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Topic: To young for table hopping?
Message: Posted by: magicman491 (Nov 18, 2012 06:01AM)
Hi I am 13 years old and live in Australia... is it legal for a restaurant to hire me for table hopping entertainment.
Message: Posted by: Card Detective (Nov 18, 2012 07:32AM)
I do not know about Australia but in the UK 13 year olds are permitted working in Licence premises; it would then depend on the clientele if they would wish to be entertained by someone of that age in licence premises. There is also a limit to the hours you would be permitted to work. You could approach those premises that do not serve liquor. Some international brands come to mind.
Message: Posted by: Gary T. (Nov 18, 2012 11:34AM)
Even if theres a law against working that young, I'm from america so I don't know, but if there is one against working at 13 there's probably nothing that says you can't perform for free at 13, would be good experience, so that when you are old enough to be paid you already have experience, goodluck dude.
Message: Posted by: tkuiveuxo (Nov 18, 2012 02:15PM)
I started performing in restaurants at about the age of 15, and I am almost 17 now
I do it for free, mostly for practice and for some publicity,
I make a nice income from the shows I book through my restaurant audiences and the tips are nice, too
Message: Posted by: Gary T. (Nov 18, 2012 06:27PM)
Tkuiveuxo I think it may be time for you to start charging for the restaurant gigs as well, I mean really there's no reason that you shouldn't if you've been doing it for 2 years then you could probably find a place to pay you, then you can enjoy the perks of the publicity, the money you make on shows you get from your restaurant audience, and a decent income from working at the restaurant