Originally posted by Ameilia
Yes, I understand we are in a recessed (or even depressed) economy.
I understand unemployment is high right now. It might be higher than you have ever seen, especially if you were born after 1975.
So you don't have a job, or you have a job that doesn't pay enough, or it does pay enough but you aren't allowed to work the number of hours you
need. If you aren't helping yourself, please shut up! I feel like each and every person I come across in real life, and even in many cases
"friends" online, has something to complain about financially.
And I bite my tongue.
I don't care that unemployment doesn't pay you the weekly salary you are used to. It has to pay everyone who is unemployed see? So that money is
divided amongst you.
I don't care that you only have two weeks left on your unemployment, what the heck have you been doing the entire time you've been on it?
Waiting for your dream job to roll back around? Sorry, I'm going back to sleep now.
Please Quit Telling Me You Are Broke!
I almost all circumstances, I think it's your fault.
Yes, there are exceptions. Obviously one cannot help extreme situations such as: illness of child, or spouse who contributes significant income, any
natural disaster, a family emergency, etc. You guys, I am not talking to you.
Who am I talking to? YOU, who sits on your butt all day, and collects unemployment and other assistance, and complains there is "no work" or else
"that job isn't good enough for me."
YOU NEED TO HELP YOURSELF. Not complain to every person who will listen, most of whom will then sympathize "oh, it's this terrible economy" and
sooth your ego. But not me. I see your game. I see the excuses.
I will tell you ten ways to make money right this second, and you will sit and stare at me. You won't jump on the idea. You won't take an idea and
turn it into something better, and work on that. In fact, you probably won't even listen.
Why? Because butt-sitting, mouth-complaining, hand-out for hand outs, is so much easier.
So please, don't blame your spouse, don't blame your old boss. Don't blame the economy, your state, the President, or anyone else, if you are
sitting on your butt doing nothing to help yourself.
We are all sick of listening to you whine. All of us who bust our # to make a buck, we don't hear anything you say. It's like the Snoopy cartoons
Stand up, be a MAN or WOMAN and help yourself!
Even Christianity states God helps those who help themselves!
Majority are lazy, with the exception of a few unique cases.
Most others who are talking trash to you are in self denial. Their own ego will not allow themselves to admit that they're just not trying hard
enough and most importantly, smart enough. Or they are simply waiting for the right job (dream job) to appear. As long as you have an "excuse" for
something, you're not doing it right.
Ask yourself this way: "Are you willing to travel 600+ miles, relocate to a different environment to get a job?"
You know what, don't answer that, let me do it for you, you won't. What you're looking for is still the old 9 to 5, 15min to 20min drive from your
home, preferably white collar office environment with air conditioning.
Or you're one of those Union workers who used to make $165,000 annually but still have the audacity to strike at Long Beach harbor.
Let me ask you this way, remember all the "stimulus" money we got from Obama? How many American citizens, do you think, took the "stimulus" check
and used it as a small capital to convert that into more cash?
I don't know the exact numbers but I can tell you, probably not a lot.
Majority of us, took the "stimulus" check then immediately spent it by either paying their bills, buying a new iPhone, going to the strip joint, get
another eighth to get high... etc..
My best friend bitches every day, how broke he is, he needs to borrow money from me....
Oh.. and guess who's paying for the EDD these ... helpless souls are collecting on? ME!! That's right!! YOU AND ME!! The ones who are breaking their
backs at their jobs, getting a 27% tax cut every pay check.
It's called "Sheep wools comes from sheep", if no one ever told you that, learn it now.
Where do you the government gets all the money to aid all the folks bitching and moaning right now? From good ol' tax payers like me.
I'm under 30, single, no kids, no assets (that's about to get changed, thinking about buying a house soon). I'm currently amongst the top 20%
earners in this country, for my age group. I'm paying almost a 30% tax bracket. And where does all my tax dollars go to? Well... EDD's and
Welfare.... for folks who really don't want to make a living but instead just leech off someone else.
Did you know that we habitually have people come in, work for 4 months, then quit just to claim EDD?
Real world is a bitch...