Huh, when I worked at McDonalds, it was illegal for under-18's to do most back-end jobs, some grill jobs could be done by 16-18yo. Maybe the laws in your state are different.
But I agree that working a register at McDonalds isn't too bad for an introvert. You're given a script to use with the customers. You're discouraged from chatting and being too social with your coworkers. I'm a 99% introvert, and spent a lot of successful years at McDonalds and other similar type things and went to school at the same time. It could be exhausting, especially if it was very busy, but it was very good for my social skills.
But I did enjoy taking drive thru order the best. And I was really good at it. I got a ton of compliments about how clear my voice sounded through the intercom. Umm, okay, thanks, lol.
I live in a small town, so things are different here. At 14, my son cannot dip things into the fryers, but he can take them out and he cannot go into the walk in freezer. He has to wear a red hat until he's 16, when he'll get a black hat like everyone else.
My nephew and goddaughter who live about 50 miles south in a very busy suburb to a major city couldn't even think about getting jobs until they were 16, and then it was hard for them to find them.
My guy walked in, was shy and awkward on the interview, and was hired on the spot. We found out later that 100% of the times that someone is interviewed, they are always hired. Even at 14. It's different in small towns where there isn't much competition. There aren't that many people applying around here. He started out with only about 4 or 5 hours of work a week, but was soon bumped up to 20. I had to put my foot down and say that he can't work more than 10 hours a week during the school year, because he was running out of time to work on his school work.
Edited by Garga, 17 August 2017 - 09:57 PM.