Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Adam, 13th Jun 2012.
You have.... no idea. (Or maybe you do?)
Lost my dad when I was 4.
Didn't speak to my mum for a decade or so.
Not spoken to my brother in 30 years,
not in a civil way anyway.
I don't think there are many "normal" families out there.
Chin up and keep biggering on sir.
Ah, say no more old bean, say no more.
Can say nothing here since my family's quite close and my parents are together (though this isn't always a good thing, it's bad enough being a third wheel around your friends, but when it's your parents ), but I hope all goes well for people having problems. Never a nice situation to be in when your parents/family give you problems so I hope it turns out alright.
Blood =/= Family
Why won't my dad realise that I don't want an engineering apprenticeship, especially when it means I have to work with him. I want to go to my schools sixth form, I can actually do a range of things I want to do. But now he just keeps pressuring me to take this apprenticeship and I just don't want to. I don't care how much money I'll make and how it will be easier because "there's not many women in engineering" (what's that mean anyway, why does it make a difference). Seems he already has my entire life planned out his way.
I'm done with this, I'll do whatever I like regardless of what he wants.
I assume he is referring to positive discrimination, when companies have to hire a certain number of women and / or people from various minorities just to make sure they aren't seen as bigots. (While of noble intent, this can result in people being hired for entirely the wrong reasons, at the expense of cis/straight/white/etc males ... but that's a whole other debate and let's not go there). But I guess his point was that you may as well use it to your advantage.
I thought kids had to stay in school 'til 18 anyway these days? So you'd have to do some form of college / sixth form no matter what...?
An apprenticeship is classed as education. At the end of year 11 you have 3 options now. Six form, college or an apprenticeship. A lot of apprenticeships will send you to college to gain the qualifications you need.
Ah, that makes sense. In my day it was just sixth form or burger joint.
I'm set to go to college one day a week as part of my apprenticeship
I'd love to get back to college. Best years of my life
ahhh those college days getting drunk and high and learning nothing...
Random drug tests put the end to that
I learnt more in my college years than my uni years
What the hell? In my day drugs were mandatory!
By the looks of things when I'm out and about, 'getting hench' is the new drugs these days. Drugs are bad. Large body and peanut head is the 'in' thing nowadays.
Getting high off the gym isn't the same
Work have random tests. We are getting O/T
That explains so much that's wrong with kids these days...
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