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Entering the labor force
Sudie Crouch
“I can get a job when I turn 14,” my child announced one evening. “That’s just a few months away.” “Why are you wanting to get a job?” I asked. “Because,” he began, looking me squarely in the eye. “There are a lot of things I want that cost a lot of money and I don’t want to ask you to buy them for me.” I have to admit, a lot of emotions hit me with this statement, the first being that my child was getting old enough to enter the workforce. The second was that I admired my child for wanting to work for the things he wanted. He recognizes what he wants is kind of pricey and he doesn’t expect me to pay for it.