Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I posted the following information on our large hall bulletin board yesterday, after pulling most of what was left of my hair out trying to get the kids to get things done. Call it inspiration- call it desperation- I call it a shot in the dark, but it's worth a try. The 'salaries' spoken of will be paid every week directly into a savings account. They must have a minimum of $25 in the account. After that, they can only with draw $10/transaction up to 2 transactions per month. Every two weeks we will give them a bonus of 10% of whatever is still in their account (we're hoping this will encourage them to keep more in it).

They are happy that we are doing this "fun stuff" instead of having to do "school stuff". heh. heh. heh.



Schedule Planner/Poster- 1/2 hour training meeting required. Will keep track of all activities on both an individual calander (which must be kept with them at all times) and on the posted family calander. Must be sure that activities are attended on time (will need to post times to leave) and must decide between two actvities that may be scheduled at the same time. Will make any calls needed to verify time and location and any RSVPs. Each morning will post a list of activities planned for that day according to the calendars.

Salary: Up to $5.00 per week. Initial $2 bonus for attending training and you will be given a free small calendar.

Accountant- Must attend a one hour budgeting class. Will keep track of all money coming into and going out of our accounts (with parental guidance). Will have access to our on-line banking account and be responsible for 'reconciling' accounts. Must make sure that all bills are paid on time, each person is paid for their job, and tithing is taken care of. This job requires a great deal of math, and will require a minimum of ½ hour each evening keeping track of receipts, etc.

Salary: From $7.50 to $10.00 per week. Initial $4 bonus and budgeting notebook.

Menu planner/assistant cook
- Will require an initial 1 ½ – 2 hour class learning the computer menu and initial planning menu. Will be responsible for laying out and printing up a rotating 3 week menu, including lunch, dinner, and snacks. Will assist cook on days when no assignment is made, or that person is unable to help. Will also be responsible for the weekly grocery list and helping with coupons and sale ads. Wednesday evenings will be an hour planning meeting with Mom/Dad.

Salary: From $7.50 to $10.00. Initial $4 bonus for attending menu planning class.

Teaching planner/assistant- 1 ½ hour training meeting required. Will be required to assist in planning each students schedule for that day, helping to check and grade papers and using the Homeschool Tracker online. Will also help to ensure Zone cleanings are done, and if not, mark it down online and help Mom/Dad to finish up work. Will also help plan and carry out any field trips, library trips, and other events. Will NOT be responsible for bossing others around. That job is already taken.

Salary: From $5.00 to $7.00. Initial $5 bonus for attending training.

Anyone who is interested in applying for these jobs must fill out an application. If you need help, please ask for assistance from a brother or sister. These jobs require dedication and exactness. If you are unable to complete your duties, you will be dismissed from your job and it will be re-posted for others to apply for. There is a one week trial period for all applicants. Following which, they will be required to meet again with management to discuss how well they are doing.

Application Form

Instruction: Please fill out the following form IN FULL. Please use your best cursive (over 9 yrs old) or regular handwriting. Write in complete sentences and use correct punctuation. All of this will be considered when management reviews the applications. Please include a second job choice, as well. Remember, you are trying to impress us, try your best and give us as much information as possible.

Full Name:______________________________________________


Which position are you applying for: _________________________

What talents and abilities do you have that would make this a good job for you to do: _________________________________________________
________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

How much time are you able to give to this job:___________________ ________________________________________________________

Are you willing to follow ALL of managements instructions regarding either of these jobs, even if you think it isn't necessary: circle one: yes no

What position would you be interested in if the first job was not available: ________________________________________________________

What talents and abilities do you have that would make this a good job for you to do: _________________________________________________
________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

Do you understand that your off-the-job behavior will affect your work position as well. For example, if you are caught lying or stealing, you would be immediately dismissed from any job dealing with money. If you are caught being rude or bossy, you would be dismissed from any teaching position. There is a two-strike rule on any given day, however, if you reach the second strike on multiple days, that will lead to a dismissal as well. If you are dismissed, you will not be paid for the remainder of the week. Do you understand these instructions? YES NO
(if no, please circle and we will discuss it when we call you in for your interview).

I have read all of the above information and verify that all of the information I have given is correct to the best of my knowledge.



Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE IT!!!!

Guess what's going to show up on our board.

Just one problem, I have to many jobs and not enough workers.

hmmmmmmm time to uh..foster?


hsmomma5 said...

This is GREAT!!!