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    However a lot of graduates end up unemployed or in minimum pay jobs anyway. A degree isn't the way to a luxury lifestyle any more.

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    (Original post by Hopple)
    People match their expenditure to their income, expecting it to continue, if not increase. Thus anything that affects that (no pay rise, stuff getting more expensive etc) will affect their standard of living. It's likely that they'll have a mortgage too, and depending on how expensive it is and how big a proportion of their income they spend on it, they could risk losing that house.

    You're right, of course, I'm just pointing out why they're complaining.
    You made a very good point and I think this makes complaining completely justifiable. Of course, it would be wrong for someone in that situation to complain about being in poverty etc but I think they are perfectly entitled to complain that they are struggling to pay the bills/maintain the lifestyle which they adopted previously because of a higher income.

    I'd also like to point out, OP, that students have it much better than the average working person. Yes, you may live off £6000 per year, but all you have to worry about is cheap student accommodation, minimal bills and minimal food. As an "adult" there's a heck of a lot more expenditure.

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