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Originally posted by nrky
I have come to the realisation that I derive more pleasure from digging holes in my backyard and tilling the soil so that I can grow vegetables, than I get from the thought of being 'gainfully employed'.
I find the time I spend in my garden with my beloved plants, more rewarding than working some bs mindless corporate job.
The only problem is that society deems me a "dole bludger" and a "burden to society".
Originally posted by MikeNice81
reply to post by whistler16
The problem is there is no sense of acomplishment working at Wal - Mart. You come in and do the exact same thing every day. Empty this box and put it on that shelf. The next day it is move that shelf to this shelf, and then empty this box on to that shelf. You never finish a project or turn out a product that really makes a difference.
I don't feel I'm entitled to anything. I've been picking up temp work with who ever I can. I've been working from time to time in my old profession for 1/5th to 1/7th of my old rate. In otherwords what I use to make for one day I now make for five, six, or even seven days. That is when I can find work. Sometimes I go back to my teenage days. I sand drywall and paint walls for $8 an hour. That is if I can find anything.
I applied for fast food and was told I'm over qualified. The manager at Radio Shack said he was afraid I could take his job. I have applied to be a janitor in a medical clinic. I was turned down because I asked for minimum wage. They wanted to pay $150 a week for what amounted to 25 -35 hours of work a week.
Not everyone without a job is lazy or dodging responsibility.
Originally posted by Dramey
the other thing making this situation so hard is that many of these "kids" including myself have not been able to fully graduate due to the cost
many are stuck only getting halfway through their education career and can no longer afford school, and are already stuck with insanely high student loans
you take out the loans hoping to graduate and be able to get a decent job and pay back the loans, but many times the loans stop before graduation, which many kids are not prepared for
so now you have a bunch of kids out of work, and thousands of dollars in debt, some schools are having kids get upwards of 100 thousand in debt and still not graduating
and now with financial background checks having influence of who the companies hire, it makes it even harder for these young people to get jobs even if they are qualified
how do i know this? 1st hand knowledge
we are in for a long recession, i honestly see changes in the way our economy works, before the economy actually improves, i truly wouldnt be surprised to see capitalism end long before the economy recovers
Originally posted by whistler16
Originally posted by MikeNice81
Originally posted by Shadowflux
Many young people have no problem working hard at a job they can be proud of but where do you find a job like that anymore? It's hard to be proud of the work you did at Wal-Mart when your paycheck is so small, the work conditions are mind numbing and, more often than not, the customers induce violent thoughts in one's mind.
Honestly, and you can flame me for this if you want, but I don't think it's worth selling your life away to a greedy corporation for $7.25 an hour, with no benefits, so that your meager paycheck can be further raped by taxes while whats left of it will hardly last you until the next paycheck.
I'd rather be unemployed, not pay taxes and have every hour of my life to myself.
[edit on 27-9-2009 by Shadowflux]
I completely understand these feelings. I have days where I feel the same way. I have to ask a question though. Who is putting food in your stomach when you refuse to work? Who puts shoes on your feet and pays for your transportation?
If someone else isn't paying I would honestly love to know how you do it.
Not being a douche here, Im genuinely curious; but why do you feel entitled to a job that you can be proud of? Why cant you just be proud of the hard work, and sacrifice of completing an accomplishment (even if it is helping some old man find the produce department at wal-mart etc)?
One of the biggest pleasures I had when running my business, was showing up and mopping floors at 6am before anyone else was in the building. It is sad that kids cant just take pride in whatever they are doing because they feel that they are owed more.