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To all you parents who give more than £2.50 a week pocket money!

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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7431224.stm

Well you've been warned, I used to get £100 extra a year at Christmas plus the chocolate bars, biscuits extra was great but that was 15 years ago and I was good at my job. Even at home my mum made me work bloody hard to earn my £2.50. 10p for washing up, 20p for tidying the living room, 25p for walking the dogs. Was hard labour.
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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#2
Sorry but i couldnt let my girls do it when they are old enough...i just wouldnt settle...:-(

I did 2 when i was younger morning/evening and a sunday but the trust in people has gone .
#3
Spoilt brats nowadays. I used to get £5, but still had a paper round. Liked the money to much!!
banned#4
im 19 did one to cover holiday shifts but that was all.
Never ever have got pocket money. But if i want to buy something, parents would help me out and put some towards it.
banned#5
i wont let mine either, not that the eldest would want to anyway - lol
#6
i loved my paper round, used to do sunday morning for £9 took 1 1/2 hours, used to get about £80 in christmas tips. the best job ive had for tips is a barmaid used to get around £50 a week
#7
I wanted one, but was never alowed one. My parents said it would affect my school work. I got bad grades regardless at least a paperound would have given me an excuse, and some money.

I got £8 a month pocket money and was fine with that.
#8
lmao same, i decided to wait rtill christmas to finish my paper round for all the tips, did a runner basically... with over £120 in tips ! Lmao :D
#9
i'm not sure i would want my boys doing a paper round, you just can't trust people today. i really don't think its a safe job for a child.

there's plenty of work out there, my kids are never short of odd jobs, even the little one will mow the lawn for our elderly neighbour.
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Cotton wool kids !

We are breeding a nation of spoilt, insecure, irresponsible children who will find it so hard to look after themselves, socialise or even just have fun.

I just wonder how much these children are going to thank their parents for wrapping them in this cotton wool. If my mum had stopped me doing paper round, meat round, climb trees, go up the park until all hours, vanish for the day fishing and hunting and riding my bike for miles and miles I would never have forgiven her.

Trouble is kids are being conditioned to think that the minute they walk down the street they are going to be abducted or worse. They aren't going to know any different are they.
Whole sections of our society are or have been alienated from involvement with children for fear of being labeled a pervert or worse.

And who wins out of all this paranoia ?
Is this really the world you want to live in ?

God damn our press/media.


Time for a cup of tea I think, pardon the rant, a subject I get infuriated about, lol.
#11
i never got pocket money until i was about 14, even then it was 50p per week, and wasnt allowed to work either!!!! Parents were too woried about me falling behind at skool!
banned#12
that'll be me then, thanks for that i now feel the worst parent out there:oops:
#13
i did a paper round for 2 weeks.

370 papers - 8 quid.
took hours.
#14
hottoshop
Cotton wool kids !

We are breeding a nation of spoilt, insecure, irresponsible children who will find it so hard to look after themselves, socialise or even just have fun.

I just wonder how much these children are going to thank their parents for wrapping them in this cotton wool. If my mum had stopped me doing paper round, meat round, climb trees, go up the park until all hours, vanish for the day fishing and hunting and riding my bike for miles and miles I would never have forgiven her.

Trouble is kids are being conditioned to think that the minute they walk down the street they are going to be abducted or worse. They aren't going to know any different are they.
Whole sections of our society are or have been alienated from involvement with children for fear of being labeled a pervert or worse.

And who wins out of all this paranoia ?
Is this really the world you want to live in ?

God damn our press/media.


Time for a cup of tea I think, pardon the rant, a subject I get infuriated about, lol.


Spot on dude...still when i retire in 15 years time and all the lazy good for nothing kids are on the dole there will be plenty of opportunities for me to earn good money working. Oh and of course who is to blame.....THE PARENTS..........kids will only be kids if the parents let them get away with it from a young age........dont blame anybody else....ill have a tea if your making....;-)
#15
Mclovin
i did a paper round for 2 weeks.

370 papers - 8 quid.
took hours.


Bloody hell that aint much for 370 papers. I did one about 120, but depending on how many advertising leaflets we got, is how much i got paid. Say i got 5 i would get like £12-£15 maybe
banned#16
Mclovin
i did a paper round for 2 weeks.

370 papers - 8 quid.
took hours.


370 papers?? wow, I hated the Saturdays and Sundays the bags were so damn heavy! :x My brother used to do a round too in our village, when he was ill I would do his, when I was ill he would do mine kept the shop keeper happy.
#17
sassie
that'll be me then, thanks for that i now feel the worst parent out there:oops:


It's not you sassie, you know that !

It's what society has allowed to happen.

The problem is that if you did allow your children to do all those "oldie" things and something did happen you would be pilloried as a parent. You have no choice in this society.

Children have always been at risk, same as adults, it's called life. Things is do we want a life where kids are not allowed the freedom to be and think for themselves ?
banned#18
hottoshop
It's not you sassie, you know that !

It's what society has allowed to happen.

The problem is that if you did allow your children to do all those "oldie" things and something did happen you would be pilloried as a parent. You have no choice in this society.

Children have always been at risk, same as adults, it's called life. Things is do we want a life where kids are not allowed the freedom to be and think for themselves ?


Im afraid it is me, i dont wrap my kids in cotton wool, but do only allow them to do what i say, i fear for them terribly and have had numerous arguments with friends and family about not allowing them to be out there, out there for what? to be hounding OAP's? hanging on street corners waiting for the dealers? there is nothing out there for them so our only option is to keep them with is,

My daughter is 14, 15 this year, she has never played oudoors unless supervised, now she is older she goes to frineds homes and friends come here, she goes to town shopping with her friends when i can afford to give her her money, she has just made her choices for her GCSE and has been predicted to get a's across the board, when she leaves school she wants to go onto 6th form to take a levels, have i done such a bad job in bringing her up? Has she missed out on being a kid? i dont know but will certainly being asking her when she gets in;-)
#19
sassie
Im afraid it is me, i dont wrap my kids in cotton wool, but do only allow them to do what i say, i fear for them terribly and have had numerous arguments with friends and family about not allowing them to be out there, out there for what? to be hounding OAP's? hanging on street corners waiting for the dealers? there is nothing out there for them so our only option is to keep them with is,

My daughter is 14, 15 this year, she has never played oudoors unless supervised, now she is older she goes to frineds homes and friends come here, she goes to town shopping with her friends when i can afford to give her her money, she has just made her choices for her GCSE and has been predicted to get a's across the board, when she leaves school she wants to go onto 6th form to take a levels, have i done such a bad job in bringing her up? Has she missed out on being a kid? i dont know but will certainly being asking her when she gets in;-)


You fear for them because you , like other parents have been bombarded with articles and images of child abduction, sexual abuse, murder etc etc. This is just to sell papers and gain viewing figures.
The reality is that there is very little , if any, rise in these awful crimes over the years.

Like I say (write) even if you don't believe the figures and the media do you take the risk ? The answer is NO.
Sassie you know I care for a young man, even with my way of thinking I would not dare let that chap go anywhere out of my sight without his mother's permission.
It's just not worth the risk.

As for asking your daughter, why ? If she doesn't know any different then it's not going to hurt her personally is it. She knows her mother loves and protects her and I'm sure she would not have it any other way.

I honestly don't believe any individual parent is to blame. It is society as a whole who has allowed this situation to happen.
banned#20
tony we dont need any kind of media hype mate, it is all around us, i wouldnt want my daughter hanging round here with the likes of those that are already hanging round, it isnt just about rape, kidnapping, etc,etc drive through our town at a weekend and see the state of the youth of today on a night out, drive around our estate at tea time and see what the youth are hanging around for, and i live on one of the nicest estates of shrewsbury, im not blind to what goes on and happily neither is my daughter, so blame the media all you like, the media isnt what has tuned these kids into what they are
#21
We don't give our kids pocket money........we just give them money when they want/need it, if the reason for wanting it is justified.
#22
sassie
tony we dont need any kind of media hype mate, it is all around us, i wouldnt want my daughter hanging round here with the likes of those that are already hanging round, it isnt just about rape, kidnapping, etc,etc drive through our town at a weekend and see the state of the youth of today on a night out, drive around our estate at tea time and see what the youth are hanging around for, and i live on one of the nicest estates of shrewsbury, im not blind to what goes on and happily neither is my daughter, so blame the media all you like, the media isnt what has tuned these kids into what they are


Didn't write that sassie, I wrote it's the media to blame for parents fears and the paranoia that breeds.

Things is that once all the good parents take their kids off the streets what are you left with ?
There appears to be very little mix of responsible and irresponsible kids out there nowadays. Kids have always hung about together, I did it and no doubt so did you. But I'm guessing you were probably the same as me, respected other peoples property, didn;t go round abusing the old and young but just had some good fun. (maybe knocked on a few doors and ran, lol)

The irresponsible element has always been there, they just stand out more and get reported on more. And lastly if you're hovering between good/bad as a kid and adults are blaming you for everything then you may as well do it anyway ?

That's where the bad parenting lies.
banned#23
this is not going to get any better, only worse. I was a bit of a bad kid, but although bad i didint want my parents knowing and if we where up to no good we did it away from our doorstep and gawd if we where caught and someone mentioned they knew our parents we would brick it, now the lids do it on their own doorstep and if you say one word your effed at and the parent aint much better. It has got so out fo control i dont think there is an answer to sorting it now, as you have said parents cant do right for doing wrong
#24
sassie
this is not going to get any better, only worse. I was a bit of a bad kid, but although bad i didint want my parents knowing and if we where up to no good we did it away from our doorstep and gawd if we where caught and someone mentioned they knew our parents we would brick it, now the lids do it on their own doorstep and if you say one word your effed at and the parent aint much better. It has got so out fo control i dont think there is an answer to sorting it now, as you have said parents cant do right for doing wrong


Well you couldn't have been that bad otherwise you wouldn't have "bricked it" thinking your parents might find out. Nowadays I really don't think the kids care that much. They know they are pretty much untouchable, they know strangers aren't going to stop them or even come near them for fear of either violence or them shouting rape !

Regrettably I think you are right, I don't see a way back or rather I think the way back will only come from their own peers and age group.
What is sadly misunderstood about children is that from birth virtually kids would rather have discipline in their lives. They cry out for order and uniformity. They like to have guidelines and rules because then they have something to rebel against.
If they have no discipline, rules, guidelines etc then they have no idea when to stop. Then we get anarchy

Anyway I'm waffling, didn't mean to upset you and you know I respect you and your opinions.
Peace and happiness. :thumbsup::)
banned#25
OMG no upset here tony, just a discussion:thumbsup:
#26
I used to get £20 a month but as soon as i left school they never gave me it
#27
homer_213
Bloody hell that aint much for 370 papers. I did one about 120, but depending on how many advertising leaflets we got, is how much i got paid. Say i got 5 i would get like £12-£15 maybe


i know thats why i quit :P

work a argos weekends now. not bad pay :D
#28
My son has a morning paper round, it takes him approx 30 mins Mon-Sat and he gets £10 a week for it. We also give him £2 a week pocket money but all my kids have a job Rota aswell, nothing too strenuous eg. empty dishwasher/tumble dryer, feed the dogs, empty the waste bins etc.
He saves his money and has to buy his own 360 games, regularly trading in pre-owned to get the best deals. All my boys are allowed to play out until just before dusk, AS LONG as I know where they are and who they are with. They have mobile phones and i regularly ring them as they do me. Most of the time they are playing footie or cricket on the field near the house but if they move on to somewhere else they always check back with me first. maybe I am lucky as we live in a fairly "nice" area and their mates are a good bunch and look out for each other.
banned#29
hottoshop;2234255
Cotton wool kids !

We are breeding a nation of spoilt, insecure, irresponsible children who will find it so hard to look after themselves, socialise or even just have fun.

I just wonder how much these children are going to thank their parents for wrapping them in this cotton wool. If my mum had stopped me doing paper round, meat round, climb trees, go up the park until all hours, vanish for the day fishing and hunting and riding my bike for miles and miles I would never have forgiven her.

Trouble is kids are being conditioned to think that the minute they walk down the street they are going to be abducted or worse. They aren't going to know any different are they.
Whole sections of our society are or have been alienated from involvement with children for fear of being labeled a pervert or worse.

And who wins out of all this paranoia ?
Is this really the world you want to live in ?

God damn our press/media.


Time for a cup of tea I think, pardon the rant, a subject I get infuriated about, lol.

Couldnt agree more and then when they reach adulthood they cannot fathom why everything isnt on a plate for them so some turn to crime or easier still, benefits.

I did a paper round from age of 12 to 15 then went to work 21 hours a week in somerfield whilst at college. It certainly helped me appreciate the value of hard work and money.
#30
csiman

I did a paper round from age of 12 to 15 then went to work 21 hours a week in somerfield whilst at college. It certainly helped me appreciate the value of hard work and money.


We have the same philosophy with our boys, My eldest had a paper round, then started working in a restaurant kitchen washing pots at 15, he then worked in WHSmith as many hours as he could whilst at 6th form, and now he is holding down a good job, living in his own place and is still only 18. I am very proud of him ( still worry about him though :))
#31
my parents were mean (or was i greedy) never had pcoket money :x but worked from aged 13,

paper boy till 15
15 got a job cleaning bakery after school
16 got another job in same bakery sorting bread in morning
(went to work @7, worked till 8, went to school. finished school, then back to work from 4-6
17 got job weekends in local park to keep an eye on place etc
18 got job in tesco
20 and still there :?
banned#32
bitseylango;2234796
We have the same philosophy with our boys, My eldest had a paper round, then started working in a restaurant kitchen washing pots at 15, he then worked in WHSmith as many hours as he could whilst at 6th form, and now he is holding down a good job, living in his own place and is still only 18. I am very proud of him ( still worry about him though :))

Good for you. Worked for me.

In fact the people I know who just cant get to grips with holding down a career are the ones that came from well off families and never had to lift a finger until they were 18.

Their parents still wonder where they went wrong :roll:
#33
I never used to get pocket money, you wanted something you had to ask for it.
banned#34
Mind you, I haven't worked for 14 months lol
#35
I waited until I was old enough for a "proper" job (16), complete rip off at the "corner shop" near me! One of my mates delivered for the owner for a while, but got very little money.
#36
I was still doing paper rounds at 18 and 19 ( had free ones when I was about 13 or 14 for 2yrs or so ),the teenagers used to take the mick too.
We needed extra cash to pay rent so had to,when the newsagent closed down,I delivered the free newspapers,taking 1-2 days doing hf hr a time or something.
#37
And the cash I earned through a paper round while at home,my parents used to take the cash cos hard up. They even got me a dog walking job when I was 11,and they send me to do that instead of me at school at times,I'd walk the dog in the morning,go home,get lunch,go to school for afternoon,and then leave school and walk back down to the house to get the dog.

Seriously when I left home,I left with nothing,I had the clothes on me I left with that day and they even come round hammering on my partners flat door for the clothes,even took my underwear and shoes.There was a big falling out anyway,we didn't speak reasonable for more than 6mths.It's a long story anyway,but I'm still with same guy now.
banned#38
Mum2Connor&Cerys

Seriously when I left home,I left with nothing,I had the clothes on me I left with that day and they even come round hammering on my partners flat door for the clothes,
even took my underwear
and shoes.There was a big falling out anyway,we didn't speak reasonable for more than 6mths.It's a long story anyway,but I'm still with same guy now.


photos please :x
#39
lumoruk
photos please :x


lol I'd get him to take a pic if anyone can lend us a time machine to go bk to Jan 1997.
#40
Aged 13 i took over my sisters paper round. Worst paper round ever. 240 papers - £7.20. They didnt even give me a bag or trolly, i had to borrow one off a friend. So aged 13 and 3 months i decided i would rather stick the papers in my tree house. I believe at one point there must have been a few thousand papers. Aged 14 i was sacked.

Aged 14 me and my friend began our mix cd business, any song off kazaa 20p a track. lol. So yeah.. that one wasnt too legal.

Age 16 i join mcdonalds, 2 weeks later i leave.

One week later i begin working at WHsmith, worked their for 3 years and made some good friends.

Aged 20 i am a soon to be Retail marketing graduate and looking to start my own tshirt printing business.

Oh and my parents gave me £5 a week pocket money.

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