So of course they would have parental permission. In many cases, the child may not even get paid for his time at work but that does not mean they do not benefit from it. Family run businesses tend to stay in the family so they may either inherit the business, profit as a part owner, or profit by being bought out by a sibling. Some may even take the money and knowledge they gained and open their own business. In the mean time, the money saved by the business by using family members can be used to either make it survive or expand, making their possible inheritance either more assured or more valuable.
I think all kids should be encouraged to get a job.
1) It provides families with extra income. This extra income may help families make ends meet or could be used to help fund college.
2) It provides the child with a feeling of self worth.
3) It keeps them occupied instead of getting into trouble.
4) It provides prior work experience that can be useful for getting a job as an adult.
5) It teaches a child responsibility and has them practice skills they will use in the future.
Contrary to AllenGaming's statement, kid 14 and 15 can work in many businesses but under various conditions. Fact is, even kids under 14 can have some jobs such as paper deliver, acting, or agriculture related. Growing up in an area of farming, I know many kids who drove a tractor down the road long before they were old enough to get a learners permit to drive.
As long as the job does not put the child in unreasonable danger, I don't see the problem, but see only benefits.
They should be able to because when they are in college or something like that they can take care of them self and know how to cook a bigger variety of foods to eat. Also when their parents cant cook the kids can. That is why they should cook in restaurants
Child labor laws are good. There are things children should not be doing. It is also important to guarantee children are still getting an education and that they are not being overworked.
However, if they are teenagers then a little part-time work is OK, so long as it is not dangerous. Most work in a restaurant is not dangerous. It's the kind of work kids do at home when they do chores. That can only be good for the kids. They see how a business is run, they get experience working. They will be better prepared when they are adults.
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Whether its a Chinese owned restaurant, or any business at that, the family has a right to what goes on in the business. If they, as parents, require their children to help out around the restaurant, then so be it. In the same way other parents will usually require their children to do certain chores around the house, some restaurant owners may ask of their children to help out with the business; this does not signify the kind of child labor prevented by law.
Many Chinese people came from China to America to have a better life but however the parents needs kids to help run the business while there's tons of Chinese restaurant out there! Child Labor Laws states that 16 or older can work in the business. State your opinion and explain why?
Im american born chinese so my parents owned a chinese restaurant. I often had to go every sunday and sometimes weeks if we’re short on staff. It’s very difficult to find staff for them so it was always busy and overwhelming whenever I went. I can’t imagine how worse it would be if i had a bunch of schoolwork to do on top of that. I had to pick up phone calls, clean tables, be cashier, & basically just run around to help customers which gave me no time to ever do anything myself. It may be a good way for kids to gain experience but they need their own time as well. Imagine if you had to be an adult at work and do schoolwork simultaneously, it’d build a bunch of stress.
It seems that the children will be able to support themselves far into the future, but how will their own lives be changed? They will no longer be able to enjoy the simple pleasures of typical teenage years or even middle school years. They will not be able to go shopping with friends, lest even go to an amusement park- Unless with family. Then, the pressuring of parents to urge children on-ward into life, to have perfect grades and a good moral stance. Work in a restaurant will only submit them to depression, or some other cases, suicide. People are ungrateful for the service of patrons or for food that is above the quality of the place they reside in, especially in the regions Chinese take-out shops or restaurants are placed. By working early child will start to submit to the reality of the outside world and mature faster than all of his/her peers, placing themselves on a pillar far away from connecting with their friends. Resturant work is also dangerous, the oil they use for frying can splatter onto the skin of children, and I don't want to be rude, but have you ever walked into the back of a Chinese restaurant before? They try to keep it clean, but it's very unsanitary, especially if a majority of the workers cannot read fluent English to follow the guideline papers on the wall. We cannot just take a glance at all the gains a child will receive and brush it off as to say, "At least they have an upper hand in life," place yourself in the shoes of these kids. Read some articles, check the statistics, and watch some documentaries. You advocate if you do not correctly understand the children.
Suicide among Asian Americans: (Includes the link to other sites as well.) http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/asian-american/suicide.aspx#5Kuroki
As a American Born Chinese(ABC), my parents owned a Chinese restaurant. Though it may seem to provide these children with business experiences, it often placed a lot of pressure upon me as an individual. As I child, I always wanted to strive for the best, for I did not want to work in the same industry as I grew older. Especially during my high school years, it grew extremely difficult and stressful to balance between school work and the required "obligations" to go there and work everyday. It placed a lot of pressure and led to mental breakdowns and eventually even thoughts of suicide as a result of all I had to do. I often had to stand up and pull a smile upon my face even when I felt like crying and collapsing wasn't an option. This placed traumas upon me as a child and made me feel isolated and different from my peers and often felt like I didn't fit in. Over the years it has left a scar on me and I don't wish for the same for others who have similar family backgrounds.