In the USA just about anyone can work for a fast food joint e.g McDonalds or a supermarket. Is it the same in D.R? I have a female friend (no kids) who at 19 years old is going to school twice a week for a total of 4 hours to get her bachillerato (she dropped out and has returned in adult program). I am insisting that for me to "help" her further financially she must be viably occupied for a whole lot more hours than 4 a week. I know it will be a very low wage, its just trying to get her to develop some type of work ethic. She speaks very little english and lives in Puerto Plata. Give me some options to suggest to her!