Did you share your first salary from your first job

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 6, 2007 4:51am CST
with your parents. Why? or why not? Single children who live with their parents should give at least a part of their salary to their parents to help out in the expenses. I know of some friends who actually give everthing and just ask for their everyday allowance. What do you think, is it an obligation?
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@gianena (256)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Yes, I did share my first salary with my family. It was kinda nice coz I made them happy and it made me happy too. My first salary was not that big but it can support me. I treated my parents, an aunt and 4 cousins. I bought some food and some gifts for them.
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
7 Feb 07
it always feels great when you get to share what you have to people you love without feeling obligated to do so. free will makes us happier, huh?
@gianena (256)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
Yep!!! It really makes me happy if I share something to my family. It's so fulfilling!!! If I can share things and stuffs to my friends and officemates, how much more to my family. Sharing for me means I care for them and I love them. ;)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yes, I did share the money from my first job. My father was sick, so I helped mom out. When I got out of highschool, I then started helping pay the bills, groceries, etc. I think it gave me a good base on life later on. I knew how to pay bills, budget, etc.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
You are a good child. I'm sure that experience gave you a good base. I did too, I was still in high school that time and it was only a summer job. I gave everything to my parents and I felt like a real man. lol
@otnaaa (20)
• India
6 Feb 07
that type of circumstances made you to do that kind of jobs and how to do it in a well manner and also to manage in such conditions.are teaching these type of basic lessons to the youngsters of your locality.
• India
6 Feb 07
I bought gifts for my family with my first salary. I did not give away my salary in cash. I don't think it is an obligation to give way your salary to your parent. You can do so if you feel like, I mean it is an individual's choice. Our parwents spend on our education and in bringing us up and nurturing our life. And now when we are capable of earning we should not feel that we are obliged to pay or return anything to our parents. They don't want money, it is our care and concern that matters.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
yes, I don't think our parents raised us expecting something in return. Sometimes it's just our own little way of saying thank you.
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
7 Feb 07
i am actually like your those friends who give all to their parents. i give it all to my parents, don't ask for daily allowance though. there is a fund in my closet where my mom keeps money and get it replenished before it gets exhausted. i take whatever i want fro that fund. my parents never qustions me about my expenditure, for they know for sure that i would not just be extravagant. as for the second part of your discussion, it is not atall an obligation. infact it's all my wish and love things that way inspite of their insistence. what about you?
@wesker311 (510)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
i dont live with my parents anymore but i still give them 50% of my salary. it's how i show my appreciation for getting me into college, taking care of me and for loving me. It's not that i need to pay them to love me! i just help them with some of the expences.
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
yup, I share my first salary with my parents. even up to now, I still share a part of my salary with them. I don't think of it as an obligation and they don't even demand me to share with them my salary. It's just my own little way of saying thank you for all the things they have done for me, for taking care of me, for sending me to a good school, and for teaching me how to live life.
@jsae29 (1120)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
i think it is ok to give a portion of your salary to your parents. Since you now have your salary, it is just but right to share in the expenses at home. But I do not agree in giving everything and just ask for allowance. It your money, you earned it and it is just but right to have control over it.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I pay a lot of bills and my parents would never even ask me for money for them. They know I dont work much and I have tons of things to pay for. My first check I didnt give them either part of it. I didnt think I had to, never heard of it, and they didnt ask. To be honest to give money from you first jobs paycheck, this is the first I have heard of this!
@Mamaof4 (222)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I gave my first ever salary to my parents. In our culture, this is considered luck...that I would be more prosperous in the future :) If the single children live with their parents, I agree that they SHOULD give part of their salary to their parents. Or, at the very least, help shoulder some of the household expenses such as groceries, gas, electricity, water, etc.
@phen0m (5)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I didn't...but as others have said, I bought my house a Big Screen TV for the family room, which is sharing anyways as it was a whole 2 months of spending money used (Most was spending money as I'm living with my parents).
@Celanith (2333)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yes it was many years ago now, but I did share my first salary with my entire family, treating them to a dinner out and got them all gifts. I wanted to do it and it felt good to have my own money.
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
6 Feb 07
i don't think it's an obligation. i don't believe that my parents brought me up to this world so one day, they will obligate us, their children to surrender our money to them and expect us to work for them. but honestly, i help out financially at home. my first salary went to the bills, and i did the groceries for home that time. and it felt great. i do share what i earn and i don't feel obligated about it. i feel like i am happy to do what i am doing. perhaps, if one feels it's an obligation to do so, it's not a good feeling deep inside. like you are just forced to help out at home. it's better to do it freely. it feels very satisfying and great!
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
i always share my salary to my parents because they dont have jobs and we have to support them financially for our daily needs such as foods, etc.
@gotcho0O (1257)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yah is it an obligation? I give everything to my parents because I feel like I have to, especially I know I have to help them. It's all about help inshort. Atleast they are the ones who buy me stuffs I need like soaps, shampoos, etc and allowance.
@wynna1 (1291)
6 Feb 07
yes, i did share my first salary. Actually, when i got my job for the first time, i really did try my best to share expenses at home like, sharing with food and groceries, treating the kids for a day out and nice to see them happy.I mean for me, its not an obligation really but its making me feel good to at least share it.
@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
My first job was a mop boy for KFC. When I got my first salary it was a very rewarding feeling that it would be ashame if I would just keep the salary to myself. I gave half of my salary to my parents so that at least I could contribute something financial wise. I also got a free bucket of chicken from KFC. Since then every job I took I always save some for my family.
• United States
6 Feb 07
Well I didn't share because my dad was already passed away and I was in my 20's and moved out and married... I had my own set of bills to pay by then...
• United States
6 Feb 07
My first job was when I was 14 and I was employed by my mother. My first job outside of the house I did not give the money to my mother but I did obey her request that I put 50% of it into a savings account for college. Once I graduated high school I started paying her rent and that came out of my salary. I do not think it is an obligation for children to share their salary with their parents, but it is also not an obligation for parents to allow their minor children to have a job or their non-minor children to live in their home.
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I had my first salary at 18. I shared it to my parents and my siblings.I treat them to a nice restaurant and bought them stuff. It's not an obligation to help your parents but when we give it is out of love for our parents.I share my salary to my parents by taking care of all the utility bills at the house.Its too little compared to what they have gone thru just to make me finish college.
@otnaaa (20)
• India
6 Feb 07
ya really it is the responsibility of the children to help their parents in their old age .what that is done to the child is done by hard work and the child must pay for that by giving what ever they want at their old ages