Society's negative perception of teenagers is a disadvantage to the young and hopeful in search of a job. Hollywood often portrays teens as being caught up in their social life and getting into trouble.
It seems as though hard work does not fit into their vocabulary; unless there's an acronym to describe it – perhaps FML? The stereotypes have found their way into the professional arena, and teens are forced to bear the brunt of defying these labels.
Many employers think teens are too lazy and unfocused to hire. It is important to realize that age does not define one's individual behavior. Sure, there are teens that are lazy, but you should not avoid all of them because of a negative stereotype.