2008_12_reinhold.jpgWith the economy leaving even the richest of families hurting, more and more local teenagers are doing something that statistics show has been on the decline for almost thirty years—they’re going out and getting a job. While the jobs are still few and far between, those youngsters seeking work everywhere from the mall to local animal shelters are on the rise, notably among more well-off teens. The teens appear in panic mode as their hefty weekly allowances are cut leaving less spending money for “binges at Abercrombie & Fitch.” One girl who talked to the Times even had the private Pilates classes her parents were paying for taken away (bogus!). She’s since found work as a tutor because as she said, “I always like to be saving up for something that I have my eye on—a ring, a necklace, a handbag.”