Advice on bringing up teenagers

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So they made you get off of your dead ass and get a job so you could pay for your own books to smoke. Or whatever it is that kids do with books — I’m not much on reading. For almost 15 years, I worked in a business that hired mostly high school kids because it was a bullshit job where the workers’ output far exceeded their pay scale, and right-minded adults knew to stay away. When we needed to fill a position at my old job, one of our greatest joys was rooting through the applications and finding the most ridiculous, exaggerated job titles from their previous employment. We’ve all done it — we’ve doctored up our last position to make it sound more important and impressive than it really was. But bring in a teenager whose only job has been changing oil at the local auto dealership, and there’s virtually nothing to work with. I’ve seen “oil technician” used more than I’d like to admit.

Actually, no, it brings me great joy to admit it: I’ve seen it about 50 times on peoples’ work histories. But John, that kind of fits, because mechanics are also called ‘techs,’ and the guy changed oil. What I found over the years is that the younger the applicant, the more retarded their titles would become. I’m not joking at all when I tell you that I’ve seen “Dishes Technician” to describe the highly technical task of washing dishes. But John, if he’s washing-” No. There is nothing wrong with washing dishes for a living — it’s a paycheck.