whats the use of working if you have to give up your whole pay check

United States
October 23, 2006 12:02am CST
i hate it i just started working 2 weeks ago and im going to get paid next week 600 dollars and my mom is makeing me give her all my money im so pissed off whats the use of working, who does that to there daughter?
3 people like this
24 responses
@lectricky (681)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Why is she taking it all? Paying for board is one thing, but that's just ridiculous.
1 person likes this
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
have you ever considered the number of months she carried you in her womb? what about the number of years she fed you, clothed you, put you to school? have you ever considered the sleepness nights she must have when you were sick? i think $600 is not even enough to pay for all these.
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
25 Oct 06
On the other hand, parents choose to have children, children do not choose to have parents... so why should you pay them for something that should be an act out of love? I do agree there are cases in which you might have to pay your parents: pay of a loan, for living in the house while having a job, etc. But I don't think it's ever right to just take someones full paycheck; you still have to live of something and learn to handle money and be responsible.
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
but wouldn't it be nice for children to think about the welfare of their parents? i mean, look back to where they came from and all? my mom never asks me for anything, but i feel duty-bound to give her at least 50% of my salary because i know she needs it. i think that's what she used to do, too, before she got married.
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
23 Oct 06
It would make a difference how old you are and how badly your mother needs the money to pay the bills. My kids always had control of the money they earned, but I know that historically many children have gone to work to help out at home.
• Romania
23 Oct 06
i have to agree... i guess making money doesn't mean to spend it all on yr own.. means helping yr family also if they need the money.. and age is importantant...actually u should propose to yr mom to help her..no matter yr age..
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
23 Oct 06
We all need to pay our way in life, even if we're still living with our parents. Our parents gave up a lot of things for us, and it doesn't hurt us to give a little back.
@bhchy1 (6050)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Teaches you responsibiliy and work ethics...
• United States
23 Oct 06
How is it teaching her work ethic? She works and gets no reward! That makes her not want to work. And responsibility, well, I agree with paying for your own phone bills and paying board, but part of the responsibility is to do with HAVING the money and deciding what to do with it, instead of having it taken away immediately.
1 person likes this
• Netherlands
23 Oct 06
I have to agree with lectricky. Also if there was a clear stated purpose of why the mother wants the entire paycheck and is rational then I would understand. (Like if she damaged the car and the money goes to repair or something of the like.)That would teach her a lesson about responsibility.
• United States
23 Oct 06
Somehow I don't think you are telling us the whole story. Why is your mother making you turn over your entire paycheck to her? Do you owe her money? Is she making you save it for college? Have you run up bills that need to be paid? If it is none of that, then take your $600 and get yourself another place to live.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I have to share your thoughts also. My son has a job he just had to give up his entire 2 week check to cover 384.00 worth of downloads on a cell phone that is in my mothers name. I felt bad taking all of it but that bill was rediculously high and neither my mother or I were in the position to cover it. either it got paid or the cell phone was going to be turned off. I hate to think your mother would take it all and not even leave you something we all understand how frustrating it can be to never see any money at the end of a hard earned paycheck.
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
no way!!! give her a few but not all!
@myaccount (235)
• United States
8 Mar 07
that doesn't sound very fair to me but maybe your mom is just trying to do whats best for the whole family. maybe she needs it for bills, etc. and stuff like that.
@tina07 (216)
• United States
8 Mar 07
that blows because I don't like giving up money period because I see money as one of life's pleasures and you only get it every once and a while
@srhelmer (7033)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
26 Oct 06
I read the original post and, I'm sorry, but the first thing that came to my mind was "welcome to the real world." My paychecks go to the mortgage company, the car company, electric company, water company, insurance companies and the government. Apparently I don't work to have money for myself either.
• United States
26 Oct 06
It should be your honor and responcibility to help out your mother. She should take it and save it for you to make sure you don't go blow it, unless she must have it to pay for bills and rent etc.
• United States
26 Oct 06
It should be your honor and responcibility to help out your mother.
@ladyheart25 (1815)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
Its necessary to help our parents with the expenses at home paying the bills etc etc... but why will ur mom take all ur salary, that is unfair! Talk to her and tell her that you also must have some money to buy urself things and food at work..
@gamerz_84 (919)
• India
25 Oct 06
she must hav her reasons.dont get so bugged.just try 2 solve it out wit ur mom.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I tend to agree with everyone else. I'd ask your mom why you're to give her all of your money if you don't owe her money for something that we are not aware of. It's possible that she needs it for something specific and that it may be only this one that she needs.
@SnIcKasS (1377)
• Israel
23 Oct 06
because if you don't work, you will stay with nothing :)!! you get the point? :)
@claudia413 (4283)
• United States
23 Oct 06
A lot of parents "do that to their kids" because they need help paying rent, mortgage payments, food expenses, utilities, etc. We do need more information, like why your Mom wants ALL your money. Also, how old are you?
• India
23 Oct 06
well if u think if she's reallyin ned of the money then surely u shud give her....otherwise first ask her the reason why is hse demanding the money....?
@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
23 Oct 06
first of all we have analyse if she his mother is alone or she is she is living with somebody else. If she is living alone without any job, then it is your duty to give her financial support. Because from your childhood she has supported you.
@banta78 (4330)
• India
23 Oct 06
It is a sad situation. But you should not part with the hard earned money unless you have to to pay your part in house expenses. otherwise don't give a cent.
@Cindyh2k (308)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I am like the others - I would like to know your Mom's reasons for taking all of your money. Is your family in a financial crisis? If not, does your Mom intend to put some of your money in a savings account for your college education? Do you owe your Mom the money - did she buy you a car so that you could work? Let us have more details - and we can better advise you.