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Air or Army Cadets

On 6 Dec 2017 at 7:27am Nevill lady wrote:
Does anyone have kids that go to cadets? Is it good? I have a bored 12 year old that needs steering away from loitering/ messing arpund ast weekends and into something with purpose!
On 6 Dec 2017 at 7:55am Nevill lady wrote:
"Around at"
On 6 Dec 2017 at 9:10am Lewesian Lad of Yore wrote:
At 12 I had a 2 paper rounds, one in the morning before school delivering the daily newspapers, and one after school delivering the Evening Argus. At the weekend I had a milk round with a local dairy, and by the time I was 14, I gave up the milk round and had a weekend job in a local supermarket instead. Add homework in to that pile, plus a bit of socialising at youth clubs, I never had the time to be bored. All that without computers, tablets or iPhones.
On 6 Dec 2017 at 10:45am Nevill lady wrote:
Sounds good. Well done for doing that. I don't think there are a lot of jobs for 12 year olds around these days though.
On 6 Dec 2017 at 1:05pm Erp wrote:
Kids are just as entreprenerial but they prefer trading online and creating stuff.
Lots of kids jobs are done by adult volunteers nowadays.
On 6 Dec 2017 at 5:55pm Lewesian Lad of Yore wrote:
Sorry Neville Lady, I didn't mean to appear supercilious earlier, and yes you are probably right in that there aren't the opportunities for teenagers to have a little part-time job to earn a little money for themselves. Definitely tougher out there today in the jobs market. I took great satisfaction from earning enough to buy things for myself back in the late 60's, early 70's, and not pester my poor mother who was trying to raise 3 kids single handedly. Good luck with the Cadets though, I'm sure either or will help alleviate any boredom.

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