Sadly, it's not just kids.... I had a 50yo text me to quit & with my old business, the adults stuffed us around more than the kids!!
the mentality of some of my present older staff members is to rather than ask for time off, actually tell me they are not available on certain days!!!!
Not sure if it's to do with the fact that I'm younger than them or because they know we are so short staffed, I won't kick up a stink and say no because I can't risk loosing them!!