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By done - / Wednesday 9 August 2017 19:30 / United States - Mercer Island
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By  GhostFox  |  33

Ah. I once did four hours of applications, three phone interviews, and finally got to an orientation/final interview.... and they said I was too young to work there. My age was all over the paperwork, so it was just plain failure on the company's part.

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By  RichardPencil  |  22

They were just being polite. One of your other 39 answers turned them off and they didn’t want to hurt your feelings. It’s the business equivalent of “it’s not you, it’s me.”

By  GhostFox  |  33

Ah. I once did four hours of applications, three phone interviews, and finally got to an orientation/final interview.... and they said I was too young to work there. My age was all over the paperwork, so it was just plain failure on the company's part.

By  HappyItalian  |  38

That does suck and I've totally been there but if you're kinda young (like maybe 14 or 15?) you should at least be aware beforehand of which places you have to be 16+ to work at (which is usually the minimum standard age) and which places hire 14/15+. Usually retail stores and restaurants start at 16 yrs, while fast food places tend to hire younger. Though if you're already 16, there are occasionally places that hire 18+ and usually you can tell which ones because the job either requires you to serve/sell alcohol, sell adult items, or sell undergarments (the only odd exceptions I've encountered were The Gap and The Children's Place that required 18+ which was weird..). OP not saying you're actually 14/15 or 16/17, but try to do a little bit of research beforehand if that's possible for you so you don't run into that again. Good luck!!

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