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Furious father shares ‘rules’ given to teenage daughter on first day of work

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 11/12/2021 Ali Condon
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One New Zealand father was furious to learn that his teenage daughter had been handed a shocking letter by her employer on her first day of work.

A man under the Twitter handle of Essjax went viral on the social media platform for sharing a copy of the letter his daughter had been handed, listing ’11 life rules’.

Noting that his daughter had been working for below minimum wage, the dad was thrilled to add that she had since resigned from the position.

One New Zealand father was furious to learn that his teenage daughter had been handed a shocking letter by her employer on her first day of work. Pic: Getty Images © Provided by Extra.ie One New Zealand father was furious to learn that his teenage daughter had been handed a shocking letter by her employer on her first day of work. Pic: Getty Images

Sharing the list of ‘rules’, the father told his Twitter followers: ‘Kid recently left her job at a local retailer (which employs mostly 16 year-olds to pay well under min wage).

‘This is a letter she received from the boss when she arrived on her first day on that job.’

Among the list of rules were less than encouraging phrases such as: ‘Life is not fair — get used to it!’, and ‘The world won’t care about your self-esteem.’

Another rule read: ‘If you think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss.’

Noting that his daughter had been working for below minimum wage, the father was thrilled to add that she had since resigned from the position. Pic: Essjax/ Twitter © Provided by Extra.ie Noting that his daughter had been working for below minimum wage, the father was thrilled to add that she had since resigned from the position. Pic: Essjax/ Twitter

‘Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. so before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room,’ read rule number seven.

Responding to the ‘insulting’ letter, other Twitter users concurred with the disgruntled father.

‘F***. I hope your speedy instructions are… quit quit quit,’ replied one user.

‘That’s pretty insulting. 99% of any teens we have had working for us have been brilliant. These bosses need to start valuing their staff if they want them to stick around,’ tweeted another.

A third sarcastically commented: ‘Cool cool, people love being patronized and talked down to on their first day.’

Among the list of rules were less than encouraging phrases such as: ‘Life is not fair — get used to it!’, and ‘The world won’t care about your self-esteem.’ Pic: Getty Images © Provided by Extra.ie Among the list of rules were less than encouraging phrases such as: ‘Life is not fair — get used to it!’, and ‘The world won’t care about your self-esteem.’ Pic: Getty Images

Other Twitter users noted that this ‘list of rules’ had been around for years, accusing the anonymous employer of being unoriginal.

Some called for the father to name and shame the local retailer, but he told followers: ‘I promised the kid I wouldn’t.’

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