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My oldest son Kade, 16, started his first paid job yesterday. He works at a locally owned and operated market. Last fall he and his brother volunteered at the market so the owner was familiar with his work. This past Saturday Kade got a phone call from the owner to come in for an interview.
During the interview they discussed minimum wage and the owner commented that it was a lot of money for mininum wage compared to several years ago. Kade replied that it wasn't really a lot of money because things cost more than a few years ago. The man looked at Kade and said that this was why he preferred to work with home schoolers because they knew how to think and were better prepared for life than kids who attended school. What I found interesting about this comment was my in-laws reaction to it. They were visiting us last week. They were surprised that a business owner would say that. They have always been supportive of us though and have never once told us that our kids need to go to school. Unlike my side of the family who has made such comments.