reply to post by v1rtu0s0
Thank you for posting this!
So this whole rant of mine is coming from frustration in trying to have hope for the young people in this world. I have had my life, and I try to
find hope for our youth, but when I read "tons of jobs'; the people who spout this crap either have never experienced what average people are going
thru, or are older and retired and forget things were a lot easier when they were starting out; and don't care, because if they did they would
educates themselves to understand why average everyday people are becoming more and more frustrated and they wouldn't say the ignorant crap they
say. There were auto factory jobs that paid a living wage, and people didn't have to have a bachelor's degree to work up the ladder for management
jobs, etc,. and don't care, because if they did they would educates themselves to understand why average everyday people are becoming more and more
frustrated and they wouldn't say the ignorant crap they say.
Also, when the mm says "unemployment rates are dropping"; it means more people are working for minimum wages! And many people are not eligible for
unemployment so they are not is the"statistics".
My neighbors wife's job folded last summer. She found a job, but only because she knew "someone". It pays 11 bucks an hour. About the same as
her previous job.
Yesterday her husband's job in the school district was 'outsourced", he would no longer receive health benefits and his pay would be cut by a
third. He would still have a job but no health benefits and less money.
My husband has worked for 15 years for a small private business, and still has yet to receive paid sick leave, or paid vacation leave, and he is a
valuable employee because no one else in the company can do his job.
When times were good, he worked 40 hrs a week, when times were bad, he worked less hours so the business would have less expenses, but he ended up
working 3 times as hard, this is happening everywhere. 1 person is doing the job of 3 people.
Yeah, just work till hard your whole life just to exist and then you drop dead! What the hell is the point of living? I get asked this question
often, and I try to find inspiration to encourage but everyday it gets more difficult to find that inspiration, when banks, corporations and, tptb,
keep taking and taking.
Young adults ask what is the point? Life is a treadmill unless you grew up upper middle class and have connections.
My daughter pays $600 a month in student loans, worked her butt off waitressing while in school, got a 4.0. Now she can teach, if she can find a job,
and she's worried that she won't earn enough money to pay her student loans, and everyday living expenses. And the irony is she still has to pay
her student loans whether she has a job or not.
I know what I'm talking about, I grew up poor, white, a minority in the ghetto. I was fortunate enough to have a year of private education from my
grandmother who was a nurse. I met many different people from all walks of life. I work among the obscenely wealthy, and volunteer with the middle
class. I have seen life from many different perspectives.
I'm just trying to have some hope, but it gets hard sometimes.