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Old 01-26-2013, 12:20 AM
 
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My brother has one of the strongest work ethics I have ever seen in a human being. They turned the kid away from McDonalds when he was 11 years old. He's had a job for as long I can remember, and you would literally have to shoot him in the leg to stop him from going to work.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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#1 reason in the United States - Mental illness
That's what I've seen/heard - the person has mental health issues that preclude them from being productive citizens. Sad, really.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:27 AM
 
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1- nice try, my parents dont support me

2- they are nice parents?

3- the economy sucks
She read your thread, don't you think she knows that? She's wondering why you don't rant about slacker adult kids.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:28 AM
 
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My brother has one of the strongest work ethics I have ever seen in a human being. They turned the kid away from McDonalds when he was 11 years old. He's had a job for as long I can remember, and you would literally have to shoot him in the leg to stop him from going to work.
He couldn't get a paper delivery route, or a bag boy job at the grocery store?

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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That's what I've seen/heard - the person has mental health issues that preclude them from being productive citizens. Sad, really.
It's sad but they can go on disability and get assistance so they aren't totally dependent on their family.

In other news there has been talk this week about changing the bankruptcy laws so that people can include private student loans in a bankruptcy. This is relevant to a lot of adults living at home surprisingly.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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She read your thread, don't you think she knows that? She's wondering why you don't rant about slacker adult kids.
well what are the stats for these slacker adults? i presented a study that said 40% of new babies are born on medicaid.

also, many of these "slacker" adults, are moving in with their parents because of the economy. there aren't many jobs available.

and finally, having or not having kids is a conscious choice that many refuse to make - just throw on protection.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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Bad economy...not every generation has it as good as the boomers had it. This isn't 1977!
There weren't any jobs in the 70's, either. "Stagflation" dogged the Nixon and Carter administrations.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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While I don't have the strongest work ethic, I couldn't imagine sponging off of my parents in my 40's.... LOL.....

I'm low 40's now and no way, I'm too set in my ways, heck, I couldn't imagine having a roommate..... couldn't live with my parents unless I was about to be homeless...

Even then.. I'm thinking the winter here in So Cal aren't that bad......

To answer you query, I couldn't imagine supporting kids and "enabling" them at that age... Mrs .Chow has a brother and he is mr. pompus blow hard republication type and he is totally "enabling" his **** up sons to not be the "best" they can be.. so IDK... something happens to some people... they can't be the "bad" guy that you sometimes need to be to be a good parent...... They'd rather be buddies with their kids instead of their parents....
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:33 AM
 
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who the hell pays taxes ate age 13? or has full time employment at 17?
There was a retirement home about 2 blocks from where I lived as a child and teen that was hiring as young as 12. I reported them for this and they got in trouble. I was allowed to work at 15 with a work permit.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:35 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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He couldn't get a paper delivery route, or a bag boy job at the grocery store?
This is not 1950. Most places have laws requiring you to be a certain age to get any job aside from babysitting or lawn mowing. A paper route in my city requires a car and driver's license and you start at 3 am. Many many places won't even hire 16 year olds, actually, so aside from mowing lawns or raking leaves there aren't many options.

My son (15) wants to babysit, he loves kids, but there is a stigma against male sitters.

I worked from age 12 forward. At first, just babysitting, including full time nanny jobs in summers. I don't know wtf those parents were thinking! Who hires a 12 year old full time sitter? But whatever, I did it for years. Then an "illegal" job at 14. Paid cash, under the table, because the guy was hiring younger than what the law stated so he didn't have to pay us minimum wage. Then regular, steady work through high school (I was in the school work program and got to leave school at 1pm to go to work) and then full time employment at 17 when I moved out of my mother's house.

It was a different time though. I've seen my older son and his friends both struggle to find part time work when they were in high school due to limited opportunities until they hit age 18.

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