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His dad probably lets his kid live under his roof for free. In my household, we called these 'chores' and didn't get paid for doing things like mowing the lawn. Kids are so ungrateful these days.

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Some kids get allowances and it's not a new concept. I've never been paid to do chores but it doesn't teach them to be ungrateful; it teaches them to work for their money. Don't judge.

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I always got allowance before I got a job. But I did and continue to do chores because I'm a member of the household and I have an obligation to pitch in.

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2 - I doubt the solution is less self esteem and potentially causing a murder. I once had a very good friend with an abusive father. He walked in on me touching her shoulder platonically and stuck a .22 revolver in my face. Keeping my wits, and 16 year old understanding of the permanence of life, about me, I smartassed my way out the door and out of vomiting in terror. Perhaps OP's dad isn't abusive but, "Get fucked" sounds pretty openly hostile. Good advice over. Go with 2's suggestion.

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82 - Even now that I'm trained to do that kind of shit, I still realize its dumb as hell to try when it costs you nothing to walk away. If I was still enlisted, would I do it for the mission? Hell yes, and I'd feel like a ninja.

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#140 OP's dad did sth wrong, by not keeping his promise to pay her, but it's not a reason to hate him. Do you realize how hard parents work for their children ? Waking up in the middle of the night when they're babies, giving them baths and getting them dressed, paying for all the things they need, etc. Actually, I think OP's dad was wrong to offer to pay her. You shouldn't need to pay your kids in order for them to help around the house.

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If a parent says they will do something they should do it. It's called setting a good example about keeping your promises. Just because you're the parent doesn't mean you get to be a hypocrite.

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Nobody wants to go to prison for shooting someone in the face. you should have told him to shoot you, no one will. People flash guns like they bluff in poker.

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I know his dad told him he would but I hate when kids expect payment for chores. Your parents pay for everything for you to keep you alive. You can't just cut the lawn or take the trash out for free?

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Teaching your kids to expect somethjng after a job well done, is the best way to show them why a full time job is neecassary, that $10 a week for chores shows them that working lets them have things they want not just things they need to live. Otherwise tey will never move out or get a good job because there is nothing in it for them. Every one is slightly greedy it is what makes us do things.

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The problem 93 is that he agreed to pay her for her work. She earned her pay. When she asked for it he told her he wouldn't pay in probably the most hostile way possible. That isn't the way a decent person or parent acts. If there was no payment agreed on and she made an assumption she'd be paid your point would stand. However, this doesn't seem to be the case.

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Just slowly siphon the cash from him bit by bit (subtly) until you have fair compensation. He probably wouldn't notice if he didn't notice all the hard work you did for him last week

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66- Yes, it's true that doing a few chores is expected, but in this case OP's father promised to pay her for the work, and not only went back on that promise, but spat a hostile remark at her when she brought it up to him. That's bad parenting. It just teaches your kids that everyone is out to fuck them over, and that they should never put in any effort into jobs because the people with authority over them are just going to jerk the reward that they have worked towards out from under them as soon as the work is done. I do agree, however, that OP shouldn't steal money from her father in retaliation. One wrong doesn't fix another one.

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