Monday, May 23, 2011

When Did This Happen?

Son: If I get a job at McDonalds, I can make about $7.50 an hour.

GDad: After taxes, you can probably count on about $5 an hour.

Son: So if I work a year, I can make about $15,000.

GDad: Assuming you work 40 hours a week, that's your gross, but you'd bring home about $10,000. Working at McDonald's. Full time. More likely, you'd work about one weekend day and one evening. That would be about 12 hours a week, or about $60.

Son: I need about $3,000 for my project.

GDad: Then it would take you a year, assuming no expenses. But wouldn't it be a wiser use of your money if you saved it for college rather than spending it on an arcade machine?

I hate that my father is speaking words through my lips.

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