My 18 y/o daughter just got her credit card, $1,000 limit with no connection to her parents. She is now working, part time as a host/greeter at a local restaurant. $14.25 an hour plus a share of the tips, usually about $40 a night. When she got her first paycheque her eyes were opened, she slowly nodded her head and said, “money…I like money, must get more”. We put her first pay stub on the fridge beside her childhood artwork. She has zero expenses, so she’s banking it all. So, that’s one young person working.
A few days ago I was walking on College Street with the family, and as we passed a restaurant, my step-daughter, who will be 13 this year, took note of a sign in the window: "This place is hiring people", she said, to which I replied, "Do you want a job??", to which she responded with a grimace, snort, and eye roll towards me.