Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

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Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby sparks » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:23 pm

dd & friends have been discussing abt taking up temp jobs after o levels this year. Does anyone has suggestions on the type of jobs for 16-yr olds? The typical jobs are waitressing, event promoters/helpers, cashiers, data entry clerks. Are there any other more interesting ones (as in enriching or fun learning experience)? Are working at the theme parks like WWW or universal studios or zoo advisable? Appreciate any feedback on the pros & cons.

Or, just simply share your dd/ds' experience here? TIA!

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby Lilian2012 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:30 pm

How to find a part-time job for a secondary student?

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby zbear » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:28 pm

But its only 2 months before JC term starts for those who plan to go to JC. I am not sure about Poly.

Isnt that very short to hold a temp job?

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby sparks » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:37 am

Year end is the peak season for many industries, esp retail & F&B. I have seen temp jobs advertised in ST classifieds sometimes for a couple of days for exhibitions too.

Giving tuition...hm... think she'll want to get away from books for a while after o's. :lol: Think her holiday job experience is more for life experience than anything else but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby 12mum » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:30 pm

I guess most students will go for sales job in h&m, uniqlo etc or waitress jobs in kio, Starbucks, hotels, restaurants. I don't mind h&m cos can get staff discounts :smile: .

Dd has lots of things to do after o level like sleep and sleep and sleep :snooze: :wink: . Go out with friends and her little brother + get involved with a charity. So her temp job has to be of flexible hours and not cause inconvenience to company should she resign.

I won't recommend tuition cos it is a waste of time for the parents and child who have to look for a new tutor again 2 months later.

I must say working at uss, zoo etc could be quite interesting.

My nephew used to help to set up the music equipments for concerts and events. Got the job thru friends.

Ushers in theatres also not bad....can see "STARS" :wink: and watch free performances.

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby sparks » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Yeah, dd now thinks she may not have much time to do holiday jobs now, cos she's got to catch up on her manga, running man, korean dramas & go kinokuniya ...

Think the best is to sign her up @ sgcares to do some ad hoc volunteering work.

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby Blinkish » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:19 pm

can try internsg.com

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby SuperTutors » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:04 pm

My kids originally wanted to take holiday jobs. Then they decided on volunteer roles instead. I was happy to support that change, as they learnt a lot about how to care for those who have different backgrounds.

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby masteryourmath » Fri May 19, 2017 8:54 pm

I will actually recommend let your child do those "menial" jobs like warehouse, F&B etc. Looking back, I feel that those jobs really humbled me and made me value my education a lot more, because I know how tough those jobs were. In addition, when your child grows up into a successful individual, he/she will still treat the service staff with respect.

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Re: Good holiday jobs for 16-yr olds

Postby ammonite » Sat May 20, 2017 8:27 am

I agree! I did an office job for two months as a student and was DETERMINED to avoid such jobs at all costs in future! Omg, mind numbing robotic, dead in the middle of nowhere. My jobs after graduating have always been much more my cup of tea and where people are actually energetic and interesting. Phew!

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