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My parents are requiring that I work full time, or 40 hours a week, this summer. I have two jobs. If I don't fulfill this requirement, which I apparently haven't so far, I'm not allowed to do ANYTHING social. As of the beginning of this summer, it was my understanding that I would be scheduled for enough shifts between the two jobs to be working full time, because my bosses promised me certain set hours. However, I'm not getting many hours at all at either job. Which leads to several problems: First of all, my parents are inventing every possibly reason why I, as they say, "can't hold a job". Their stories change every week, but it's getting kind of hard to listen to them tell me how much of a failure I am.
Also, I'm obviously pissing them off because I'm not working full time yet. I've been searching frantically for more jobs but nothing had been going too smoothly for me. I live in a very rural town and none of the stores here are hiring employees- trust me, I checked each and every single one. I luckily now have three families who want to hire me as a babysitter, so hopefully this will be it.
I just don't know how to handle my parents telling me that I go to wrk with a bad attitude, give my bosses attitude, don't do certain things they ask of me, have no interpersonal skills, and all the other stories they concoct to serve as reasons why I'm not getting many hours at my jobs. I feel they are being unnecessarily hard on me. I know how I interact with people and bosses at work, and their ideas are far from the truth. They wouldn't even know, it's not like they're anywhere near me when I'm in a working environment. As much as I'm trying to stay strong, they're just stressing me to the max. Every day my parents have new threats and new reasons why I suck at life. It's hurtful enough to not be scheduled to work at my jobs when I honest to god work my but off.

Well if anyone has any advice/ Has been in a similar position, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!

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but in the end is right
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