Kids can have a lot of wants, from toys to electronics, but the next time they ask for something you could turn it into a clever lesson in the value of hard work like one mom who set up a job fair for her kids.

Shaketha Marion McGregor of Dublin, Georgia was tired of her kids asking for things so she decided to give them the opportunity to earn what they wanted with jobs. Of course finding a job when you’re a kid isn’t easy so she set up a job fair in her house.

“So, my children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places. Yesterday I told them that I’ve heard their requests and that I’ll have a surprise for them today when they get home from school. SURPRISE!!! It’s a whole hiring event!” she wrote in a Facebook post sharing her unique idea. “If you want it, work for it, earn it! And yes, I also have an in home credit union lol,” she added.

She posted signs advertising the fair and the jobs available, which included kitchen manager, lead housekeeper, and laundry supervisor. She even created job applications with questions like “What is your desired pay rate?” and “Are you willing to work some nights and weekends?”

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It should come as no surprise that her post went viral with thousands of likes and comments applauding the creative way she handled her kids requests.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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