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Originally posted by hotbakedtater
No way in hell would I go with a stranger for twenty bucks to do anything. Yet here we have an OP who is trying diss on this homeless guy, and others trumpeting, if you are really hungry you would do it, then others claiming they are really scammers. Give me a break. The homeless are often the first ones sadistist killers go for, because they usually won't be missed.
The old, twenty bucks to rake my yard scam has likely resulted in a lot of misery and death for homeless men and women.
This thread, and some of the attitudes it displays towards the topic of homeless disgusts me.
Originally posted by TriForce
I am really surprised this thread has grown the way it has. You didnt try to "hire"anyone, you tried to pay him for a task and he declined.
If you were a business owner and tried to give the guy a position in your company, that would be considered a hire, not raking your damn leaves.
Get off your bigscreen and rake them yourself.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
Thats a beautiful attitude and the pervasiveness is why we have such a dependant class in this society. Is it worth the $20? If you're hungry its worth it. If you're cold and need a coat its worth it. If you have a bit of self respect and want to actually do something to contribute to your own existance its worth it.
What makes it really worth it is that the gent has an opportunity to do a good job and perhaps get more work to do. The gent has an opportunity to do well enough that this guy could recommend him to his neighbors to do lawnwork. Its worth it because if he is bright and articulate he might get or be referred for another job by this guy. Its simply worth it because it is not sitting on his butt doing.
Its the same argument that we get from the folks on welfare who won't take a minimum wage job. "Ain't worth it". Fine. How about we deduct a 40 hour week's take home from their monthly government cheese and see if they think its worth it.
Oh, but that would be an outrage. Taking money from the poorest in society, heartless, all the associated rubbish that gets tossed about.