Giving your first salary to your parents

@roshigo58 (4862)
Pune, India
November 23, 2012 2:29am CST
Yesterday I was watching old movie. In that movie hero is happy because he gets his first salary and he gives it to his mother. When I got my first salary I bought some gifts for my parents and for my two sisters. I didn't give my whole salary to my paents because they didn't need it. My son is also doing a job. He is staying away from us due to his job. But whenever he come to meet us he always buy something to give us. But we also don't expect from him to give his whole salary to us. He is always ready to help us financially whenever we have need. He doesn't hesitates in spending money. Did you give your first salary to your parents?
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@victorywp (3526)
• United States
26 Nov 12
hi roshigo58, thinking about my first salary, i actually offered up all to the church. it's my mother who taught me that. my parents prefer me to offer up all my first salary to the needs of the church rather than to them. i think it's really good for me to give thanks to God for all that He supplied and prepared for me.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
28 Nov 12
Hi, Your parents are really very nice and their advice to offer your first salary to church is very inspiring to all. By doing this we can show the gratitude to God for what he has given to us in this life. Thank you for the response.
@cgicale (137)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
That's really the ideal thing to do when we get our first salary. It shows our gratitude to our parents for taking care of us and sending us to school. But most of the times that doesn't really happen. Like in my case, I didn't give all my salary to my parents, I just give them a big amount from my first salary. I had to support my self since I'm already working so I kept some for myself.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, You are right. You can not give your whole salary to parents. You should keep some to support yourself. Thank you for the response.
@valerievy (162)
• Guam
24 Nov 12
No, I didn't. My parents encouraged me to deposit it all into my savings account. The way I've grown up is, as long as I'm under my parents' roof, I shouldn't need to spend unless for gifts for them or others. But in regards to food, rent, and household stuff, though I've offered, they refuse to accept. I think that's a pretty good system because it teaches me to save up, and then later on when they are much older is when I will be the one to support them instead.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, It is very nice that your parents encourage you to save money. Saving is very important to secure our future financially. It means almost all your salary is being saved. Thank you for the response.
@silverfox09 (4721)
• United States
24 Nov 12
I didnt know people ever done that in those time . I remember I spend my first salary before even reaching home lol . I worked for the summer and had my eyes on somethings and when I get the check I just buy all the things I wanted lol . Brand new phone and shoes . My mother dindt mind because she know I wanted the phone . I have never give my parents any of my pay .
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, Parents don't expect anything from their children. They only want their children be happy. Your mother don't want anything from you. Thank you for the response.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
I didn't give my first salary to my parents. Rather, since I was the only one working in the family that time, I was shouldering all of the bills. So even if I wasn't giving my salary, it was like the same. But I don't really mind since I know that I was able to help my family. My brothers who I have supported now have stable jobs and now they are the ones who are giving me an allowance.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, It is obvious that you couldn't give your whole salary to your parents as you had to bear the burden of all the bills on your shoulders. Now as your brothers have stable jobs you must be relieved of burden somehow. thank you for the response.
@jenny1015 (13374)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
The first time I had a job, I was already married. And I remember spending my first salary on buying a microwave oven. I do not remember why I had to but I think it was necessary coz I sometimes feel lazy heating up food the usual way.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, As you were married when you got your first salary there is no question of giving salary to your parents. It is very nice that you bought microwave oven which is necessary for you and your family. Now you would be comfortable with it for cooking and heating the food. Thank you for the response.
@jaiho2009 (39182)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
I did and I can still remember my mother's face when I handled her my salary. Now my daughter is working and she's doing the same thing. It's really nice to see how happy our parents are and I am thankful to have a good daughter as well.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, You are right. When we get our first salary our parents become very happy. we can see the happiness on their face. I have only son and when he got his first salary we became very happy. thank you for the response.
• United States
23 Nov 12
I remember it like it was yesterday! I was raised in Germany the most people get theire salary once a month! I was so proud getting my first money and went straight at home! My mother had a hard time we never had money even that she worked so hard! I handed her my money and got really disappointed when she didn't take it! She said I am your mother and it is my duty to see that your belly is full and that you got clothes on your butt. But I was 16 old enough to decide what I am doing so I bought food and times got better for us.
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, You must be proud of your mother. She doesn't expected anything from you even if she was facing difficulties. You are also very loving and caring about your mother. It is very nice that you bought food for you and your mother. Thank you for the response.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
i give almost half of my salary in my mother when i first receive my salary.. not everything because i have a lot of expenses by that time and i have to pay the money i borrowed.. what i did also is i bough some foods to blowout my family.. i remember my when i first received my salary it was really a great feeling..
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@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, you are right. Receiving first salary is very happiest moment in our life. We become financially independent. It is very good that you repaid money you borrowed. Thank you for the response.
@iamJenny (18)
24 Nov 12
I remember I gave half of my salary to my mother :) well I always give half of my salary ever since..
@nelerkz (467)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Wow, good daughter ! :)
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 12
iam jeny, your mother must be proud of you she really appreciates what you are doing to her..
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, iam jenny, You are very nice as you your half of salary to your mother. It seems you love and care your mother very much and your mother must be proud of you. Thank you for the response.
• India
24 Nov 12
Hi Roshigo. Well it does not make any sense as you mentioned earlier to literally give all of your first salary to your parents. Of course they do not need all of it. But it is just kind of a token to your parents. To show them your gratitude and tell them that this would not have been possible if it was not for them. SO if someone deserves this money more. It is you. Eventually your parents would give back your money though. I am yet to work. But I will do the same when I start working. Anyways have a nice day... _SuperShames_
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, You are right. children can not give their whole salary to their parents as they have their own expenses. But when we get first salary and we put it into our parents hands this experience is very exciting and emotional. Parents don't expect it from their children. But they feel very happy and proud for their children. thank you for the response.
• India
30 Nov 12
Hi roshigo. Well actually parents expect children to do so though they don't want the money. But never say it. When children actually do it they become happy as their children rose up to their expectations. It is more of expectations and values than the monetary value of their salary. Anyways have a nice day ...
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
When i was single and lives with my parents i always share them a bit of my salary,not really the whole salary coz i need some money too.its just a sign of repaying all their sacrifices to us,without them we can never be what we are now.so let them have even a bit of it.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
Hi, You are right. Parents do many things for us. It is our duty to help them as far as possible. They don't expect anything from their children. Respect, loving and caring words would be enough for them. Thank you for the response.
@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
DEfinitely! they just wants us to see that we are in a good condition. And that is their biggest aim. Seeing us to have successful life and happy is enough for them. I hope children will realize this stuff coz most of us now are becoming rebellious not knowing that all their parents want is for them to have a good life.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
When I receive my first salary, i only give half of it to my parents. It is because from time to time I always give money to them, when they need it. I am also in charge in some of the expenses at home such as electric and water bills. Also I gave some allowance to my younger brothers which are studying, including tuition fee for their school. It's really is great to help your parents by giving them money but you need also to save for yourself especially for your daily expenses and needs.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
23 Nov 12
Hi, It is very nice that you are helping your parents and taking responsibility of paying some bills and paying tuition fees of your brothers. It is right that you should save some money for your daily expenses and needs. thank you for the response.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
My parents has been very good to me, so I am full-heartedly willing to help them as well.. Thank you also my friend for a very nice discussion started..
@asliah (11140)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
actually i didn't give my first salary to my parents instead i bought that money for a things for me so that it could be the remembrance for me,but my 13th month pay and my bonus always for them and not for me,i will only receive the bonus and 13th month pay and then will give to them.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
10 Mar 13
Hi, it is very nice that you always spend or give your bonus to your parents. When you gave it to them they must become happy. Receiving money by the child is the very happy moment for the parents. Thank you for the response.
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 13
My first salary was very meagre because I was training on the job, it was barely enough to buy me lunch each day and get to and from the job! I did try and contribute as much as I could but my mum wouldn't take anything because I wasn't earning enough. When I did get a real job, mum would only take a small amount of me, so what I did was to pay for the shopping each week and contribute towards the bills, it would have cost me so much more if I lived in my own place supporting myself.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
10 Mar 13
Hi, Your mother couldn't take anything from your first salary because it was not enough. But she must be happy by your salary. when you took some burden of expenses, you helped your mother somehow. Thank you for the response.
• India
13 Feb 13
Well,my first salary was less than 5000 rupees.I joined an organisation around 18th and the salary was of the 12 days i worked.Funny thing was i got the salary credited in my debit card but i had not received the pin of the debit card yet at that point of time.It was also my first experience using debit card for purchases although i did use debit card earlier to withdraw money.I was new to the area and it was everything new and learning.Well,for food and other things, i did use the money i had in place for emergencies. Well with my first salary, i bought a shirt for my dad,some books and games for brother, and flower vase and flowers for mother.They loved everything i bought.I was happy to see the same and well glad for the things.It was fun recollecting all those memories.But then first salary was always special and i cherish the moment although it was small.I do not remember if i bought anything for me which i do not think so.But i was excited as it was my first salary plus i was just out of college.Earning myself was something i loved.Good to hear your experience.Great feelings i guess.Thanks!
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
10 Mar 13
Hi, Your parents and your brother must be happy at that time. First salary of the children is the happiest moment of their parents. Thank you for the response.
@toyota4k (1209)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
When I received my first salary, I gave nothing to my parents. It was not even enough to pay all my debts accumulated when I was jobless. The preceding months, I would share them more or less ten percent and when I visit them would shop for their groceries. When I got married, I was the one who spent for our wedding expenses of three pigs and a medium cow aside from the wedding gown among others.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
10 Mar 13
Hi, Whenever you go to your parents you share some expenses and give them whatever you can. It is very good that you caring for your parents. After marriage our responsibilities goes on increasing. Thank you for the response.
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
I also don't give my full salary to my parents, I always leave something for myself. Even my very first salary, I just gave them half of it.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
30 Nov 12
Hi, There is nothing wrong in giving half salary to your parents. You need some money for your own expenses. Thank you for the response.
@beenice2 (2776)
• Sackville, New Brunswick
27 Nov 12
No. Because I didn't have enough for myself. I understand that you have to have your own money and survive. My parents had my brothers giving some money every week to help to pay for the food but they never gave there hole pay check, how on earth they can pay for their cars, put gaz in it and all. My parents understood that we have a life to live too, that doesn't mean that we don't like our parents. If we didn't have the cash my mom didn't want us to spend what we couldn't afford.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
28 Nov 12
Hi, It's Ok. You didn't have enough money you couldn't give salary to your parents. Our parents can understand our difficulties and they don't expect anything from their children. Thank you for the response.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
26 Nov 12
actually i wanna did that,but my parents always declined money from me,then i give them thing that make them happy.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
26 Nov 12
hi, thank you for the response. we should try to keep our parents happy always.