Where do you draw the line? Son is on 'study leave' from college, haven't seen too much leaning over the books as yet ~ but there you go He needs a part time job. Not just for money, but for a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. There's a Japanese restaurant opening up in our town and I've been hinting and hinting to no avail. ~ Son has been studying Japanese for 5 years and is fluent. Even if he starts as a KP he could work up ~ greeter, waiter, cocktail barman, sushi chef! So tonight I emailed the name on the door of the place and explained the details. Nice man has given me his number and asked Son to call him. I have told Son tonight what I've done and he's like 'OK'. But I feel I need to dial the numbers for him or drag him by the neck down there! Am I being too pushy? Am I forcing him? The thing is I know he would adore it, he's just a little reticent. They are going to have the biggest jellyfish tank ever, and Son has already said he would have to name them. I think it's just 'first job nerves'. So how did you get your first job? Were you forced into it by an awfully bossy parent or did you do it by yourself? Also did you enjoy it ~ or just the money?