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I am currently 17 and in an adult school for multiple reasons. My parents currently have money issues and id really like to start taking care of myself or help pay for food when I can. But the thing is, I live in a small town that doesn't really have any jobs. The only ones that there are, are always taken and full. I don't have a driving permit yet but i'm doing it now. And I feel really guilty about it, feels really useless. I am also expecting to leave for college in next september, and I will need to find a job for sure but I am speaking of right now. Any suggestions or opinions on this situation ?
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perhaps offering tuition, especially with subjects you are currently studying, as it will not distract you from main priorities being your studies and will be able to finance your needs.
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Waiter, catering assistant, porter
Supermarkets restaurants
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A lot of retailers will start taking on for Christmas soon... even if it doesn't lead to a permanent job there you'll have some experience to put on your CV
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Waiter, catering assistant, porter
Supermarkets restaurants
I probably didn't mention it properly but, that's my problem, there are no available jobs in my town and I can't get any outside because I have no way of going there on my own.
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You can try going around all the cafes and giving them your CV. Just asking for a job can genuinely work in some small places.
Someone has already mentioned this but everywhere takes on more staff before Christmas. Apply for everywhere again this month (all the shops, supermarkets etc.)
Tutoring younger students is also a good idea, but generally works better in summer (just before exams). It’s worth a try though.
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(Original post by Dazkojin)
I am currently 17 and in an adult school for multiple reasons. My parents currently have money issues and id really like to start taking care of myself or help pay for food when I can. But the thing is, I live in a small town that doesn't really have any jobs. The only ones that there are, are always taken and full. I don't have a driving permit yet but i'm doing it now. And I feel really guilty about it, feels really useless. I am also expecting to leave for college in next september, and I will need to find a job for sure but I am speaking of right now. Any suggestions or opinions on this situation ?
Try all shops, supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, fast food places, tourist attractions, leisure centres etc etc in your area.
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I probably didn't mention it properly but, that's my problem, there are no available jobs in my town and I can't get any outside because I have no way of going there on my own.
Try everything in your area, indeed Is a good website.
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If you're proper good at whatever subjects you're doing you could see about doing GCSE tutoring. Your parents probably know at least one helicopter parent with a struggling child out there somewhere they can hook you up with.

Other than that, the places that don't have any jobs going right now may well have some at a later date: It's coming up to the sort of time where any uni students that have been working retail over the summer will be sodding off. In smaller independent shops/cafes, physically going in and asking if they've got anything going isn't a **** idea.
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