reply to post by squidboy
squidboy, I understand the problems. I understand jobs are being lost. I agree with you.
I'm not saying a low paying job is a GOOD alternative, just that it's available for people who need to earn money to live. I'm saying that if you're
down to your last leg and can't get something better this is an option to at least keep your head above water while seeking a better job.
As I said, if I lost my job today and couldn't find a job - you can damn well believe I would have settled for a job at McDonald's before three years
have passed. I have responsibilities. I cannot be unemployed for three years. I am simply saying that ANYONE who is still unemployed after three years
either isn't trying or doesn't want to work.
I only hope these people don't have kids. If I didn't have kids perhaps I would sit on my butt and complain too.. But I do have kids, so I would be
forced to work.
This in no way is meant to claim that jobs are not being lost, or that a job at McDonald's is anywhere near as good as the jobs being lost.. It is
only to say that three years of unemployment is irresponsible.
My friends father is a software engineer, or rather, he was. He lost his job a few years ago, he works in CUSTOMER SERVICE now, making 1/3 of what he
once did. All but one of his kids are out of the house now, but the one that is still there has a secure place to live, food on the table, heat and
electricity. Why? Because his father is a responsible person who isn't too proud to provide for his family through any means necessary. It helps to
manage your debt and always live within your means.. If your job is lost you don't have ridiculous car payments and credit card bills that you can't
ETA: I have a degree too. So what?
Just because I paid out the wazoo to go to school doesn't mean I deserve anything everyone else doesn't. I am fortunate to be doing what I
studied..That's not always the case.
It's not a matter of what you HAVE DONE, but what you ARE DOING. Either you'll find a job that utilizes your degree or you won't - the question is, if
you don't, will you be too proud to suck it up and work where work is available? If you answer "yes" then you deserve whatever comes to you. That may
sound harsh but it is the cold truth.
Best luck to all, but remember - YOU are responsible for YOU. No one owes you anything. If things aren't going your way, YOU are responsible for
making that change. Even in this economy there is a lot of opportunity. Find it or create it!
edit on 3-10-2011 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)