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michellestarr
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Daktoria
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Should teens be allowed to have jobs?

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Daktoria
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/12/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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michellestarr

Pro

I believe that teens should have jobs. Some family are broken and messed up. The mom or dad has to support the family,but sometimes the one of the parent is dead. That sometimes causes the other parent to malfunction leaving all the work to a child. Not every family has this problem, but some do. They need the job to pay for their family.
Daktoria

Con

This is a hands-down "No."

Teens are not yet adults. They are still in the course of developing their personalities so they can be productive, contributing, self-sustaining, and independent at a later date. Being productive in the moment will sabotage their development from becoming productive into the future. Also, it encourages hypercompetitive vanity where other children become pressured to work as well just to fit in. We especially see this today in terms of college graduates who didn't work in retail or other low-end menial jobs, yet now have difficulty networking professionally into the workforce. They have to compete with those children who sacrificed their development and acquired a crummy yet still existing resume. This has also dominoed into the general mosaic of the workforce in general where America's economy has become more service-oriented while high-tech jobs are being outsourced overseas or hiring foreigners over here. Because American teens are sabotaging their own development, they're not as qualified for advanced careers.

In the case of a parent dying, the family should have been raised in the comfort of a wider community with foster and orphanage services available. Tolerating child labor discourages this proximity in itself, and further alienates children from wider communities.

If children are needed to pay for families, families haven't been planned well. The parents should be ashamed for making rash judgments.
Debate Round No. 1
michellestarr

Pro

michellestarr forfeited this round.
Daktoria

Con

Thank you for your resignation and bringing this debate to a rapid conclusion.
Debate Round No. 2
michellestarr

Pro

michellestarr forfeited this round.
Daktoria

Con

Again, thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by morgan2252 4 years ago
morgan2252
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to con for pro's FF. Arguments to con because he explains the issues with teens having jobs, and pro's failed response extends all arguments, making it more convincing to me. S&G and sources are even.