We're already discussing and planning enhancements to the Hire and Fire your Kids App.
Since we based this app around the workforce it's only fitting we include many aspects you would see. So, take your time, look around, and let us know if we are missing any or share any features you'd like to see.
"HFK - built by families for families"
Each of your Kids are entitled to Vacation time based on their Years of Service (Age).
o 4-7 years = 1 week
o 8-11 years = 2 weeks
o 12-15 years = 3 weeks
o 16+ = 4 weeks
Your Kid must apply for Vacation week(s) off and you must approve
Once approved your Kid does not have to complete any Jobs and will not get any warning X’s under Expectations for their entitled vacation time
o 4-7 years = $2.00
o 8-11 years = $5.00
o 12-15 years = $10.00
o 16+ = $20.00
A note about Vacation Time
"Sick Days" are a fun way for the Kids to take a day off from HFK.
Suggest 5 sick days a year
Important to start teaching kids that taking a mental health day is needed. Sometimes you need to power down to power up!
A note about Sick Days
This is a monthly challenge for the entire family that you pick together as a 30 Day Plan of Action from your Family Expectations. Example: 60 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day for 30 days!
Goal of this 30 Day Action Plan is to create successful habits that instill a sense of pride.
Reward $5.00 to winner(s)
A note about the 30 Day Action Plan
Overtime is an extra push for your Kids to help YOU do your own chores. Having a dinner party this weekend? "Hey Kids, who wants to earn overtime?!" They can help you vacuum, make a veggie dip or even polish those wine glasses.
If you're in a rush and don't feel like waiting for THEM to "Apply" under HIRED, then just ASK your Kid (s) for help and pay them Overtime!
Overtime is an Extra $1.00 over the posted rate.
A note about Overtime
Pay Stubs show how Kids hard work has paid off into real dollars! They will love seeing these at the end of each month.
A note about the Pay Stub
In the workforce employees receive benefits. In your home, it's a good idea to remind your Kids the type of benefits they receive by being part of your family. Everyday things like medical, education, transportation, extra curricular activities.
Kids can access their wellness account, sick days and vacation time based on parent approval.
Here's our example.
A note about Employee Benefits
Is your Kid bugging you for money before Pay Day?
Don't give it to them! There are so many benefits to having kids learn about and practice delayed gratification.
If you do decide, then at least use our Cash Advance feature, it will COST them... $5.00 off their next pay.
Kids can Encourage or Refer their siblings for a Job or to help them finish their Job. Sometimes Kids are more open to get things done when a Brother or Sister is encouraging them vs. Mom or Dad.
Refer a sibling for a Job and earn $1.00 for each Referral completed
If the Kid Recommends and convinces their sibling(s) to help with their Job they split the pay and the Referring Kid earns an extra $1.00.
Promotes teamwork, negotiation skills and bonding.
Helps Parents so they aren't the ones always prompting and reminding Kids to apply for Jobs.
Want to give back and help others? Kids have the option to Donate some or all of their pay to Charity every Pay Day.
Kids love 1 x 1 time with their parents! The performance review will nurture your family bond, giving an opportunity for both Parent and Kid to share what they love about the other and any opportunities to focus on for the upcoming year.
Sample Questions to ask your Kids: take notes :)
Write a letter to each of your Kids:
Then read it to them!
Every time a Kid collects a "Not FIRED" Bonus the Parent matches that amount. It collects and gets paid out to the Kid as an annual Bonus, presented after their Performance Review.
Added incentive to keep Behaviours and Expectations in check.
Best idea to move into Kids Savings Account.
It's a great idea to review the annual earnings playing Hire and Fire your Kids. This information slip is prepared and issued by HFK to tell you the parent (employer) and your kids (employees) how much was earned and paid out during a year as well as the amount of "tax" that was deducted for Giving, Keeping and Saving.
Any Kids named Employee Of The Month for that calendar year will automatically be eligible to enter the Employee Of The Year Scholarship Award! More details to come including start date.