i was offered a job by my sister's boyfriend's parents to dogsit next summer. they said that i would live there for two weeks and i could bring a friend with me to keep me company and to help out. they said that for all that they would pay me $500 min. i was really excited to go and my mom said yes, but my grandmother (that i live with and is kinda my guardian) said no, cuz it's against the law. she says that at that time i will be 16 and that i won't be old enough to do it. there would be a max of three dogs. was she right to say this?
Are you responsible? Have you avoided giving her reasons to be wary of leaving you alone? Is the friend with you responsible also? Is the house nearby so your G-ma can drop in? Have you made a point that she can? If 'yes' to all questions, possibly a course in dog handling thru ASPCA might convince her that you can handle three dogs. If 'No' to any of the above questions - then you may be out of luck.
The final word, though, is up to your G-ma. And she may be reluctant no matter what. If you can't REASONABLY (and nicely) convince her, DO NOT go ballistic or into a pout. Your behavior over this may well set the stage for the NEXT time you want to do something.
Take care, and Good Luck!!
If it's against the law, and she's your guardian, then yeah she has the right to say it. She's just trying to keep her family out of trouble with the law! I have an idea- how about you bring her along too? So you can still dogsit, but she will be there to supervise which is obviously what she wants. Or you could find another adult to be there.
In my opinion your grand mother is right.The person who offer you this job did you know them completely.you are only 16 .This is the age where you can completely concentrate on your studies.You can do job only after 22.I agree with your grand mother she is concerned about your future.She loves you.Think deeply & then decide.
As your guardian it's her call. It may be she's concerned about your being basically alone in the house (without adult supervision) for two weeks. It could also be a concern of the type of neighborhood you'll be staying in. Do you have anyone older who could stay there with you?
I dont think it's against the law. But if she's your grandmother then she has the right to not let you do it. Try to convince her and tell her that it's really good money and it could go towards your college fund or something.
Doesn't matter if the mom gave birth to her, the grandmother takes care of her. -----If the grandmother says no, then no it is, reasonable or not, I'm sorry but there's nothing you can do about it.
Also, and I hate to say this, but a mother either voluntarily, or court ordered to give up responsibility of her child to a grandparent means there is a whole sad story behind that fact.
Have to agree with Kayla ...Grandma is who she is living with and guardian so that speaks volumes as to why mom's not the decideing factor in this.
She should let you do the job. Your mom gave birth to you.. So she can make the decision.. It is perfectly reasonable for you to do the job.
i see nothing wrong with it. i think shes just being unreasonable and for Some reason doesnt trust you
Maybe if you explain that your friend is older, she would be more understanding.
yes, my friend would be older