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Old January 6 2013, 03:02 PM   #24
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Re: 2024 is only a decade away -- are you a gimme, or a dim?

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Some people are not so lucky
Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
You were lucky
Planning, not luck. I'd read in the financial news that the company was expanding it's work force, I had deliberately built up a excellent work history at other jobs, I had a spotless driving record, I applied for every position they had open. And after I heard that they would be filling some positions that same day, I sat in the outer office for 6 hours (wide awake now) where the boss and the girl from HR would see me ... with work gloves sticking out of my front pocket.

I had made myself "hireable."

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Fast food is usually hiring
But does it pay enough to actually support someone
Minimum wage where I live is just over $1,400 a month now. A few years back I lived with 5 roommates in a 2 bedroom apartment.

... or be worth it?
If you can stand the "stigma" of being employed in fast food.

Phily B wrote: View Post
It blows my mind that there are people out there on a good wage, myself included at the moment, who protest against a rise in tax ...
In America, in addition to your required tax payments, you are allowed to donate money to the government. Feel free.

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Enlist to kill people!
Protecting your community and nation, military service is the country's oldest (and yes most dangerous) form of public service. Start your adult life and change your direction. Looks great on a future job resume. Educational benefits. They do pay you, feed you, house you. VA administration makes it real easy to get your first home. If you join at age 18 you can be retired from the military at age 38. Comes with life long medical care.

And you cease being unemployed.

President Obama said in his inaugural address that those in military service "embody the spirit of service—a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves."

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