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Then how do they expect you to get money? Do people in India do nothing social that requires money until they are out of school?
I speak from my own experience. In other cultures, the parents support their children until they finish college or until they can support themselves. That is the norm and it is practically unheard of to get a job while in HS. Moreover, it is nearly impossible to get employment unless you have a bachelor's degree. Those without degrees are forced to work in retail, fast food, etc. but unlike the West they have no minimum wage laws in place. Add to that the cheaper standard of living. The cons of working while in college end up outweighing the benefits.
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post #32 of 48
Getting a job would be the best. Just clarify to your parents that part/all of the money you'll get will go to the computer fund.
Well, it's easier for me. I turned my dad into a gamer and he also understands the basics of hardware!
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post #33 of 48
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Pretend to show an interest in photoshop/CAD and say it's for that?
This 100% gets you a new pc it did when i was in highschool for me got me a 3.2ghz Intel 6600GT 2 gigs of ram 500gb of HDD and it was like 1000$ back then this setup . Told my dad it was for advanced 3d models and rendering and stuff i will do in life

Also get a job like the guys advise you and tell them you will pay them back from your work
post #34 of 48
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I speak from my own experience. In other cultures, the parents support their children until they finish college or until they can support themselves. That is the norm and it is practically unheard of to get a job while in HS. Moreover, it is nearly impossible to get employment unless you have a bachelor's degree. Those without degrees are forced to work in retail, fast food, etc. but unlike the West they have no minimum wage laws in place. Add to that the cheaper standard of living. The cons of working while in college end up outweighing the benefits.
Its not much different here. But I get what you are saying. If there wasn't a set wage then I can see where problems would arise. The whole reason for working is to get repaid with money, but if they hardly pay you at all then the time would have been better spent studying for a career.
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Simple, get a job. Welcome to the real world buddy
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1. Get married
2. Get a dowry from the girl's family.
3. Ride an elephant to the PC Store.
4. Buy PC
5. ???
6. PROFIT!!!!
    
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1. Get married
2. Get a dowry from the girl's family.
3. Ride an elephant to the PC Store.
4. Buy PC
5. ???
6. PROFIT!!!!
Funny but stereotypical
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Ask for a console instead Beggars can't be chosers
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Funny but stereotypical
    
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1. Get married
2. Get a dowry from the girl's family.
3. Ride an elephant to the PC Store.
4. Buy PC
5. ???
6. PROFIT!!!!
jesus! lol!
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