reply to post by Janky Red
I'm somewhat sure someone already said this, I didn't read through the entire thread yet but honestly, I doubt that just
because someone is
not on unemployment they would have a job. I mean, here in this remote part of nowhere where I'm from...Jobs are fairly scarce. You need to move away
and get a job in a company that's got enough room to hire more people. Also, you should probably have a degree of some sort which obviously takes
some college time. The problem is, that when most of the jobs in the area are filled you have no way to work, to go to school, to get that degree, to
get a job that's two counties or several states away.
Well, that's how I feel most of the time anyway. I am collecting unemployment while I try to find work, but I turned down a job or two that would pay
"under the table" just for a little bit of side work and "side cash". There were no guarantees I'd stay or what not so I turned it down. Eh, that
seems a bit hypocritical but I turned it down not out of laziness but out of respect for the benefits. Too, I am fairly skilled in a lot of different
ways but have no piece of paper claiming I graduated from a college to back that up. Everytime I look for a job dealing with computers or psychology
(I know I know, degrees are important there for sure, but I do a lot of research on my own. Seriously, a lot of research.) I supposedly do not know
what I'm doing since I do not have a degree. Unemployment is not enough to go through college on, obviously, and without other jobs out there, how
else am I supposed to pay for it?
Basically, what runs through my head is "I'm unintelligent because I don't have money." I doubt it's what companies think but still...and
finally, to end my ranting response to your rant, I've heard many times "Get a student loan then when you get out of college and get a good job, you
can pay it off then." What they don't tell you is that you pay it off until you are an older version of yourself and it sucks your funds from you
unless you're rich. Even at that, there is NO guarentee in this world today that there will be a job waiting for you in your field of study.
My sister went to college for accounting, a fairly expensive college too...just to get out and get a job at Gamestop. Not that it's a bad job, but
she was looking for more of a professional job. Not assistant manager at a video game store. So now, she's spending more money to go back and get a
teaching job. Meh, hope it works out for her.
Well...as it is, I let the rant get too out of hand. My apologies. Though, I might want to suggest before you jump on the bandwagon and yell into the
poor streets from the safety of your job-filled cart, "People on unemployment are lazy!!" Think for a minute.
If you were struck with the unfortunate event of a job loss and started collecting employment...Would you not go out and look for a new job? Would you
not try and get one at any chance you had? Just because we're unemployed doesn't mean that we would answer those questions any differently than you.
Unless of course you do run across someone who does
think they deserve something for nothing, but that's a slightly different story.