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  1. The perfect fumble

    The perfect fumble

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    Anecdote is wonderful, particularly when it's padded out with...
    and....
    So everything is alright, except the facts say otherwise.
     
  2. The perfect fumble

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    You're talking to yourself again.
     
  3. west didsblue

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    Which facts are those? Fumble's alternative facts?
    Presumably not the government statistics that show youth unemployment (age 16-24) at around its lowest levels in 25 years.
     
  4. The perfect fumble

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    It might well be....and?
     
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  6. bluethrunthru

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    Sorry but thats not all true either. Statistics show what you say but how many youngsters are in low paid jobs? Just being in work doesn't guarantee a massive salary. Minimum wage - wage stagnation ( my son left uni 3 years ago and has worked ever since - there hasn't been a payrise in that time as his employers can only afford dividends to shareholders and increased board level remuneration ). The uni thing is interesting too as the fee debt is really a tax and as you earn more you pay more of the debt back so in fact there comes a level where its not overly attractive to get too big an increase in pay if it takes you over the threshold where you start to repay as not all the increase will be yours but your employer will still put more pressure and more responsibility on you to reflect the new pay level.

    The view on saving, buying and those who rent is I am afraid just your opinion and makes sweeping statements that aren't correct.

    Yes some youngsters get to buy houses but it depends where you are and what parental help you can get in the main. An ex council house in Barrow will be eminently affordable but not much use if you work in Central Manchester. If you are on the living/ minimum wage and renting good luck saving for a deposit for somewhere to live in or near Central Manchester. One stat you missed off was by 2017 teenaged birthrates had halved since 2008 and were at the lowest since records began so not too many are having kids ( whether or not you consider that stupid - I don't - I think its vital for the country's future ) and not that many take gap years - there were a record number of admissions in 2017 ( about 33% of the relevant school leaver population ) and from what I can see the last records indicate that in 2014 just under 5% of students were taking a gap year - just over 27k in total.

    You have done very well - not gone out getting smashed and saved up but please don't judge others by your own achievements without considering in more detail what the more accurate circumstances are - its a difficult issue and just staying in and not getting drunk at weekends trivialises it mate.
     
  7. west didsblue

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    And what?
     
  8. The perfect fumble

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    See above.
     
  9. mcfc1632

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    @fumble - talking to myself?

    It was surely obvious that I was replying to West Dids - the clue was that my post was a direct reply to his - quoting his earlier post - that is how the forum works

    Perhaps you should try it - rather than simply posting these inane and snide one-liners that - as demonstrated in this last page - appears to be your 'go to' style

    Of course what I stated is an absolute fact and a view that I am sure is shared by quite a few on this forum.

    Perhaps being a self-evident fact was the reason why you could not deal with it in a manner that is appropriate to a forum, but - as you cannot simply leave others to have their views - had to resort to snide
     
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  10. The perfect fumble

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    You thought it was a good idea to ridicule my suggestion that you were talking to yourself, by replying to yourself.
     
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