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DD's first paycheck!

April 24th, 2011 at 02:35 pm

My daughter is 15. She has talked about getting a job but has found that virtually nobody will hire her until she turns 16. She has talked about babysitting but hasn't really made any major effort to find jobs.

Last week, the religious school director at our synagogue asked her if she could fill in on Sunday for the aide who would be out that day. She did that and the other night, I picked up her first real paycheck. It was for $28 ($7/hr. x 4 hours). Not a lot of money but pretty significant to a 15 year old who gets $10/week allowance.

Even better, they asked if there is an opening in September, if she would like that job regularly. She definitely would, so there is a good chance that from September until May, she will have a regular position there for 4 hours each Sunday.

She's excited, as are we. I hope it works out and they are able to offer it to her. If she gets it, I guess it will be time to open her Roth and I'll help her fund it to match her earnings.

3 Responses to “DD's first paycheck!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats to your DD!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    That's awesome! My youngest will be 16 in June and is just dying to get a job. Congrats to your DD Smile

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    How Exciting for her!

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