Blog: “Learning the value of money”

Catherine Sleep | 30 March 2004

The teenage daughter of Thailand’s billionaire prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has started work in McDonald’s. Her Dad is keen that she learn the value of money and of hard work. He himself worked at KFC while completing his studies in the US, so he knows whereof he speaks.

It’s refreshing – one imagines the kids of rich leaders being too cushioned, or perhaps even too endangered, to take jobs in fastfood joints. As a teenager I had a Saturday job in our village butchery which certainly taught me what hard work feels like. I also eventually saved up enough money to buy a really cool pair of red roller skates. Well, it was the 80s.

Paethongtan flips burgers


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