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Originally posted by THE666OCCULT
Originally posted by Epirus
It's important to realize that not everyone's situation is the same and if someone is paying hundreds of dollars in school loans while you had a free ride thanks to mom and dad you are making a lot more than them even if you have the same salary. No one is asking you to fix this or feel sorry for those paying the loans but by no means should you be comparing your financial situation to theirs in a judgmental way. (I make the same amount and can pay my rent why can't he/she?
I think you make a few assumptions about people who do not have student loans. What about scholarships? What about the G.I. Bill? These people worked hard to have a way to pay for college and sure didn't have a handout from "mom and dad".
I believe this post is more along the lines of a rant.
Originally posted by jimnuggits
The OP has some pretty important points to make.
I am a public school teacher, doing one of the most important jobs a person can do, and I do not know another teacher who doesn't have two jobs.
We all have to do more than our salaries allow to make our financial responsibilities.
Is it too much to ask that public servants make a livable wage?
We have not had a cost of living increase in three years, and the economy was better then.
Now, teachers are asked to do more with less, and a first year teacher can expect to be very close to the poverty line, with no retirement possibility for at least 35 years.
Are we lazy too?
Originally posted by WTFover
Do you mean a job, as in any job? Or do you mean a specific job that you want and for which you may or may not be qualified? I see that a lot. Too many want to start at the top and aren't willing to accept the hard knocks, hard work and commitment it takes to advance.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
There is only one way to get into debt...you spend more than you have....period.
Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by ACTS 2:38
Well, I read your whole reply and it sounds like a similar struggle............
I am only 32, after 12 years of employment for a company that is in shambles, I decided it was time to find a new career.............I completed my two year welding program at the local college. My instructor suggested I go take a union test for a trade. I did and got a call in less than three weeks................
I am a tinner traveling all over hell and back for my weekly check, holding on for better times ahead..........
We are doing better than some but not as good as I want it. I will keep kicking butt and take new avenues if it calls for it.................
My hands are sore and cut,,,,,but the power, rent and whatever other bills are pretty much paid.
Lj01 continues the struggle and really needs to start paying back that $6,000 I borrowed from the fed
reply to post by Rossa
that are mostly freeloaders
The system is set up to screw the working man. The profit motive has no set of morals to provide anymore to the workers than absolutely necessary to get the job done.