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Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by popsmayhem
Even those have to make concessions if the job market can not sustain them:
I know what that's like. I'm from Nova Scotia and was making $1500/month GROSS with every other Sunday off 15 years ago. The family had to be on welfare. What to do? Move to Ontario and more than double my income. Had to live up here without my family for over 2 years. I've said it already. You have to do what you have to do.
Originally posted by esteay812
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
Seeing these threads pop up, one after another, and be successful make me wonder who is posting in the threads.
If wages are so low, then how can internet bills be paid for?
“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”
― Richard Bach
You know...another solution that comes to mind is just to seize vast sums of money and property from the disgustingly and revoltingly rich as well as religious groups.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
This is a rebuttal to the 'other' thread espousing the wonders of a plentiful job market. Everything is okay because we can all just be creative and invent our jobs. It's that easy!
If all else fails just work 3 jobs and you'll be okay!
The problem is that the middle class is shrinking and allot of jobless people have worked for their degrees or invested blood sweat and tears in their trades and they're not going to settle for McDonalds. Most people aren't just trying to survive, they are trying to live, and perhaps have a chance at 'thriving.' If the job can't even meet basic needs, what's the point?
Sure you can start a business and watch it become successful, but the odds are it will not. You can try to invent something, but most likely it's been done, and the odds are it won't work out. Entrepreneurship is a risky business, and with limited resources, it's not worth it. With no source of income, you can't just keep trying to start a business and have it fail or you'll be on the street quick.
Reinventing yourself is another option, but again, not everyone can reinvent themselves so easily. Where is your source of income while you reinvent yourself? This is assuming you reinvent yourself and can find a job, then find yourself at the entry level again. Just because one person can do it and relate their positive anecdotal account does not mean it can be replicated by others. If it's that easy we wouldn't have a problem.
There's something bigger that needs to be addressed like outsourcing work and exporting jobs overseas. Something bigger like Mitt Romney coming in and laying off thousand of people so he can make his investors a nice profit. Something bigger like The Fed, debt, and economic bubbles that burst when the plutocrats play dice with our economy. Something bigger like the fraud, waste and abuse of our system.
So while you claim everything goes back to personal responsibility, you are ignoring economic factors that are putting hard working people on the streets and then mocking them because it worked out for you.
But of course, they must be lazy if it didn't work out for them!