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Originally posted by ajay59
reply to post by randyvs
If there is anything I might do to help you on a personal level, just u2u me and we will work something out. Now is the time we must stand together on all fronts! I'm not a wealthy man but what 's mine is yours! We must not let ourselves be divided at this point!
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
The American dream got looted by the wealthy elite.
And they don't give a damned about us guys.
Nor should they.
Originally posted by trig_grl
3 years ago i was let go from my job after 8 years of employment due to "budget cuts"..
I could not find a job to save my life...so i took a chance and did a bit of studying at my local
mom and pop thrift stores, swapmeets/flea markets and yard sales, i found a good number of cheap
items such as old western shirts and worn cowboy boots for a few dollars and got myself
an ebay account and basically started selling junk! I make more money selling other peoples
junk than i did at my 9 to 5 job..just an idea i figured id share. I think the key is finding stuff
you really know about and just going from there. People buy just about anything on ebay.
Hope this helps you a bit.
Originally posted by Raverous
Quite a situation we find ourselves in. Another thing we never hear about are all the working-class young people just turning 18 and trying to break into the workforce and start their lives, and no one will hire them for one bs reason or another(such as a dishwashing position requiring 2 years of restaurant experience and multiple references, instantly disqualifying introverts that would otherwise make great workers), and the older they get the more impossible it becomes to find that first job, they'll hear something like "What, have you been on vacation all this time?" and shown the door. They'll eventually just give up. They are not counted in the official unemployment statistics. It's all pretty demoralizing.edit on 19-9-2012 by Raverous because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by randyvs
Originally posted by Monteriano
In West Texas an inexperienced person can get an entry level position at $130K per year. I started 8 months ago at the age of 52 and no previous oil field experience and will make about $150K this year. I just moved to the US 8 months ago and found a job here in 2 days. I also have wife and kids. Every radio station here has ads all day for employers seeking warm bodies. I work over 100 hours a week and rarely get any days off. Do I wish it were different? Yes but I must feed my family. It is hard work, both mentally and physically. I swing a 14lb sledge hammer two hours a day and operated equipment 16 to 24 hours in a day with a few cat naps. I have a BS degree but now use my body instead of my mind. I do what it takes. Check out the Odessa American classified ads for jobs and good luck. Do not give up. There is tons of work in ND, south and west Texas.
I'm so far from giving up I don't even know what it means. If jobs are that abundant in Texas ? I'm there tell me where to go. My last job was in El Paso, Texas six months ago. I'll go there in a heart beat.edit on 18-9-2012 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thunder heart woman
This is the American way. When all of the doors are shut and locked, we open a freaking window. We do not give up and lay down and cry. We keep on going.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
What happened to the Amierican dream?
Originally posted by imagineering
Mount up people, when are any of us here going to get the courage to start resisting? Stop feeding the Big Corp your money, find different paths! There are tons of things we can do to resist. Heck start protests! I dont see anyone protesting government oppression or Corporate greed! NO ONE!
I do see a herd of girls protesting same sex marriage!
But none of us here have the balls to protest what the problem really is!