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Originally posted by James1982
reply to post by watcher3339
I definitely get what you are saying, there are people out there like that. A friend's girlfriend turned down a job in a hospital that payed 16 something an hour because she thought that was too low. I forget exactly what she is/does, but she isn't a nurse, didn't go to school for her profession, just took a 3 week course (somewhere around that length)
To me, that seemed ridiculous. I worked labor jobs straight out of high school, and actually while still in school. I didn't want to go to college, I enjoy physical labor and working with my hands. A long, hard days work is what I'm used to. Drinking a few gallon jugs of water before the end of the day because your sweating so much isn't out of the norm for me. My family have all made themselves decent lives with blue collar work and no college education, I figured I could do the same.
I guess I was wrong. This country no longer values hard work. It values being sneaky, underhanded, and morally bankrupt. This is where my anger comes from. I've been out of work for over a year. Put in thousands of applications, offered to work FOR FREE to prove myself at a few places that had great positions open. Still nothing.
So I apologize for my rant, it wasn't really directed at you. I do understand where you are coming from, as lazy individuals of my generation certainly do exist. My blood just boils when people call me lazy, entitled, etc. These same people wouldn't know a hard days work if it bit them in the rear. I want job, I want to work hard, but the opportunity isn't there. I've thought about going to school, but who knows what kind of education will be valuable in 2-4 years. And I'm having a hard time supporting myself right now, throw in the cost of school and I'm done for. It feels like a trap, one I think many many Americans are currently in. And then get called lazy and entitled on top of it.
I'm done, sorry for blabbing on so long I just have a feeling there a ton of people out there like me that just want to work, but some will try and make you think we want to live on unemployment and food stamps (neither of which I get, btw)
Originally posted by anumohi
glad i still live in the good ole US where you can buy a full meal deal for under 10 bucks
Originally posted by wayno
Switzerland must be where all the PTB live.
Obviously that is where all our money is ending up if they can afford those prices.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Originally posted by snowspirit
Price is irrelevant unless we know what their wages are over there.
Exactly, I read thru the thread thinking the same and no one
had mentioned it yet. Its the same in the US by state. Some
make more money in certain states and prices are higher.
Does anyone know how much minimum wages might
be in Zurich.
Originally posted by baddmove
Back in the depression they would take your dollar..
And place it on a loaf of bread..
and cut out the size of the dollar..
and that is what you got for a dollar ...
Originally posted by WeZet
It's not cheaper. You can make a much more healthy meal for half the cost.