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    Study finds young men are playing video games instead of getting jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Study finds young men are playing video games instead of getting jobs

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    Well...maybe their parents should kick them out of the house.

    I've told this before, but I think it bears repeating here.

    My older brother comes home from college mid semester, mu dad says "what are you doing here."

    Long story short, my brother says "not for me, I quit college."

    My dad.."ok, you're a grown man, and obviously can make grown man decisions like quitting school, so you have two weeks to pack your shit and get out."

    That was it. My dad wasn't going to let an able bodied adult man "find himself" on his paycheck. Some will think that is harsh, but I say "fuck yeah".

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    He's sitting on the floor playing a video game. I would venture to say that the lack of funds correlates to no furniture. Dudes a fucking bum. If you have to rationalize reward of a video game over a job, you're better off giving up. And he probably couldn't get laid in a morgue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    Dudes a fucking bum..
    What his dad should tell him...

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    this can really be filed under "we are too comfortable these days". This is kid has been bred to be a loser.

    I love video games. Loved them since my brother got an atari 2600 when i was a kid. Played them through high school, university, working life. Still have a PS3 (which i rarely play). My story is much like DD's brother. When I was done school I mailed out my resumes and my dad informed me I had 2 weeks to find a full time gig and if I didn't I'd come work on the asphalt crew with him (which i did until i got hired at the bank). This wasn't some sort of punishment. This was called being a father. He wasn't going to allow his son to be unemployed (even though I was working part time and had since i was in grade 7) for any stretch of time. The parents in this story should be doing the same thing. I pin most of this on them. If he can only find part time work then get two part time jobs. When you get home from work then you can play your video games. It's amazing how working full time hours at two min wage part time jobs will motivate you to find a better gig.

    I'm not a fan of kids moving out before they can financially handle it. I'm also not a fan of them paying rent. But they better be socking money away when they are living expense free at home. And if they aren't then parents have to charge them rent just to force them to work. Even it means just saving that money for them and handing it back to them when they move out.

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    To go along with Mike's and Dave story. I got out of the Navy after 6 years. Came home and my parents said it was ok for me to stay with them while I get a job, etc. Now back then, the military recommended you file for unemployment even if you voluntarily left. Takes some time to get acclimated and maybe find a job that suits your training. That was my plan. 2 days back filed a claim. My friend got me an interview at a company and I didn't want to work there. When I told my dad he said "nobody in our family has ever received an unemployment check. You are not staying in this house if you have a job. I don't care if its McD's. You will work"

    So I took the job on day 4.

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    I was a hardcore Coleco Vision user when those first came out, but haven't been anything close to a gamer since then... At the time though, my favs were Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, and Rocky. Played them for hours on end! I was able to beat Clubber Lang on level 4, with the stock controller - no upgraded unit with the added features of ducking/blocking etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    I was a hardcore Coleco Vision user when those first came out, but haven't been anything close to a gamer since then... At the time though, my favs were Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, and Rocky. Played them for hours on end! I was able to beat Clubber Lang on level 4, with the stock controller - no upgraded unit with the added features of ducking/blocking etc.
    Rocky was really good

 

 

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