My son is still looking for full time employment in the IT field, but got some good news this week with the part time seasonal job he's had the last 6 months, that was supposed to end this week. They want him to keep him on part time through the summer, adding in a district north of us as part of his service territory. This will at least give him some hours each week, and allow him to at least keep earning some money while he's looking for that elusive full time job. They are also allowing him to start his time when he leaves home, rather than when he arrives at the office, since some of the offices he might have to drive to are up to 45 miles away (and he's still getting paid mileage). It's not fun to drive around here with all the traffic but for the most part he can choose when he wants to go to the office(s) he's dispatched to for computer repair. He actually did his work last evening at an office 45 miles away, so was able to stay out of all the daytime/rush hour traffic. I'm happy the company was so pleased with his work, that they kept him on (while laying off the seasonal person who had this north district).
I think Dd will start seeing what part time jobs she can start applying for now that tennis is over. She just does not want to do fast food (and I really don't blame her. I did it for 2 months as a teenager and HATED it), but unfortunately most of the other types of jobs (mainly retail) requires you to be 18. But she really wants to have some spending money so I think she'll probably get to the point where she will take any job she can find, LOL. I don't want to push her to get a job and I know she really wants to do a tennis camp this summer, which is Mon-Fri for 2 hrs a day. I'd rather she enjoy that than work - she'll have the rest of her life to work and since she is going to college I'm not too worried about her future and early work experience. Knowing her and her determination, though, I'm sure she'll find a way make it all work.