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im the type of worker who doesn’t socialize and just gets the job done. I dont dilly dally ever and when im finished, i try to look for something else to do. im a little pissed that most teenagers my age have the opposite work ethic as me and are still getting paid more.

is there a job out there that hires people based on their work ethic like mine? i heard managers are usually good workers. is this true?

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[quote]B.b. in stress! wrote:
im the type of worker who doesn’t socialize and just gets the job done. I dont dilly dally ever and when im finished, i try to look for something else to do. im a little pissed that most teenagers my age have the opposite work ethic as me and are still getting paid more.

is there a job out there that hires people based on their work ethic like mine? i heard managers are usually good workers. is this true?[/quote]

Ummm… just get a job at taco bell. Seriously, I had the night shift. You need some SERIOUS dedication for that shit…

Worked midnight to 6 in the morning for a whole summer. Got payed bout 70 bucks a day, so it was well worth it (at least to me ^_^)

When you say you dont socialize, does that mean you dont screw around with other people on the job, or you dont have social skills?

[quote]B.b. in stress! wrote:
im the type of worker who doesn’t socialize and just gets the job done. I dont dilly dally ever and when im finished, i try to look for something else to do. im a little pissed that most teenagers my age have the opposite work ethic as me and are still getting paid more.

is there a job out there that hires people based on their work ethic like mine? i heard managers are usually good workers. is this true?[/quote]
Managers are not usually good workers by any greater measure than other workers. They manage.
If you have this work ethic, you’ll be fine in any job you choose. You may want to not avoid socializing. It carries weight.

[quote]B.b. in stress! wrote:
im the type of worker who doesn’t socialize and just gets the job done. I dont dilly dally ever and when im finished, i try to look for something else to do. im a little pissed that most teenagers my age have the opposite work ethic as me and are still getting paid more.

is there a job out there that hires people based on their work ethic like mine? i heard managers are usually good workers. is this true?[/quote]

Not socializing and getting the job done doesn’t necessarily have to mean a physical labor and/or low paying job. If you have a brain and are willing to use it, you can do much more than most people will suggest.

I own a business in the financial services industry. This industry is filled with people like yourself. Of course there are the corporate suckups also. But in this business, the ones who make the most money are not the corporate suckups, but the most indepentdant thinking, hardest working and most entrapanurial.
My point is not to get into financial services, neccesarily, but to open your mind to new possibilites.
Remember, the “cool” jobs in your teens and early twenties (i.e. construction type “manly” jobs) are often looked upon later as “loser” jobs. I’m not tryin to disrespect what anyone does, but try to get into something you can do for the rest of your life and be proud of for the rest of your life.

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[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
B.b. in stress! wrote:
im the type of worker who doesn’t socialize and just gets the job done. I dont dilly dally ever and when im finished, i try to look for something else to do. im a little pissed that most teenagers my age have the opposite work ethic as me and are still getting paid more.

is there a job out there that hires people based on their work ethic like mine? i heard managers are usually good workers. is this true?

Managers are not usually good workers by any greater measure than other workers. They manage.
If you have this work ethic, you’ll be fine in any job you choose. You may want to not avoid socializing. It carries weight.
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In many cases the socialising seems to carry more weight that the work you actually do.

I’ve worked with a few guys who worked their asses off, and did the work of two people, yet without the social skills they were overlooked not held in high regard by the management, or all the other lazy buggers that looked bad in comparison.

If you are lucky, you will get a boss who respects and appreciates your hard work.

Pick a job that will benefit you long term. It helps if you enjoy the work as well.

get a job in a strong/growing industry with a strong/growing company, if possible… build connections for the future, son.

go work for one of the major telecommunication companies in a call centre, or something. t-mobile, cingular, etc… high stress job, but it’s a good job for a young guy and you get your foot in the door with a good company in an exciting industry for when you finish school.

or you can do the taco bell thing.

I have lots of stalls that need mucking everyday.

Funny thing is, starting when I was 14, I worked for a vet all through high school shoveling shit. Now that I am retired, I am doing the same thing but not even getting the $.75 per hour that I got back then. There is something definitely wrong with that picture.

You told us nothing about yourself…

Age, work experience, interests, transportaion are all important. If you really wanna work join the military.

I would recommend taking some Business courses and starting your own Business.

im only 17, want to work with money (finances, accounting, economist, etc.) and, actually dont know if u guys think i am, have a good work ethic. im very good with math.

That’s great! My boyfriend is in the same industry, and I can tell you a few things:

  1. Having connections is what matters. If you work for free (intern) at a firm now, not only will you get a better idea of what you specifically want to do (ex, financial managers for geriatrics, etc), but you can ask to co-op for a year when your in college and get a job the next year out. In other words, the longer your time in the industry, the better your resume, the better the chance you’ll work at that company.

  2. If you have a vague idea, try it. I had vague ideas. Pursued them every time. Thought I might want to do research. Worked in a lab for a year. Learned I don’t want to do research. Looks good on my resume anyway. But it also helped me to refine what I liked about that area and what I didn’t. If you start now, you’ll have a crystal-clear idea once you get to college, and you’ll get internships that will ultimately lead to a job.

  3. Talk, talk, talk. People love to talk about themselves. Everyone is willing to have a “job shadow” do free work. Offer to work for a stipend. Offer to work for free. Offer to work if they pay expenses (travel, etc). There are plenty of opportunities for scholarship stipends for summer internships. Look up fastweb, etc.

All I can recommend is that if you keep asking, you’ll find a job doing whatever you want to, even at your age. Don’t think you have to do Taco Bell. Just show your interest, and someone will allow you to work at a firm.

It is somewhat silly to enter a field you haven’t tried, so try everything you’re interested in and you’ll learn quickly what you want to do.

[quote]B.b. in stress! wrote:
im only 17, want to work with money (finances, accounting, economist, etc.) and, actually dont know if u guys think i am, have a good work ethic. im very good with math.[/quote]

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