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* ''Anime/{{Suzuka}}'': Yamato is sent to his aunt's girl's only dormitory where his duties involve cleaning the [[PublicBathhouseScene baths]]. His parent's sure weren't trying to ''punish'' him by sending him to work there.

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* ''Anime/{{Suzuka}}'': Yamato is sent to his aunt's girl's only dormitory where his duties involve cleaning the [[PublicBathhouseScene baths]]. His parent's sure weren't trying to ''punish'' him by sending him to work there.
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* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Keitaro is more or less kicked out of his parents' house because they're tired of supporting him. He goes to stay at his grandmother's hot springs resort with no real intention of working. but quickly becomes the live-in manager since his grandmother has retired and his aunt who lives nearby has her hands full with her own restaurant.

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* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', ''Manga/LoveHina'': Keitaro is more or less kicked out of his parents' house because they're tired of supporting him. He goes to stay at his grandmother's hot springs resort with no real intention of working. but quickly becomes the live-in manager since his grandmother has retired and his aunt who lives nearby has her hands full with her own restaurant.
* ''Anime/{{Suzuka}}'': Yamato is sent to his aunt's girl's only dormitory where his duties involve cleaning the [[PublicBathhouseScene baths]]. His parent's sure weren't trying to ''punish'' him by sending him to work there.



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* In the 2006 film ''Film/TheUltimateGift'', one of Jason's first "gifts" is the gift of hard work. He is sent to a ranch in the middle of nowhere, to work for a close friend of his grandfather's, until he understands the value of hard work.
* In ''Film/HorseSense'', Michael is a lazy, pretty 20-something LA guy with rich parents is asked to show his young cousin Tommy from Montana a good time. Michael ends up ditching Tommy at every opportunity, preferring to spend time with his girlfriend and her father rather than some relative he met once or twice. He also ends up rear-ending another car while pulling out of parking and accidentally leaving incorrect insurance information. At home, he lies to his dad that it was a hit-and-run. After Tommy goes back to his mother's ranch, Michael's parents learn the truth and, as punishment, send him to Montana help out on the ranch. Michael, who has never worked in his life, now has to get up early, shovel manure, and do lots of other dirty work, made more difficult by Tommy taking revenge and deliberately withholding information that would make the job easier (e.g. "you mean you didn't see the tractor right there?"). Michael eventually learns that his aunt is about to lose the ranch to the bank and uses what little he remembers from business class to convince the bank manager to give the ranch to his aunt as a land trust due to the wild mustangs living on the territory.

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* In ''Film/BabesInArms'' (based on the 2006 film ''Film/TheUltimateGift'', one of Jason's first "gifts" musical by [[Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein Richard Rodgers]] and Lorenz Hart): This is the gift of hard work. He is sent to a ranch in fate the middle of nowhere, protagonists are trying to work for avoid by putting on a close friend of his grandfather's, until he understands the value of hard work.
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* In ''Film/HorseSense'', ''Film/HorseSense'': Michael is a lazy, pretty 20-something LA guy with rich parents is asked to show his young cousin Tommy from Montana a good time. Michael ends up ditching Tommy at every opportunity, preferring to spend time with his girlfriend and her father rather than some relative he met once or twice. He also ends up rear-ending another car while pulling out of parking and accidentally leaving incorrect insurance information. At home, he lies to his dad that it was a hit-and-run. After Tommy goes back to his mother's ranch, Michael's parents learn the truth and, as punishment, send him to Montana help out on the ranch. Michael, who has never worked in his life, now has to get up early, shovel manure, and do lots of other dirty work, made more difficult by Tommy taking revenge and deliberately withholding information that would make the job easier (e.g. "you mean you didn't see the tractor right there?"). Michael eventually learns that his aunt is about to lose the ranch to the bank and uses what little he remembers from business class to convince the bank manager to give the ranch to his aunt as a land trust due to the wild mustangs living on the territory.
* ''Film/TheUltimateGift'': One of Jason's first "gifts" is the gift of hard work. He is sent to a ranch in the middle of nowhere, to work for a close friend of his grandfather's, until he understands the value of hard work.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': A variation in the sequel trilogy. When he was 10 years old, Leia and Han were concerned enough about his mental state and inability to control his Force abilities that they sent him to train as a Jedi under his uncle. They hoped that Luke would be able to help him channel his abilities into something good and find some stability. Unfortunately, Ben felt [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] by his parents, which made it easier for [[TheCorrupter Snoke]] to [[FlawExploitation manipulate him]].



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* In the {{backstory}} to the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.

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* ''Literature/EarthsChildren'': In the {{backstory}} to the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.out.
* ''Literature/NightWorld'': After it's discovered that [[spoiler:Blaise Harmon]] was working illegal love spells, she gets packed off to live with her strict Aunt Ursula at her fortress-like home, the Convent, as punishment.



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* In the Rodgers and Hart musical ''Theatre/BabesInArms'', this is the fate the protagonists are trying to avoid by putting on a show.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'', the titular character is threatened by his dad to be sent off to work on his grandparents' farm if he doesn't stop pulling practical jokes.

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* In the {{backstory}} to the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is standard practice for dwarfs, who are sent to their already-established relatives in (usually) Anhk-Morpork, learning a trade and sending money home. Others stay in the mines, but there's little connotation of punishment. Carrot Ironfoundersson was sent to join the Watch as he was a human raised by dwarfs.

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* ''Literature/ChocoholicMysteries'': In the {{backstory}} to the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his "Kidnapping Clue", while Lee's mother is getting divorced dad's and preparing to move the two of them to Dallas for her new settlement job, she sends Lee to learn a trade after he got in trouble Michigan to work at her aunt Nettie and uncle Phil's luxury chocolate shop for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is standard practice for dwarfs, who are sent to their already-established relatives in (usually) Anhk-Morpork, learning a trade and sending money home. Others stay in
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is standard practice for dwarfs, who are sent to their already-established relatives in (usually) Anhk-Morpork, learning a trade and sending money home. Others stay in the mines, but there's little connotation of punishment. Carrot Ironfoundersson was sent to join the Watch as he was a human raised by dwarfs.
* In the {{backstory}} to the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.


* ''Literature/YearOfTheRat'': Ryska is sent off to work for Vikiy, her stepfather's brother, in his farm.

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* ''Literature/YearOfTheRat'': ''Literature/TheYearOfTheRat'': Ryska is sent off to work for Vikiy, her stepfather's brother, in his farm.



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* ''Literature/YearOfTheRat'': Ryska is sent off to work for Vikiy, her stepfather's brother, in his farm.


** In a later episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Connie's badgirl cousin from LA, "Tid Pao" (voiced by Lucy Lui) is punished by being sent to work on her Uncle's ranch, who gives her a stern warning upon arrival:
-->"I'm last Uncle you got. You screw up here, we send you back with Grandma in Laos!"

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** In a later the third episode of the seventh season of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', after Connie's badgirl bad girl cousin from LA, "Tid Pao" Los Angeles, Tid Pao (voiced by Lucy Lui) Creator/LucyLiu), is punished by being for tricking Bobby into making meth (Connie managed to save Bobby before he could get in trouble with the police), she's sent to work on her Uncle's ranch, who live with another uncle of hers, with this one appearing to run some kind dairy farm/ranch in rural Wisconsin. Tid Pao's other uncle gives her a stern this warning upon arrival:
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-->"I'm the last Uncle you you've got. You screw up here, ''here'', we send ship you back with to Grandma in Laos!"

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* ''Series/{{Succession}}'': What lands Greg in the Roys' orbit in the beginning, and it actually happens twice in the pilot. He's gotten a job he doesn't deserve at one of the Canadian theme parks that the Roys run due to his name, but gets fired on the first day for smoking weed. His mom forcefully sends him off to New York to beg for his job back or get another one, which he succeeds.



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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'', the titular character is threatened by his dad to be sent off to work on his grandparents' farm if he doesn't stop pulling practical jokes.



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* In ''Film/HorseSense'', Michael is a lazy, pretty 20-something LA guy with rich parents is asked to show his young cousin Tommy from Montana a good time. Michael ends up ditching Tommy at every opportunity, preferring to spend time with his girlfriend and her father rather than some relative he met once or twice. He also ends up rear-ending another car while pulling out of parking and accidentally leaving incorrect insurance information. At home, he lies to his dad that it was a hit-and-run. After Tommy goes back to his mother's ranch, Michael's parents learn the truth and, as punishment, send him to Montana help out on the ranch. Michael, who has never worked in his life, now has to get up early, shovel manure, and do lots of other dirty work, made more difficult by Tommy taking revenge and deliberately withholding information that would make the job easier (e.g. "you mean you didn't see the tractor right there?"). Michael eventually learns that his aunt is about to lose the ranch to the bank and uses what little he remembers from business class to convince the bank manager to give the ranch to his aunt as a land trust due to the wild mustangs living on the territory.


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* In the Rodgers and Hart musical ''Babes in Arms'', this is the fate the protagonists are trying to avoid by putting on a show.

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* In the Rodgers and Hart musical ''Babes in Arms'', ''Theatre/BabesInArms'', this is the fate the protagonists are trying to avoid by putting on a show.



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** Believe it or not, it came up a third time. When the family visits extended family members who own a ranch, Hank fantasizes about sending Bobby off to be a ranch-hand during the summer, with him coming back taller (and quieter) each fall.


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* In the {{backstory}} to the ''EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.

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* In the {{backstory}} to the ''EarthsChildren'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, as a teen Jondolar got sent to his divorced dad's new settlement to learn a trade after he got in trouble for beating up another character so bad it knocked his teeth out.



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