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Wage Slavery: 16 steps to being poor and hating every minute of it

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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1. How to deal with unlivable hours(16-23hr/wk)
2. How to kiss behind for this wage or be fired.
3. How to deal with being randomly fired for no real reason or having a reason manufactured for your inconvienance.
4. How to get turned down for jobs because 30 other people can qualify for it.
5. How to deal with being fired for not parroting a manager or groom thier ego.
6. How do deal with split shift even if your trying to go to college(on grants)
7. How to deal with inconsistant work contracts and layoffs from a "stagnant period".
8. How to juggle 8 hours of work for 7.40/hr,sleep 6 hours, AND go to college without failing college or getting fired.
9. How to get your food stamp cut if you make too much money and can't afford to eat when you pay your bills.
10. How to work fulltime and have nothing left to save or "play with" MAYBE 10-50 for cable or a land line phone.
11. How to get used to working your ass off and then people at work take advantage of you so they can play around and horse play. Oh and if you quit you'll get no unemployment AND get evicted. Sucks if you have a family.
12. How to get used to having christmas,birthdays's etc with NOTHING to give to your kids.Oh yeah screw what you want. You get another bill and your wife/husband leaves you for a young guy/girl 2/3 your age.Mmmm Real fun. Give them an excuse on why mom/dad left to play with or maybe utility bill note.yay!
13. How to get used to have to go hungry for your kids to eat something.When the foodstamps run out in 2 weeks you have to choose to feed your kids or you go hungry.Yay!
14.Have your kids to school in a poor nieghborhood and get a joke education(teachers take a [snip] it stance on if you learn or not) were they just throw paper at them and expect them to learn. They get bored and uninterested slack then the school puts them into SLD,SPED classes and they get yet more crappy substandard education.The cycle of underachievement keep on snow balling on.
15. Have your kids when they reached workable age after years of living with nothing and what stuff they could enjoy until it got pawned for bills drop out of school to work 40 hrs on a job like you. They don't pay rent and are dumb as [snip] about responsibility with money. They blow thier entire check on drugs,sex,alcohol,cigarettes,phones,cars,video games,hairdos,mall clothes etc.
16. You get too old to work and retire on a fraudulant disablility and SSI. You kick your freeloading selfrightieous,irresponsible,stupid kids out. One of your stupid kids soon figure out that you can't have your cake and eat it too. One of them doesn't learn that fact. The first one bits the bullet and ride out junior college until he can get a schlarship to get a better more rewarding job. The other one wants everything NOW and becomes a irresposible criminal looking to leech off other resposible people for years on end.

I think that sums up low-end wage jobs. Thats capitolism for people that the fascist banksters,builderberg mafia and big oil/pharma/agra don't care for.


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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you work 20 hours a week? and want to study college and work at the same time? dont you think you want too much?
people work 40 hours a week and MORE over here! and they have no time studying for college,and if they attend univercity they still end up unemployed so do something. open your own business or start a job until you can afford opening.
you americans are like careless sissies that wine about air.
your work 20 hours a week and you conpain? its ungodly?
I WORKED 6 DAYS A WEEK 8 HOURS PER DAY WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT?!

o an xax...i worked for 225 euro per MONTH as a graphic designer,and in my country the prices are THE SAME AS AMERICA. so you dont really have anything to complain about. if you work in america,you can live happy without spendign your money on dumb #^^. here you will die


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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I think the OP might be complaining about that amount of hours not being enough to live on, instead of your interpretation. If so, slow it down a little eh?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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okey sorry,i know the op is not to blame.
after all america is going down the drain as much as my country.
very well i suggest the op finds a solution quick.
make a presentable cv and play it dirty as he can.
nowdays apperantly its about survival,and present confidence on interviews.
they always take the biggest loosers for the job,the people that have the lesser skill. so maybe he should act as bad as he can.
i have seen it with my own eyes. everywhere you go here (yes guys,bulgaria) the service is laughable and rude,the people hate theyr job and do it horribly,yet the management keeps them.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Stillalive
you work 20 hours a week? yep and want to study college and work at the same time? yep dont you think you want too much? nope
people work 40 hours a week and MORE over here! I wish I could get that many hours but see then the greedt private owner would have to give me benefits....so no 40 hrs for me or even 25hrs lol and they have no time studying for college,and if they attend univercity they still end up unemployed so do something. like what? play poker? oh yeah,no money open your own business look up redlining on google or wikipedia. With what colladeral to back up your business loan with? Your dirty socks? no. or start a job until you can afford opening. See you can't save bills take ALL of your money you can barely eat half the month
you americans are like careless sissies that wine about air.
your work 20 hours a week and you conpain? its ungodly?
I WORKED 6 DAYS A WEEK 8 HOURS PER DAY WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT?!


I've worked 10hr shifts and it was great. The pay was even better. But you see that was yester-year and this is now.


Its not about wanting to work 20hrs a week. Its about wanting to work a consistant 40-40+ hrs a week. They just simply don't let you do that. Even in jobs that you are good at.

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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well what advice can i give, the human resources make so many mistakes its just sad...they literaly hire monkeys. infront of them you may have to act like your on a date with a woman. if you show that your ready to do anything they wont like you X_X
do what you can to find a job mate.
internet,newspapers all that. and be glad the its still a little better then here



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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I'm 20 years old, work 35 hours a week and I'm a full time student.
I am unable to get any federal help, because my parents ( one parent) makes " too much".
I am paying for college myself.
Not to complain.... but life sucks.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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Started work aged 9

Groups of boys like him (they were chearper than horses ) pushed dumpster-sized containers filled with coal from the mines -- along tracks like railway tracks -- uphill -- bit of bread and hot water for breakfast. One fortnight, they went to school before work. Alternate fortnight, they went to school after working. They learned Latin as well as 3Rs

Walked to and from the job and school -- four miles each way. In snow, sleet, rains, frost, fog

Aged 17. In 'spare time' rode bicycle 40 miles to disused bear-baiting pit to compete in ' all in / no holds barred ' wrestling. Against men twice his size and experience. He'd had no training. 'Toffs (wealthy gamblers) watched from above. Winner received gold coins. Then back on the bike and peddled home ( bare stone cottage) in rain, hail, snow, sleet, fog -- in time to start work

Sundays -- sabbath was observed. Special suit kept for 'good'. High starched collars in those days. He played the massive old organ during church services. Had taught himself to play as a child, when his 'holy task' then was to work the organ's bellows.

Age 21. Taught himself to read and write music. Started his own business after fighting for gruelling apprenticeship in his teens. Still riding a bicycle. Still fighting in the bear-pit for money which he saved in a box hidden under the floor

20's. Married. Established a building business. Took his old mother money every week for years by that point and taking boxes of fruit and vegetables, meat, etc. to her. Giving financial help to his younger brother and paying for his tuition. Donating to the church for restorations

Called to action in WW1. Survived the French trenches. Sent to Egypt to manage gang repairing old WW1 planes made of wood and canvas. Survived Gallipoli too.

30s. Demobbed. Back on Civvy Street. Buys house outright with money earned wrestling. Takes in ailing father-in-law. Expands business and incorporates undertaking business. Works 16 hours a day wearing suit and waistcoat and cap -- never seen without. French polishing coffins in dead of night. Some require up to a dozen coats of varnish, fine-sanding in between. Also reparing roofs, doors, and building new homes. Employing up to 100 men at this point

Educates 3 sons. Music lessons, French and German lessons. Always food on the table. This is the Great Depression. Gives himself 60 minutes at his piano as his weekly treat to himself. Wife caring for the children and one dying in-house relative after another. This is pre penicillin and a time of sweeping plagues and death. Doing everything by hand: washing by hand in a tub, no synthetics, no steam irons, no pre-prepared foods or breads etc. She gives herself an hour a week to do her embroidery as her treat to herself.

Sons respect parents and mindful of parents reputation which they would not dishonour: no drugs or rowdy drunkeness. Worked alongside father. No set hours - work as long as the job takes. No special treatment for the sons, ever. In fact, they worked harder than their father's employees and were given the worst jobs to prove that

Died suddenly aged 74. Still going to work every day, still wore 3-piece suit and old fashioned starched collars to the end, still playing the church organ every Sunday, still burying the poor for free

My grandfather. Never complained. Made his own way, created own opportunities, ram-rod straight but humble. Gave thanks for his ' fortunate life '



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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#16 fraudulent disability -- are there many people doing it? What disabiity do they use?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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How about..

If you see 30 people around you that can do your job a good as you or better, or if you are worried that your job will be outsourced to overseas, or you are in fear of an illegal alien stealing your job....look in the mirror and you will see who is at fault.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by Kaleob
I'm 20 years old, work 35 hours a week and I'm a full time student.
I am unable to get any federal help, because my parents ( one parent) makes " too much".
I am paying for college myself.
Not to complain.... but life sucks.


Yep it does at that age, but then you are 25..... I'm 50 and live very well, want to trade?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Oh really? Since they make 10% as much as we do in India, should we work 10 times as hard as an Indian?

What do you do where you've been able to ride through this through your own wonderfulness? I'm really curious, it's a serious question.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by oniongrass
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Oh really? Since they make 10% as much as we do in India, should we work 10 times as hard as an Indian?

What do you do where you've been able to ride through this through your own wonderfulness? I'm really curious, it's a serious question.


Let’s say you do a job well and I pay you 20 bucks an hour but I can get a guy that will do just as good a job as you but will do it for 3 bucks a day, explain to me why I should not hire the other guy?

My point is you need a skill set that will not be threatened by this scenario. Just look around you and see what people do for a living who are doing well in life.

You can't work harder for those people will work 16 hours a day seven days a week. It is all about working smarter...

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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You didn't answer the question. You said find something, you didn't prove that anything exists to find. Come on, solve the riddle, because there are a lot of people who cannot seem to think of any skillset they could acquire that would insulate them from the current downturn. My advice to anyone going into a training program: find out aggressively whether the graduates are being placed into jobs. Not three years ago, but now or last year.

Everyone I know is stressed about their work, except unionized folks. The teachers finagled a 3% pay increase this year, although if we were allowed to vote it, nobody would have voted for that except the teachers themselves. So I guess they're working smarter.

Some licensed tradesmen are doing OK too -- electricians and plumbers, as far as I know. But not as well as when there was more construction.

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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Sounds like a good man.
Don't forget It becomes increasingly harder to start and have a business survive each decade as competition from larger companies and now huge corporations impairs the ability for regular people to become 'self made men'.

Every so often we still hear of the common man who was able to beat the odds and compete with multi nationals to become rich.
Fewer each decade.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Number 9. is especially true.

For the first time since being married, my wife and I (last year) found ourselves both out of work for an overlapping period of about 3 months.

Even though both of us were on unemployment, we "made too much" (by around $100) to qualify for food stamps... How lame is that? Seriously?

Luckily, we're not the types that ENJOY being out of work, so we both definitely hit it hard to get decent jobs again (both of us were laid off as part of larger layoffs, due to the economy)...(and at different companies, no less)...

Still though, that just seemed rather ludicrous to us at the time...

I've never been out of week before for more than 2 months in my life (and only that once at that), but that 4 month stretch really sucked.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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It's hard here in Australia also.
And there is a shortage of full time positions available.

When my partner was let go from his job and replaced by a 17 year old trainee that worked 15 hours more than him and was paid half of my partners wages he was out of work for almost 5 months.

Because I was employed for 15 hours a week we were not granted a travel concession card that would have allowed my partner to pay half fare on the train.
A fare of $20 per round trip to attend interviews in our closest capital city.With parking $30 and up and the cost of petrol the train option was cheaper.

$20 dollars doesn't sound like an awful amount of money but to a family with young children who are surviving on less than 1/3 of their previous income that $20 2 - 3 times a week was a lot




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