I think that younger people work harder, we want it more. I'm sure veryone practices, a lot. When I want to learn a new trick I put it before everything else, my social life, school, EVERYTHING. I practice the trick 5-12 hours a day and even lose sleep over it. Me an da friend of mine 9also a magician) are working a a 60 mintues routine right now and its quite good. I did not yet read all of the replys, but I read a few and you were all putting down this kid who is my age. I don't think that's right, you're almost discouraging him. If you don't think a kid can look professional, think again. kids can sometimes be the most mature people around. Also, soemone said that it would be unprofessional for the restaurant, I don't think it would make them look bad I think it would make them look good getting somebody new to working restaurants a job. For all you guys know this could set thsi kid up for life, he shows one person a trick and he asks him to work a party, and simply by word of mouth he's a local celebrity. As long as you have the dedication to the art of magic you can be a working magician regardless of your age. Its as simple as that.
To put it simple, you are wrong. If you aren't atleast 14, you won't work in a resturaunt. Because it's illegal
. You have to understand that. And even at 14, you are under many stipulations when working, so most resturaunts aren't going to hire you until you are atleast 16.
A young kid working in a resturaunt will make the resturaunt look unprofessional. You really should read the previous posts, you would learn something from them. It's not that people are bashing the young kids for not being good. They are just stating the facts. A kid is not mature enough to handle the responsibility or go through the experiences. That's a simple fact.
Also, how do you think you will get to your job in the first place? There is a law about driving age. You will not be looked at as a professional, because of your age. That's life.
Finally, younger people don't work harder. Some younger people make work hard. But from my experience, most of the young magicians that I've seen put very little effort into magic. They want everything given to them on a silver platter. I'm glad to hear that you aren't a person like this though.
So to sum it up, you really just don't know what you are talking about. Don't take this as an insult. It's just that you don't have enough life experience to truly know how people are going to look at you. A young kid is not going to be mature enough, they won't be looked at as a professional, and they should not work at a resturaunt.