A Matter Of Opinion

The Wild Waters of Teen Labor

My Labor Day weekend column today was about Stacey Lavin, developer of Wild Waters in Coeur d'Alene. We were high school buddies and recently, while floating the water park's new Lazy River, we reminisced about how we all had to work summer jobs in our teens and now, 30-plus years later, we're glad we did because of the lifelong work lessons.

Now, teens seem to be able to opt out of summer employment due to family vacations and other priorities. This low-teen-working trend makes it challenging each summer for Stacey to find teen workers for the water park.

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