Obama, First Lady Want Their Daughters to Work in Character-Building Minimum Wage Jobs
Speaking to news magazine Parade as the couple are set to host a Working Families Summit in Washington, both discussed their experiences at minimum wage jobs while at school and university.
Obama said he had worked as a painter, waiter and ice-cream scooper, while the first lady had worked in a bindery.
Asked by the magazine whether they want their daughters to work in character-building minimum-wage-type jobs similar to those they had, the pair agreed that they did.
Michelle Obama said: “Oh, yeah. I think every kid needs to get a taste of what it’s like to do that real hard work… That’s what life is.”
The president added: “We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair. But that’s what most folks go through every single day.”
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