Finding Quality Paper Route Jobs For 14 Year Olds

Finding Quality Paper Route Jobs For 14 Year Olds

When I was a kid having a paper route was a precursor to getting your first real job. My paper route started at age 13 and continued until I got my first part-time job at 16. My paper route money paid for my first car, which say unused in the driveway until I got my license. Good times, and a good job for a young kid just starting out.

Here’s a guide to finding quality paper route jobs for 14 year olds.

1. Contact Your Local Paper

Finding Quality Paper Route Jobs For 14 Year OldsMany regional papers now contract their paper delivery routes out to small businesses or older individuals who deliver the papers to their customers. Contact your paper to find out how they deliver their papers and who to get in touch with to find a paper route job for your teenager.

2. Talk To Your Teenager

In my case, I couldn’t wait to get my first paper route. The summer after my 8th grade year I spent early mornings bundling and throwing papers to the neighbors, napped all afternoon, then ran wild at night on my bicycle, fishing and carrying on until it was time for bed.

You may be looking for a paper route job for your 14 year old as a character building exercise, a way for him or her to make money, or even as punishment. Whatever the reason, you have to talk to them ahead of time and get them ready for their new job. Now’s the time to make sure they have decent clothes for the job interview, too, and to make sure their bike is in good working order.

3. Talk to the Paper Delivery Guy & Set Up an Interview

It’s unlikely that your kid will interview for the paper delivery job at the newspaper office. You’ll have to talk to the person in charge of paper delivery and set up an interview. Make sure you know what your kid is expected to wear for the interview and what time they need to show up.

4. Prepare Your Kid for the Interview

Talk to you son or daughter about the responsibilities that come with a paper route job. Make sure they know what to do if they’re sick or can’t make it to their route, and what they’ll be doing with the money they earn.

Finding a paper route for 14 year olds isn’t as hard as it used to be. Now that most papers are delivered by a private contractor, all you have to do is contact that person and set up an interview.

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