I'm having troubles finding a way to approach this topic...

April 13, 2008 6:53pm CST
My mom and I get along.. Not very well, but since we live together we make it work. I'm 18 and unemployed, but still in school full time and doing fairly well. My mom's been giving me the third degree since I was 16 to get a job and start paying for pretty much everything I should be paying for. I did work at Tim Hortons for 8 months but it was too far from home and I had to leave an hour before my shift started just to get there on time. I won't go back to fastfood because I just didn't like the environment. I want more detailed experience with work and I've looked every which way for a job particularly resturant experience and like waitressing, and I've gotten nowhere so far. My boyfriend's parents said I could move in to their house 'cause they've been better parents to me than my own, so I've really been considering it. The rent's free obviously but I told them once I got a job I'd start paying for food and whatever else I should pay for. They said as long as I'm clean and all that I can stay as long as I need. I just don't know how to talk to my mom about it 'cause I know for sure she wouldn't go for it. She'd probably never speak to me again. Would it be safer for me to just suck it up till I can afford to really move out and then move out? I mean I plan on going to college and stuff so she's really got no reason to be angry with me. I just don't know what I should do. Opinions, please?
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@Tantum (38)
• Canada
14 Apr 08
As a parent myself, I really think that right now your studies should be your first priority, not a job. There's plenty of years ahead of you for working. You need to concentrate on getting the best grades that you can and working towards a job that you LOVE. Your mothers job is to provide for you all the basics until you finish your schooling. By basics I mean good clean clothes on your back, a roof over your head and food in your belly. If you want money for the extras in life, like a night out with friends at the movies than perhaps a part time casual job such as babysitting might be in order, but nothing that will require too much time