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Summer is just around the corner and with it the long summer vacation. With so much free time on their hands, this is the perfect time for your teenage son or daughter to learn something about responsibilities and financial independence.

Encouraging them to take a part-time job is one of the best things you can do to help them learn the value of money and prepare for adult life. There are plenty of summer jobs teenagers can get, each of them being able to teach them a thing or two about the future. Below is a list of 4 easy options they can try. 


Probably one of the most popular part-time jobs, especially for teenage girls, babysitting is a great way for them to learn how to communicate with a child and make some money in the process. I’m sure there are plenty of families in the neighborhood that need someone to watch out for their kids at some point.

Usually, the hours are pretty flexible and people charge for an hourly rate. Parents usually pay in cash every day, but this is up to them and the babysitter to discuss. All your kids need to do is ask around if someone needs a babysitter and they’ll find a job in no time.


Retail sales worker

Retail businesses always hire during the summer, especially when the sales season starts, so you may want to talk to your teenager fast. Most of the time, retail workers make sure the store is clean and all items are in place, assist customers when shopping and prepare their products to be taken home. They also need to make sure the storage room is organized and secure boxes with sikkerhetstape when needed.

Besides good paychecks, retail companies also give great employee discounts, so it may motivate your teen to work at a store they also like.


Grocery store attendant

Grocery stores are always looking for new employees, especially teenagers that can work as baggers or cashiers. Sure, it may not be the fanciest job in the world, but it does make for some good extra income. They can work part-time or even full time during the summer if they want to.

Most of the time, they will bag people’s groceries, help carry them to the car for some extra cash, make sure products are correctly priced, or handle the merking av fisk. It can also be a good job during school year as most owners allow teenagers to work after school or during weekends.


Waiting tables

Teens can find summer jobs at various coffee shops, restaurants, or pubs. Usually, these places have no problem hiring people who don’t have any experience, as it is the type of job where you learn on the go. Besides waiting tables, they will probably be asked to help around the place wither by unloading and registering supply shipments or organizing boxes in the storage room and securing them with forseglingstape.

The great advantage of this job is that waiters make a lot of money form tips. If they learn how to treat customers, they can easily double their income. Plus, customers usually appreciate teenagers doing something else than just hanging around in the park so they tip very well.

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