Post # 1
Ok, so we’re hiring a 16-year-old musician to play at our ceremony. Obviously, she’s not your typical business owner. I know she is planning on showing up and stuff, but we don’t really know her very well.
So how do we secure her for peace of mind? Do we make up a contract for her to sign? Should we give her a deposit? How is the best way to handle this?
Post # 3
I have no idea. I would talk to her parents, but that is just me.
Post # 4
steal her cell phone and tell her you’ll give it back to her at the wedding.
Post # 5
LOL glittergrl….that’s brilliant!
A 16-year-old is a minor in most states and therefore is unable to enter into a legally binding contract.
But a deposit and a reminder phone call or two are good ideas, in my opinion.
Post # 6
Oh, and one more thought….just because it’s not going to be legally binding doesn’t mean you couldn’t write and sign a contract with her….she would probably appreciate being treated like a grown-up.
Post # 7
I am hiring two 17year old singers. I paid them $75.00 each upfront, they are going to the Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner, I have corsages for them to wear, I sent them invitations (to which they have already rsvp’d), and I am staying in contact with them over the summer– asking them not only about how their practicing is going, but also about their summer. I teach sophomore and junior English at a public high school, and I can tell you that ego is a big part of being a teenager. Feed into their need for recognition and praise, make them feel important, and you will be able to depend on them for anything.