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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

 

Child Labor

Interesting article in a local paper about a father who lets his young children work on construction sites with him.

I agree with this man on only one point: A strong work ethic is one of the most important values that fathers can teach their children. But the way in which he is teaching this ethic to his kids is slightly warped. 11-year-olds should not be operating heavy machinery. Kids that young simply don't have the mental and physical agility to handle problems that might occur.


2 Comments:

Anonymous brettdl said...

It's tough to separate work ethic for exploitation.

7:29 AM  
Blogger landismom said...

Yeah, in recent years, the largest numbers of people killed and injured on the job are young. This is insane. I mean, I've taken my daughter to work, but I wouldn't let her run a meeting--why would you let your kid drive a backhoe.

For info on the rights of teen workers, check out this site, it's pretty helpful: http://www.coshnetwork.org/Youngworkers.htm

8:51 AM  

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