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is paying a 13 year old 400 a month to do office work too much?

she works about 5 hours a day on saturday and sunday

so like 10 an hour

even if she leaves early and her work is done i still give her the 400 at the end of every month

what do u think?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on May. 30, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i think its good for her it will help her be responsbile. i did babysitting and work for people in the neigbohood and it came out to like 500 a month i was getting because i did alot of babysitting. but i paid for all my school cloths and supplies. plus i would also get my brothers their school suppiles and cloths. my parents were and still are addicts so someone needed to provide for us

    Answer by knagsmom at 3:35 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • If that is the agreed upon amount for the work... then that is fine.

    My 14 yr old got $10 an hour for doing work in her fathers office. If that is the going rate and the work is being done as expected then I see nothing wrong with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • I don't think it's too much, as long as her work gets done.

    She may be spoiled if ever she has to get another after school job. :)

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:34 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • OP

    i own a finance company...i know math

    $400 A MONTH...100*4weeks

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • Honestly, I think it is great that she is earning her money. Too many teens get everything handed to them on a platter. If you are okay with it and she is earning it, I think it is great! That's a good amount of change for a 13 year old!

    Answer by babycakes254 at 2:44 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • MissMommyK

    400 a MONTH, not a week.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:51 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • i think as long as the job is being done, then the pay is fine. If nothing else you are teaching her good work ethic

    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 2:54 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • I think that sounds like a reasonable amount to pay her.

    Answer by MizLee at 3:15 PM on May. 30, 2010

  • The rate of pay should be based on the job done, not the age (or sex or race or nationality) of the person doing it. So if that's the going rate, it's not too much.

    Answer by MamaZoya at 3:33 PM on May. 30, 2010