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    Minimum age to work at a cell phone retailer?

    Hello

    I was just wondering what the minimum age is usually to work at a cell phone retailer such as Sprint, Tmobile, AT&T, etc...

    I have a good friend who wants to get a job there who is under the age of 18. Now, he is knowledgeable in this area and has all previous experience requirements, including over a year of customer-related type work.

    Would they discriminate on age, or if he talked them into it, in which I mean explain the experience he has, do you believe it would do anything?

    Or is there anything by law that states that you must be over-yadayada-age to be a representative?

    Thanks

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    To my understanding someone under the age of 18 can work at these retail cell shops/kiosks as long as they are working within that states child labor laws.

    However, I have heard that persons under the age of 18, cannot sign their name on the contracts that customers sign entering them into the cell service contract. To enter into a binding contract, the law says they cannot be under 18.

    He can work there, but he will be working with someone that is old enough to finish the paperwork with the customer. Sometimes they may already have too many minors working and may not hire anymore if they do not have enough workers old enough to be with them throughout the work shifts.
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    Thank you very much.

    Yes he told me that for the most part summer has no limitations in terms of working outside the house. Rest of year I am sure the store might have to minimize that.

    I understand that can be a matter in terms of writing contracts but I'll pass the word along.

    Thanks again!

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