posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 01:47 AM
I don't really see how things could be that bad for people. I am 20 right now living in a suburb of chicago, and all my life things have been ok.
My parents have always been making great money, neither of them went to college. My dad works as a postal carrier and my mom is vice president of a
bank. They recently bought 2 brand new cars, and never have problems paying any bills. They also have 2 kids to raise, my sisters, and they also
have to pay for my college ($30,000 a year roughly). There house gains in value each year. I have my own job to pay for my apartment/bills and make
almost $20/hr. I pay for EVERYTHING for myself, except for school. I think the problem some of you are facing is your own damn fault. I have never
made minimum wage in my life, and never plan on it, so I don't understand why some of you do. My first job was at best buy making 8.50, minimum wage
here at the time was 6.50. also, for those that have kids, why the hell did you decide to have kids if you knew your job wasn't a steady one. and
don't say you thought it was steady because working for any small company isn't considered steady. now if you worked for a major company and you
got laid off i understand, but how hard could it possibly be to find a job. I am 20 years old and have only worked 2 jobs before, at best buy and
at&t. and have had countless offers of employment making at least $14/hr +. most of the problems lie in the person, and you have no one to blame but
yourselves. for those who don't have jobs, get off your ass and find a decent job. who cares if you're sick. if you're ok enough to post on the
internet, you're ok enough to sit behind a computer at work and type. and if you have a job that pays minimum wage and cant make it by, what the
hell are you thinking? there are soooooo many jobs available, and if you don't believe me just do a search on craigslist. and might i suggest if
you don't have much of an education, pick a job where you could work your way up, and working at a fast food place isn't going to get you anywhere.
work for a reputable company and work your way up. that way you have job security and each year you will be making more and more money. and by
reputable, i mean get a job that can't be outsourced. companies can't outsource everything. any big company offers raises, even if its small, to
EVERY employee each year. so stop complaining on the internet and do something about it, its your life and you are responsible for it. don't blame
corporations or the government, get off your ass and find something better for yourself, stop relying on other people.