Did Your Teenager Work This Summer?

The Business section of Sunday’s Dallas Morning News included a story about teens’ summer jobs, and one detail caught my eye: Teens whose parents are wealthy were more likely to get a job than those whose parents had less income.

Forty-six percent of white male teens whose parents earned between $100,000 and $149,000 held a job this summer, compared with just 9.1 percent of black male teens whose family income was below $20,000, and 15.2 percent for Hispanic teen males with that same low family income.

So, Park Cities people, did your teenagers earn their own scratch this summer? If so, where?

3 thoughts on “Did Your Teenager Work This Summer?

  • September 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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    Yes! My son, Connor Cook and his friend David Uhr have their own business called Ultimate Media Tech in which they digitize slides, negatives and VHS movies. They’ve both gone to college so their little sisters are taking over the business. (they want clients!) Connor also worked for my husband in his real estate development company doing site inspection reports for his clients. He loved working.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm
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    Watering plants, selling lemonade and walking neighbors dogs. Most of the kids on my block are not waiting to become teenagers before they join the work force. It could be the strong work ethic exhibited by their moms and dads or maybe they just don’t get everything that they ask for. Bully for me.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm
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    My son has been a busser at Banditos since December. He has learned a lot and enjoys earning some extra money. No better way to appreciate the cost of things than understanding how many hours you had to work to purchase something you want.

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