reply to post by Taupin Desciple
LOL, I agree and disagree with what you wrote.
Before my professional life fell apart due to my ill health, you would not have found a harder worker. In fact, I managed a medical practice, did
medical insurance billing on the side (self employed) AND sold cosmetics. I was driven to succeed because I grew up in poverty.
However, life happens. I became gravely ill before the birth of my 2nd child. I tried to work, I couldn't do it full time. I tried part time. And
finally, I had to stop. My husband worked the whole time. We tried to salvage what we had both worked so hard for, but as happens to many, we had to
sell our home at a loss to prevent forclosure, and moved in with relatives. 2 1/2 years of trying, and we found ourselves and our children homeless.
We did not receive government assistance and did not qualify for it due to my husbands job/income. I did draw disability pay while I was pregnant as
any woman could do in California at the time. We fell thru the cracks economically.
So I know hardship. I also recognize laziness and the disregard for responsibility that I see in so many, I think in the op, I tried to get that
point across with the panhandler mention. I also know how demoralizing it is to have to "ASK" for help from any one including relatives.
Where I disagree, I guess, is the fact, that once you are financially at the bottom with no where to go but up, it is not easy to move where the jobs
are. If you can't afford a living space where you are, how on earth can you strike off someplace you don't know. And going for jobs you are not
qualified for, require obtaining the knowledge to do it. That means school. A plus in the long run, but not easy to do if you are strapped for
Another thought, a dear friend of mine once pointed out tons of jobs available thru ads on the internet and in newspapers. For those qualified that
is great. And I have seen blurbs where the applicants for the positions greatly outnumbered the available jobs. So jobs are at a premium, and with
that the odds of obtaining one that will feed, clothe and shelter you go down with the addition of every other candidate.
Sigh, now I have to go find the facts and figures for that. Curse of a numbers person.
Thanks for provoking my thought processess.
edit on 26-10-2012 by BearTruth because: (no reason given)