That's exactly the impression retail left me with. Sorry, Saximus, I have to disagree here. If you have a supportive family and your school life runs smoothly, that's probably true. If you don't, childhood can be hell - and you are powerless to change things. For me, adulthood was my chance to take control. Yes, it comes with increased responsibility, but also greater choice. Good on you, Trouble, for taking the initiative and keep the motivation up! Agreed. I just left a job like that. Ha, I moved 3000 kilometres away to Cairns to escape it! I need to hear things like this!