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Hannah's just finished university and has bills to pay...
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DEBT
By Hannah Carter
It's been two months since Hannah finished university and she still hasn't found a job. Sometimes she wonders if it was worth it: she's had to move back home and her debt totals thousands. Going to the job centre's demoralising and she's struggling to manage on the 42 pounds job seekers allowance she gets... and there's bills still to pay!

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Your thoughts about this video

    

Paulo Chang
Firstly I'm sorry hear your economic situation. It's hard to advice or say counsel. Hannah don't give up and fight as possive, don't be afraid tumble because you are a young woman...

Zilda Pontes
Hannah, I am sorry for your situation because it is the same as mine but don´t give up. I´ve been learning a lot in the university and same time when I wish to give up I remember that it is part of our growth to take care about ourself.

Bruna
Unfortunately, this is a real problem between we students who just finished our studies and have many problems with bills because we still don´t have a job and in the same time, a lot of bills and compromisses to pay! The governmento should give us more opportunities to work while we´re studying with more stagies for exemple!

Erica
Hannah , I feel sorry about what you are feeling right now. I understand it perfectly.What I want to say is that you should not give up that easily-take your time ,come to vacation in Brasil and you´ll have a lot of good energy to begin your search again.

Judith
I'm sorry to hear of your money problems. Try to get help from your parents. Look for a job that you will enjoy and make money at not one just to suit your degree.

Christine
I'm an university student. I have faced the same situation as Hannah, that it's diffcult to find a job. The only thing we can do is not to give up and be positive. The best is yet to come.

Holly
I graduated in 2002 and currently have around £10k debt. I was looking forward to travelling after uni, but have found myself in a temp job on a wage that I am barely coping on, let alone paying off any debt or managing to save, be it to travel with, move away and pursue my dream job with or get on the property ladder. In July I am moving back in with my parents as a way of trying to save some money, and am seriously considering taking a second job in the evenings, even though I know I will be exhausted. In a way, I'm not sure how I benefited from going to university.

David
Hannah - I hate to say it, but it probably wasn't worth it. I have scores of friends with 'good degrees', and many of them are in McJobs or doping the kind of low-grade office work they could have been doing at 17 - several years after graduation. With their debt, they feel as if they're being taxed at 50%+. Why not become a teacher? Contrary to popular belief, in this McEconomy teaching is reasonably highly paid.




Title:
DEBT
Contributor:
Hannah Carter
Length:
1.05 mins
Date:
27 Jan 2004
Source:
Video Nation Oxford
Country:
England - South
Categories:
Money
Students
Work
Feature:
Hey Big Spender


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