Dad Sparks Intense Online Debate After Proudly Boasting That Son, 14 Works 'Everyday' At Burger King
On 21st June 2021
This dad posted a proud post where he shared that his 14-year old has been spending his vacations working 'every day' at Burger King and has been keenly giving day and night shifts at the fast-food restaurant. However, the post backfired and the dad called out brutally for normalizing child labor and the internet pointed out that the dad is not doing any favor to his child instead crushing his personality and making him part of the system much early than it is needed. Go through the viral thread and let us know your opinion.
A dad's online post on social media has sparked an intense online debate over child labor and glorification of children in the workforce. The debate happened after a post of a dad proudly boasting that his 14-year old son works ' every day' at Burger King went viral.
He explains how his son has a part-time job at the fast-food chain, and that he works “everyday he can.”
This also includes weekends “when most kids are out enjoying the summer he goes in early and stays late almost every time he works.”
Though the father insists that his teenage son “loves every minute of it.”
“Making his own money, saving for a car, and being responsible in his decisions, become 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!! #prouddad,” he added.
The post went viral on social media for obvious reasons and many on the internet re-shared the post and called it 'depressing.'
The post also triggered many people who slammed the dad for thinking that it is normal to consider a child this young working and covering both early and late shifts where clearly he is missing out on his childhood and making friends and learning at his age.
Some people shared their own experiences where they started out young at earning but instead of doing them well they adopted unhealthy habits of working.
From their own experience, few people pointed out that becoming a part of the system this early did nothing but crush their personalities to the point that they started believing that unhealthy working habits are completely normal.
However, very few people supported the dad and said that it is good that the child is learning about finances from a young age and this experience will do him good in the long run.