Throwback Thursday - November 1982
|Nov 1982 - Pre-child labor laws|
Remember the days when kids actually had to do the dishes and things around the house. The new entitlement generation is going to be in for a world of shock when they move out of the house and find out THEY now have to do all the work and no one is going to pay them for it.
I’ve seen this shock many times while interviewing new, young employees. Right out of collage they all want 100K, a company car, five weeks paid vacation and never want to work more than forty hours a week. Some of my friends actually had potential new employees using their parents to negotiate salaries and schedule interviews. LOL!! No joke!!
This is me and my stepdad (now passed away) in November 1982 (almost 29 years ago). I was almost 5 years old and they already had me working like a dog. I’m pretty sure this picture is proof why the government enacted child labor laws.
My sister is almost exactly 10 years older than me. When we lived together the dishes were her chore. She would “subcontract” out her dishes to me for 25 cents or a butt whooping. I choose the 25 cents (little did she know that I save all those 25 cents and build quite the savings account). I think I had more money when I was 5 then than I do now.
What chores did you have to do when you were a kid?