Proud Dad Sparks Fierce Debate Online After Posting Photos of 14-Year-Old Working at Burger King

Chris Crawford via Facebook

For most adults, getting a job you enjoy is something to celebrate. After all, we need a job to make money to pay bills, right? Right. But, right now on Twitter there’s a fierce debate about whether or not encouraging our kids to work at a young age is a good thing or a bad thing.

A proud dad named Chris Crawford posted a couple pictures of his 14-year-old son on Facebook. His intention was to brag a little bit about his son the way a proud parent does. He wrote about his son’s part time job at Burger King and mentioned that his son is trying to save up for a car. He explained, “Not only does he work every day he can including weekends when most kids are out enjoying their summer he goes in early and stays late almost every time he works, he loves every minute of it. Making his own money, saving for a car, being responsible in his decisions, becoming a respectable young man!!! I couldn’t be more proud of him!”

While Crawford is proud of his son for working hard and saving his money, other people are outraged that a parent is encouraging his son to work instead of enjoying his childhood. One Twitter user shared the post along with her opinion on it. She wrote, “god this is depressing.” 

This Twitter user is far from the only one to see a problem with a 14-year-old working “every day he can.” Many people commented on the tweet pointing out problems they see for the boy now and in the future.

Others compared this 14-year-old’s childhood to their own childhood.

Some people stood up for the 14-year-old working and said that people saying this is a problem are the real problem.

Do you think 14 is too young to have a part time job? How old were you when you got your first job?