posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 01:53 AM
reply to post by OrphanApology
I hear you on all that. Add to that, of course, the millions upon millions and yet more millions of formerly Middle Class who got slammed in one form
or another since 2007 for losing their homes, careers or both.
Bad credit.. Job issues. Car issues. many many millions facing that together and from events Uncle says were another leader's fault, not those who
got squashed by events. Yet... as you note... it does nothing to change the Catch-22 it's so easy to fall into.
Heck.. I seem to be unemployable in anything conventional because at this point, I've been out of work too long, I'm told. Oh yipee... 2 years full
time college means nothing, and I've been told that straight out. College isn't work ..can't help me. Arg!
So... guess how insured I am? Oh.. yeah.. in a state where the Medi- catch all programs aren't expanding (as planned by this whole concept) to catch
those with no way to pay the ungodly rates of the exchanges. The only good thing a friend recently reminded me of? It's still illegal (for now) to
refuse to treat someone at an Emergency room for a legitimate emergency. So at least we won't die from major trauma or some other terminal issue for
lack of an insurance card.
It's because of the large corporation taking over America. Working for small businesses is a far different beast altogether. Now it's becoming a
system where you have to work for large corporations. Ones that are anti-individual, impersonal, uncompetitive(after all, the government and all it's
laws backs them up and bails them out), full of incompetent, zombie people who will all walk in line and yes'm and yessirs. They want those workers,
the ones who will work for them because doing anything else would mean losing their pensions and health insurance which might literally kill them.
Long gone are the days of the small worker who can build an empire from dust from nothing more than ingenuity and a desire to work hard. Go #
I am fairly young, 28 but I am currently stuck in a catch-22. Worked for same company seven years and got fired for missing days after I had used up
FMLA on parents dying. Have a credit card that charged off because both my parents died of cancer within a year of each other and running back and
forth was too expensive. Got another banking job and got to last straw of the interview and they told me couldn't hire me because of credit. That
caused me to lose everything, apartment, sent me into homelessness etc.
I have never stolen from anyone, never been fraudulent, never taken customer information. All that doesn't matter. I'm a fairly intelligent woman
and I work very hard. It doesn't matter though.
Now I don't know what to do. Currently I am lucky enough to have a supportive girlfriend so I'm not homeless but it comes down to being a question
of what the hell are people supposed to even do? All of the companies check credit around here and my line of business is banking.
Basically I can't do my field anymore. I wonder if the CEO of Lehman brothers who destroyed the whole U.S. has good credit? Bet he and the head of
Bear Sterns was able to find work after it was all said and done. Maybe their savings from the # they stole from everyone kept them afloat.
When I get my website for taxes up and running again I'll let you know if you want to write articles. Right now it's morphing into a website that
basically gives away tax information. I don't care when it's up and running if you want to put a donation button on your particular articles. That
will give you some work experience again.
This system sucks if you get in these ridiculous ruts.