It's the day the gang has been waiting for! They now don't have to beg their parents for allowances and can get their own jobs. Jen, who had to get a job at the only place in the mall that hired under 16's, The Big Squeeze, last year is looking to get a job at the Penalty Box, while Jude tries at the North Shore Surf and Skate, Jonesy at the Gigantoplex and etc, but finding a job is harder then they thought and Jen is the only one who has one at the end of the day. After getting advice from Jen the gang is finally able to get jobs, even Caitlin, a rich girl whose dad ...
Jonesy scores a job at the mall's amusement park and invites everyone to come. Everyone agrees to go accept Jen, who has just gotten off probation and does not want to skip work to go to the amusement park. The rest of the gang gets of work and devises a plan to get Jen to realize how much she needs this day off, but when Jonesy tries to help by calling the Penalty Box, Coach Halder decides to put Jen back on to probation.
Jen's going for her driver's license and Jude, the only one with a valid permit to drive, is giving her some tips. At first she's timid but after training at the virtual driving game in the Arcade, Jen's a lean, mean, driving machine. After Wyatt loses his lucky charm he's convinced he's doomed to a life of bad luck. Caitlin sets out to prove to him that luck has nothing to do with your successes in life... or does it? Ask Jonesy... who just got fired. Again.
Christmas at the mall sucks: Line ups, impatient customers, and last-minute shopping is enough to drive anyone mad. Caitlin tries to get everyone psyched for Christmas. She has decorated the Big Squeeze and even planned a Chris Cringle gift exchange. But the whole gang is too wiped out by the Christmas rush to get into the mood and eventually even Caitlin gives up. When Jonesy (who gets fired from his Elf gig in Santa's Village) gets them all locked inside the mall after closing, however, the gang discover the true meaning of Christmas at the mall.
Jen's big sister is back from College and Jen is horrified when she starts hanging out with her gang. As usual, Jen has landed smack dab in the middle of her big sister's shadow - Courtney is prettier, sexier, more stylish, has more money to buy clothes, is funnier, and better traveled.
The gang is in agreement - Jen is always butting into everyone else's business. In fact, they're convinced that it is physically impossible for Jen to keep her opinions to herself for 24 hours. Jen, being competitive in nature, decides to take that bet.