[quote]Big Kahuna wrote:
[quote]My brother used to help some guy in the neighborhood carry bricks into his yard. I think he was maybe 12 at the time, but he was bringing home a nice $100 a week, tax free (and this was in the 80’s!)
Maybe I’m paranoid/cynical, and no offence to Stu, but is this ringing alarm bells for anyone else?[/quote]
No. What English alarm bells are going off.[/quote]
I also am English and my alarm bells are firmly staying on. I realise twelve is an easy age to be naive, but it would take upwards of 200 dollars and at least two pints of free mineral water a day for me to be a guy’s brick-skank.[/quote]
I have worked since I was 12.
How old are you two?[/quote]
I am nineteen. That last comment was also in jest, just in case it were to be taken seriously at all, just found the paedophile implications rather exploitable for humour’s sake.
Getting paid that to move heavy objects at twelve sounds a good haul, makes a change from having to pay to be able to move heavier objects.