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First job

March 16th, 2010 at 06:07 am

My oldest son finally has a job now. Yep, his very first job. They grow up so quick!

And what does he do for his first job? Being the Easter Bunny at the local mall! Hilarious!

According to him, the job is harder than it first sounds, which is just to sit in a chair for 2 to 4 hours, holding kids for pictures. For one thing, the costume is heavy and causes shoulder strain even after only a couple of hours. Also, he can't see very well, so he actually needs the parents' help to get the child seated in his lap properly. And of course, there are the occasional screaming children. It's also a little bit hard to breathe and they're constantly sweating in that thing. What's more, you can't talk, and he's a chatty person, so he found that difficult. And finally, an Easter Bunny got attacked and beaten up by some punks a few years ago, so they have to take security measures to stay safe.

The pay isn't great either, but it's still pretty good for a teenager's first paycheck. It's also seasonal, so the job will only last about a month.

Still, I think it's a great learning experience about the value of working for your money. It used to bother me that, like most teenagers I guess, he couldn't understand the why money is such a big deal. He looked at it as a reason why society is so misguided. But now that he's not being babied on certain expenses and now that he's had a taste of working, hopefully, he'll learn to appreciate the hard-earned dollar sooner rather than later.

8 Responses to “First job”

  1. yisave Says:

    I wish him luck! It will be a good experience for him.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, you've got to sneak your own photo of him in costume! Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a bit of an amusing first job. It sure is a great story to tell.

  4. Petunia Says:

    What a great learning experience for him! The picture of the cat is hilarious!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    That's great!

  6. boomeyers Says:

    That is wonderful that he wants to be responsible enough to get a job! How proud you must be bunny daddy!

  7. baselle Says:

    And the most valuable lesson comes when he gets his first paycheck. Hope you have the FICA talk ready. Big Grin

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope it's a hoppin' good experience. Smile

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