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Old 11-11-2011, 08:58 PM   #21
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Back in the Dark Ages when I was a lad, paying for 'board' while staying with your parents was normal and expected, at least where I grew up. When I left "High School" I immediately started a summer job and worked for 13 weeks before going to work/college (my parents never paid a penny once I left). However, for those 13 weeks living at home I would hand over my pay packet each week, ~33, and my mother would take 10 and hand the rest back.

I was very happy with the arrangement but also keen to leave home and be myself.

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