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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

Unless the issue is being followed up on by the police, the matter is closed. Fast food is entry level work and presumably you are seeking to obtain similar work, so just leave the job off your resume ...
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

Can they do that? They can delegate any task you are qualified for to you (assuming the task is not against morals, ethics or laws, or dangerous to your health). And given that they are your boss, ...
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

Yes, they can do that, but you do not have an obligation to succeed in that task. It is a simple work task that has been given to you, however the entrepreneurial risk in succeeding resides with the ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

I'm assuming you were just caught and fired on the spot. If so, that is likely the end of it. Unless you were arrested, indicted, found guilty, or have a warrant out for your arrest, you should be OK....
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

The purpose of two weeks notice is to permit orderly transfer of your knowledge and responsibilities. I would say that it isn't unreasonable for them to ask you to help find and train your replacement ...
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

cover my shift times for the week AFTER I quit I think this language is probably triggering, as when you were working there it had an implicit threat. Find someone else or you have to come in. ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

There are good advices in this answer, just adding a specific point: From my own small experience in a big well known fast-food brand when I was student (starts with "Mc", actually in France but I ...
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Is it normal that my employer asks me to share dirty footwear with random people?

Provide your own boots, or ask your agency to provide them. Factory floors have safety standards which have to be adhered to. If you need to be going on one then you need the tools for the job just ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

Do you have a criminal record for that? Do you want to work in the same industry? If both the answers are negative you are most likely okay and may live happily ever after. Even if you had the record ...
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Is it normal that my employer asks me to share dirty footwear with random people?

It is not unusual for agency works not to have their own personal gear, and instead use "communal" gear. It is also not unusual for agency workers that work in a specific industry to buy ...
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Probation period extended

Without having signed a contract, your leverage is pretty much zero. Even if you did have one, it would almost certainly say "probation may be extended at the sole discretion of the company" or ...
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Are new redundancies added to a currently ongoing collective redundancy consultation?

After doing some research as the two “at risk” groups were notified a month apart the two processes will run independently – your consultation clock won’t reset if that is what you are asking. Your ...
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Can an employer require an employee to lose weight if the employees size alone, rather than any other issue becomes problematic?

With the example you cited, it would be risky to do so. In the US, obesity by itself is not considered a disability under the ADA, unless that condition is "caused by an underlying physiological ...
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Can an employer require an employee to lose weight if the employees size alone, rather than any other issue becomes problematic?

In the US, employment relationships are typically at-will, meaning an employer can generally fire someone for any reason or no reason at all, so long as the reason doesn't relate to one of a few ...
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Is it normal that my employer asks me to share dirty footwear with random people?

If the jurisdiction is the UK, then the responsibility for providing PPE rests with the employer. Given the mention of agency workers, I should add that the meaning of the "employer" in this ...
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can a manager ask me to find someone to cover shifts AFTER I quit?

I have to laugh at the audacity of employers today. OP, they can ask you this all they want. Whether you do it or not is a different story. Part of a manager's job is staffing. At no point is staffing ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

First off, it's a great sign that you recognize that stealing your company was a terrible decision. Some people never acknowledge their mistakes and end traping themselves in a endless circle of self ...
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