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Letters to the Editor

Job experience

May 14, 2009

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To the editor:

Last week, the sixth-graders at Hillcrest School opened an Italian restaurant for a day. We put lots of effort into this project. We wrote résumés and letters of recommendation and completed applications for our jobs. Experienced adults (whom we’d never met until our interview) interviewed us for jobs ranging from wait staff to maître d’ to cook. Finally, we handmade pasta and served over 150 people with reservations at our establishments.

From this project, we learned to prepare for our future to get the jobs we want. We realize now that getting a job is harder than we thought. We never realized that interviewing took practice or that there was so much writing involved!

Even though we worked hard, our restaurants could not have succeeded without donations from a number of area businesses. We would like to thank and recognize our sponsors who generously offered items including ingredients, bowls, paper goods and so on. These businesses all believed in us kids enough to help out. In return for their generosity, we plan to use all our profits to benefit next year’s sixth-graders. The money we earned will pay for a special field trip that many students couldn’t otherwise afford. Thank you again, donors!

Metz is from Lawrence

Comments

llama726 4 years, 11 months ago

Yes, there's no reason to believe that we should be able to fund both schools and military.... Both have a need and function in society

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75x55 4 years, 11 months ago

"Perhaps if we were more intelligent, we'd be able to avoid a lot of armed conflicts."

Opposite is equally true and equally silly. 'Perhaps if our enemies weren't so unintelligent, we'd be able to avoid a lot of armed conflicts.'

Human nature makes all such glib comments about avoiding conflict inane.

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jafs 4 years, 11 months ago

Perhaps if we were more intelligent, we'd be able to avoid a lot of armed conflicts.

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notajayhawk 4 years, 11 months ago

grammaddy (Anonymous) says…

"Wouldn't it be great if schools had all the money they need, and the Air Force had to throw a bake sale to buy a new bomber??"

Great plan. Then, in case a war breaks out, while they're bombing us, we can hit them back with the cube root of pi.

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parrotuya 4 years, 11 months ago

The exploitation of the American worker starts early these days!

Did they bother to tell these hapless children that most of the kitchen help in restaurants these days are made up of "undocumented immigrants" who live 20 or more to a house and will work for less than minimum wage? I am pretty sure they didn't.

Did they inform these children about wage theft and what to do about it? Probably not.

So they learned to "jump through hoops" to get a job that will not pay the mortgage. Did anyone inform these children of that?

More and bigger tax cuts for the wealthy!

DOWn, baby, DOWn!

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4 years, 11 months ago

These kids have more gusto than I. Good job, Hillcrest!

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Liberty_One 4 years, 11 months ago

The schools and the Air Force have more money than they need.

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grammaddy 4 years, 11 months ago

Wouldn't it be great if schools had all the money they need, and the Air Force had to throw a bake sale to buy a new bomber??

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Liberty_One 4 years, 11 months ago

Good indoctrination for their future lives as working class slaves of the state....

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 11 months ago

Wow.. that is cool... Nothing like some "on the job" training..

I applied for a "host" position at Sonic. They didn't hire me.... Maybe it was because I didn't have a drug history. When the drug history question came up.... I said " Nope, it is still current."

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