posted on Oct, 25 2011 @ 08:48 PM
Originally posted by Cinaed
reply to post by hudsonhawk69
That is a wise conclusion...so keep going... Can you move to where there are more jobs? Can you find a way to plan for a future business?
Think outside the box and you will be fine..just persevere!
I'm doing ok and that's great but let's not be led into believing that any man can better himself by hard work alone. Yes I have a job and a
family and I may not have much but I don't go without. Others are not so fortunate. There are people living in my neighbourhood in poverty because
our government and society has failed them. No amout of hard work on there part is likely to take them very far... They don't have the
oppertunities that I do.
The same is true of my life. I am doing ok but without more money (which I don't have) I can do no better. I look around me and I see idiots and
arseholes whom have become sucessful because the are good at politics or got a lucky break. Good for them, but most of them are not deserving of
there positions because they are so outstanding at their jobs but because they are suck ups that cut costs and save money.
The company that I work for made more than 30 million dollars last year but they can't afford pay me more money? How does that work?
My parents taught me that if I work hard and I'm honest I will be sucessful. Well I'm not.
The only thing my hard work and honesty got me was used, abused and poor. I am trying to get into the management program at work. I've been trying
for four years. I haven't even been able to get an interview because my manager won't support me. Why won't my manager support my application you
ask? Because she is scared that I'm after her job.
She should be scared. I have an I.Q. of 140. Fat lot of good that's done me. Being intelligent has given me no more breaks than any other person
in the neighbourhood. Wouldn't it be nice if I could reach my potential. I research theoretical science online in my spare time... As a hobby.
But getting back to the point if I am going to upskill and get a better job who will pay for my education? how will I support my family while I'm
studying and not working? If I am to move how am I supposed to pay for that? I struggle to pay the bills from week to week. My wife works mon-fri
and I work Fri-mon so we work opposites days. We might get a half hour of silence togeather after the kids go to bed. It's hard and it's not like
the world that my parents grew up in.
My mom was a stay at home mom but that's not even close to being an option for my wife. My dad grew up in a time when hard work and honesty took you
places in life, that is no longer true. I know many people the have university qualifications but the work in a gas station just like me. They
can't get a better job either because the jobs are just not there. Jobs just arn't secure these days. There is no loyality in the work place. To
my employer I am just a number on a peice of paper. This is not the fifties where my parents were looking down the track at a long happy and
prosperous future. This is 2011 and I'm faced with global economic colapse. So yeah... I am pissed. am I whinging? Yeah I am a little And why
shouldn't I? The generation that came before me made all there money and kept it to themselves. Then to top things corperations have ruined the
world economy and I have NO future. There is no silver lining here. there is no happy ending. Our world is being destroyed hand over fist by money
hungry corperations that control MOST of the worlds money and assets while so many live and die in poverty.
Reveloution is inevetible...
Perhaps if we spent more time talking and shareing rather than arguing and fighting we would be able to make more progress.
Things must change. I refuse to let the future of my children be stolen by big business pillaging and rapeing the earth. I refuse to stand by and do
nothing when the very financial institutions that have brougt us to the very brink of finanical ruin... Walk away not only scott free but bailed out
by MY tax money.
enough is enough.