Daymond John thinks it’s an excellent idea to have 14 and 15 year-olds working in restaurants in place of former employees, who choose to stay at home and collect unemployment.
He references how he was able to get a credit in school when he was around 13 or 14 by working at a company that allowed him to alternate work and school on a weekly basis.
He also stated that it is well known that he learned most of the ways to operate his current businesses from working at Red Lobster when he was younger.
He said Steve Jobs, Dell, and Bill Gates were all around 13 – 16 when computers started happening, and they didn’t have worries about a family or college, at that time, which enabled them to become experts in their industries.
Daymond makes some valid points about 14-15 year-olds being more connected than we were and them possibly being able to reverse-mentor management on how to use technology.
He feels like the skill sets of 14-15 year-olds may be getting undervalued by some people, but he said he’s received some bad service from 50-year-olds in some restaurants.
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Daymond John does make some very good points in support of his argument, and many fast food chains agree with him.
A McDonald’s in Oregon posted a sign, “Now Hiring 14 & 15 Year Olds.”
A Burger King in Ohio said, “Do You Have A 14 or 15 year old? Do They Need a Job?? We Will Hire Them!”
A Texas chicken chain has promoted teenagers to management positions making more than $50k a year.
Meanwhile, I’m still trying to get my 13-year-old to clean her room on a daily basis.
Do you think 14 – 15 year-olds would make good employees?