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Originally posted by TWISTEDWORDS
1.) Section 8 housing -
2.) Food Stamps.
You can get all of these things from the Government right now, so Why work? Why would you work for $10 an hour when you can get all of this for free? Amazing..................
Originally posted by illuminatislave
reply to post by SiKFury
You cannot get out of debt while trying to survive off of a job with garbage wages, if that's what you are implying. You do understand that it is not easy to go from making good money to being paid slave wages while you still have to feed your children, pay for your food, housing, etc.
It amazes me to come on this site everyday, just to read ignorant stuff basically trying to call the millions of unemployed "lazy". They were not LAZY prior to 2008, or 2001 for that matter.
Originally posted by strings0305
Seven million jobs spread out over three point seven million square miles of continental United States. Twenty Six Million and up unemployed, of which only a few may be qualified for any particular position in any particular region. You do the math.
Originally posted by SiKFury
My job allows me to meet a lot of people everyday and in and out of different businesses everyday. There is always someone looking for a job. I keep a list of people looking for work and a list of jobs i know have openings. Thing is when I offer people recommendations to these said jobs they never follow through.
Conversation typically goes like this.
MR./MRS X "Boy SiKFury i really need a job."
SiKFury "Well as you would mention it I know of a job opening and it even has benefits!!"
MR/MRS X "Wow really what is the job?"
SiKFury "pulls out his notebook with jobs and brief descriptions written on it" "Well lets see here. Its at so and so place pay is so and so and the hours are so and so. I even know the head guy so getting the job should be a sure thing."
MR/MRS X " Ahh shucks I thought you had a job in mind like my last job. I would take this one but i won't get Columbus or Flag Day off like my last job. Ya and see these hours here. It would really interfere with my 6 year olds flag football. I mean sure hes 6 but everyones kids are in some kind of sport and its the "normal" thing to do"
at this point anyone who has ever written a screen play is smashing their face on the keyboard as they watch me butcher bad conversation.
MR/MRS X " The commute is 5 minutes farther HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICE OF GAS.!!"
This goes on for another 5 minutes as MR/MRS X comes up with the most bogus excuses until they give you the usual "well thanks anyway bud Ill just have to keep my nose to grindstone and keep filling out those unemployment papers every week."
It happens A LOT. Talking to business owners they have a revolvong door of employees. This is called "turnover". It cost companies money to higher an employee. Background checks getting them enrolled in insurance programs. The cost they have to actually train you in said job. TO have the employee no call no show within a few weeks. A good employee who actual shows up on time everyday and is actually worth whatever they are paying them is elusive as bigfoot sometimes.
There are jobs out there. They arent like your last job were you got to slack off half the day because business was booming and your boss was too busy counting money than watching you collect a paycheck that you didnt earn at the end of the week. You wont get all those paid holidays off that you got at your last job. The work wont be as easy and the hours will not be as mailable as when you took 2 hour lunches and those half day Fridays.
People need to wake up the gravy train is either gone or on hold for a long time. With some good ol hold work and getting our out of control government back in line get ready for the long haul its not gonna be easy. The good have to pay for what the bad have done? Yup its kind of a repeating pattern in history.
Get a job and get out of debt. Without debt this corporatist bank run economy will shut down and hopefully we can replace it with something that works.
Originally posted by SiKFury
What do you mean survive? Like survive as in actually eating and shelter. Or maintaining that lawn service the bran new black berry the steak and 12 pack with a bag of cheetos and your friends on on game night? What about those soccer practices that you drive 30 minutes to and pay X amount of dollars so your kids can be babysat when you could of just stayed at home.
You must live in a completely different world than I see everyday. No one is out there "SURVIVING". They are however "MAINTAINING" the lifestyle they had when times were great. Dont down grade that vehicle. Dont buy hamburger when you could be eating steak. Nah that cant be the answer.
I dont eat macaroni and cheese fishsticks frozen pizza and hamburger helper for the fun of it. I do it because it all comes out the same way and saves me a crap ton of money.
I never called them lazy either.
However they are not willing to except that things have changed. They are still living in this fantasy land that if they can hold out just a little longer that associates degree in business management is gonna land them in a CEO spot on the next Walmart store to spring up.
Businesses are looking for work ethic and experience.
Take the jobs market. Tally the number of jobs eliminated since the recession began and also the labor market's failure to create enough jobs to keep up with normal population growth, and you're left with an 11.2 million jobs deficit, a chasm between where the economy should be and where it is now. Filling that gap is the key to any recovery, but to do so by mid-2016 would mean adding 280,000 jobs a month—a pipe dream in an economy limping along creating an average of just 35,000 jobs a month for the past three months. Unless the country's jobs engine were somehow jump-started, 11.2 million jobs in this decade would be a real stretch.
But few in Congress, and none of the controlling Republican politicians, will even think about using the jumper cables. President Obama's relatively modest American Jobs Act, for instance, was declared a corpse on arrival at the House of Representatives. On Monday, a reporter asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), "The $447 billion jobs package as a package: dead?" Yes, Cantor assured him, indeed it was.