Alright well here's the lowdown on fig. Im 16.5 (mm decimals) years old (the half makes me feel cooler), never had a job before. Made money solely by mowing lawn and that wasnt much. So theres this company in a warehouse near me that makes lighting for stages and stuff, my brother has been working there for 3 years and he now is an engineer for them (and he is only 18). I figured i dont want to work at a fast food place or some other cliche'd teenager job where ill make minimum wage, not really get any significant raises or promotions ever since they could just fire me and get someone else. So my brother suggested i work at his place, Lighting & Electronics Inc. I would be working in Assembly, putting together lighting equipment. I figured thats pretty cool since i want to be a mechanical engineer, itll look truckloads better on future resumees etc, so i said sure and he asked the VP if they needed anyone and he said yes, today i went in for an interview and i start friday. Ill be working 8:30 - 5:00 (full day, not bad for a 16 year old). EDIT: So yea i should probably just say, if anyone has any words of congrats or any advice for the working world, go ahead, and no i dont have to cut my hair to work here The main reason ive been dying to get a job is so i can pay for expenses, bass strings, cell phone, gas, car insurance, buy the girlfriend more pretty things , heh. I think a new car is the biggest thing. Currently im driving in a 1987 toyota corolla and lets just leave it at that,i mean the thing is older than i am. I want a volkswagen GTI (used, of course) if anyone that is into cars has any other suggestions for good used hatchbacks to look for im all ears.