NO job and NO pocket money. Is it fair?

I'm a 15 year old guy and have run into an issue lately. I dont have any cash. To tackle this problem, I thought I'd get a job like my friends. When I asked, my Mum said no because she wants me to have my full attention on school. Fair enough, that's pretty decent. BUT, I have NO way of getting any

I'm a 15 year old guy and have run into an issue lately. I dont have any cash. To tackle this problem, I thought I'd get a job like my friends. When I asked, my Mum said no because she wants me to have my full attention on school. Fair enough, that's pretty decent. BUT, I have NO way of getting any pocket money and my Mum also said I'll get no money for doing chores. Sure, I get the occasional $5 but it just is'nt enough. Literally no way of earning money. IS THIS FAIR?

Best Answer:

Mr: To be straight:
It isn't fair!
But most things aren't fair. Try to explain it to her. Make a list of things you'd like to spend money for. Offer her something (a deal – like helping more at home, or be good at school).
That's all you can do. Sorry, dude 😔

Other answer:

Mr:
who said life is fair? as long as you are under 18, there's nothing you can do… sorry…
tro:
do you eat, do you have clothes to wear, do you have a safe bed to sleep in at nite and many occasionally go to a movie
what more do you expect, you are being cared for, maybe you can't get stuff you want but don't need and your mother wants you to get a good education, I would say that is more than fair
Stan:
Who said life is fair? As long as you are under 18, there is nothing you can do. Sorry.
njyogibear:
if you are expecting life to always be fair, your life will be filled with disappointment.
my 2 cents:
Yes, it's fair.
Bill:
Its fair, however you could possibly mow lawns or do chores for some of your neighbors for spending money. That's not like having a regular job and Mom may agree to it if you ask nicely. Good luck
MadMan:
Completely fair.
babyboomer1001:
Much in life is not fair. You will encounter many instances in which you feel the same way but, that's life. At your age, as a minor, living with your parents and being supported by them, it is fair or, it is really not about fairness. It just is. They are supposed to provide you with everything you need. Notice how I said "need", not want. You are entitled to the necessities. It is possible that your mom is being tight to prevent the possibility of your blowing it on drugs and alcohol or things that "some" teenagers spend money on, which would cause a lot of damage to you. However, most kids get an allowance. Decide what you need money for and tell your mother that you would like to purchase those few things and an allowance would help you do that but, since does not give you an allowance, you have nothing to buy anything. Ask for an allowance. If she refuses, I feel for your but, there isn't anything you can do about it – unless you have a father you can talk to about it. When you are 16, get a part-time job. Save most of that money and by the time you are 20 or 21, you could easily have $15,000 in savings and that will come in handy for your future.
Ricki:
Think of it as in return for some chores you get free room.

Your parents could be in here pointing out how little you do in chores and what they provide and ask:

IS THIS FAIR?

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