reply to post by burdman30ott6
It is a little more complicated than that. You offered them a job for a couple of hours for $50. One they don't trust anyone. Why should they trust
you? Two, really what good is a couple of hours of work when after that couple of hours they are going to be back in the same situation they were
There are those who had a job, got fired, got evicted, and on the streets. Then they pick them selves up again, get another job, eventually get fired,
get evicted, and on the streets again, the cycle continues. How long will they realize that it isn't worth it? They can't go through the cycle
Then what about those who can can only get a minimum wage job, but it isn't enough to cover all the expenses of renting and utility bills? I know
here, if all I had was myself, I wouldn't be able to afford a place to even rent on minimum wage, and actually survive.
Then there is the catch 22 they go through when they do what to pick themselves up off the streets. They need a job so they can rent a place to be
able to live half way decently. In order to get the job, they need a physical address to give to the potential employer.
There are some who just don't want to work, don't know how to work, can't mentally, emotionally handle it, or just don't want to get their hopes
Unfortunately we need more than just shelters and soup kitchens to help the homeless. There are only a very few rare organizations that go above and
beyond to help the ones who can and want to be helped to relearn life skills, socialization, given proper clothes to go to interviews with, and etc.
They can only help so many.
Now we have a new class of homeless. Those who are more than willing to find work and get out of the tent, but can't find one place that will hire
them. Why? Who knows? Because they have bad credit? Because they live in a tent instead of a house? Because employers now automatically think that
they are not trustworthy or even have the skills they claim to have?
It is tough out there. My husband is still looking for a job. I'm trying to keep things going with the job I have, but am falling short. I keep
telling him it is time just to grab about anything he can get. He is holding out for a local trucking position. A couple of offers have come his way
through a truck temp agency, but nothing came of them. I give him a little more time, and then really push him.