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SarasotaRepub
11-23-2011, 11:04 AM
Too funny! (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/santa-clarita-teenager-shoplifts.html) :D




A Santa Clarita teenager applying for a job at a hobby shop dropped off his resume then grabbed a $129 Airsoft gun and strolled out the door, police said Tuesday.

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he's underage, explained his thinking this way:

“Honestly, I wasn't planning on stealing anything," he told KTLA-TV (http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-boy-submits-resume-steal-a-gun,0,7165703.story). "I was actually trying to get a job. And... what can I say? I'm a teenager, that's stupid.”

marv
11-23-2011, 11:47 AM
Ah, a future DUmmie........

Odysseus
11-23-2011, 11:48 AM
Too funny! (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/santa-clarita-teenager-shoplifts.html) :D

Loved this part:


Sgt. Darren Harris confirmed the teenager presented a resume to a store employee, but the worker told him applicants must be at least 18 years old.

“The subject said, ‘That sucks,’ and wandered around the store,” Harris said.

Way to plan for next year, when he could have worked there. Instead, he burned a bridge, embarassed himself and set himself up for future failure. He's got OWS written all over him. They should save him a spot at the nearest drum circle.

Tipsycatlover
11-23-2011, 11:58 AM
I had a young man apply for a job as a janitor. He made a good appearance, was polite and seemed trainable. I hired him on the spot.

He showed up for work neatly dressed in shirt, tie and jacket. I thought it was inappropriate for the job, but handed him a vacuum and pointed him towards the trash cans. He said "I decided that I'd be better working as front office".

Yeah, he went home right away.

Odysseus
11-23-2011, 12:56 PM
I had a young man apply for a job as a janitor. He made a good appearance, was polite and seemed trainable. I hired him on the spot.

He showed up for work neatly dressed in shirt, tie and jacket. I thought it was inappropriate for the job, but handed him a vacuum and pointed him towards the trash cans. He said "I decided that I'd be better working as front office".

Yeah, he went home right away.

ROFLOL!

When I was a young PFC, our Unit Administrator found out that I could type, so he and the First Sergeant had me report for a detail in my class A uniform. The NCOIC saw that I wasn't dressed to do track maintenance and sent me to work in the orderly room, where I made a big dent in the paperwork backlog. They ended up putting me in for OCS. . I'd never have decided that on my own, though. That's just asking for trouble.

Tipsycatlover
11-23-2011, 01:04 PM
The difference between the military and the private sector.

I have MANY painful incidents of trying to hire teens as a first minor job. One girl BEGGED for a chance, just a chance. Her mother called me and begged on her behalf. Just one small opportunity. She seemed so sincere that I told her we would have a try out.

She arrived, on time and immediately locked herself in the bathroom. She called her mom on her cell phone and stayed in that locked bathroom (preventing anyone else from using it) until her mother came to get her. It took FOUR HOURS for mom to show up. I asked what the point was? Why beg for a job? Naturally there was no answer.

Two days later, Mom and Dad showed up asking for their daughter's half day PAY!

Tipsycatlover
11-23-2011, 01:04 PM
I actually have never had a teen work out successfully.

NJCardFan
11-23-2011, 01:18 PM
Two days later, Mom and Dad showed up asking for their daughter's half day PAY!
I certainly hope you laughed in their faces and threw them out. Hell, I would have charged them for the water and toilet paper she might have used.

AmPat
11-23-2011, 02:47 PM
I certainly hope you laughed in their faces and threw them out. Hell, I would have charged them for the water and toilet paper she might have used.

And a bill for the rent.

Odysseus
11-23-2011, 02:49 PM
The difference between the military and the private sector.

I have MANY painful incidents of trying to hire teens as a first minor job. One girl BEGGED for a chance, just a chance. Her mother called me and begged on her behalf. Just one small opportunity. She seemed so sincere that I told her we would have a try out.

She arrived, on time and immediately locked herself in the bathroom. She called her mom on her cell phone and stayed in that locked bathroom (preventing anyone else from using it) until her mother came to get her. It took FOUR HOURS for mom to show up. I asked what the point was? Why beg for a job? Naturally there was no answer.

Two days later, Mom and Dad showed up asking for their daughter's half day PAY!
At least you knew where the problem started. I'm trying to imagine why she had to lock herself away from everyone else and then call for mommy. Did you pepper spray her or something?


I actually have never had a teen work out successfully.

We tend to have a higher success rate wtih teens, partly because our "finishing school" teaches self-reliance, discipline and attention to detail. I've met kids who I'd trust with my life (and have sometimes had to) over the course of my career. Next time that you need an entry-level hire, go over to the nearest reserve unit on a drill weekend and see if anyone is looking for a job.

Arroyo_Doble
11-23-2011, 03:17 PM
I actually have never had a teen work out successfully.

My first job was catching chickens at 14 (insert choke joke here).

I entered the Army at the age of 17. Which worked out well since they sold beer in the day room. Only time in my life I have seen a beer machine.

Apache
11-23-2011, 04:29 PM
I actually have never had a teen work out successfully.

In the 17 years that I have been in....."resource management", I 've had 3! Only 3! I hope the last one will show up next year :o


He was the only "self-starter" I met...:(

Rockntractor
11-23-2011, 04:40 PM
My first job was catching chickens at 14 (insert choke joke here).

I entered the Army at the age of 17. Which worked out well since they sold beer in the day room. Only time in my life I have seen a beer machine.

Okay, I'll bite. So rather than choke your chicken you choked everyone else's!:eek:

Silverhair
11-23-2011, 07:47 PM
I actually have never had a teen work out successfully.

My first job was at seven years old, ten cents per hour. A heavy rain had caused running water to push very young corn plants over. I worked after school, two hours a day, for a few days walking down the farmer's rows setting the seedlings upright. I was PROUD of those few dimes I made. They were MINE!

SarasotaRepub
11-23-2011, 10:43 PM
My first job was at seven years old, ten cents per hour. A heavy rain had caused running water to push very young corn plants over. I worked after school, two hours a day, for a few days walking down the farmer's rows setting the seedlings upright. I was PROUD of those few dimes I made. They were MINE!


You were another sad victum of BIG CORN!!!!:mad::mad::D

Silverhair
11-24-2011, 12:41 PM
We tend to have a higher success rate wtih teens, partly because our "finishing school" teaches self-reliance, discipline and attention to detail. I've met kids who I'd trust with my life (and have sometimes had to) over the course of my career. Next time that you need an entry-level hire, go over to the nearest reserve unit on a drill weekend and see if anyone is looking for a job.

Joining the Army at age 17 in 1964 was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I was trained in electronics, spent a tour in Nam, became an electroncis instructor at age 19 (Ft. Gordon), then was sent to Belgium, made SP5, and left at the end of my four year hitch. Gi bill sent me to college that I could never have afforded with out it. And I was four years more mature when I got to college. I had a confidence in who I was that I didn't have fresh out of high school.

CueSi
11-24-2011, 05:31 PM
Loved this part:


Sgt. Darren Harris confirmed the teenager presented a resume to a store employee, but the worker told him applicants must be at least 18 years old.

“The subject said, ‘That sucks,’ and wandered around the store,” Harris said.

Way to plan for next year, when he could have worked there. Instead, he burned a bridge, embarassed himself and set himself up for future failure. He's got OWS written all over him. They should save him a spot at the nearest drum circle.

This. :p

That's how I ended up at the bookstore after I stopped dancing. I'd go in there ANYHOW for shoes, clothes and stuff, and got to talking to people and I had someplace to go. :p

~QC