Black mom hosts ‘job fair’ at home to teach her kids about the importance of working for your money

A Georgia mom is teaching her three kids about the value of employment and its association to income after she hosted a “job fair” at her home last week.

Shaketha Marion McGregor, 30, surprised her kids when they came home on Aug. 13 by posting help-wanted ads on her walls for positions such as kitchen manager, lead housekeeper and laundry supervisor under her company, This Mom Means Business, Inc, according to Yahoo

McGregor shared her innovative idea on Facebook and it has since gone viral with 126,000 views. She decided to create the job fair because her kids, Jahkeem, 13, Takeia, 10, and Serinity, 6, were constantly asked for money to get the latest, new cell phones and participate activities in and out of school.

McGregor, who is a single mom, believes that making her children apply for jobs to complete their chores could be a good way to show them how to work for what they want while also teaching them lessons they will likely use in the future.


“If you want it, work for it, earn it!” McGregor wrote online. “And yes, I also have an in-home credit union.”

Along with a series of photos, the mom details that her children had to apply and interview for the positions in order to get an allowance. Jahkeem and Serinity both applied for lead housekeeper, while Takeia applied for laundry supervisor.

McGregor notes that her kids weren’t taking the process as serious as they should at first, apparently having fun with the request and laughing during their interviews.

“My 10-year-old thought that speaking with a slight British accent would help her,” McGregor said. ”Serinity surprised me the most. She was very professional. It seemed like she’s done this before.”