Question by Due-Due-Uno-Uno: My mum says I won’t be able to get a good job if I go back to college and graduate at 26?Any thoughts?
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I am 23, male. I have been studied science in an Australian university for 1 year. My parents want me to be a biological scientist but I am not interested in science at all. I didn’t do well and finaIly I droped out from the course . My university counsellor suggest me to go back to Hong Kong (my hometown) and discover my own interest before I go back to study in Australia. Back in Hong Kong, I am living with my parents and I share the rent with them. The rent is about US$ 900 per month. Dad, mum and I pay US$ 300 each. My 20-year-old younger sister lives with us as well.However, she doen’t pay anything.
Recently all my family members suspect I am gay. They ask , ” I’m sure that you drop out from your science course because you are homosexual. Ewww! Everyday they say unplesant things to me ( e.g. I hate you so much, I’ll never forgive you, You should turn back to heterosexual, I wanna beat you up because you are gay, All gay men are worse than sh*t, including you ) I face their bad words everyday in addition to having an academic failure, I went back to my room and closed the door and cried. Then sister say I am not allowed to close my room’s door. ” You need to have your room door opened all the time, including when you are crying. What’s the point of closing the d*mn door? Have you ever considered my feelings?You know what? I have been tolerated your gayness for a while!” My parents are always on her side. They say” Listen to *your sister, you f*ggot” My parents also say ” Why can’t you get along with us well? If you can’t get along with us well, it means you can’t get along with your schoolmates and colleagues as well. You are a big loser !” My sister, who is studying to be a counsellor, says ” Why are you so defensive about yourself? Why don’t you loosen up yourself and date women?
” I replied “I have tried to date a girl for 3 months. But finally I’ve found that it doesn’t work. I don’t want to cheat the girl and say “I am straight” anymore. I don’t want to hurt the girl. We broke up. ” I added ” I am proud of being gay”. My sister replied , ” You’re so defensive about your homosexuality therefore no counsellor on Earth can help you. ”
I also said , ” I dropped out from science course because I have no interest in it at all. Mum, My dream is to be an successful accountant, not a scientist .”
Question 1) Which one do you think is better? Get my accounting degree in Australia or worjk in Hong Kong ? You are 23 year old laready. My mum said ” If you study full-time in Australia for 3 more years , it mean you will lose 3 years of work experience. When you graduate with an accounting degree at the age of 26, no one will hire you again because you are too old at that time. And you don’t have much full-time job experience . You will not able to find a good job because employers tend to employ younger people. However, I really wanna go to Australia , do my favourite course and stay away my parents. Will I be less competitive in the job market after 3 years ( because my graduate age is 26 , which is older than an average graduate ) ?
Answer by mellowcello86
I don’t know anything about the job market when it comes to accountancy, but if it’s your dream job, then go for it. Try to get as much relevant work experience as you can while you’re still in school. Good luck, because living with your family sounds really awful.
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