a reply to: 19KTankCommander
Ah, the rantings of someone with a decent job, someone who's not struggling who is happy to surmise the situation of everyone else who is in a worse
What if I told you there are countless qualified people looking for decent (who have been looking), respectable jobs who would pass a drug test and
who are happy to earn what they bring in?
Your post and thinking on the subject is full of blanket stereotypes and false assumptions. These things are just as dangerous as the fact that there
are those who do game the system (when they could be working and earning more).
The old WWII-era model where everyone needs to work 40 hours a week simply doesn't make sense today. The only reason most so this is due to the power
of the status quo/the position of those win the most money and power (what if I told you that many of these people don't work as much as some who
bring in pennies on the dollar of what they make). According to you, these people all earned what they bring in. None of them were handed (inherited)
businesses, none of them are horrible business owners -- they all earned it!
We are in the age of automation. There are far too many "paper pushers" and middlemen in the world simply because of the "most everyone is expected to
work" attitude, 40 hours a week at that.
We should have a four day work week at this point, with the option for entrepreneurs and people who want to advance to work more during the other days
(perhaps at their long-term goals or desired trades).
The model we're trying to live under at this point is a wasteful relic that leads to most having a poor work/life balance.
Except maybe for people like you who are comfortable enough to have the time to go online and call everyone in a more stressful paycheck-to-paycheck
situation "lazy". Remember that many are dealing with things like medial-expense related borderline bankruptcy, etc.
Try to not be so judgmental. Turn off Fox News some days. For everyone who is lazy and trying to game the system there is a legitimate mother or
father trying to get back into the workforce, who is qualified out the wazoo, who is discriminated against for staying home with their child for a
year or two, or a business who wants to hire trial "interns" for up to six months for free (literally do a typically paid person's job for free for us
for six months, and we will maybe hire you)...
edit on 5/2/2014 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)