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Object Of The Game

FIRED: Kids need to finish each Pay Period without getting Fired and earn the Incentive Bonuses making them eligible for the Employee of the Month.  

HIRED: Kids apply to the rolling Job board for Hire, get rewarded upon completion and get paid out on Payday.


Kids do their best to follow the Family Values and Expectations you‘ve set together.  If your Kid is caught NOT following a Value or an Expectation by you, they're given a warning X.  After a certain amount of warning X's the Kid get's Fired.  (Option to remove an X if the Kid corrects X immediately)


If the Kid can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will receive a NOT FIRED Bonus.  


If all Siblings can go the entire Pay Period without getting Fired they will each receive a TEAMWORK Bonus. 


If your Kid does get Fired they are NOT entitled to the above Incentive Bonuses and a consequence that you set together at your last Team Meeting will activate. 


Game Rules

  • Set your Pay Period (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)
  • Set your recurring Pay Day Date
  • Set your Payment currency (dollars or points)
  • Set the number of Warning X's before getting Fired
  • Set the NOT FIRED Bonus reward amount
  • Set the TEAMWORK Bonus reward amount


Game On!

Set your recurring Family Team Meeting day and stick to it!


Stop giving your Kids money for their wants and stop buying their wants.  Instead teach your Kids to EARN their wants.


Start playing with a Probationary Period (testing) in mind so everyone can get used to things...before getting Fired.


Kids apply to the rolling Job board created by you and get rewarded upon completion (no assigning chores by parents in this game)!


Kids follow the family values and expectations set, trying not to get Fired.


Parents issue warning X's when a family value/expectation is missed and can potentially Fire their Kid.  Parents can remove warning X's if corrected by Kid immediately.


Parents RECOGNIZE their Kids with Messages along the way!


Kids get Paid out on Pay Day by Parent!


WATCH TUTORIAL VIDEO BEFORE PLAYING -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7vqYP2vcsI&list=PLPw1x1kN0ZgOTe5fJr9jFIgmTbU3vF5mQ&index=1 


FREE Family Sharing with Apple and Google

If you have purchased the HFK App from the App Store or Google Play you can set up Family Share/Library and download the App for Free on other Family Members devices.  

Here's how:

Apple -  family sharing 

Google -  family library

OR

Use FREE Web App Version instead by opening any browser and type - app.hireandfireyourkids.com to login with username and passphrase.

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YOU'RE FIRED / EXPECTATIONS

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1. COMMUNICATE YOUR FAMILY VALUES

What are your own family values? e.g. Be Kind, Respectful, Stay Positive etc.

2. CREATE & COMMUNICATE YOUR FAMILY EXPECTATIONS

Use our template/default or customize with your own Expectations. These are behavioural, hygiene, manners, extended game rules & expectations your family must follow at all times, and can include some "must-do" chores. (Expectations are what can get you FIRED!)

3. EXPLORE & COMMUNICATE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES

  • Obtain input from your Kids about the type of consequences they’d expect for not following the Family Expectations.
  • Consider consequences that are realistic, manageable and that you as a parent can stick to.
  • Decide on the consequences of being FIRED!  Examples:
    • No TV
    • No Internet for the day
    • No playing with friends

4. COMMUNICATE THE “NOT FIRED BONUS"

  • Customize Kids Kash amount to suit your Family.
  • A dollar (or points) Bonus is held at the beginning of the pay period for each Kid, encouraging them to stay NOT FIRED.
  • If your Kid is FIRED, then the Bonus is taken away and not paid out on pay day.

5. DEFINE & COMMUNICATE THE FAMILY “TEAMWORK BONUS”

At the end of the pay period if ALL Kids stay NOT FIRED then...

  • Dollar or Points Bonus is awarded to Each Kid. 
  • Family Experience for the whole team.  ie. Laser Tag, Home Movie Night, The Zoo.  

YOU'RE HIRED / JOBS & EOTM

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1. CREATE & COMMUNICATE THE JOB POSTINGS (CHORES FOR HIRE)

  • Choose from our template/default or customize with your own. 
  • Decide if any should instead be part of the everyday must-do basic contribution chores (Non-Payable). Move these to the Expectations.
  • Customize Kids Kash amount to suit your Family.
  • Parent(s) Initial each time job is complete on "paper" version

2. COMMUNICATE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH & HFK CONTEST CRITERIA

Parent(s) chooses Employee Of The Month and considers:

  • FAMILY VALUES – who was best at family values ie, helpful, kind, respectful, etc.
  • FIRED – who was NOT FIRED or had least amount of X’s.
  • TEAMWORK – who was helping or encouraging others to stay NOT FIRED.
  • HIRED  – who participated the most, applied for most jobs.

Your Own EOTM receives:

  • Special Reward for the WHOLE MONTH.  Kid to choose with parent(s) approval. ie. favourite seat in the car for the whole month. 
  • Submission to our HFK EOTM contest.

HFK EOTM Contest:

Parent(s) submit Kid to our contest for a chance to win prizes and extra recognition.

CRITERIA :

  o Must stay HIRED.

  o Overall values, participation, effort and teamwork.

Kids Kash

Take a look at our suggested Kids Kash payout but feel free to establish your own for what works in your Family.

Recommended: PROBATIONARY PERIOD

Take the time and invest in teaching your Kids. Everyone will need some practice to adjust, so we highly recommend a probationary period to set you all up for success!

While the Kids are getting used to things, it's helpful to snap photo evidence of something you come across that is "X worthy".  Send a message to them as a friendly reminder and watch how fast they take action to resolve!

Recommended: TEAM MEETINGS (Pre-Launch & Pay Day)

  • Host an initial Pre-Launch Team Meeting to communicate the game and Kids Kash payouts chosen.
  • Have the Kids participate in setting Jobs and Expectations.
  • Throughout the pay period take photo evidence to show where improvements can be made. 
  • Host a Pay Day Team Meeting every pay period. Make it fun with snacks, prizes, cash on hand, order in, or even dress up!

Review things like: 

  1. Strengths and Opportunities that month 
  2. Focus items for new month
  3. Set consequences/rewards for new month
  4. Announce the EOTM

We used our BEFORE video along with our original Team Meeting presentation to launch HFK in our home.  Included below is also a progress video of one month AFTER.

Our Original Pre-Launch Presentation

Take a look at our very own Pre-Launch Team Meeting presentation.

2015 Team Meeting Presentation (pptx)

Download

PHOTO EVIDENCE

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Snap those X's!

 

While the Kids are getting used to the game it's fun to snap photos of their dishes not put away, or their laundry on the floor.  You can send it to them as a reminder without "nagging" a single word!  


Learn more about our recommended Probationary Period and other recommendations in our Ready To Play section.

CUSTOMIZE GAME RULES

Everything you see on our site and in the app can be customized!

We set guidelines that can be changed to suit your family.  

Rather track weekly?  Go for it!  Change the $$ amounts or anything else you feel will set your family up for success!


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Detailed Orientation How To Package

For those that prefer more detailed instruction, here's an in depth look at each step of the way.