Originally posted by stinka
There is no point for your average man to work hard in this country, there is no gain, there are no jobs, housing is unaffordable and it gets you no
where in the end as I have found out
Where does it go from here ? Where will this struggle end ? Kids will never own property unless there parents can help them.
I pretty much agree with you, but I choose to work.
There are other options, you don't have to work for someone else. There are ways to earn a living providing services to others in whatever it is you
are skilled in. Or, there are ways to earn from home via the internet.
The problem a lot of people have IMO is they they stop developing. People get into a job and stay there when they should be always looking for new
experiences and new possibilities. In my last employment there was nowhere for me to move upward, I would have been stagnant in the same position
earning the same for decades, and I didn't want that.
In the end my hand was forced by a health problem. I could have looked for another job (not plausible) or claimed disability benefits instead. But I
chose to push myself into starting my own business from home and I now earn in four hours Mon - Fri what I was earning working a 5 on 2 off with 8 -
12 hour shifts - nights and days.
I'm totally with you on the housing situation too. If I risk everything I could maybe get a mortgage for a 30% share of a poxy little shoebox
somewhere in my town, but that would be risking everything. It's not worth it. So I have to waste more money renting instead.
The housing situation in the UK is at crisis point. Our local authority cannot house people who need it, because they sold off so many of their stock
to landlords who rent out rooms to immigrants and unemployed people (nothing against either). I need upwards of £5k to put down a deposit on a shared
ownership flat somewhere and I cannot afford to risk that. And even if I did risk it the most I would get is a glorified bedsit.
My plan right now is to work as much as possible in developing web properties and then sell off one or two in a couple of years for a chunk of cash. I
want to buy a home outright.
The way I see it is, others pay a mortgage until they're 60, so I could be on track to be able to buy a place straight off by the time I'm 40. It
means living as a renter until then and wasting more money than I would be, but I could be better off in the long run.
You're too young to give up. Use the time you have to develop something. Don't stop working just because it's not worthwhile to carry on doing
something you hate. You have the world at your fingertips and you should use this time constructively to build something.
Anyone can do it, they just need perseverance, some common sense and a good idea. Find a niche out there and fill it!