FAQs – Playing

  • How do I play HFK?
    • Please visit our Play menu HERE
  • How do I edit or delete my Jobs or Expectations? 
    • Slide left to Edit or Delete
    • Click on a Job or Expectation and the Edit or Delete buttons will appear
  • How do I reopen a Job?  My Kid applied for one by mistake.
    • Go to your Jobs screen and click on the “taken” Job you want to re-open.  Then click on “Change Job Status To Open”.  This will remove the Job applied for on your Kids Homepage.
  • How does my Kid delete a Job they didn’t mean to apply for?
    • Kids can’t delete Jobs they’ve taken.  Kids can ask their parent or send an in-app message and ask for the Job to be re-opened.
  • How do I clear Jobs once they’re completed?
    • Jobs will only clear from the Kids Home screen once the new pay period begins.
  • How do I get re-occurring Jobs?
    • Choose or create the Job you want to set as re-occurring and select “Detailed”, select “at a specific time and date” and choose “repeat daily” or “repeat weekly”.  Jobs will load into the Kids Homepage (daily or weekly) if they apply for that Job.  
  • How do I keep my Kids from fighting over Jobs?
    • Our families have shared that this actually happens! Best to discuss at your Team Family Meetings and put some guidelines in place.  As of now, it’s first come first served.
  • How do I assign Jobs to my Kids?
    • You don’t!  The app is designed for the KIDS to be taking the initiative not you.  We will remind and nudge them as they need.
  • Why are all the jobs assigned to me on the Jobs screen?
    • The Job will remain “open” under your name (or whichever parent loads/creates the Jobs) until a player has “taken” that Job.
  • How do I add Jobs for my Kids (they all look like they are assigned to me on the Jobs screen)?
    • The Job will remain “open” under your name (or whichever parent loads/creates the Jobs) until a player has “taken” that Job.
    • To add a new ”open” Job either load template (if you haven’t already) and edit/delete, or go to Jobs, tap the + symbol on top right, and create. 
  • Can I change the earnings per Job to some points and some dollars?
    • Unfortunately, no.  The Payment can only be one or the other at this time. 
  • How do I change Jobs to daily, weekly or monthly?
    • You can’t create monthly Jobs as of yet.
    • Daily and weekly can be set by editing the Job and selecting “Detailed”, then choose “at a specific time and date” and choose “repeat daily” or “repeat weekly”.  
  • Why haven’t my Game Rules changed?
    • When Game Rules are customized by you, they will save on the backend of the app and update when the upcoming pay period arrives which is defaulted to Friday.  On Friday you will get a notice that your Game Rules have changed and will be reflected on the Game Rules page.
  • How do I add a Job reward amounts?
    • All Jobs listed in the templates are customizable including the rewards which start at $.25 and up
  • How can I see what Jobs my Kids have applied for?
    • Go to Jobs and click on “Filter” at the very top, choose “Taken” and you will see all the Jobs your kids applied for.
  • Can I add non-housework things to my Expectations like reading a book or playing an instrument?
    • Yes, of course!  You can add anything you like (homework, baseball practice, put on your deodorant, whatever!)
  • What is the incomplete filter for?
    • This filter will show you all the outstanding Jobs that need to be addressed by your player.  They likely completed a Job that was sent to parent for review and was sent back to player as incomplete. 
  • Can my Kids still apply for Jobs on payday?
    • No, at midnight on Payday the game re-sets and a new pay period begins.  Kids have until 11:59pm the day BEFORE Payday to get in any last-minute Jobs.
  • Do I have to set my Jobs every Pay Period?
    • No.  Once you set yourself up at the start, the game just re-sets each pay period.  You can update and customize as you continue to play though.
  • Will I have to take out a second mortgage to pay my Kids on Payday?
    • Lol, no.  The Kids are always very eager at the start of the game but the novelty does wear off a little as you continue to play and the Jobs completed get more realistic to what you can expect.  Average weekly payday from our beta testers was $7-$14 a week.
  • Can I pay my Kids with a partial pay out?
    • No, not at this time.  
  • Where does the money come from when I click Pay on Payday?
    • Currently you have to go to your bank machine or transfer funds into your Kids bank accounts.  
    • We are still looking for a partner to work with us and manage the pre-paid debit cards linked to our API allowing Kids to Keep, Save, Give and Invest in the game.  
  • Can I track the jobs I do around here to show my Kids and spouse?
    • Yes!  Just send yourself another invite to play as a Kid with a new username and passphrase.  Accept the invite, set your passphrase and start applying for all the jobs you do around your home.
  • Can I fire my spouse?
    • If you and your spouse are playing as Kids as well as Parents then yes.  Start giving those Warning X’s and if they get too many, go ahead Fire them!
  • Can the Kids Fire parents?
    • We haven’t built in the functionality to Fire the parents yet.  Currently Kids can use the message function and send a warning X through the app to their parents.  Parents X’s are not tracked as of yet, so it would be manually done.
    • Future versions will allow parents the option to be Fired as a part of set up in Game Rules (yes or no).
  • Can Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Nannies etc. play?
    • Yes, you can have unlimited players using the web app version.  Each need an invite from you and will have their own username and passphrase to play.
  • Can I Recognize and Encourage my Kids versus just giving the Warning X’s?
    • Yes, of course!  Use the message function in the app to send Recognition messages for Jobs well done or to give shout outs to your players.
  • How do I change the Pay Date?
    • You can customize your pay date on the Game Rules screen and save.  
    • Rules won’t update until next pay period begins.
  • Can a Job be shared with a sibling?
    • Not at this time, something we are looking to do with future versions as this is a feature within the paper version.
  • Is an X and Warning the same thing?
    • Yes, the players are given a Warning which is represented by an X.  Parents can remove an X if the player corrects their X.
  • How do I create specific Jobs per Kid?
    • Best to put their name in front of the Job (i.e. Nicole – do a load of laundry, Sam- do a load of laundry etc.).
    • Future versions will allow you to customize per Kid.
  • Can multiple Kids choose the same Job?
    • No, once a Job has been taken no one else can apply.  You can post another Job just like it if you want multiple players to complete the same Job (i.e. Nicole – do a load of laundry, Sam – do a load of laundry etc.)
  • How does my Kid become the Employee of the Month?
    • The Employee of the Month is not a part of the app yet.  Currently you need to submit your Kid through our website  go.hireandfireyourkids.com/eotm and tell us why they deserve to be the Employee of the Month.  One winner is drawn each month to receive a HFK water bottle, custom note from Jody Swain the Founder of HFK and a treat of their choice!