Another August birthday!! :rahrah:
I'll tell you about a stupid thing that happened to me at your age so you might spare yourself some trouble...
After I finished high school, I decided I'd try and find a "real" job (as opposed to McDonalds which I'd done the summer previous) that I might be able to continue PT once I started college. I went to a local employment agency looking for an office job. I took all of their Word/Excel/Access tests and scored at the top of their scoring as I'd worked with these programs competitively in high school. So, she goes to her files and finds me the "perfect" job ... small business, flexible hours, needs a jack-of-all-trades to do misc office work, pays more than McDonalds... She'd done everything but tell me where to show up on Monday morning and then took a look at the application I'd filled out when I walked in the door and said, "You're only 17??"
Me - "Uh, yeah, I'll be 18 in about 8 weeks."
Her - "Sorry, I can't hire a 17-y-o."
She wasted my whole afternoon. I went a few days later and got a job at Jack in the Box. That manager hired me in about 10 minutes. :rolleyes: