I need a job. What is better than working around Apple products all day and especially people? I love talking. I love socializing. It would be the perfect job for me... I filled out an application online back in July. I was contacted via email to go to a seminar in downtown Chicago at the Michigan Ave store. I thought for sure this will be the start of something good. It was about a 45 minute drive to the store, and i got there a little early so i messed around. When it was time, i was the first one to be at the meeting. I knew it wasn't going to be a 1 on 1, and rather a group thing. They took me up this elevator to this board room floor basically, and it was very nice. I met the 2 people doing the seminar, and i was first in so that was a good plus. They went in the back room, and people started coming. Basically i had to tell everyone what to do (grab all the papers, get a name tag, find a seat). For about an 1 hour and 1/2 we talked about the company. I learned quite a bit. There was someone sitting next to me who was a complete dbag blocking my whole view of the screen and the 2 interviewers talking. At the end, they made us get in groups and had 10 minutes to present something about Apple. I had probably the best group, (me and 2 others) and we did really good. Overall, i thought it went well. I'm still in high school (senior) and i asked if my age would be a problem, and they said of course not. I applied again online after not hearing anything from them for a week. They told us though we could hear back tomorrow or in 6 weeks even. I still applied. Fast forward to this week, i got a call for an interview, this time 1 on 1. I was excited. And that took place today. I got all ready, you know dress pants and a button down shirt and dress shoes. I was probably about 10 minutes early, and i met with the asst. manager at some bench outside the store. We talked about me, my passed work, a few apple questions etc. Long story short, i did extremely well. I asked some questions, and then towards the end, he told me well you're going to be perfect for apple, and this is probably one of the best interviews i have ever had with someone. We ended the interview, it only took about 20 minutes, but i was feeling great. He told me someone would get back to me within a week to start training, for another interview, or say they don't need me at this time. He said 6% of people who apply get hired, and then said again that i like you and you have an extremely good chance. I left the interview all excited. 15 minutes after i get home, i get a call. Said that i wasn't able to work there because i wasn't old enough yet, and if that wasn't the issue, they were already ready to hire me. Hell, the whole management office knew about me because the guy talked about how good i did. I was so depressed though. I've been trying with Apple for 2 months now and have put a lot of my time into it, and i'm still without a job. I didn't know you had to be 18 though to work at Apple. I called a different Apple Store, and they said you could be at least 16 to work there. So i was like wtf, and i called the store i had the interview at. I spoke to another manager (he knew like i just said because of how good i did) and explained to me why i need to be 18 to work at an Apple store. They said i probably don't even have to apply again, and i can come back when i'm 18, so i guess i'll apply when i'm 18..... Thanks for reading.