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Mom offers $500 to get daughter a job

“I’m offering $500 cash the minute she gets hired for $15 an hour or more as an executive assistant or an office job."

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Mar 6, 2013 7:50PM

One Southern California woman is hell-bent to get her 36-year-old daughter a job. After a nine month stretch of unsuccessful job-hunting, Linda Smith is offering $500 in cold hard cash to anyone who takes her daughter Lisa’s resume and gets her employed, reports the Press-Enterprise.

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“After so much trying and trying and trying, I started acquiescing,” Smith told the Press-Enterprise.

The mother spent Friday morning, March 1, standing on the sidewalk at McCall Boulevard and Bradley Road in Menifee, Calif. holding up a sign saying she would give $500 to anybody who can help her daughter, land a job.

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Since 1996, Lisa had been receiving a stipend from the Veteran’s Administration as her mother’s full-time caregiver. But a doctor recently deemed Linda well enough to live alone and Lisa’s income terminated. Linda’s motherly instincts kicked in and she knew she had to help her daughter who’d been off the job market for nearly two decades.

“With all she does for me, I want to do something for her,” Linda told the Press-Enterprise.

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Mar 13, 2013 6:43PM
I hate to say this, but she's doing more harm than good here. Would you want to hire someone whose Mom does something like that? I sure wouldn't. Plus, what's going to happen if the daughter does get hired somewhere? Is she going to call her child's boss and demand a raise when SHE thinks her daughter deserves one? She really needs to just back off and let her daughter find a job on her own.
Mar 13, 2013 6:22AM
Maybe better if she offers a ****...
Mar 12, 2013 6:58PM
15 Dollars, i would kill for one of those and i have experience and been in the workforce since i was 16. This mom is delierious if she thinks her daughter will land one of those jobs!.I suppose she would like Health Benefits also....Not to picky are we?
Mar 12, 2013 6:39PM
Please help... And share this with friends!!   This is my niece and she was born with PMG a rare brain malformation. This June there will be the first conference for PMG... We need all the help we can get to send her there. Please if you cant donate just share this where ever you can, thanks!
Mar 11, 2013 6:29PM
Have any of the comments posted led to a job? I
Mar 7, 2013 7:33PM

if she is hot enough I will put her to work

Mar 7, 2013 5:16PM
She should apply for jobs helping the elderly/disabled get things done.  She won't make 15/hr but that's what she has been doing the passed what? 15 yrs.  
Mar 7, 2013 12:22AM

Oh mom, take a break... you're working harder than your daughter!!!

Say- why don't you just give your 36 year old kid the 500 bucks?  After all, she is almost retirement age.



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