Agree or disagree? My cousin who is 26 is lazy and hasnt been working for a year and 4 months now...and counting. Thats right, not one single day during that time he worked. Why? Because he was lazy and didnt feel like doing shit for that time but just sit at home and sleep in, watch tv, play games, do whatever. Anyways, I told him that it might be hard for him to find work now that hes been off for so long. So last week he happened to come across this job posting where you learn how to draw and do basic arts and crafts for a government annual project, and get paid by the government as well. You basically go to this small workshop classroom, with about a class of 16 (ages 15-30) and have fun and work on projects funded by the government. Its F/T, Mon-Fri, 5 month course, at minimum wage (which is $8.40CDN right now here). When he met up with the dude last Fri, he said after deductions, bi-weekly paycheques will be just over $500CDN. I also told him, it would be a great way to network and meet some great people! He has barely left his parents house ever since he has been unemployed...since he mostly stays in. Obviously this is not healthy. So not only will this make him some money, but it will get his life back to where it was and at least make him socialize in everyday life again and go about the basic responsibilities, instead of being alone all day talking to nobody. I told him to take it. Even if its not something long term, it at least brings him in some coin - sure hes made almost twice as much hourly at past jobs, but again he lives at home still and doesnt have to pay rent or any bills but his cell phone (doesnt drive, etc). So he has it rather easy. So taking it that he doesnt have any bills really to pay off, $500+ pay cheques at twice a month should bring him in at least a grand....then minus all his costs for lunches, etc. The place even covers bus far, so he doesnt have to worry about that, saves him easily $70 a month right there! And on top of all this, my cousin is artistic and likes to draw and create stuff. Sure it may not be his biggest hobby but he enjoys it with the right people and right resources. This place even said after or near the end of the course, they will even assist in helping everyone try to find jobs in this field if they wanted to accept. If not, everyone will finish the course with at least some kind of work accomplishment to put on the resume, and a project that they can present in shows. What do you guys think? Did I give him the right advice? He doesnt know if he should take it and do it for the time being, while looking for other work or just pass on it. Minimum wage job is better than sitting at home and making nothing right? But would you do this if you were him? He told me, working for minimum wage would be insulting and hard to motivate yourself to get to work everyday for it. He may not want to do it, but he may not have that option right now. What should I say to him to get him to see this? And if he does take it, he has to decide like within the next couple days or else the spot will be offered to someone else. He already got the offer so....theyre just waiting for his response.