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18-year-old with attitude

Posted By: no name on 2005-12-30
In Reply to: Anyone else with an 18-year-old - with an attitude?

Our son is a sophomore in college now. He works during the summers for clothes, books, etc, but we pay his monthly tuition. He is almost 20 and just now got his license, no car or truck, cannot afford to insure that right now. Last year we paid 700.00 a month for tuition, this year 1300.00 a month for tuition, but he is a good kid, has ADHD and studies hard. Tuition is a lot to pay for every month, but if he can get a good education, works hard, etc I am willing to pay for it. He is home now for winter break, helps me around the house with everything and is a good kid. We never thought he would go to college because he struggled so in his vocational school in high school, but his last year of high school he studied and turned his life around, got help with his ADHD and now seems to be on the right track. I opted not to take out a lot of loans for him because I do not want that burden on us or him in the future. Do what you think is right for your son. Of course their attitude is everything. We don't mind helping our son out because he has a "good attitude" and wants a college education so he does not have to work as hard and as many hours as his mom and dad do, as we both have 2 jobs each.

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I am utterly at a loss for words now as I honestly meant no offense.
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If I work with someone like you, I'm sure I already avoid you because I don't want to be around such a negative attitude; if you work at home, I'd like to say "thanks for staying home".
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Certainly, with that attitude...
You will have a difficult time achieving anything positive in life, connections or not.
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Their attitude usually starts it!...sm
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I gave the OP a good piece of advice. Save her money and work on healing the heartache of this situation. I stated in my post that it is a heartache and her frustrations are completely right on.

Too bad if you don't like my advice. I'm not cat fighting with anyone. Sounds like you have PMS!

Take some Midol, will you!
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Oh, that's a great attitude.....
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Having an "I'm worth it" attitude
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This attitude is a prime example of why
This is the kind of attitude

Almost any job can be viewed as helping humanity. The checker at the grocery store helps you in the process of obtaining the groceries you need to feed your family. The bagger helps you bag them and maybe even helps you carry them out.

You don't have to be some hotshot doctor or nuclear physicist to help humanity. Just smile at everyone you come in contact with today. THAT's helping humanity. You may not know it, but someone may really appreciate that smile, and it may give them a sorely needed boost.

MTs work day in, day out, transcribing various types of medical records which are a VITAL link in the chain of medical care. Helping humanity? You bet we are!

It kind of seems to me like an "I was here first" attitude-
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I am slamming the attitude of QA personnel who obviously
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Oh, my gosh! What a pathetic attitude...

Those poor people need help!  What would you expect them to do?  They have lost EVERYTHING, and many of them didn't have much to begin with.  They can't go back to where they lived.  Most only have the clothes on their backs.  Shame on you.


Not a bad attitude on mush mouths

I also find I'm willing to work/research more for good dictators to get their reports 100%.

Mushmouths..well my worst one is just horrible, everyone leaves blanks out the kazoo with this idiot and with so many, his supe told him to speak clearer, had him listen to figure out the blanks and hmmmmmm.he had no idea what he had said.

He is now going a bit slower and clearer but is still quilty of garbage.

adios; probably won't miss your attitude.
You get what you pay for. Your attitude speaks volumes. nm
This is the attitude of a true leader
If I had people working for me, I'd certainly want to know why they were quitting. It's might be an eye-opener. There might be something I could do to get the employee to stay or something I could do to improve my service for the future. I personally don't care to work for those "cold hearted" individuals who feel we are money makers for them and wish to brush us off if we are no longer valuable to them. We are human beings with feelings and need to be treated with respect. I pity those who work for you.