reply to post by BiggerPicture
I did not want to leave my job, working for the same company for 16 years with 16 "exceeds expectations" reviews and a 98% accuracy rate.
My job was handed over to a person in India, they call it Outsourcing.
Now at 59 who the heck is really going to hire me at the salary I was making ($45,00 before OT, Some years with OT $52,000).
If it were not for my 67 year old husband having a really good job and being in top physical health, I would be homeless.
Jobs, yes, if you want to take psychological abuse flipping hamburgers part time (so they can get out of paying you benefits) at minimum wage which
isn't enough to even now buy groceries.
America, and I cannot speak for any other country because I've never lived anywhere else - is owned and run by the large corporations.
Do I want to go back to work?
Well after being out from under my tyrannical boss of 10 of my 16 years, I still nightmare about her if I don't remember to take my 1/2 a Valium
before bed.......Valium stops nightmares.
I lived under the most stressful, hateful and bullish conditions for over a decade.
At this point, I would rather starve and be homeless than go back to working under and with the type of people I worked with.
They were almost all snakes in suites (good book).
Management in America, how the few control the many.
Divide and conquer.
Pit the pions against each other and reward the ones that are the most cut thoatish.
Benefits, no, most jobs now are trying as hard as possible to screw their employees so that the CEO's can get that 1,000,000 vacation home in Colorado
and that sailboat.
The wage differential in America is staggeringly unfair yet most Americans are so friggin stupid they don't see or care.
Now, start researching about the medical and retirement package our Congress and Senators enjoy.
I did a thread on that and movie stars, people that jiggle around on stage singing nonsense that are now worth 250 million and the response - so what,
who cares, they are worth it......................okay so be it, you all get exactly what you deserve.
Welcome to the NWO.
edit on 9-4-2012 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)