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    My name is john and im 17, i live in south carolina with my dad..ok heres the story. I recently dropped out of school because i made some bad choices the earlier part of the semester and my grades are irrecoverable. I know i messed up and i take responsibilty for that. Anyways,im going back to school in August because i want my diploma, i didnt quit because i was lazy i took a brief vacation to gather myself. well i have a job now i work full time at piggly wiggly. Prior to dropping out my father told me if i did that that i would have to pay for my own rent, water bill, light bill, car insurance, gas, everything i needed money for i would have to pay...and hes keeping me grounded while he is MAKING me stay here and pay him, so its like im paying to be punished.  i would like to move out of the house, but what i really wanna know is if it is legal for him to make me pay him me not being emancipated, im goin crazy, thanks!

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    On 04/08/08
    Steph from KS said:
    The way I see it is that our job is to go to school and get the best grades we can get. If you drop out of school you then have to help pay the bills because u chose an adults job. But if you get back into school then you should not have to pay. Your dad is trying to teach you that everyone has to pull his/her own weight and that nothing comes free in this life. You will have to work full time and you will learn the hard way that nothing comes cheap. I hope you stick with your dad and get back in school. After all, what's a couple of years compared to the rest of your life?
    On 02/19/08
    jesus from AZ said:
    i ditched and got caught
    On 01/16/08
    M from MS said:
    Yeah its really illegal because just like u said its like he is making u pay for being punished, but keep you're head up n be strong
    On 12/17/07
    Tykara from NY said:
    That is so illegal hes basically making you a slave and acording to the thirteenth amendment it is illegal and you shoulds alert the athorites becuse hes getting your money hes most definity not using it for the better cause.Iknow im young but im right.my best offer is for you to get OUT before it gets ugly.wish there was something i could do to really help but thats all i got i hope you make the right choices becasue i have made some wrong ones too and trust me in 7th grade i paided big time.so do what you think is right and try to make he best out of a bad situation and try.
    On 12/13/07
    from AL said:
    you sound preet crazy to me get some help
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