Originally posted by BubbaJoe
You do realize that you not having a vacation is the result of your greedy employer. I too have worked 50 hour weeks, even 80 hour weeks, but back in
the day, employers weren't so greedy. They actually gave us paid time off, sick leave etc.
edit on 8/11/2013 by BubbaJoe because: ETA: You
are obviously not self employed, nor well educated. If you were, you would be griping about taxes etc. If you are working all of those hours and
barely scraping by, you are not doing something right. Take some personal responsibility, and quit blaming others for your shortcomings.
Well the jokes on you....
I DO get paid time off. I DO get sick leave, medical leave, and I have benefits coming out of my ears. My employer is something I am actually very
happy with. To give you an example, after Hurricane Rita came through the area and blew the roof off the building, we were forced to close for several
months for repairs. Want to know what my employer did?
He paid every single employee, each and every week, based on the schedule they had been working. So if you were working 40 hours per week, you were
paid for 40 hours per week the entire time we were closed.
There is a reason that I am barely scraping by, and it has everything to do with Government. Would you care to know what that reason is?
I pay child support. LOTS of child support. I currently pay 3 separate states for the same one child. In addition to that, 2 of those states I am
currently paying, is all money I have already paid out. I am literally paying it a second time over. Why is that? Because of a private company called
"Support Kids" who collected 2 and half years worth of payments, and never reported a dime of it. Of course I have all the paperwork that proves I
paid this money already (roughly 10k), but after faxing this paperwork to the appropriate states I was told that since those payments did not go
through the State's Payment Center they refuse to recognize those payments. Of course the fact that it did not go through the payment center is not
my fault. You see, in this country child support payments go directly through your employer and are deducted from your paycheck. You have no choice
but to pay and you never actually handle those payments.
That is the short version of the story, it is actually much longer and gets much much worse. So before you sit here and make assumptions about my
education or my employment, perhaps you should take the time to actually know what the hell you are talking about.
And why would I gripe about taxes? Is this thread about taxes? No it is not. It is about Obama using tax payer money to fly his dog to his vacation
spot, but I am sure such a well educated person as yourself would have known that already without me having to point it out to you.