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BOTD 4/17/16 "BFTP - 1910 - Hired Help" A DMK Production

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David M. Katz

A DMK Production

The year is 1910.  You are a carpenter and general construction contractor and have been employed to update and renovate an old building.  You have hired on two brothers, eleven year old Felix Jones and thirteen year old Oscar Jones,  as grunt laborers.  The boys' job is to clean up after you and to fetch tools and supplies.

Felix and Oscar catch on quickly and are doing a good job as gofers.  You allow the boys to watch you work during less busy times and even give them some pointers about the trade.  You send the boys off to the local hardware merchant to fetch more nails.  The boys seem to be gone longer than you expected so you go to look for them and you see this:

FELIX - 11 & OSCAR - 13
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The boys did go get the nails as instructed but decided to help you out when they returned.  The problem is the door frame in question was not slated for demolition.  You are now responsible for restoring the damage.

You immediately fire the boys and tell them you will be keeping the day's wages as payment for the damage.  Oscar and Felix beg you to give them another chance.  They  say their family has fallen on hard times and the job and the money is badly needed right now.  Both boys ask if there is another way to settle this.

Is there another way?

Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.


Simple! The answer is staring me in the face.

I have the nails and the door frame - what more do I need? Twisted Evil


I'm not sure why I would have fired them in the first place. These are two intelligent and diligent boys who just need more instruction on how and when to take initiative.

The two of them can bare their nether regions. If I don't have a belt that will be appropriate, then I'm sure there's a piece of scrap wood around that will make a great paddle.

Oh, wait... I guess I'm going to be 'firing' them after all...

"In the end, it's just a story. But if you ask me, it's all true."


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The boys can make up the mistake in labor. I see no reason to fire them or punish them beyond that.


Emlyn Morgan

Ah, yes! 1910. I remember it well; or maybe not. scratch

Anyway, I'm going to whack those boys.


Ditto Kat.....

Hugs kal


Ditto Kat


Under the circumstances there's no way I'm docking their pay. The extra work solution would be a possibility, I guess, but they are already working more than children should. I'll suggest a good spanking so they can learn to ask before starting work they shouldn't be doing.


I think a whacking is appropriate. I imagine they'd get that from their Dad if I sent them home and they had to tell him they were fired. Docking their wages woill probably see them getting twice but that'll larn 'em


In 1910 a good whacking was definitely on the table and all...

Note overseer's stick, and no, it wasn't just for show...

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