Jun. 20th, 2017

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Jun. 20th, 2017 12:08 pm
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Is it the custom to pay babysitters at least minimum wage? On the one hand, if minimum wage laws do not apply, why spend a penny more than one has to on the person into whose care one is placing one's children? On the other, arguably it is wrong to teach young people to undervalue their labour. Others might argue that it is very good to teach young people not to value their labour overmuch, as that training will prepare them for a life of unpaid internships.

Context: in my day, it was not uncommon for kids to be expected to donate their labour out of duty and not being permitted to say no. And that was on a farm, where there was a certain risk of getting pulled into a bailing machine or run over by a harrow. But human litters were bigger back then, and you could lose one or two kids here and there without endangering the lineage.

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Jun. 20th, 2017 06:06 pm
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Another UWTC season is nearly over and once again I am permitted to leave my dress shoes in their bag in coat check.

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