posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 04:34 AM
Well we maybe feel like we went from the frying pan to the fire.
Of course we were frantic when hubby was unemployed and couldn't find a job - but then he found one, and it FEELS like we sold him into slavery. He
had the weekend off. The FIRST ONE In 8 months. They work him at least 6 days a week usually 7 - one week 72 hours with no time off...no
Our state is a mandatory overtime state- makes me SO mad. IF he only had to work say 48, he'd have time to do his work on the side - from his
previous profession which pays GREAT - when there's work - on a contract basis. We could make MORE when he didn't have to work every day! One job
might be 2k, but we have to give that up. But since the contract work isn't steady.. And goodness - there are NO full time jobs. This stupid
company he is working for could EASILY make MORE jobs out of all this overtime but they would rather just use people like slaves through the temp
agency and not pay ANYONE benefits or anything.
Well, we are getting by but it ain't easy. I'm working mainly online and ends are meeting, but man, we work so much the house is a disaster
area...just like quality of life has seriously nosedived for everyone.
We feel like we are in a holding pattern or a pen of pigs waiting for hog killin day.
No insurance, no vacation time....
I see commercial real estate EVERYWHERE empty or thrift stores are moving in. 2nd hand stores are everywhere. We had an Office Depot close down, and
there's a huge thrift in there now, and most of the big grocery stores are thrift stores.
Go to the grocery store - like, 3 years ago I could find corned beef for 6-8. Last year it was more like 10, THIS year it's 14.
Cheese was 1.78 3 years ago. On sale you could get it for 1.50. Last year it was around 1.98 or 2.00 but you could find it on sale for 1.77. This
year I'm seeing 2.49, sale for 2.00, but if you look, it is NO LONGER 8 ounces but like 7.75 ounces.
Those little carrots - 1 pound bag of babies - used to always be .99 but now they are about always 1.99 or 2.49.
Don't tell me prices aren't going up and wages aren't flat and hours aren't going up and taxes aren't going up and REQUIREMENTS - you gotta have
this and you gtta have that - IE insurance...tags(more tax), permits, license, inspections - all that is just piling up, more more more more more.
They did away with parcel post too - a more affordable way to ship - and now it's expensive and useless.
Amazon is like, AH, you have prime but we can't afford our promise of free shipping, so now they have a ton of stuff that I'd have ordered as 'add
on items' making you spend 25.
It's just everywhere. And teens STILL want everything they see.