Tell us your story.
Summer is winding to a close, which means a new crop of teenagers will be getting final paychecks from their first summer jobs. This year, competition was fierce. In July, the youth unemployment rate was 14.3%, with 3.4 million 16-to-24-year olds unable to find work. The lucky ones often snagged positions in food service, retail and leisure industries.
At MONEY, we’re looking for the funniest, grossest, and most heartwarming stories about first work experiences. Tell us yours. What was your first job? What did you learn? What advice do you have for kids today?