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Obamas Hope Daughters Will Try Minimum Wage Work

Barack, Sasha Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama with daughter Sasha participate in a community service project at the D.C Central Kitchen in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy on January 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery-Pool—Getty Images

President and first lady Want Them To See "Getting a Paycheck Is Not Always Fun"

Growing up in the White House, Sasha and Malia Obama are largely isolated from the experiences of everyday Americans. To counter that isolation, first lady Michelle Obama said in a recent interview she hopes her daughters will “get a taste of what it’s like to do that real hard work” with a minimum wage job.

“We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair,” President Barack Obama added in an interview with Parade Magazine released Friday. “But that’s what most folks go through every single day.”

But, nonetheless, 15-year-old daughter Malia Obama apparently grabbed a job as a production assistant on the set of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming TV series Extant. No word yet on how much that pays.

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