Fred needs a raise in order to pay the expenses related to having a new baby arrive. He wants to ask the boss for a raise, but Mr. Slate puts on an act in front of Fred where he pretends to fire another employee for asking. Fred gets fired "for his own good" anyway after Barney dresses up as another employer and states that he wants to hire Fred for twice the money Mr. Slate is paying. Fred then goes through several jobs. After being unable to function at the quarry, Mr. Slate finds Fred and hires him back for a big raise.