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I learned a long time ago that the old adages didn't apply today. If I work hard, do the right thing and be diligent, and expect an external reward for it, I'll likely be disappointed. But if I do it all because it's the right thing to do, my reward is in the knowledge that I have chosen right over wrong. In my mind. And that's pretty much where I live. So, that's what matters.
originally posted by: GoShredAK
Literally headed for a meeting with some oilfield big wig....
Waiting to hear back from some corrections facilities. These are my best opportunities at success.
I would much rather be self sufficient and help bring the system down but have a beautiful family to feed.
So ya, pretty screwed but willing to make it work.
I want to be honorable and struggle, but may one day face a choice where I have to do what I have to do to climb the ladder.
29 year old, mutt, optimistic about life, pessimistic about the "American dream".....
Better go shave........
Awesome post by benevolent heretic.....
originally posted by: GoShredAK
I'm back from that.......the oilfield is "drying up like a fart", their words lol. Even to get in I would need to drop at the very least $220 on certifications.
Good, I have disdain for the oilfield, meanwhile my jobs of preference (trooper, CO, EMT, or firefighter) are hiring so I won't rest until I obtain one.
That class is only $70.
Only Sharing to provide real time evidence of a young persons difficulties of finding a job these days. A lot of us are struggling.
The general stereotyping of a HUGE range of ages is ridiculous. You guys are probably talking about age group 18-22; its expected when your that young not to have all your # together yet.. so give me an effin break.
Over the next four decades, the increasing globalization of multinational corporations forced U.S. companies to develop new strategies for increasing profits. This globalization of capital also changed how U.S. companies interacted with the U.S. government, ultimately diminishing government influence on companies. By 2008, shortly before the start of the economic crisis, Business Week observed that, “in effect, U.S. multinationals have been decoupling from the U.S. economy in the last decade. They still have their headquarters in America, they’re still listed on U.S. stock exchanges and most of their shareholders are still American. But their expansion has been mainly overseas.” As economic pressures forced corporate managers to let go of patriotism that may have motivated earlier decisions, their concern for the well-being of the American people and its economy declined.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: wasaka
My stepson has had more jobs (employers) in the last 2 years than I have had in my entire life.
This younger generation of males that I have seen (both family related and children of friends and co-workers) all seem to have the same attitude. They don't like to work for more than a few weeks before getting bored and quitting.
They seem to have this fantasy that they must actually enjoy their work. Big Surprise, after a few months / years all jobs suck. You are trading your time for money so stop being a fool and acquire the skills needed to make that worth while in a job you can stand not love because love for a job generally fades quickly over time.
They also seem more than happy to be dead broke. If they can cover their basics, they have little desire to improve and they are not greedy for overtime like we were at that age.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Can't these kids see Donald trump, the embodiment of the American Dream. Came from nothing, pulled himself up by his bootstraps out of poverty to become a presidential candidate. A living breathing example of the American Dream