|Re: Paying Teenagers||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Heimann (heimanntheworld.com)|
|Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:42:33 -0800 (PST)|
Hello All,There's another aspect between paying teenagers (or anyone else) to do a task and having an adult (or anyone else) do it for free as a service. When one pays a teenager to do the task the interaction is over, with no explicit or implicit expectations beyond that. When an adult helps one out as a service, there's an expectation that at some point one will repay the favor, either back to the helper or forward to the community.
Regards, David Heimann Jamaica Plain Cohousing Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:19:24 -0500 From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> To: Cohousing-L Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Paying Teenagers Message-ID: <E793F2CF-2B0F-4E09-ACC1-CF971AC401DE [at] sharonvillines.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
On Mar 1, 2015, at 9:34 AM, Jessie Kome <jehako [at] me.com> wrote: What advantage does anyone see to making policy in this area?
"Policy" means different things to different people so I would say that I would like to have an understanding of how paying children as community residents is different from paying adults or whatever. Perhaps it isn't. And what effect that has on their feeling like members of the community. And even more, I find that I don't offer to engage if I don't have a sense of what is expected. How much do I pay? Do I ask the parents first or the kids? How much do I offer? I'm more likely to engage if a the two teenaged boys say, "$5 to clean the snow off your car" rather than "we are earning money for iPhones and are available to clean off your car." It's the sense of things, not a policy question. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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