Starting from the school holidays, which happened to my children’s school was turned off for a month. Of course I was surprised to hear it from my son. But after that I think how to make my son not spend his time by watching tv or playing internet. To be sure, the activity must be new and involve some friends. Then I think of my friend who has information about the work that can be done by 12-year-old child from the website – http://promoneyinfo.com/offline-money/how-to-make-money-as-a-12-year-old.html
Then I thought of my friend who owns a shop that sells parts or electronic items such as cables, plugs, ICs etc. I try to ask if my friend needs human resources to do stock taking in his shop. And it turns out my friends in desperate need.
Finally I talked to my son and explained the internship concept. I offered the opportunity and asked if he was interested. The answer: interested. Then we together looking for 3 friends whose parents I know. After that I called their parents, in this case the mothers, and offered if they allowed their children to take part in the internship program at my friend’s place during this holiday. Surely there is a little pocket money that has been prepared. But that’s not the main purpose. The goal is to fill their time with positive activities while providing new experiences for them about the taste of making money.
A few days before the apprenticeship started, I gathered them and explained the concept of internship with very easy working terms: their job is to count goods and write them on stock cards, the working period is about 9 days and is only done every Wednesday to Friday, divided in two groups and only work for 3 hours. To give more picture of the world of work, I make a very simple Working Agreement where written on working hours, came to be on time etc.
The first day begins where my friend explains how to work and also tells not to count but try to learn about the items. At the end of the day, I asked my child what it was like to work. The answer: tired. It turns out after I try to collect data, other children also have the same comment: tired.
But even though there is a tired like my son who always eat very greedily every work home, but some do not want to continue because it is too tired because the morning just play futsal with his friends, there are plans to exchange the day because there are plans to play with friends, some say that no longer want to work calculate like this; What is amazing are some children who remain passionate and consistently finish their working period for 9 days.
Like the age of 12 years old children, they are still shy to greet with employees of the store, so do not know their names. But I encourage my son to ask who their …