It’s something to be proud of to get a job. However, what if you want to work at a fast-food restaurant like Burger King? One father took to social media to express his pride in his young son accepting a role as the drive-thru cashier at their local Burger King restaurant. Chris Crawford, the father of the fourteen-year-old Burger King employee, expressed pride in knowing that his son was able to apply for and accept a position at the fast food chain – but others disagree.
“Not only does he work every day he can, including weekends when most kids are out enjoying their summer, but he also 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!”
Crawford’s son took a part-time position at Burger King to earn money so that he could buy his own automobile. The job was simply a means to an end for Crawford. However, Crawford viewed it as a fantastic chance for his fourteen-year-old son to learn responsibility and gain practical experience before leaving high school in a few years.
Crawford posted, “Huge shout out to this kind of mine, fourteen years old and has a part-time job at Burger King. Not only does he work every day he can, including weekends, when most kids are out enjoying their summer, but he also 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 a** people out there should take notes!”
However, Crawford’s message did not have the impact that he had anticipated. Many individuals took to social media to react to Crawford’s tale with their own thoughts.
“God, this is depressing,” said one woman.
“He’s definitely A. Avoiding home life by working 24/7 B. Going to overwork himself to the point that he’ll be jaded to actual hard work later in life when it should count C. Going to have difficulties learning moderation because his extremism is rewarded D. all of the above.”
“They straight up said like, ‘proud of my little wage slave!’”
Another person posted, “It is indeed. I’m sorry, but a kid choosing work over summer is indicative of something dark happening somewhere. And for all those ‘muh but children must know how life works:’ you’re actively supporting exploitation and child labor.”
Other said, “So fun fact, this type of stuff causes psychological damage in adult life. As it turns out, when kids don’t get their full childhood to be children, they struggle to be adults in adulthood.”
“This kid seems a bit extreme, but I worked 20 hrs/week in high school and still participated in the normal school stuff. Everyone charts their own path. Some kids have no choice because their parents can’t afford to simply give them money.”
Do you think your father is correct in being proud of his son’s job at Burger King?