Kids working status?
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|Sun, 07-13-2003 - 9:48am|
Dd can't *wait* to get a job, after she gets her license in about 2 1/2 years. She babysits now, but can't wait to work in McDonalds, or Wal Mart, or the grocery store.
I have mixed feelings on this. While I appreciate that she wants to work, 'town' is about 30-45 minutes away. Being a student, she would get nights and weekends. I'm not comfortable with her driving at night by herself. I know in our state, they are only allowed 20 hours per week, which isn't much, but our family time on the weekends would be shot to pieces.
I fully appreciate her wanting her own spending money, and I understand her desire to work, I'm just not sure how much I will encourage it. Unless of course, I can't support her shopping habits! :O)
All things being equal, (no night travel) will you force your kids to work? Encourage it? Discourage it? I'm all for summer jobs, but I'm not really comfortable giving up family time during the school year, unless absolutely necessary.