Originally posted by slackerwire
Originally posted by proof_tracey
I beg to differ. I am a darn good mom who wishes I could give my kids the world, but because of this pathetic excuse for a government I can barely
feed them lunch let alone supper, and I refuse to rely on food stamps.
How is the government preventing you from earning more than minimum wage?
You know only a small percentage of writers actually make a living doing it dont you?
The writing I do is volunteer. It's a thankless job but it gets me out there and noticed. I work a regular job as well. That doesn't mean I plan on
giving up my dream as I am three chapters away from finishing a book. I know several people that are already published that are willing to help point
me in the right direction, but I don't count on that at all.. it's just a dream I would like to achieve.
Tired don't feel like quoting who asked what.
How is the government preventing me from earning more than minimum wage? I've no idea, as I'm not the government. The only jobs I am qualified to do
are crap pay jobs... *minimum pay set by the government*
I am *not* where I am today because of choices I made, I am here because of bad luck, not enough knowledge and no strong support base at the time.
Sorry if it sounds whiny but that's the way I feel and what I have experienced.
A young girl at the time trying to figure out which way is up with no one to give me advice or point me in the right direction so to speak. The words
'loser job' I used because that's how I felt when I read the original post; like I just didn't matter. It doesn't feel good knowing I can't do
something in life that truly makes a difference in others' lives. I am one who wants to help others but I can't do that very well with what I
I worked in college in one of the offices to offset the cost, it wasn't enough and it certainly didn't make my college expenses free... many years
Scholarship? The ones I was aware of at the time required I have some kind of above average smarts, or play a sport (not that my school had sports,
just generally speaking). I didn't play sports and I didn't have above average smarts; just an average person who sucked royally at math but aced
literature. Math was a big requirement for computer programming which is what I was going for. Beyond that I don't know, wish I had.
Merit erm thingys (sorry it's like 4 am at this point) may have helped, as long as I didn't have left over loans from my old school.. that is what I
have been told when I tried to go back. It took me years to pay off most of what I owed, and by that time I simply gave up.
Yes that was the situation with me here, until age 21 or 22 my parent's incomes were considered. I didn't even live with them.
Yes I live in a very expensive state. Rent alone kicks my butt. I'd rather pay to live in a better area where my 2 sons don't have to worry about
walking to the bus stop without getting a bullet in their heads.
Finally to whom asked, no I haven't read the whole thread, I saw this thread in the news letter I get in my email so I clicked on it, read the
original post and added my two cents.
I don't think the minimum wage is keeping up with the cost of living (at least not here).
I do want to move to a cheaper state, can't afford to do that right now.
As far as being a paid writer that would rock but I am realistic, I know that may never happen. That's why I keep my day job. :-)
I'm sorry for posting my thoughts or if I sound like a meanie.
edited to clarify a bit
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