Mom Creates Household ‘Jobs’ And Makes Her Kids Apply To Get Allowance Money

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One mother, fed up with her kids asking her for a new cellphones, money to go out and a raise in their allowance,  decided to let them know that they were going to have to work for those things.

Shaketha Marion McGregor shared on Facebook her plan to greet her children with a “job fair” when they got home from school. On the walls throughout her home, she taped up ads for three different jobs — kitchen manager, lead housekeeper and laundry supervisor:

So, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places. Yesterday I told them that I've…

Posted by Shaketha Marion McGregor on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The “Kitchen Manager” job calls for someone to maintain the kitchen and keep it clean at all times. The person who filled this role would be responsible for making sure everyone washed their own dishes and put them away. The “Lead Housekeeper” would be responsible for keeping the living room clean. And while the “Laundry Supervisor” wouldn’t have to do everyone’s laundry, they would have to make sure everyone else laundered their own clothes.

Not bad! Also gives mom and little well deserved down time too!

McGregor also created “Mom’s Credit Union,” through which she offers her children a way to build credit.

There is even an application process where her kids can write down their desired salaries and they will be discussed during an ‘interview’ process.

But as McGregor told BuzzFeed, her kids were NOT thrilled. Eventually, however, they participated, each of them bringing her a complete application form.

“Well you guys, the interviews are done and I’m still laughing!!!” McGregor wrote in her post. “I’m going to make my son reapply and interview again because he laughed 90% of the time. My 10yr old would sometimes start speaking in an English accent like that would help her. And my 6yr old surprised me the most. She was super professional.”

Check out these super cute job application forms. Looks like everyone had a fun time with this idea!

I can't believe my post went viral! 😂😂😂 Well you guys, the interviews are done and I'm still laughing!!! I'm going to…

Posted by Shaketha Marion McGregor on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It’s not all fun though! Mom sent a rejection letter to her oldest son because he applied for the same position as his younger sister, and McGregor felt she was more qualified. When he pointed out that he was the oldest and should have seniority, she told him that age doesn’t matter.

In this post displaying the rejection letter, she wrote, “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts my son.”

This is going to hurt me more than it hurts my son 😔

Posted by This Mom Means Business Inc. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

McGregor has since launched a Facebook page called This Mom Means Business Inc., which is aimed at helping other parents teach their children about credit, time management, money management and other responsibilities.

“Please teach them what you never knew,” she told parents. “They’ll thank you for it and they’ll go far.”

We as parents have to teach our children at home what they do not learn in school. I'm 30yrs old and never had anyone…

Posted by This Mom Means Business Inc. on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Did you know: if you wait and wait and wait to start dinner that your kids will eventually just fix themselves a bowl of cereal and you'll no longer have to cook? ☺️I've tried it and it works 🙌🏾#momhacks

Posted by This Mom Means Business Inc. on Friday, August 16, 2019