reply to post by Blaine91555
I'm glad you made the effort. I also know many of the homeless need much more help than just a job, which is mainly mentally. I know there are those
out there that were mental to begin with, and some that have gone into a deep depression and think nothing good can happen due to previous life
I watched a movie once where a wealthy older woman took the homeless in her home. Before she did, a homeless lady saved her life. When trying to find
out why she didn't get a job, the homeless lady said something that stuck with me.
Even if they do get a job, we are just one paycheck away to going back on the streets. Every time it happens, it gets harder and harder to try to get
off the streets.
I'm angry that a person can't work and be able to even meet food, shelter, basic utilities, and other necessities to be able to work. Minimum wage
hasn't hacked it for awhile now, especially for singles and single parents.
People turned down their nose at $2000 a month and no experience necessary. I would have jumped on that in a hear beat as long as it didn't deal with
telemarketing. I had a telemarketing job once to raise funds for various organizations. I never thought I could hate a job. I was almost constantly
sick doing that job, that is how much I hated it. Needless to say I'm not doing that any longer.
Unless the job isn't suited for the person at all like telemarketing was for me, why didn't anyone seriously jump on it? People are lucky to make
above minimum wage today with no skills.
I recently had to get a job after being unemployed to raise our kids. My skills our out of date, and I know it is hard to get a job when you don't
have any, or can't do warehouse work due to physical restrictions such as being able to lift heavy items. I got a night security guard job for $7.25
an hour. I could have looked around more, but I needed a job and there didn't seem to be much else I could have done that would have paid as much.
For $2000 I would have definitely have called and went in for the interview. Heck, as another security guard told me before he went home. Soon people
will be lucky to have a job. It surprised me that he also said that they hired young men to do the same job as I'm doing now. I'm not working now, I
have the night off. They either never showed up for work, or never made any of the rounds they were suppose to.
I don't care if you are guarding an empty warehouse or a car lot, you do the job you are hired to do to the best of your ability. Even if your feet
and legs are killing you be the last round you need to make before going home.
If young people don't have a sense of pride, and doing a job well done. Then they are going to dig themselves a very deep hole. When they come to
their senses that they need a job, they are going to wish they got that job way back when. Then they are really going to hate themselves when they
find out that employers have either out sourced or in sourced most of the available better paying jobs. They are going to really hate life being a
I do know there are still hard working people in the US, but if the companies can't find enough of the hard working citizens, then no wonder they are
looking else ware for others to fill the jobs. It might not totally be that the companies are just looking for a source for cheaper labor, even though
Maybe it is just the area you are in, but somehow I doubt it. With the guards I have talked with so far, there is a very different mentality between
the older guards and the younger ones. The older ones have the mentality that you do the work period. There was one that had cancer surgery recently
done on his leg. He is still at work, even though he could have retired a long time ago. He is still making the rounds. He skips every other round,
but the bosses know why he is doing so. There was another walking around with a cane.
At the first site, a older man trained me, and did a very good and through job. He complained about this younger person who has been there six months,
and still doesn't do everything, and tries to take as many short cuts as possible.
At the second job site, I got trained by a younger man. Younger than me. He was hurry up, and breezed through everything. Oh, don't worry about this
or that. You don't have to make a round every hour. I'm thinking wanna bet? You are paid to do a certain job, so you better do it. Then I found out
from the one employee who works there at night that some of them only go around twice.
I'm thinking I know who they are. The younger ones. Which reminds me I need to take some Kaboom with me and clean the bathroom. I know in that
environment that it will get dirty, but heck you don't have to constantly have to leave it that way. It looked like it hasn't been touched in a long
time. At least every thing works.
I know it is only $7.25 an hour, but if a person doesn't do a good job at that wage, then what makes them think that they will do any better at a
higher wage. You work the $7.25 job as if you already had the better paying job. I guess it is just called work ethics. Some people really need to get