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By Anonymous / Monday 3 October 2011 20:49 / United States
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Assuming Texas is somewhat similar to New Zealand in the fact that younger people generally don't have a salary, rather a wage. Maybe OP's to old to live with his/her parents anyway ?

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Just because OP earns a salary doesn't mean it's enough for a proper home. I think paying expenses-based rent to live with your parents is a perfectly fair deal as long as you doesn't interfere with their lives too much.

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#110 - So you're saying that your husband is a *real* man, and the other guys that go to college are just a bunch of pussies that don't want to work... perhaps including the Engineering students that are going to design the next generation of oil wells? Maybe the first cost-effective solar energy system? If you get caught it a shitstorm, it doesn't matter who you are, you just get shit on.

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I agree with your parents. it's a part of growing up, if you don't want to pay them what they are asking then find a place on your own. see how that works out for you money wise

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110 I went to college, I now sit behind a desk, while I went to school I made enough to pay for my entire education, rent, and other living expenses including a brand new fully loaded Z71 4x4. I currently design computer networks and do security audits on computer networks. I work with many different sectors of industry including oil companies. without the job I do your husband's company would not be able to communicate with the rigs . oh and I make

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A wage and a salary are ENTIRELY different. Furthermore, his parents couldn't legally kick him out if he were only 14 anyway. Clearly, he's not some 14 year old working at Micky Ds. Salary=your pay is set by the YEAR, and that amount is divided up into weekly/biweekly/monthly checks. Wage=you get paid by the hour. You don't make a "salary" working at Micky Ds as a 14-year-old, genius. I sincerely doubt he/she is still a minor deserving to be pampered by his parents.

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Actually a ton of people live with their parents and have a job. If you can't sustain yourself on your salary you have to move back home. The average age of people moving back in is 30. Job market sucks therefor even if you have a salary it's unlikely it's enough to start your life and pay full expenses. Parents should not make kids that move back in pay for living. 1.) That makes it seem as if as long as they pat you they can live with you. 2.) If you let them save all their money up they will

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easy to say when you're not a parent, lol. But seriously, if you're living at home and making a salary, it cannot possibly be that high. I live on my own, and around 50% of my monthly income ($1200 making $8 an hour) goes towards my bills--rent, food, utilities, phone. If this kid is living at home (and thus, probably not in the ghetto in a tiny ass apartment, like myself) with free food, utilities, etc, and maybe even furniture, it's possible that 50% isn't even covering all of the parents' exp

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You must have not had a good relationship with your parental units, Dr. There's nothing wrong with living with the folks passed the age of 18, especially in this economy, as long as you pull your weight, pay your dues, and don't be an asshat.

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11- that may have worked just fine for you, but times change, and not everyone is the same. Maybe OP has a different living situation and isn't making enough money to move out. For all we know, he could be 14 and mowing elderly people's lawns after school, and his parents are expecting him to give some money he earned to them. I have plenty of friends who have jobs at fast food resteraunts who can't afford to live on their own.

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I agree with you, dr. I couldn't wait to move out and it's not because I had a bad relationship with my parents(actually I have a great relationship with them). I think you have to move away to learn about the real world. I know a few people that lived at home through college/first jobs out of high school that are very behind the curve in knowing how to handle things like bills, taking care of themselves, etc. Granted, my parents paid for college which I understand some parents can't, but I wor

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I wouldn't say there's no excuse, but I agree that once u turn 18 u need to get out into the real world and make it in your own. Don't leech off your parents and complain when they want u to pay them rent.

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