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Stay At Home Kids

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by IT2009, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    More young adults in 20s and 30s living with parents than in past 20 years
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
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  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Where's 'Gome'?

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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Quel suprise
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  4. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster


    Is it better now?
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  5. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

    That's because they're saddled with debt after leaving university with little chance of landing a job they've trained for as there aren't enough vacancies.

    The scary thing is that here in the UK the government are pushing for even more people to go which in turn will make the job market even more competitive.

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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I disagree on the main. A lot of people who go to Uni still have no idea *what* job they want to do. Who does, at that age.

    Only the focused paths - medicine, law et al - sees you have a *direct* path to a *direct* career, and even then you have post-graduate training and specialisations to deal with.

    Plus it didn't mention graduates. I could rattle off at least a dozen friends and acquaintances who either still live or did live with their parents until well into their late twenties / early thirties, for no better reasons than:

    1) Their parents charged them bugger-all rent, and so anywhere else seemed astronomically expensive by comparison (*knock knock*, real world calling)

    2) It's easier to spend all your money on booze / hobbies / random stuff when your parents are sorting out the responsible bits that entail home life (bills, insurance etc)

    3) Until one of the above two reasons are removed, the status-quo will remain.


    Though the in-debt student thing is still obviously true in a number of cases :biggrin
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Ooh, what she said! :twisted:
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  8. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    I think in this article they were pointing to jobless people who finished school.
    There are lots of then who are lazy but lots of them are just stuck at the moment without any job...
    One of my friends worked but lived with parents to save for house deposit. Other one went back to his parents because he is changing career and has to study.
    Also, everyone knows how difference in house prices are 15 - 20 years ago or now. Someone told me that they bought the house 17 years ago for 500k and now it is worth more than a mil. So compare that with pay people receive then and now and of course that life standard is going down and this is going to be so common to live with parents, even normal as it is normal in countries with lower standard. Truth is that nobody knows how bad it is here in this country as statistics can be missleading.
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  9. nephilim

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    I stayed at home until I was 21. I got an education before I moved out as I would not have been able to afford it otherwise without landing myself in heaps of debt. From leaving uni, I literally walked into this job as I was headhunted by the school. Alot of people stay at home with mum and dad (my old brother being 26 when he left home, and he got married before he left!) because it is easier financially.
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  10. Markyboyt

    Markyboyt Kilobyte Poster

    I'm 25 and still live at home, my ex gf is 26 and she still lives at home (possibly part of the reason we split after 7 years).
    Why do I?

    As Arro said because its cheaper, at the minute I manage to spend all my money without buying anything noticable and barely going out, god knows where it goes.

    Also I don't want to be tied with a mortgage yet so it helps on that front.
    That said in the new year I have a plan in place to tighten the purse strings and pay off my loan early and get out of town for a while, then when I am done with that I can settle down.
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    I blame the Internet.

    Here, kids get given everything nowadays from their own room, a swimming pool, ducted air conditioning, a car, a shiny laptop, their food and clothes provided. All so then can sit and fester in their rooms with their laptop hooked up to their parents broadband and spend hours playing WoW and posting inane comments on Facebook whilst yakking incessantly on live messenger.

    Their life is way too easy for them to want to leave home and have to work their arses off whilst slumming it for years (like many of us did) in order to save up for the deposit on a mortgage.

    In a word, they have been *spoiled*.
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