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They are even forcing us to work in factories?
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They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Well,I'm usually just browsing and reading this forum but I really didn't find anything similar that they do to us in my country.

To start of,I could bare my elementary school,but when I got to high school,there is this really annoying thing that's making me feel stupid and unimportant retard.

It's complicated to explain,but I'll try my best.

Here,in Croatia (and probably some other European countries,I dunno...),our high schools are very different than those in America.
When you are signing in,you have to have some damn scores so they can get you in (like getting in college,but it's not like you can choose not to go).So because I barely had some scores,I got in the lamest high school (with retards and all),and it has to do something with textile,which I hate btw.

Well the point of this is,every week we have to go to the factory and work there for 6 hours.It's dirty,loud and full of dust.Sometimes they don't even let us sit.We have to pack things and do every other stuff workers do there,and we get no money at all.They say it's for educating us about responsibility and etc.
But I feel like a slave (How can I be responsible about it when no one even asked me if I wanted to be there in first place?).

Just imagine the situation,you are closed up in a factory with retards and have to work there A LOT while the teacher is controlling everything you do and if you just sit around then they are going to call your parents or you are going to end up with really bad grades (so I cannot transfer to another school).

It's killing me,my spirit and everything.I feel like shit,because the things that we do in that factory are for those who barely make any money (and I don't know who would want to work in that factory in the first place...)

I'd give anything so I can drop out.But I can't since I don't know for any alternatives here,and my parents would never let that happen.

That shit is making me tired every day so I can barely do things that I want to do.Now,since school is starting,I just feel so depressed about it.

Does anyone have anything similar like this?
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Sounds like the book ANTHEM. The main character was forced to be a streetsweeper for not listening to his rulers. Also doing that without pay should be in violation of some international law

it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

WHAT THE FUCK? You serious? That's slavery right there, no joke. I lived in Europe the first 10 years of my life, I never heard of such thing.

Refuse to do your work. I'd just sit there and when they tell me to start working, I'd be like "fuck you". Who cares about your grades? Then maybe you can drop out. How can your parents allow that? And you don't even get payed. I thought I had it bad. And I wasn't aware of this kind of crap happening, it's 2009.
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

What the fuck. That's slavery any way you slice it. If I were you I'd just refuse to go to that bullshit.

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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Rebel. Protest.

The fact that slavery is still legal disgusts me.

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God DAMN what the fuck is with this slavery? The only way this would be useful is if it turned you into a trained assassin or some shit like that.
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Oni-Chiisu Wrote:God DAMN what the fuck is with this slavery? The only way this would be useful is if it turned you into a trained assassin or some shit like that.

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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:
Oni-Chiisu Wrote:God DAMN what the fuck is with this slavery? The only way this would be useful is if it turned you into a trained assassin or some shit like that.

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chemistry_hater Wrote:Refuse to do your work. I'd just sit there and when they tell me to start working, I'd be like "fuck you". Who cares about your grades? Then maybe you can drop out. How can your parents allow that? And you don't even get payed. I thought I had it bad. And I wasn't aware of this kind of crap happening, it's 2009.
Do this. Just turn up, but sit around and do nothing, or read a book or something. It gets around truancy laws, so it should be perfectly legal, as long as you aren't 'disrupting' class.

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This IS slavery, don't let them make you a slave
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Wtf
Sounds like pure slavery to me. How many other people have to do the same stuff as you? Are they all OK with it? Maybe you can get more of them to refuse along with you. Actually, I think you could probably get the press interested in this... if Croatia's press isn't interested, try America or some other country.

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Well,I've got about 15 people working with me,but they seem just to listen what others tell them to do (which is really sad).

It's legal for high schools here to do it and other kids work in different places (as cosmetic salons,etc.),but they make us do that only in those "bad" schools (even if they are not considered so) and you will never find a single nerd there.

It's like bad students = give them bad work

I complained to my parents really seriously about it,but they just laugh it off (wtf?).

I would just sit and do nothing but man,my parents will kill me... (and I'll end up doing the same thing for the rest of my life?)
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Mace63 Wrote:I would just sit and do nothing but man,my parents will kill me... (and I'll end up doing the same thing for the rest of my life?)
Well, you have two choices that I can see.

Defy your parents, or keep doing the work.

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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

You aren't getting paid to work, so that is essentially slavery. Even though high school isn't compulsory in your country, there is still an economic incentive to stay in school because those with only primary education are classified as unqualified workers by your government.

I have no idea what kind of rights you have in your country, but you should try to find out if this is legal. Secondary education is practically compulsory in your country because you won't be able to find a job without it. So it's almost as if you're being forced to work in a possibly unhealthy/dangerous environment (a factory wtf?) without payment. This is slavery.

If this is unusual in your country or at least to the rest of the EU, then you might try to contact a newspaper and get them to write a story about how secondary education students are forced to work in factories without pay.

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Your parents will kill you? They'll go to jail, then you won't be alive to be a slave anymore. That's great.

On a more serious note, just don't do the work. They won't kill you, they should be able to understand. Unless they're assholes...which they seem like they are. But don't worry. If your parents laugh it off, then FUCK THEM. This is making me mad.
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

do something sneaky that wont get noticed until later in the assembly line that will fuck everything up. Or just defy your parents and tell the teacher to go fuck a horse

it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
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Re: They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Well I guess you guys are right.
I'll try my best and just gonna sit and do nothing.

Lol,but there are a few things to do so I screw up the whole factory so they don't notice I did it Laugh,but I dunno if I'm so evil to do that No

Everyone,thank you for replying and your advices.Because if I'd tell about this to someone I know,they'd say "Well it's your fault,why didn't you study well in elementary?"

I'm still a kid,ffs,and I don't think that no one of us deserves this kind of punishment... :(
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what the fucking fuckfuckers im gonna research this
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They are even forcing us to work in factories?

Can you document the situation? This could make a very compelling news segment or documentary. Is there any way you can take pictures or record video?

If nothing else, start daily journals. Write about what you experience. That'll help you develop your writing ability, and the resulting notes could be useful.

I would advice against just rebelling, and focus on documenting and finding a way to bring attention to the general issue. You might have seen the term "factory model schools" to describe the style of school many in the US have to go to, but wow... a literal factory...

Do you have an idea of what you'd like to do for work or for a career? What are your interests and so on? And... do you get a chance to pursue any of them?
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(06-05-2013 08:56 PM)nrgyzerbenny Wrote:  what the fucking fuckfuckers im gonna research this

Yeah, me too. It's hard to do remotely, though. It could help to find others who are in similar situations.

Maybe Mace, you could help with researching the issue? Who owns the factory, how widespread is this practice, is there any way to appeal your placement?

You might also consider finding alternative schools, and think about what you'll do when you get out of high school. If you can put together a plan before then, maybe learning online, just maybe you could get your parents to eventually let you out of school?

What's their vision for your future?
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This 200000000% NEEDS to be listed under important threads.....

their pee should hv been shot out like a ki blast breaking the rocks

oh and also No one has any rights. We're free, rights create invisible restrictions. But we live in a society where the majority accepts rights to be true.
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