Getting a job that you enjoy is a cause for celebration for most folks. After all, we need a job to pay our expenses, don’t we? Right. However, there is already a heated argument on Twitter about whether pushing our children to work at a young age is a good or bad thing.
Chris Crawford, a pleased father, shared a few photos of his 14-year-old son on Facebook. His objective was to brag about his son in the way that a proud parent would. He described his son’s part-time job at Burger King and how he is attempting to save money for a car. “Not only does he work every day he can, including weekends when other youngsters are out enjoying their summer vacation,” he added, “but he also goes in early and stays late practically every time he works, and he enjoys every minute of it.” Making his own money, putting money aside for a car, making good decisions, and growing into a decent young guy!!! I’m so proud of him!”
While Crawford is pleased of his son for working hard and saving money, others are furious that a dad would encourage his child to work rather than enjoy his youth. One Twitter user retweeted the article and expressed her thoughts on it. “God, this is depressing,” she wrote.
This Twitter user is far not the only one who thinks a 14-year-old working “every day he can” is an issue. Many people responded to the tweet with concerns about the boy’s current and future circumstances.
He’s definitely A. Avoiding home life by working 24/7B. Going to over work himself to the point that he’ll be jaded to actual hard work later in life when it should countC. Going to have difficulties learning moderation, because his extremism is rewardedD. all of the above
— pfizer, wbu (@abientotdev) June 10, 2021
they straight up said like "proud of my little wageslave!! ?"
— Captain Mogharl of the Mogbuilders ?️⚧️ (@BatOuttaHarl) June 9, 2021
It is indeed. I'm sorry but a kid choosing work over summer is an indicative of something dark happening somewhere. And for all those "muh but children must know how life works": you're actively supporting exploitation and child labor.
— José Miguel (@josem11200) June 11, 2021
The dad also said my kid has a Part Time job at Burger King.. then proceeds to say he works every day and weekends and goes in early and stays late.. that’s not really part time bruh.. imagine being ok with your child being enslaved to the system oof ?
— JodiiFox ? (@JodiiFox1) June 12, 2021
Others made comparisons between this 14-year-childhood old’s and their own.
It's possible to do both. This kid seems a bit extreme but I worked 20 hrs/week in high school and still participated in the normal school stuff. Everyone charts their own path. Some kids have no choice because their parents can't afford to simply give them money.
— Lawrence (@SBinF) June 11, 2021
I worked fast food from 16 to 18 and hated every minute of it, not because it was work but because of how I was treated. I guarantee he wants to punch customers already.
Plus, 14?! I wasn't even legally allowed to work until 16!
— ℂ?? ?????? (@morganeris83) June 10, 2021
Some spoke up in support of the 14-year-old who was working, claiming that those who claim there is a problem are the ones who are the true issue.
Wow bro, wtf is up with this world. Success takes dedication and obtaining goals takes hard work. This kid will make it while those commenting won’t.
— Tony "The Bull" Spilotro (@tonyspilotroBTC) June 13, 2021
This post and most comments below are the reason 99% of the world (you) are broke AF.
— Mr ParaBULLic (@iLiquidatebots) June 13, 2021