Kids paying board, yes or no

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I appreciate and respect everything said above Mick.:)....If you haven't got time to get said 'valeting voucher' perhaps mentioning bank holiday valeting rates/costs are double bubble! :love::p......As much as I love my dear wife, her car is her total responsibility....:whistle:
What I didn’t mention Mark is that while I’m outside cleaning my daughters car I’m not having to endure the ‘ women’s ‘ talk. I’d sooner push live wasps up my harris than listen to those two yak. 🤣🤣. I do love em both .... honest. 🙄
 

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What I didn’t mention Mark is that while I’m outside cleaning my daughters car I’m not having to endure the ‘ women’s ‘ talk. I’d sooner push live wasps up my harris than listen to those two yak. 🤣🤣. I do love em both .... honest. 🙄

I just knew the mentioned car cleaning was a 'front' for the real reason mate!.....(The wasp fetish!) ;) :love: :giggle::ROFLMAO:
 

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I started in 1958 on £5 a week and paid £3 a week board. But I ate like a horse, so I expected to pay. All my mates paid board. And I continued to pay about half until I got married at 28.

That's why I feel that I (and my mates) helped build this country up after WW2. We regarded society as a team effort.
 

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My 19 year old daughter recently started work as an escort for disabled children going to and from school. This is really to gain experience as she couldn't get the practical experience during her last year in college. Depending on which taxi runs she gets she earns between £400 and £500 per month. She pays £60 a month board, some of her friends say they dont have to pay anything. We have started her a pension and £30 a month goes into that. Do you think it's right that kids pay towards their keep ?
100% they should pay board.
 

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Definitely should contribute once they start work. I started my first job at 16 straight from school, tell a lie I did have a 'Gap Weekend' in between. :D Having had a paper round and worked in the Summer holiday with a carpet fitter by the time I started work I had a months take home pay saved up. Half my wages went on board as my Mum had raised five lads by herself, so I didn't begrudge a penny,
 

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Charge one of my daughters £100 a month keep it’s a real struggle to get her to pay anything as she’s always late paying and forever got excuses why she can’t pay. Now she’s just informed us that in January she’ll be moving into a flat in Liverpool city centre £700 a month on a twelve month contract. One can’t help think she’s in for a rude awakening😀
 

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We didn’t charge our daughter while she was in higher education. To be fair we didn’t charge our son while he was an apprentice. Now we charge them £200 each a month. Lad was greatfull and happily pays, daughter moans about it. She says she’ll never be able to afford her own place. Ungrateful sod earns 3k a month. Lad is carefull and turns things off and won’t waste stuff. Daughter is a pretend vegan (eats chocolate) so she’ll add her special diet into the shopping basket and by coincidence it adds up to more than her board. It means twice the washing up, she doesn’t see it cost for water, gas and electricity. If she carry’s on I’ll give her a deposit to move out.
 

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I started in 1958 on £5 a week and paid £3 a week board. But I ate like a horse, so I expected to pay. All my mates paid board. And I continued to pay about half until I got married at 28.

That's why I feel that I (and my mates) helped build this country up after WW2. We regarded society as a team effort.
Five pound a week was a very good wage in 1958. I also started on £5 weekly (half a crown an hour) but that was in 1970. A lot of people, myself included, had to 'tip up'. This meant giving your mother your wage packet, unopened, and she gave you spending money for day to day expenses. This went on until you were 21 although I negotiated and stopped it at 18
 

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Our two pay money and they don't know we put it away for them.
I believe that kids should pay something but it should be reflective to the demands on the family.

Tbh there is a world of difference between our younger days and for kids of today and for this generation just running a car to get to work is financially drainingr.
Jobs on the doorstep are few and far between now and holding down a job costs money in itself.
 

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Our two pay money and they don't know we put it away for them.
I believe that kids should pay something but it should be reflective to the demands on the family.

Tbh there is a world of difference between our younger days and for kids of today and for this generation just running a car to get to work is financially drainingr.
Jobs on the doorstep are few and far between now and holding down a job costs money in itself.
That is so true mate. When i left school all we had to do was go for half a dozen interviews and then pick which job you fancied most. Travel was mainly by bus and day to day living was peanuts. We should not be putting bygone standards forward as they are a world apart from the modern world.
 

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My 19 year old daughter recently started work as an escort for disabled children going to and from school. This is really to gain experience as she couldn't get the practical experience during her last year in college. Depending on which taxi runs she gets she earns between £400 and £500 per month. She pays £60 a month board, some of her friends say they dont have to pay anything. We have started her a pension and £30 a month goes into that. Do you think it's right that kids pay towards their keep ?
Of course it's right. I always had to pay my way when living at home. Even when I was out of work claiming job seekers my parents still charged me house keeping. Too right too!
 

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My 2 at home aren’t are great money but pay £40 a week for food shopping.
They still earn more than me being retired.
 

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Five pound a week was a very good wage in 1958. I also started on £5 weekly (half a crown an hour) but that was in 1970. A lot of people, myself included, had to 'tip up'. This meant giving your mother your wage packet, unopened, and she gave you spending money for day to day expenses. This went on until you were 21 although I negotiated and stopped it at 18

That seems a very low wage, Dave, for 1970. Are you sure? My wage, starting as an office clerk in August, should have been £220 a year at 15, but they upped it to £250, which was the 16-year-old wage, I was actually 16 in the October. It wasn't considered a particularly good job at the time, but it at least brought money in. We worked a five and a half day week then, of course - including Saturday mornings.

What was your job at only £5 a week?
 

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Son (23) lives at home and has been in full time work since leaving Uni. We discussed him paying something and secretly putting into a savings account for him but he’s so good with his money and saving every penny he can we’ve never done it. Actually he’s a bit like a miser, up in his room counting all his money.

Daughter (21) complete opposite, still at Uni but takes very part time job going and works her socks off. spends every penny tho even before she’s earned it and out socialising when she can.

i don’t think we’ll ever end up charging them rent/board even tho we probably should.
 

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That is so true mate. When i left school all we had to do was go for half a dozen interviews and then pick which job you fancied most. Travel was mainly by bus and day to day living was peanuts. We should not be putting bygone standards forward as they are a world apart from the modern world.
That's very true. I left in 1976 and had 3 job offers in no time from big employers. I think it was about the last year before jobs were hard to come by. I didn't know anybody who was on the dole.
 

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That's very true. I left in 1976 and had 3 job offers in no time from big employers. I think it was about the last year before jobs were hard to come by. I didn't know anybody who was on the dole.

Same here, in the three months before I left school I was offered 3 seperate apprenticeships and half dozen other unskilled jobs through the school careers officer
 

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That seems a very low wage, Dave, for 1970. Are you sure? My wage, starting as an office clerk in August, should have been £220 a year at 15, but they upped it to £250, which was the 16-year-old wage, I was actually 16 in the October. It wasn't considered a particularly good job at the time, but it at least brought money in. We worked a five and a half day week then, of course - including Saturday mornings.

What was your job at only £5 a week?
Yes mate Half a crown an hour but doubled to 5 bob at 16. I left and went to the NCB and earned the giddy amount of £13.73 a week (nett). I was a millionaire.😄
 

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once they start work and earning...its best they start paying there waytowards food..and lodging...gives them perstective and value of money...no board..live somewhere else and let someone else feed you..bye bye..
 
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