The girls are going to be flocking to this West London coffee shop to catch a glimpse of Brooklyn Beckham

Well done to the Beckhams for encouraging 15-year-old Brooklyn Beckham to get a Saturday job.

I was starting to wonder if this generation of teenagers worked or just sponged off their parents.

The fact such a high-profile boy is getting out there and working will hopefully encourage other teens to do the same.

Although Brooklyn clearly doesn’t need the cash, he’s said to be working in a West London coffee shop – for a pitiful £2.68 an hour.

I’m sure I earned more than that when I was 15 working in a lightbulb shop.

Brooklyn‘s parents David and Victoria Beckham are said to have encouraged him to take the job to teach him the value of money.

David, said last year: ‘We try to lead by example, by showing them it’s important to work hard. That’s one of the key things me and my wife have always done.

‘We juggle everything around the family because our main priority is the children, simple as that, and it always will be, but being hardworking is the best thing you can show children.’

My family and I were only talking about teenagers and Saturday jobs the other day.

At the risk of sounding like an old bat, kids today don’t appear to know about earning. They just get want they want without having to lift a finger.

By the time I was 17 I’d worked in Sainsbury’s, as a cleaner, waitress, cook, dishwasher, double-glazing salesperson and in the above mentioned lightbulb shop – possibly the worst job of my life.

I was paid to not know the difference between an Edison screw and whatever the other one was, plus fetch the boss’s shopping and dry cleaning.

Once this identity of this coffee shop is discovered it’s going to be very hard for both Brooklyn and the venue to carry on business as usual.

Perhaps his next job should be something more behind the scenes…

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