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July 28th, 2004 at 10:12 pm

Well I am pretty tired... been on playscheme all morning then working all evening.

Today for the first time I ran a whole ward's meal service (although it wasnt very full!) by myself though so I was quite proud of that Smile

I have also booked in to work 5 shifts next week too.

Today I also did a couple of surveys for a few quid and redeemed some points I had from finding freebies for a website for a CD for my boyfriend.

Speaking of which, we had an argument the other day because I suggested that he put away a few pounds a week (he is not getting an awful lot of money, about 30 a week, but he doesn't have to pay rent, most food, bills etc fromthat so it;'s mainly "play money") towards paying off his student loan which is about 1500 as far as I know.

You don't *have* to start paying them back until you earn over a certain amount per year, but you can make voluntary repayments - the thing is that if you want to go back to uni and do another course, having an outstanding loan can cause you problems with getting financial support...

It's also psychologically I think it "hangs over him" if that makes sense... but it seems a big and scary amount of money.. so his strategy is the "ostrich in the sand" method whereas I am trying to encourage the "baby steps to dissolve the problem" method.

anyway it turned into a huge argument because he doesnt think he should have to pay it back because he didn't spend it on anything he enjoyed and didn't really get anything out of it, so it shouldn't be his responsibility to pay back...which makes ZERO sense to me.

anyway

his dad pays him, and i was thinking about having a quiet word with his dad (i get on quite well with his parents) and suggesting that his dad siphon off a few a week from what he gives my bf and puts it on one side on his behalf to eventually go towards a repayment when there is enough collected...

I dont think he would notice really because the amount he get varies from week to week.

Suggestions/comments? I don't think it's very good because he really needs to take responsibility for it himself... but he is still a teenager like me and we are not the most mature of creatures Wink so i think responsibility financially might take a little while to come yet... so in the mean time at least it would make a practical, if small, difference...

rosie


2 Responses to “phew”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    That's a tough one. The reality is that he needs to learn for himself. Saving the money behind his back I don't think will solve anything. If you think there is no other way, I would talk to his dad and see if you can arrange something for the saving that he knows about. If your bf doesn't know about it, then there is no lesson that he will learn.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, and I forgot to say congratulations on taking care of the whole shift yourself!

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