min. age for working in apple store

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    not really sure where this was supposed to go, but i figured this was the category that best suits it. anyway im 14 and i wanna get a summer job(or part time weekend job during school year) possibly working at an apple store. I've confirmed the fact that the state I live in's min working age is 14. My question is will the apple store hire me? I know a ton about comptuers. I built my own, know a little c++ and java, and just know a lot of general info about comptuers. Anyway do you think apple would even consider hiring me? If so where can i apply?

    Thanks a TON,
    Mike
     
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    Lets put it this way, if your asking what the minimum age is then you are most likely not old enough.
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    Heh, I concur. I doubt they'll hire anybody younger than 18, unless they know the manager personally.
     
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    LeeTom

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    I have a feeling that Apple would only hire people eighteen and over.

    Lee Tom
     
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    any other stores you can think of that would hire me(close stores: staples + radio shack ones farther away: compusa, circuit city)
     
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    rdowns

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    Sorry, I don't think so. No matter how much you know, people don't want to take advice from a 14 year old. Sucks because there's a good chance you're more knowledgable that some of the people who work there.

    At your age, you probably only have fast food as an option.
     
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    i got a book on a+ certification. i figure maybe i can get a part time job at compusa fixing computers or something. its worth a try.
     
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    applemacdude

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    Meh the minimum age is 18 and its pretty hard to get to be an employee at Apple, and at 14 youre pretty young...
     
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    jxyama

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    having more knowledge is one thing... having the maturity to make good use of it quite another... (not meant in particular for the orig. poster here, needless to say...)
     
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    slipper

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    when i bought my iBook and iMac, i asked the sales guy how muchh commission he makes on a sale. he responded 'umm, uhh we dont really make a commission. ummm, uhhhhhh yeah. umm we need to make sales just so it looks good on our record.' lol, i know thats not true but i just want to confirm it here.
     
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    janey

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    its 18.
    discovered that twice at two different apple stores.
    blows, doesn't it. i'm barely a year older than the original poster lol.
     
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    they know me somewhat at the local radio shack. they know im really smart(especially for my age). maybe i'll fill out a job application there *shrug*
     
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    ChrisFromCanada

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    Are you looking for money or for expirience? If you want money you would probably be lucky to get minimum wage as a stock boy at one of those places, but if you want expirience you will be better off trying to get a co-op through your High School if they offer it.
     
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    I know for a fact it's 18 and over.
     
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    applemacdude

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    Try to get in one of those programs at skool that let you be an intern for the summer, kinda late now but someting to watch out for next year, BTW what grade are you in?
     
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    i am going into my first year of high school as a freshman. I was thinking about doing something like: http://headsup.jhu.edu/ as the site says they offer internships, and hell it'd look good when I apply for college. Im hoping i can get a recomendation from my comp sci teacher(there are 2 levels of programing intro to c++ and ap c++) i know the basics of c++ already so maybe just maybe i can get in as a freshman. At least this gives stores something to look at.
     
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    homerjward

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    lol i start high school in 9 hours so i should go to bed...i too am 14 and looking for a job. so no computer stores'll hire you?
     
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    Sun Baked

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    It probably has a lot to do with State Laws, during the school year there is a big crimp put on certain age groups.
     
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    puckhead193

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    p

    that's probablly true, the one near me, the people are idiots.... i was in a store that sold macs (it was a major chain) and the apple specialist who is hired by apple to work there to sell there products and uses a mac goes "the marine aquarium is great" (i was holding it my hand) i replyed yea i know, i plan on using it as my wallpaper. he goes its a screen saver, i go i know, i downloaded backlight from freshlysqueezed.com... he goes never heard of it... he goes on the website and goes wow that's pretty cool, i should try that.... :p
     
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    SolidGun

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    Because a person isn't familiar with a particular software, that doesn't make him less competent.
    Some people just don't have time to explore every aspect of computing and may not be familiar.
     
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    janey

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    AP Computer Science now uses Java, y'know. No more C++ (thank the lord), so it'll be an easy exam and class that i'll be taking this coming school year imo. Can't wait for school to start ;). And usually stores dont care about your programming experience, they (would usually) care about your hands on experience and your people skills.
    and i second SolidGun's post, just because you don't know one app doesnt make you an idiot. I mean if you didnt know like what Photoshop or (name some big app) was, then maybe...but FreshlySqueezedSoftware isnt _big_ in the same sense that Adobe and Microsoft, even Panic, are.
    You ever look on versiontracker or macupdate? Thousands of apps. How are you supposed to know every one? lol.

    Contact every store you're interested in. Many of them won't because of age, but get Apple certified and make them change their minds unless they have a set policy like Apple does (damn them the moment i turn 18 im applying lol).
     
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    AliensAreFuzzy

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    Wow, I'm 16 and I would LOVE to work at the Apple Store. Now just another year and 3 months. Oh yeah. I have to wait for an Apple Store too.
    I really think that they should put and Apple Store in APPLEton.
     

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