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Money >.< - August 18th 2010, 02:50 PM

First of - I know people have it worse than me but this is just frustrating me.

I'm only 17, I live with my dad but aside from that I have no financial support. I buy a lot of my own food, my own clothing, my own textbooks - basically everything. And it feels so unfair sometimes, I mean I get such a pittance at my work. Since I'm not 18 I get a very very small hourly wage.

I don't qualify for centerlink (government help for full time students) because my parents earn too much and I haven't satisfied the earning threshold thingy. I mean, I don't even get any of my parents money, one's disowned me and the other is barely ever home! I mean realistically they could help me a lot more than they do - they earn decent wages, both have post-grad education etc. Hell, my brother went to uni 4yrs ago (and dropped out after 1.5 but thats another story) and my parents did EVERYTHING for him, brought is books, worked out his transport routes - woke him up in the morning to get him to uni.

And it just feels like no one else doing my course can relate to this. Out of my friends of about say 10 people, only 2 have jobs. The rest have everything paid for by their parents. I mean, the majority of them are freaking loaded (I guess thats what I get for doing law...)

I just miss my state high school, where like, I could relate to people more. I don't mind working and things, but when no one else around me has to work or pay for their textbooks or food or anything it just gets disheartening. Plus, everything is so expesive!

Just urg, can anyone here relate?
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Re: Money >.< - August 18th 2010, 05:57 PM

yeah... i can relate to it. since i go to a private school despite my family's financial status. all my friends are totally loaded... they have drivers awesome cars and stuff... and here kids are NOT allowed to work. its illegal even if its a part time. non of my friends have jobs... but i was offered one cause my English pronunciation was good thanks to my american teacher and my English was good. so i became my friend's lil brother's tutor... but it sucked. why did i have to work my allowance when my brother got 60 per week? i usually starve at school cause i try to save up cash. i dont mind teaching its nice. but still it was unfair... they got cloths and phones and all that. when i only owned around 6~10 peace of cloths. so yeah... i totally relate:P

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