happy one.

Get more from your job, how to make friends with your coworkers

In any part of life, your place of work can be a great place to make friends and form connections with other people.  No matter what you do for work, there are bound to be a wide variety of people working with you.  Naturally, some of them will become immediate friends.  Others may be less pleasant to be around.  Then there are those coworkers who you just can’t figure out: they’re grumpy or stand-offish or just unfriendly.  But whatever the case may be, you’re working with those people and so you need to learn how to make friends with your coworkers.  Plus, it will make your job much more pleasant and help you to gain more than just an hourly wage.

Many people find it hard to make new friends.  Add the dynamics of a work situation to it, and it can be even trickier.  Really, it’s not that hard.  If you like yourself and think you’re worth being friends with, other people will too.  But if you’re still having a hard time making new friends at work, here are some suggestions.

  • Just be yourself.  Relax.  It’s all about confidence.  If you try too hard or try to look too cool, you’ll just act weird.  No one likes a poser.  People will notice this and wonder what your problem is.  You have to think of good reasons why someone would like to meet you.  Think of the talents or positive traits you have.  Don’t stress out about it- just be yourself and people will like you.
  • Don’t be shy.  It can be intimidating to approach a new person that you work with, but it won’t help anything.  Don’t be scared, just do it.  Look around for someone who seems interesting, then relax and go talk to them.  Say hi, ask how they are, where they’re from, etc.  Find a common interest and hopefully the conversation will pick up from there.
  • Be nice.  No one wants to be friends with a mean and nasty ogre.  How do you expect people to like you if you’re not a nice person?  Put a smile on your face and find out about the other person.  You’ll be more comfortable if you’re pleasant and the other person responds pleasantly.
  • Be a good listener.  Give the other person attention when they’re speaking.  Look at them in the eyes and show them that you’re paying attention.  Act like you are genuinely interested.  You don’t have to agree with everything they say, but you should be truly listening.  If the other person feels like you’re listening to them, they’ll be more likely to enjoy your company.
  • Develop your new friendship.  Now that you’ve made the initial steps toward friendship, you must continue to work at it.  Just because you’ve talked to someone at work once in a week, doesn’t make you instant friends.  Take time each day to say hi and ask how they’re doing.  This way, your new friend won’t forget you and you’ll become good friends.  Remember that it’s very possible your new friend is shy and insecure as well, so don’t be alarmed if they seem awkward right at first.

When making new friends, it’s important to remember two things: (1) have fun with your new friends, but don’t forget your old friends; (2) not everyone you meet will be a true friend.  Some people will be and some people will turn out to be back-biting or rude.  This is another reason why it’s so important to remember your old friends. They’ll be there for you even when other friends aren’t.

For fun or money, how to get a job that gives you both

Every teen wants a bit of spending money all for themselves.  But let’s be honest- do you really want to have to ask mom and dad for twenty bucks every time you want to go out with your friends?  No?  I didn’t think so.  Maybe you’re lucky enough to have parents that give you a weekly allowance for helping around the house.  Maybe you’re even luckier and your weekly allowance is enough that you don’t need to get a part time job.  But if you’re one of those who has to work for a bit of spending money, the last thing you want is job that you hate going to.  But you also don’t want a job that pays next to nothing.  But when you’re a teenager and don’t have tons of marketable skills, getting a job that pays better than minimum wage but it also lots of fun can be tough.  But don’t despair!  It’s totally possible to find a job that can be a good time and pay you well.  Here are some ideas and suggestions.

Before we get started, you have to decide which is more important to you: fun or money.  In a perfect world, you’d be able to find that dream job that paid a teenager 15 dollars an hour and had a flexible schedule and benevolent boss.  But in the real world, you may have to be flexible on one or the other.  Maybe you’ll find a great job that pays well, but not a ton, or a great paying job that isn’t your most favorite thing to do, but you like it well enough.  So before you go looking for that perfect job, decide how much you’re willing to be flexible with your time, money, and enjoyment.

Once you’ve decided what you’re willing to give and take when looking for a job, here are some suggestions for jobs that can be fun and pay well.

  1. Land care positions. If you like being outside, working outside might be the perfect option for you.  It can be fun and can pay well (and you might even get a nice tan!)  A job for a lawn care business, landscaping, or grounds position (ex. outdoor maintenance at a golf course) is a great summer job that almost always pays higher than minimum wage.  You meet interesting people, learn new skills and have a great time being in beautiful summer weather.
  2. Call centers.  Call centers can be of many different genre, including customer service centers; outbound calling, inbound calling or even cold calling.  Working at a call center isn’t the most glamorous job, but it often pays several dollars higher than minimum wage.  Call centers often have several different shifts available, giving you the opportunity to work around your school schedule.  If you like talking to people, this could be a fun and well paying job for you!
  3. Restaurant server. Working as a server in a restaurant can be fun and can pay well.  A server gets paid two ways: first, from the restaurant and second, from tips.  If you’re a charming, friendly person and like working with people, a job in a restaurant might be the job for you.  And if you’re working at a mid-range restaurant like the Olive Garden or Red Robin, you’ll probably make far above minimum wage.

Clothing stores. This job may not pay as well as call centers or serving jobs, but if you’re into clothes and like working with people, the benefits may outweigh the hourly wage.  Plus, you usually get a great discount on the merchandise your store sells, which might even make up for the fact that you’re not making $10 an hour.