First of all, any job is a good job. Many child care providers or "baby sitters" as you call them, get paid good money. It shows your age that you are not mature enough understand any paying job which is legal is an honorable job. Mowing lawns is also a very good way to earn good money. I paid my lawncare provider $35 a month for mowiing twice a month, and this man who did this had many clients who needed differant amounts of lawn and yard care. He is a hardworking enterprising man and I am sure he would not appricaite a kid calling his job "stupid".
You are not going to get far in life if you continue with the attitude you have about honest and good paying work for those who are willing to put in the effort and dedication to build up a cilent base. Employors want workers who are not afraid or think they are too good to do hard work and get their hands dirty. They do not want a kid who will snivil about they type of work he is asked to do.
You certianly don't expect to start at the top of a field at fourteen do you? I should hope not. Those who are as young, uneducated, unskilled as you start at the very bottom. Even those coming right out of graduate school, which is higher education, start at the bottom of their fields and then work hard to get promotions and slowly work their way up. They know they will need to work hard, be willing to get their hands dirty if need be in order to move ahead in life.
You have an attitude problem and prospective employers are going to pick up on it. You also seem to have a chip on your shoulder and empoyers will notice this too. They do not want to waste their valuable time on employees who have attitude problems and chips on their shoulders. Nobody owes you a thing, not even your parents aftter you turn eighteen. Then you will be expected to make your own way in this world the same as any other individual. This is what men and women do every single blessed day.
However, adults do not get to spend their money any way they wish. What money you earn right now at fourteen is money you can spend as you wish. Unless you are honorable and help out your family. As a good son should. Anyway, while you are this age you have few responsibilities, unless you are silly enough to lealve home this young. If you did that you really would be silly. Unless you are being abused, then you should get the support of social services and take advantage of the programs available to help you. There are all types of programs, like life skills and independant transitional living, and college grants to help you gain a college education. In the meanwhile if you do have a good family, which it sounds like you do because I can tell by the attitude problem, stay home and be a kid. There will be time enough when you are eighteen that all your money will need to go towards rent, utilities, telaphone, cable, internet service, food, clothing, etc. (If you can afford TV, internet, and phone that is most young adults can't.)
So, you want a job in New York for a fourteen year old. Well, there is the Fast Food chains. Maybe dish washing at a local resteraunt, or cleaning up at a local groucery store, or working at the docks. These are all hard jobs, but there really are not that many who hire fourteen year olds, especially those who have an attitude problem.
I really don't know what you expect. All jobs are hard work, that is why they are called "Work" and not "Play" or "fun". 95?f Americans work in hard jobs. It doesn't matter if it is a office job (which you will not get without an education anyway) or an outside job. If you don't expect work to be hard, you are in for a very rude awakening.
It doesn't matter if you can get your "work permitt" at age fourteen. There are not many places, even in New York City, which hires that young. Plus, you have to get pass this attitude problem first, or you will never get hired. Or if you do you will not last long, because soon you will tire of the hard and demanding work, call it stupid and walk off, or get fired for having a fresh mouth.
Listen, I am not trying to be mean here. I really am trying to help you. Anybody reading your question will view it much the same as I did. A young kid who thinks he knows everything about everything, disdains good honest work, and has a smart mouth. This is not going to endear you to prospective employors. I would not hire you.
Try to understand that there is not any "stupid" work when it comes to making ends meet, to feeding and supporting yourslf and/or a family. If you think childcare and mowing lawns is stupid work, then you are not going to get far. Grownups do this work and support entire families on their earnings!! All legal jobs which pays a wage is good and honest work, worthy of taking pride in.
I would gladly hire a young man who was not so arrogant to disdain honest work, who was willing to work hard and take pride in that work what ever it was. So, do yourself and your future a favor and pull back those shoulders, such in that gut, and do an honest days work for an honest days pay. Don't expect something for nothing, and get shut of that attitude before it shuts the door on your butt as you leave the office without a job.
Once you do those things, lower your expectations of the types of jobs uneducated, immature, half grown boys can get in this world,stop looking down on honest work, and get ready for some hard work, then you will be ready for the job force. If you did these things I would be more than happy to hire you on to my construction crew for grunt work while you learn the trade.
Answered By: Serenity - 5/8/2006