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Boy, 6, goes to work with dad and even gets paid for it

Tom Hartley, 33, had been struggling to find someone to look after his son Isaac (Picture: SWNS)

A six-year-old who went to work with his dad because of childcare issues was delighted to receive a letter from the boss – and his first ever wage.

Tom Hartley, 33, had been struggling to find someone to look after his son Isaac and jokingly told the little boy that he’d have to bring him to work with him.

Surprised by how keen Isaac was by the suggestion, maintenance operative Tom checked with his boss — and ended up bringing his son to work.

After a hard day of grafting, where Isaac helped refurbish an empty house, the dad and son were shocked to receive a letter from Tom’s boss, Spencer Wood, 30, thanking the little boy for his ‘excellent’ work — and even paying him for the job he’d done.

In a letter on official Ultralets company-headed paper, accompanied by a £10 note, managing director Spencer wrote: ‘I saw some pictures of the work you did that day when you came in and it was EXCELLENT!

‘You worked really hard, so hard you fell asleep in the van on the way home!

‘Attached to this letter you will find your wages for the work on Tuesday the 8th of February 2022 — make sure you spend it wisely!

‘Thank you so much for helping your dad and the company.

‘It is really important to work hard and focus on school now but when you finish school in the future, it would be great for you to come and show us how good you can be at fixing up houses! Only if you want to though of course.’

Young Isaac has already planned on spending his hard-earned wages on some new fish for his fish tank and can’t stop talking about his day on site with his dad.

Overwhelmed by the kindness of his boss, Tom, who lives in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, said: ‘Isaac absolutely loved it.

‘He asked when he would be able to get a van and work for Ultralets with me, and he tells all his friends he’s coming to work with his daddy.

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