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    I'm 17, 18 soon. I decided to stay on at school (sixth form) had problems with depression and i didnt do well. So this year i went straight into work with the first thing i could find (a call centre) and things were fine, then i got sacked on friday for call avoidance (my own fault i guess, but the work was so bad)

    Then my parents are going on about "start applying for jobs, stop sitting in the house and doing nothing, we get no money from you" (even though i was giving my parents £250 every 2 weeks while i was employed) and they're acting like they're poor and making me feel guilty.

    Then i mentioned going into further education and doing a BTEC in IT (the industry i want to work in) so 1) i had something to work towards. 2) greater chance of getting employed. Then my parents go and say stuff like 'thats no good, your getting no money from doing that, your just working for a certificate' which makes NO sense at all. Seems like they'd rather me be at McDonalds and giving my wages to them instead of me actually working towards something.

    P.s they claim benefits and there is nothing wrong with them. They're lazy e.g. my mum cleans the house 24x7 and my dad just watches tv and cleans his car..

    They're stopping me from showering now, my mum goes 'you shower too much, instead of showering every 2 days change it to twice a week'...like what

    I cant stand them. Any advice? I try to be respectful to them but they either act stupid or are thick. I feel like im 30 and living with my parents, im nearly 18 ffs.
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    I'm 17, 18 soon. I decided to stay on at school (sixth form) had problems with depression and i didnt do well. So this year i went straight into work with the first thing i could find (a call centre) and things were fine, then i got sacked on friday for call avoidance (my own fault i guess, but the work was so bad)

    Then my parents are going on about "start applying for jobs, stop sitting in the house and doing nothing, we get no money from you" (even though i was giving my parents £250 every 2 weeks while i was employed) and they're acting like they're poor and making me feel guilty.

    Then i mentioned going into further education and doing a BTEC in IT (the industry i want to work in) so 1) i had something to work towards. 2) greater chance of getting employed. Then my parents go and say stuff like 'thats no good, your getting no money from doing that, your just working for a certificate' which makes NO sense at all. Seems like they'd rather me be at McDonalds and giving my wages to them instead of me actually working towards something.

    P.s they claim benefits and there is nothing wrong with them. They're lazy e.g. my mum cleans the house 24x7 and my dad just watches tv and cleans his car..

    They're stopping me from showering now, my mum goes 'you shower too much, instead of showering every 2 days change it to twice a week'...like what

    I cant stand them. Any advice? I try to be respectful to them but they either act stupid or are thick. I feel like im 30 and living with my parents, im nearly 18 ffs.
    Simple answer is get a job and move out. That's the easiest way not to have to deal with that.
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    The only way you can avoid them is by moving out. If you live in their house, you abide by their rules. I do think they should be more supportive of your choices, though, most parents would be pleased their child is wanting to get back into education and better themselves.
 
 
 
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