SpdrJay: Court ordered child labor is still forced child labor....
ultraholland: Try burglary, kid. It's exhilarating and it'll get you the restitution funds.
Supes: I'd rather the judge force the kid to mow the lawns of houses he tagged for the next two summers. Call it "community service."
URAPNIS: Vandalism. What a stupid crime to commit.
whatshisname: Why not just take the money from his parents and let them sort it out?
Warlordtrooper: The only kind of job the child could possibly get is one that pays in cash.In which case he would probably be guilty of tax evasion.
balisane: Good. He and his family had a year to pony up and he was given a break on his probation, and nobody did squat to solve the problem. Time to pay the piper.The judge is right; even little kids can do chores and be self-employed. It's being employed by a company that's a legal issue.
freetomato: I would have made my son hate life after his first offense. Actions have consequences
PsiChick: balisane: Good. He and his family had a year to pony up and he was given a break on his probation, and nobody did squat to solve the problem. Time to pay the piper.The judge is right; even little kids can do chores and be self-employed. It's being employed by a company that's a legal issue.So tell me roughly how you could pay off a, say, $450 fine with a sporadic $3-an-hour babysitting job. If the state legally allows you to get a babysitting license.The judge isn't using 'tough love', he's an idiot who isn't realizing that it's not the eighties, and you can't just go out and get a job anymore. There's grown adults willing to do those jobs he mentioned for the same pay. Who's going to bother hiring a kid when there's a nice woman with an AA in child psych willing to babysit?
robodog: Uh, bad move by the judge since he's probably telling the kid to find someone to break child labor laws. I know in Ohio you can't legally hire someone under 14 and kids 14-15 can't work past 7pm while school is in session. While it's unlikely that you'd ever be prosecuted for say hiring a baby sitter under 16 to watch your kids past 7pm, it's really not something a sitting judge should be promoting.
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Kid should try selling cocaine. He'll make some money. He'll learn the metric system. He'll get life experience./why i don't work as a high school guidance counsellor...anymore
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