Chris Crawford is a father of a 14-year-old son. Recently, the boy started working at Burger King and Chris couldn’t be prouder so he decided to post on Facebook, writing, “HUGE shout out to this kid of mine, 14 years old and has a PT job at Burger King, not only does he work every day he can including weekends when most kids are out enjoying their summer he goes in early and stays late almost every time he works, he loves every minute of it. Making his own money, saving for a car, being responsible in his decisions, becoming a respectable young man!!! I couldn’t be more proud of him! Some of y’all lazy, grown ass people out there should take notes!!!”
Little did this father know, however, that his post would anger many of his Facebook friends.
Apparently, not everyone loved the idea of such a young boy being behind the counter as they believed he should be living his childhood to the fullest instead.
There were also those who stood by this father’s side and said he indeed had a lot to be proud of.
Although it depends from state to state, in general, the minimum working age in the United States is around 14 years old, for non-agricultural jobs. The number of hours is also restricted, and it is usually around 15 hours a week. Children under 18 are no allowed to work in fields involving hazardous professions.
This might be one of the reasons why many criticized Chris who wrote that his son has been working seven days a week.
According to him, the boy loves his job and he could be seen smiling while working and wearing his uniform.
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