I dont understand what is with the whole father figure insisting on the teenager on getting a job. To be honest. You dont make any real money. They work you to death. So these part-time jobs are essentially worthless jobs; and anyone who claims that you learn skills. Thats definately not true. It might fine tune your skills. But they dont teach anything. I worked "part-time" at a computer store. Big name. like a 1000 stores in North America. They called me part-time. Though I worked 45+ hours a week. They wouldnt call me full time. Thats a raise in $. I got minimum wage. When i went to the job. I just went to work, no training or anything. I just did my job. I knew how to manipulate people. Exactly what they wanted me to do basically. I was one of the best salesman. There was also another part of the job. Well the rule basically was. no women have to lift anything heavy. so the men are the ones who do the woman's work. and if you look at your average computer geek; they dont have muscles. So basically these men are moving 200lb desks around on their own. While the woman stands by and watches. But what exactly do i get out of it? a small paycheck. which i still havent used any of. im not that much of a spender. So really there isnt a good reason to really get a job like this. Unless your goal in life is to be Chief MAster Manager of mcdonalds. or your a compulsive spender. Like my sister. She works at your average superstore. She makes no money. But she keeps working because she's always spending he money before she even gets it. She has like 15 purses and she brags about things like this.