'Make teens feel part of something, let us work'
It’s no surprise teenagers end up the way we do. If we were allowed to work part-time a huge percentage of us would be less frustrated, become more responsible and independent.
Currently we have no mental stimulation and are negative and rebellious. We can’t continue to have our parents pay for stupid luxuries to keep us occupied. We cannot go to some concerts like Sandance, due to age restrictions - although it is young adults that is the actual audience for this generation’s music. So give us a place where we can fit in and something we can be a part of.
We are living here and we want to want to work - in coffee shops, restaurants, corporates. Anywhere else in the world most of the waiting staff in coffee shops and restaurants include young adults, 15. If ever we have to leave this country to pursue a part-time or permanent career after our studies, we are up against other youths with work experience (which we don’t have).
We have nothing to show but Xbox, Playstation, Couch Potato Syndrome, House parties and do stupid things to keep ourselves entertained - WHY? Because we weren’t allowed. Remember without expat families and the money they generate for this country, this place would not be where it is today.