Beantown #080

posted Aug 24, 2012
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Perky's office will come into play in the future.

In the meantime back to Kenny doing grunt labor for federal minimum wage.
Doesn't seem like that good of a deal to trade in milking and polwing for scrubbing and moping, does it now?

by cisserosmiley on 8/24/2012 @ 9:10am
Just don't go home with the boss for "extra money" Kenny, oui.

by fredo on 8/24/2012 @ 1:52pm

Why would kenny be paid more than minimum wage? The only skills we've heard about are milking, plowing, scrubbing, moping (is moping a skill?), and carrying around a giant hat box. 

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/24/2012 @ 5:24pm
My point is that Kenny is doing grunt work for essentially the same pay he got milking and plowing back in Beanumclaw. The question being, does it appear to have been a trade worth making?

No comments about the perceived market value of his labor were made. That is up to you to decide.
Incidentally, the minimum wage in Beanumclaw is actually 50 cents higher than in Beantown. Local laws, eh?

by fredo on 8/24/2012 @ 5:58pm
Wait a minute Thorax.

In Beantown 1 you said he grew up on a family farm. Doubt if children growing up on a farm are paid minimum wage or any other wage. Farm labor is an expectation for farm kids.

 Then you claim "no comments about the perceived market value of his labor were made." Well that's not true. You stated that "grunt labor for minimum wage...doesn't seem like that good of a deal." Isn't that a comment about the perceived value of his labor?

by CaptainBritton on 8/24/2012 @ 6:42pm
Kenny met some nice women, ones he'd never have met in Beanumclaw, so obviously, yes, it was worth the trade.

Proves, again, money isn't the only valuable thing you can pursue.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2012 @ 8:59pm
take the money and run

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/25/2012 @ 12:00pm
@ Fredo:
Of course Kenny gets some manner of pay even though he was working on the farm. One might argue that room & board plus food is pay enough. That isn't how it works in this case, though. Kenny's dad paid him minimum wage to work since Kenny wasn't living on the farm proper.

In some time (well ahead of here) we'll actually transport to the farm and see what I'm talking about.

@ Capn' Brit: well said!

by fredo on 8/25/2012 @ 1:02pm

You've got me confused. Beantown 001 kenny is living on the farm. And in Beantown 080 kenny wasn't living on the farm PROPER. What's the difference between a farm and a farm proper? Did the bean family buy a second farm and let the children live there because they wanted to pay them a wage rather than live at home and get the labor for free? That sounds like one screwed up family. No wonder he's having so much trouble living in the city.