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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by ZeroSumWinner
Why didn't you invent some disruptive technology that changed the face of business instead of selling out and taking a corporate job as a software engineer? Were you too lazy? Too mentally slow? Maybe you didn't have enough go-getter attitude? Perhaps you should reconsider your worth and have the good sense to admit all you are is just another employee. See how easy it is to criticize people who think they are superior?
Originally posted by fleabit
I agree it could be worse - and I fully intend to become gainfully employed as quickly as I can. But some of these people irk me. They act as if whatever professional career someone had, is not worth trying to get back into. They should "roll up those sleeves" and just take whatever is offered. It's a load of rubbish. People with skillsets should absolutely try to get back to doing what they do best.
My company after they laid me (and 20% of IT) off, laid off another 14 people in 2 months. To listen to these people here, all those folks should just take jobs flipping burgers, plumbers, ditch diggers, or whatever else.. so they are not a "burden" on society. What a laughable premise. So the senior VP they let go who managed multi-million dollar projects... should go become a plumber? The guy who I worked with for 14 years, who did finances, and is an expert with spreadsheets, financials, Oracle, etc.. should become an electrician, or take a job at Subway?
Like I said.. these people are not living in reality. THEY are the selfish ones, including the OP.
So those of us who spent years training for our current career only to have it ripped out from under us should disregard the money and time already spent, and do it all over again, with the mindset that "this time, itll be better"?
Originally posted by Phenomium
It costs money to go to school to be a plumber or an electrician.Money people don't have. not to mention,not everyone has the cognizant ability to be an electrician. This has got to be the absolutely worst advice ever at resolving a financial situation for a person. ...I call a plumber and an 18 year old, bubble gum pop, school girl shows up because she just HAD o take that job. LOL.
You are expecting people living on welfare to just SUDDENLY have the knowledge and skill necessary to do these jobs,
Your alternative is to sit unemployed, perhaps for the duration of your life.
Let me guess, you only had yourself to look after. Like Ive been saying all along mate, not everyone has the same situation and opportunities as yourself.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I started out very difficultly
I now have a wife and a kid on the way
I DECIDED not to have kids until I could afford them
Why would I put a kid through a low income with litle food and clothing?
I would consider myself a horrible father if I did that mistake
how you think people can just up and change the direction of their lives in an instant when they have responsibilities
Originally posted by nahahh
Stop relying on a damn J.O.B. It leads to a DEAD END. Start thinking age 60...NOW!
Oh, and, can i also say......the internet is a good way to do business. Are you a fashion designer....event planner...IDK.....THINK OUTSIDE THE "TELEVISION". Oops....i meant...."BOX"!
What part of everyone has different circumstances and not everyone is able to so easily do the things that you suggest do you not understand?