posted on May, 19 2012 @ 07:47 PM
WARNING! The following opinionated response will have some statements that may be deemed offensive, tasteless, or just downright mean. Readers
discretion is advised.
I am a sales guy at the Wal-Mart electronics department, and my check does the direct store deliveries in the back. We go two kids and a nice
apartment. We have absolutley ZERO issues surviving, and that is less than 40,000 a year combined. And you know what else is a shocker, we can travel
on our vacation to different parts of the country.
We dont get EBT or even damn WIC , because having two working individuals in a home is too much income even at walmart. Not a problem though, we still
And if you think we have not been in a problem guess again. I was in a car accident in 2011 that almost killed me. WAs out of work for three months.
Unfortunatley when I called the benefits line from my employer to claim the short term disability, I had apparantley forgot to sign up for it. So I
used up all of my vacation, sick and personal hours to fill half the gap. Didnt get any cash assistance from the local government, they would probably
just say I make too much money ayways. Just tapped into my credit cards with care to pay help cover the rent AND get a working vehicle as I did not
have collision coverage to save on money.
So I paid 1400$ that I took as a cash advance from my credit card because without a vehicle noone is getting anything done. Went back to work after
three months in did not try and milk it.
What made me sick is that while I was gone a female worker had an accident that did not result in a fracture and she was milking it for everything at
work, riding around in an amigo and everything.
Im not saying it will be easy for those out of work right now, because in all honesty, hope is probably all lost for them. Thier screwed. They spent
their prime taking out massive loans for college in industries that may have been high paying but unstable. They did not do the long term research on
those jobs. They just knew they could learn it, and that it made money. They did not pay attention to the potential outsourcing from various
government trade agreements. They were also probably irresponsible with the finances.
Before I was eightteen I used to see the card offer for my dad come in the mail. So I asked avbout them and learned everything about them. To ALWAYS
avoid the banks with annual fees. To only take the ones offering promotional APR's for at least a year and then transfer and close it to another
promotional card for the next year. Most of my large purchase were only in the event of life circumstances or emergencies that warranted them.
Failing breaks, new car, supplies for the expecting children. And there was even a time when I just splurged with them. But I never got carried away
and I ALWAYS paid on time. And as a result I rarely if ever pay any interest, and never pay an annual fee. Having this safety net, as well as the
deferred payment protection plans that come with them (in the event you can not pay them any longer, for example LOSING YOUR JOB!!!) has really helped
me where in many peopels situation they would have simply destroyed their credit and lost their living accomendations or transportation.
So as a result, My family has thrived in this piss poor economy as a family making under 40,000 a year as hourly worker at one of the most loved/hated
retailers in the country where the common myth is we are treated as slave labor. Sometimes our service does suck I will give ya that, but it is
usually a result of horrible mannered shoppers that want to treat US as their slaves or rag dolls to be harassed and insulted.
So if you are disabled, apply to walmart. My store has two workers that are disabled. Both can walk, but one has a spinal disorder and has that
classic cripple walk (god that was horrendously offensive of me) and the other one is so fat she choose not to walk and rides around in the amigo all
day simply handing out flyers or putting away returns. The crippled one actually does REAL work stocking, mainting backroom inventory, running various
tasks and erands. Its the fat one that does not and she can walk (or waddle) like a normal person. They are both female.
Unfortunately for most who are in the pits now, if yall not gonna get up, find something that you can do that people will pay for, print up flyers,
and send them to neighborhoods and pdestrian heavy businesses like luandry mats and little corner grocery stores than the situation I described above
is all you can hope for.
So which person will the unemployed reading this be, the working cripple or the lazy fat person in the amigo? They both lived an entire life leading
up to the moments they were hired. One of them obviosuly made the lazy choices, and the one who was born having it hard made the working choices.
Either way, they are both being paid right now, can many of yall say the same.
Start with what there is, and move on.