Clothes, cars and college--most Valley teen-agers say they work because they want more of these things.
But when it comes to looking through the classifieds, young workers are apt to pass up a good salary for a lower-paying job that is challenging and that offers a chance to learn, according to a survey of Southern California teen-agers.
In a 1986 survey, 500 young workers at Knott's Berry Farm were asked to list factors they considered important in a job. Their top-10 list:
1--Challenging work. 2--Opportunity to use skills. 3--Opportunity to learn. 4--Variety of activities. 5--Competent and sociable co-workers. 6--Opportunity for advancement. 7--Salary. 8--Job security. 9--Location of company. 10--Fringe benefits.