My first job offer!! :DD

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  1. Translucentbill
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    Well, earlier today/yesterday (2:52 am right now) i was actually offered a job by my best friend's cousin!
    I cant remember exactly where he works but its the next town over and he is pretty much tech support for the local collage's for any tech problems.
    I was actually suprised because he didnt even know i had any knowladge on computers up until today when i fixed my friend's computer, printer/scanner/copier, and set up the router. I'm only 15 so do you think this would be good for my first actual job? It would also give me experience and a reference later on in life if im trying to get another job!


    What do you guys think?
     


  2. littlestevie

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    schools are really good for experience, they are highly looked upon for future jobs in IT (well at least they are here in au im not too sure about the us)
     
  3. Translucentbill
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    Yeah, my sister's ex-boyfriend actually took enough computer classes during highschool that his senior year he was actually getting paid to work for the school and fix the computers, set up the internet and printers on computers, he helped set up the entire networking throughout the school. I am actually trying to walk in his footsteps and do the same. :]
     
  4. DeMoN

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    Eh? Don't you have to be 16 to work in the U.S.?
     
  5. Translucentbill
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    In most cases yes, but my school district allows underage working if the student is only working 4 hours or less monday-thursday during scheduled class days. I can work as long as my employer allows on friday-sunday.
     
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    i wanna be like you when i grow up.
     
  7. Translucentbill
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    lol?
     
  8. fischju

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    Working with computers may be great, but most of your time will be spent dealing with extremely inept people.
     
  9. Translucentbill
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    Yeah, which may not end up good because of my lack of patience =P
    Although all downtime may be spent for personal use in the office! [​IMG]
     
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    That's always a postiive when working with computers

    Wish someone would offer me a job like that, I'm 15
    and I pretty much manage all 5 computers at my house

    And 3 DS + flashcarts =D

    You don't mention how much you getting paid?
     
  11. Translucentbill
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    its anywhere between minimum wage and $9 an hour.

    Yeah, we've got about 5 computers at my house too =|
    Which i have to manage 4 of [​IMG]
    2 vista laptops, a horribly crappy dell from like 2001, and my favorite... My dell XPS [​IMG]

    Also, with any downtime i have AIM and my Cyclo Evo to keep my occupied [​IMG]
     
  12. wchill

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    I get to manage every piece of electronic equipment that is in my house. Oh hmm I don't know, maybe four computers with one that got its hard drive ripped out of. And my DS. And my Wii. And my Internet connection. And my router. And *insert gibberish here*
     
  13. silent sniper

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    you got OFFERED a job?


    dammit >.< i'm basically having to whore my resumes and interviews out to employers >.>
     
  14. Translucentbill
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    Man, if only you lived up here! There are tons of jobs around here [​IMG]

    We actually just had two walmarts open on BOTH sides of our town [​IMG].

    So much business has died [​IMG]

    Damn Walmart [​IMG]
     
  15. CorruptJon

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    Hey, it's good for you, cheaper prices on stuff! [​IMG]
     
  16. Translucentbill
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    Well, that is true =P
     
  17. beautifulbeast

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    Congrats! This is one of the reasons being into computers is so great, there's always plenty of work!
     
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    Not if your getting paid under the table. [​IMG]
     
  19. CockroachMan

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    I started working on tech support when I was 14 [​IMG]

    It's not a bad job, you get to learn a lot of stuff [​IMG]

    When you just want a job and don't care about what it may be.. it's real easy to get one..

    Now, if you have something more specific in mind, things get a lot harder.. I had both experiences already, spent 6 months sending resumes till I could find something [​IMG]]

    edit: Why the auto-merge never works with me?
     
  20. deufeufeu

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    for working under the table ? [​IMG]