Father pays daughter $200 to quit Facebook

Rachel Baier, a 14-year-old high school student from Wellesley, Mass., struck a deal with her dad that would require her to completely walk away from the popular social network for five months. In exchange, her father Paul will pay her $200. (from Daily Dot)

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From story: To ensure fulfillment of the signed agreement, the elder Baier has access to the high schooler’s Facebook account and can change the password to avoid reactivation. Given that this was the 14-year-old’s idea in the first place, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Paul Baier, a vice president at a Boston-area energy firm, posted a photograph of the signed contract on his blog, which usually focuses on energy technology and sustainability.

“It was her idea,” Baier told the Daily Dot. “She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes. She plans to go back on after the 6 months is over”

5 responses to “Father pays daughter $200 to quit Facebook

  1. Refuse to communicate any other way? Are you kidding?


  2. In many ways, we are forced to use it. I have friends that refuse to communicate any other way with me. If I don’t engage on FB, I wouldn’t know anything about their lives. Too bad. Even with this blog, I had to create a Facebook page to go with it. Some will only follow my content that way. Such is life.


  3. I am not big on FB but do go on occassionally.


  4. I wish more people would deactivate their FB pages.


  5. Interesting deal. I like the way the child thinks. I wonder what she will grow up to be some day.