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Old 08-06-2019, 02:42 PM   #21
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There's a significant difference between refusing to get a job and just not being able to get one.


Talk about entitlement.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:48 PM   #22
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He probably is waiting for "democratic socialism."
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:26 PM   #23
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This is pretty common. I wonder how high the percentage of people still living with their parents is in their late 20's or even early 30's. As I said before, in the 90's this was considered "abnormal" and you were either a loser with no life who lived in your parents basement, or had some serious mental illness that you were unable to live by your own and needed a caretaker.

Nowadays its mostly normal people who are just lazy slackers and don't want to get a job and support themselves. People just play videogames and watch things on TV and youtube all day.

Remember all the jokes in movies/tv shows from decades ago that would make fun of someone if they were still 18 living with their parents? Yikes, those jokes don't really work anymore.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:57 PM   #24
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Yeah, agree with others, they REALLY need to cut that money off. If they allow him to remain living there and whatever until he's able to be on his own, that is up to them, but they really need to cut off that money flow. He is certainly too damn old for them to be giving him a $50 allowance. No wonder he's so comfy with the current situation.

I see nothing wrong with borrowing a parent's car now and then, but it aught to come at the price of having his own money to put gas in it to put back what he used.


Multi-generation households are becoming more common, and not just for reasons of laziness, so I can't fault any family that finds themselves like that or is fine with it. But it should not be because someone refuses to have any employment at all.

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and sometimes call me up to loan him money. Like around $10-20. If I don't give it to him, he lectures me on why my brother needs it
Why do they make such excuses for him? Has he always been labeled as the poor little boy who needs to be cared for and can't make it on his own and is now spoiled and entitled because of it?

That's just so out of line that your father does that to you and tries to force you to give him cash.


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He got a degree in Game Design but I'm not sure if he's looking for a job in his field.
I assume mom and dad also paid for that? Does he have ANY realization at all on how lucky he is to even have been able to get that? (What I wouldn't have given to have been able to; albeit with a focus more in animation, but still much the same.) And he's just going to sit around and waste it?

I got news for him... Sit around and wait for the industry and programs to advance too far ahead of what you're knowledgeable of and you've kinda shot yourself in the foot and wasted your time. What hiring manager is going to be impressed someday, many years from now, if you come to them with an understanding of Maya via a version that is old enough that some important things have changed? And some of these programs can be extraordinarily expensive, making it a little hard to keep up on the latest if you have no money to invest in that.

I understand real life is scary and competition in those areas of work is very strong, and even worse if you aren't lucky enough to live in a place where that kind of work is even common, and it's incredibly easy to get caught up in fearing that you just aren't good enough and hide from facing possible failure instead of risking it and making an attempt... But really, kid, don't waste it, at least not without trying.


My suggestion -- find at least a part time job to start with, something that will just simply get a paycheck and probably not in his field of study, then check out websites where people can sell 3D models and whatnot or those where artists and others can 'bid' on various freelance work people need done, and see about maybe trying to supplement the income with that. That might at least give him SOME work experience in general, as well as something for the resume related to that degree.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:39 PM   #25
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I mean, at least from my experience in trying to find work in graphic design...I feel lied to when I was told it was an 'easy' field to get into.

Very, very lied to.


It's been two years of searching and applying. WTF.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:29 PM   #26
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Yeah, I have an Associates in Visual Communications/Multimedia (which was a wide assortment of subjects). While I never quite heard anyone say it was easy to get into, and they didn't hide that it's competitive, esp around here, some of my teachers did teach from an angle of encouraging people toward being self employed and/or a freelancer. "Easy" maybe to do it yourself if someone is the sort that's more capable of and good at doing the self employed thing. (Sadly, I personally am not.) Getting in with a company is a whole other game...
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:33 PM   #27
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Yeah, me too! Visual Communication in Design!


I can say that I'm not entirely comfortable freelancing yet, since I'm not very business-minded and feel really self-conscious about putting myself out there. I think partly because I'm already used to my regular art not getting much attention; why should I expect the same of professional?
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