Why do companies want those with experience?

Why is it that a lot of companies want those with experience when a 14 year old could probably do the job as long as the directions are clear. I'm in college, yet i can't find a job its kind of pointless to ask for exp when all companies have to do is train the individual which, in my case will probably take an hour or two. A relative of mine is a Payroll Manager and he said his job is very easy, even i could do it. How can anyone (someone who never had a job) get a job if all jobs ask for experience???

Asked By: - 7/15/2011
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Experience is a huge factor, especially depending upon the job. The last thing I want is you sitting next to me at work and asking questions for 2 years straight because you don't know anything, an experienced person I can have there, give them little direction, and they are off and running without bothering me from... More
Answered By: SDeck - 7/15/2011
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That's a two part answer... More
Answered By: MVD34 - 7/15/2011
Why not consider picking up dog droppings as a part of your own business? You can earn upwards of $20 an hour, and all you need are a few tools a bicycle, and perhaps a bicycle trailer. ♂♀
Answered By: George MᶜCasland - 7/16/2011
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