April 9th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
My Job Chart continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Our founder, Gregg Murset, recently took a trip to Hawaii and was honored to appear on the CBS morning show!
January 30th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
I absolutely love the sticky notes feature on MyJobChart. It is so unique and not even possible with other chore charts. It’s wonderful to be able to personalize a quick message of encouragement or love to each of my boys. They love writing me back and I even received a message from my son scolding me by saying that I “hadn’t written him in a month!”
They usually tell me instantly when they’ve written me a message and they wait with excitement for me to read it; but there are other times on busy mornings when they are already off to school and it’s a nice surprise when I get the email alert that I have a message from them. It truly is a great way to connect to each other!
January 8th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
Since the beginning of the new year, we have had a chance to look back and take note of all that MyJobChart.com has accomplished and look ahead to what is in store. Of course none of what is accomplished could be done without the participation of all of you, the parents and kids that use MyJobChart.com. For instance, did you know that there are currently 287,450 members signed up, over 12.9 million jobs that have been completed, and over 144 million points that have been accumulated on MyJobChart.com. If you ask me, that makes for a cleaner, happier, more productive, and more responsible generation.
Our children, and I say our, because I’m not only the founder but my kids use MyJobChart.com too, are growing up with a stronger sense of what it takes to earn a dollar. They are learning how to obey and the benefits of it. All in all, we are reaping the benefits of chores.
But don’t take my word for it. Janelle, from Kansas says, “I love MyJobChart.com because it helps my kids be more responsible about getting their chores done.” Or Doug, from Ohio says, “My wife was pulling her hair out one day because the house was a mess and the kids wouldn’t help. I found MyJobChart.com online and we started it the next day. Since then, my kids are asking to help and my wife is enjoying our home again.”
You’re experience with MyJobChart.com may be similar to these. Whatever the outcome, I hope it is a good one. We would love it if you could share how MyJobChart.com has helped in your house. And we’d love to hear any suggestions of how we may improve as well.
In fact, it was a parent that asked if we could make MyJobChart.com accessible from her smart phone. Well, you talked and we listened. I’m excited to announce that by the end of this month we will be launching a new iphone/ipad app as well as an android app. Now you can check chores done and receive messages even when you’re not at home.
Speaking of messages, there have been over 211,000 messages sent to kids and over 133,000 messages sent to parents on our clever message board. If you aren’t already using MyJobChart.com, sign up today and you could join in on the millions of chores that are being completed today!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your website, MyJobChart.com!
No more trying to reinvent the wheel every couple of months as my kids get bored with sticker charts or ugly job wheels posted on the walls, etc. And no more nagging and feeling frustrated as I try to teach them responsibility!
We have used MyJobChart.com online for over a year and we’re still going strong! I have 5 kids and it just plain and simple works and my kids and I love it! They really like going online in the mornings and checking off their completed jobs! And I love receiving a text when my child is done with all their jobs. It gives me an opportunity to praise them and catch them being good rather than nagging them to get to work!
This year for Christmas, my kids have even spent their MyJobChart.com money buying Christmas presents for each other! It is perfect because they can look at each others wish list online and surprise them with exactly what they want. They are especially excited about giving their presents this year because they were the ones to actually earn the money for them.
I am anticipating them being more grateful this year too, since they know how much work it is to earn each item!
And as an added bonus, our house has been running more smoothly this holiday season since they are all looking for extra work to do! Thanks so much for coming up with this invaluable tool! We love MyJobChart.com!
Melissa and Ritchie B. Family, California
December 12th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart
Hi! Here’s our story of a recent experience with your website.
We have been using MyJobChart.com for probably over a year, and we like it.
In August, my 11 year old niece came to live with us. As far as we know, she was never expected to do chores before, aside from cleaning her own room when it was really awful. We were shocked when she immediately latched onto the system of MyJobChart.com. She is a high energy kid and was actually asking for more housework to do so that:
One, she would have something to do
Two, so that she could earn points. (or in other words, MONEY
It took time to teach her how to do chores. Her favorite part was adding prizes as she thought of them.
Because of my niece’s upbringing, she was totally impulsive anytime we would walk into a store. I had to say, “No, we can’t buy that. It isn’t on my list…” dozens of times. When her job chart was set up, I could say, “We’ll put it on your prize list when we get home.” Many times, she didn’t even remember, but if she did, then we would add it. She eventually earned a used iPod Nano, a folding zebra chair, a pillow with an iPod speaker inside, and a set of BFF (Best Friends Forever) necklaces for her and a friend. (Now I am not lavish with points — she really did that much work!)
Another benefit was that when she would say “Let’s all go to Dairy Queen! I want a Dairy Queen treat tonight! ” I could say “Do you want to spend 2000 of your points to buy a treat for everyone?” and that would be the end of that conversation! And when she started asking if we could fly her back to her mom, it was easy to say, “Can you earn 40,000 points? That would be close to half of a ticket. No? Hmmm.” (mean ol’ Aunt Michele)
With the MyJobChart.com system, she learned many lessons. She learned delayed gratification by having to wait until she had enough points to buy a certain prize. She also learned that she is an impulsive buyer, and that she doesn’t actually want most of what she asks for. She learned the value of a dollar, the price of objects, and how much work it takes to earn them. And she found joy in earning her prizes. Hopefully now she will take better care of what she has worked for.
Unfortunately she has gone back to live with her mom, but we trust that she won’t forget all that she has learned while living with us!
So, thanks for such a useful tool. MyJobChart.com helped us during a difficult time for our family!
November 7th, 2012 - Category: Announcements
October 25th, 2012 - Category: Announcements
“I’ve made it my life’s work to help people make better money moves. Finally, I have found a great tool for kids and grandkids in MyJobChart.com. It is a revolutionary website to teach the next generation about the critical interplay between work and money!” Ray Lucia, CFP, host of The Ray Lucia Show and author of The Buckets of Money Retirement Solution.
October 23rd, 2012 - Category: Announcements
October 9th, 2012 - Category: Announcements
My Job Chart is proud to partner with CHOICE Humanitarian. CHOICE Humanitarian envisions a world free from the ravages of extreme poverty, where all people are treated with dignity and valued for who they are and the unique contribution they bring. With support from their donors and partners, CHOICE Humanitarian connects motivated villages to resources and tools that allow villagers to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers, entire communities can break the cycle of poverty.
CHOICE Humanitarian is a strategic non-governmental agency currently working in five countries, Kenya, Nepal, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico. Their overriding goal is to end extreme poverty and improve quality of life through a bottom-up, self-developing village-centered approach.