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I'm Planning to Run a Raffle.

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    Kate
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    Seriously, everyone should work in food service, it builds character like nothing else. Ice cream scooping, burger flipping, table waiting, pizza making, whatever. And you *meet people your age outside of school, who you could perhaps connect with and become friends or more*. And you make honest money you can save for college. And gain experience you can put on a resume and then get better jobs.

    None of that is true of scams and sales schemes and gouging. All of that is just going to alienate you from other people and potentially get you in a lot of trouble.

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    Lucidity
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    My first job, besides delivering papers, was McDonald’s, at age 15. It was hard work! Customer service is no walk in the park. It taught me so many life skills, especially people skills, that have made me a better and more desirable employee in jobs I’ve held since then.

    I also met my first boyfriend there. He went to another school, so I never would have met him if I hadn’t gotten that job.

    #847911 Reply

    Hunter, those raffles are probably legal. They use the money collected for charity and apply for a license. You just want to pocket it. It’s different.

    If you get a real job, you’ll probably end up working with other kids your age, including girls.

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    Kate
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    I don’t think you need therapy either, Hunter, but I think you drastically need to stop, think, and google things on a regular basis. You posted three times this morning about the Macarena. If you’re wondering about the history of that song and its renewed popularity, GOOGLE IT. If you’re thinking of doing a raffle, google information about how raffles work and how to do them (and in the process you would find out that they’re illegal in your state).

    Asking for advice about girls and dating and other life advice is fine, but these forums aren’t for topics you can simply google the answer to.

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    LisforLeslie

    Agree that everyone should have to work in food service.

    I fully believe that everyone should serve at least one year of national service. I would love to see that program and have a bunch of folks working in hospitals, government cafeterias, or schools. I think it would go a long way to making people significantly more patient and understanding when they deal with customer service reps.

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    Bon Vivant
    Bon Vivant
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    Hunter, while you’re busy googling things as others have wisely advised, please also google “self awareness.”

    • This reply was modified 4 days, 11 hours ago by Bon Vivant Bon Vivant.
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    ron

    Google ‘grifter’ — you are seriously headed in that direction. You can’t behave in greedy/anti-social ways and then wonder why girls and people in general don’t like you. You behave badly.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    To @kate and @lucidity‘s points, my first real job was as a barista. I made friends there and I, too, dated someone I met there. I also learned a tremendous amount about customer service that has served me well in every job I’ve had since.

    #847927 Reply

    I worked at a diner for years during the summer and then during breaks in college. It was pretty fun. I made good money in tips and we all hung out and dated around. If I hadn’t had that job, I would’ve been sitting around bored as hell like you are. Find a job like that, Hunter. Even the dishwashers got tipped out, eventually moved up into serving, etc. Everyone wants to make a quick buck, but the way you’re trying to is taking advantage of people. There are a lot of dumb people in the world, but most of us can spot a scam a mile away.

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    Allornone

    Ah, dating around. My food service was limited to some barista work as part of working retail at a bookstore (they trained me for their cafe in addition to working the floor) for many years. Though I stayed too long (before I got my master’s I had been an English major, so, yeah, no jobs), the retail experience was hugely beneficial and like others, I believe a mandatory year in some kind of customer service for everyone would make the world a more patient and empathetic place. But yeah, dating- at the last book store I worked, there was, at one point, at least three couples working there together, plus a handful of random flings. Incidentally, the couples all met on the job, and are all still together years later (including me and my man).

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    Danielle Ryan

    I saw this post and literally said out loud, to no one, “Oh God it’s Hunter”

    Dude I know you’re young but your judgement is TERRIBLE

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