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There is not just the Good old US of A in the world...
Take a look at ATS statistics... there are other people outside of that wall who are members of ATS that you have built around yourselves?
*prepares anti flame device for anti-world members outside of the USA*
reply to post by Visitor2012
You can pray all youd like for me to fail, but I wont. Im better than you. Im self made, from no food poor to attorney.
Tens of thousand of people are hired every day. Do you bottom feeders really believe your name is flagged and theres a conspiracy to keep you out of work? Or, is it more probably that those thousands of people hired every day are better than you?
Keep crying, it feeds me. Schadenfreude.
For some reason it has come to my attention that very few people realize what is happening with our country's unemployed at this time.
Anyone who has had unemployment benefits for 6 MONTHS or more have been cut off as of December 31.
reply to post by BritofTexas
Correction ... You dont' buy it.
My husband is in a position to do hiring, and he knows it. You can dislike it, but it's the truth. Businesses that are serious about staying in business think years down the road, not months and if they can't predict what their expenses will be, they get awful stingy about expenditures and investments of any kind.
All pay minimum wage and that means still skint and still forced to claim benefits. The only difference is you're busting your buns for it. And so they move the 'goalposts' and now tell you that you now have to get two jobs, or three, or more.
I'll probably get jumped on for this post, but I really am past caring.
edit on 7-2-2014 by doobydoll because: (no reason given)
reply to post by slunteri
If you took the time to read my post you would see that I have found work, and will be moving across the country in order to do so. So please take your comments about Cowboy-ing up somewhere else.
I am concerned about the 10 Million Americans who cannot find work, not you and I who have been blessed (or lucky if you don't believe in God) to have the opportunity to work.
With over 10 Million unemployed, I think there is more of an issue than people not being willing to "Cowboy up"...
edit on 7-2-2014 by Infinitis because: (no reason given)
This is one reason our system and our govt just does not work. The incentives provided are all wrong. There should be incentives that make the choice "work or don't work" simple...rewards working, rather than rewarding those who would just take from the system as long as they can rather than taking a lower paying job.
reply to post by ketsuko
What benefits did I say I was getting here? I have no medi- coverage and if I get sick...I've gotten quite skilled at self medicating with over the counter things. Trucking did that too, but lack of choices in my current full time student situation makes it a way of life.
Student Loans? Ummm.... People who see those as benefits, frankly, need to avoid college. I'm not really kidding either. That approach (and I do see it at school myself) is how people never graduate and have a mountain of debt, working Mc Donalds level jobs. Student loans are what pay my mortgage and basic bills with whatever else I can pick up for work.....and I'll literally spend the rest of my adult life, paying that back. It's simple math to come to that conclusion and alternatives make this the best path, despite that.
For those who were on benefits and the full boat load attached to Unemployment? The way to cut it off would have been, AT LEAST, in a staggered way for numbers. How in the heck could ANY job market absorb what just got dropped out a window to catch ...with no warning? This was ill conceived and insanely destructive through negligence of Congress on every level.
I'd be looking at reform debate (and reform is absolutely necessary when our economy starts to improve) except this is about negligence leading to a totally unintended consequence of pain to millions. It transcends why or how they were on what was suddenly cut, IMO.
reply to post by onequestion
Do you get it now? NO ONE CARES.
You are crying out to hearts that have been turned cold by propaganda and brainwashing.
Don't you see the collective reaction that they have been conditioned to? That "John Wayne" tough guy crap.
Going back to school is one way to put off paying on the loans you already have, and there comes a point for some people when there really isn't much alternative but to keep taking out loans to keep from paying on the ones they have.
It's sad, but I've seen it, too.
Too many crap degrees with little to no chance of gainful employment once you have them, and even those that do offer employment are all too likely not to offer a good rate of return on your investment - see Teaching Degree among others.