Basically my parents annoy me.
To the new Isfat kids the basic gist of the story is my dad gave me no choice but to leave home.
Basically I had to pay myself through the end of year 12 and my dad decided to be really helpful and refuse to pay my school fee's for the rest of year 12. Even while dealing with the crap of having no money, no house I managed to finish year 12.
I missed a lot of classes trying to work etc. Yes I didn't study as much as I should at school but through year 12 I had the bitter attitude of "Fuck the world" for a majority of it.
I had a string of bad room mates. One of them stole a large amount of money, clothes, dvds and books. So I ended up with even less than I started with.
After all that I now rent by myself, My house is a small unit and the rent is fairly resonable. So I am doing a new course this year to do something with my life but the hours are 10-4 so i'm out of the house 9-5 basically. So there is a fair amount of homework because it's a short 4 month course. So apart from short shifts on the weekends I have no money at all.
ISFAT my parents can't even give me $20 for some essential things like food or petrol. Even though i'm the mature one struggling to get somewhere in life and it means I miss out of dinner some nights.
Mar 2 2009, 07:02 AM
oh wow thats really sad. I hope things will get better for you soon. maybe you should borrow some money off of one of your friends, or go to their houses and eat until things get better?
Mar 2 2009, 09:32 AM
quite often unis or tafes have student welfare centres/thingys that may be able to help you. Some give loans, while some help you with finding loans, books, etc. etc. Have you signed up for youth allowance or talked to centrelink? Think of ways you may be able to better budget your money if possible. You could always try getting like a waitressing job where you work in the evenings. That may work with building up hours.
You can get through this. You are a strong-willed person. I know you can.
Yeah loz, I'm with centrelink but that doesn't make a whole lot of difference. My tafe course thing is private so they don't do much
Mar 4 2009, 08:04 AM
Wow, that's horrible for you :[ Studying full time is hard enough at the best of times, let alone when you're stressed about money and shitty room mates. Seriously, you must be a really strong person to deal with all that crap, and an even stronger person to keep on with your life in spite of it all. Remember that.
As far as money goes, Centrelink are stupid. Their regulations for who qualifies for what are ridiculous, especially for students. But if you can't live at home I know there's a payment you can get on top of your youth allowance. This guy I know is in a very similar situation to yours (from what you've said) and he gets it; it isn't a whole lot (no shit it's Centrelink) but it's enough so he can pay rent/food/etc. I don't know the specifics, but maybe you'd qualify for that? Also, you should look into scholarships. There are many, many scholarships that are privately run (not through the actual education facility) and chances are you might qualify for one.
Oh, and for making money go that bit further I have one word: Aldi. You probably already know about it, but seriously, it's tops for cheap food.
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