posted on May, 24 2011 @ 11:41 AM
Things are not that impossible!
Here's my situation-
I came here in my early twenties, spoke not a word of french. I had licenses that were not valid here (estheticien, coiffure, manicure). I could only
get work in the black. But since I couldn't speak, I got fed up, and stayed home and had children for the next 15 years.
When I tried to enter the work force then, I had no experience to show, was a stranger, and could barely write french.
I went and aggressively sought out a job in person and got a job in a garage/car dealership. All my friends were shocked I would do something so low,
for so little. It was degrading to see a woman my age working 42 hours a week at this. I lost a whole group of snobby friends (good riddance).
But I had plans.
I worked there for three years, saving up a bit of each pay check (very little). At the end of three years, I quit. I was eligeable for unemployment,
having paid into it enough for three years. I was able to take one year of that in two installments, to invest in a business instead. I bought a small
epicerie/point chaud near me and was able to get it started just with that unemployment money and the little bit I had saved.
Now I am an independant commercant, and how much I make is basically up to me and my efforts.
Now, the guy who is working at the same crappy job for years.... why is he staying? Why doesn't he leave and use that unemployment money to invest in
a business of his own? (he just needs to make sure he gets a contract of mutual agreement as he leaves).
Why stay dependant and resentful when you can free yourself? This country offers so many types of aid in getting up on your feet, it is shameful to
claim we're abused and neglected!
edit on 24-5-2011 by coquine because: (no reason given)