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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 01:38 PM
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54. I'm self-employed and one of my bosses is very much like your boss
It is sort of the attitude of a two year old - Even though it happened over thirty years ago, I remember my son asking his grandmother (When she told him that it was unlikely we would own a car until I was out of engineering school) "But what did Mom do with the car, Gram? Did she crash it??"

The rich think that any financial adversity is the result of either drug use or gambling or not properly budgeting. They have no idea how stacked the system is against you - and that was the good old days.

Today the system is not merely stacked against you - it is explosively stacked against you.
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  -Conversation with my boss: the rich don't get it. lapislzi  Aug-08-07 08:01 AM   #0 
  - The vast majority of people with big money that I've met  hobbit709   Aug-08-07 08:05 AM   #1 
  - I'm not rich, but I guess I don't get it either  Zywiec   Aug-08-07 08:08 AM   #2 
  - My wife's dental plan pays less than 50% on anything.  hobbit709   Aug-08-07 08:12 AM   #3 
  - Who is the dental carrier? n/t  Zywiec   Aug-08-07 08:20 AM   # 
     - Don't know offhand, it's the one offered by her work.  hobbit709   Aug-08-07 08:26 AM   #9 
  - I don't have a dental plan  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:20 AM   #5 
  - I would love to get hearing aids for $1000 apiece.  tblue37   Aug-08-07 01:50 PM   #58 
  - Try I'm self employed and pay for all of my own insurance  Lorien   Aug-08-07 01:59 PM   #63 
  - I had a private dental insurance company that paid nothing  EstimatedProphet   Aug-08-07 10:56 AM   #36 
  - buy my own insurance  wilt the stilt   Aug-08-07 04:21 PM   #69 
  - C'mon, can't you just get another job or go back to school for another degree?  Ezlivin   Aug-08-07 08:20 AM   #4 
  - Ummm...I already have a Masters  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:22 AM   #7 
  - They are clueless  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-08-07 08:20 AM   #6 
  - Try your state's Vocational Rehabilitation service. My stepson is in need of two new hearing  1monster   Aug-08-07 08:23 AM   #8 
  - Great suggestion!  distantearlywarning   Aug-08-07 08:30 AM   #12 
  - Will do for sure  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:43 AM   #20 
  - See my post #58 above. I tried to get help from Voc Rehab--  tblue37   Aug-08-07 01:54 PM   #61 
     - Contact your local branch of the Sertoma Club. They may help you acquire your  1monster   Aug-08-07 06:33 PM   #72 
  - My boss is similarly clueless, with the added issue that  ThomCat   Aug-08-07 08:28 AM   #10 
  - he never takes a sick day - sorta like George Bush rarely takes a sick day  truedelphi   Aug-08-07 01:40 PM   #55 
  - No, she doesn't get it  Uben   Aug-08-07 08:28 AM   #11 
  - Thanks, and you're right  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:38 AM   #17 
     - There's a community college in my area that does dental checkups  raccoon   Aug-08-07 09:07 AM   #27 
  - I wouldn't shield her from reality by lying to her and saying you went. n/t  IanDB1   Aug-08-07 08:31 AM   #13 
  - My sister doesn't get it either!  bluethruandthru   Aug-08-07 08:33 AM   #14 
  - I have a sister exactly like that as well. nt  Javaman   Aug-08-07 10:52 AM   #35 
  - Kind of reminds me of DU  OzarkDem   Aug-08-07 08:33 AM   #15 
  - agreed!  Bill McBlueState   Aug-08-07 08:43 AM   #21 
  - It's very interesting  OzarkDem   Aug-08-07 09:18 AM   #29 
  - I may be guilty of that  wryter2000   Aug-08-07 01:54 PM   #60 
  - I'm not good at managing money, but I was raised by depression-era parents.  lildreamer316   Aug-09-07 10:05 AM   #77 
  - I avoided the credit card trap  Warpy   Aug-08-07 09:43 AM   #32 
     - Bravo!  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 10:11 AM   #33 
        - That is exactly like my parents. One super thrifty the other super extravagant.  glitch   Aug-08-07 11:24 AM   #40 
        - One of my friends used to grumble  Warpy   Aug-08-07 01:06 PM   #50 
  - Do you have a Flex Spending account?  Sadie4629   Aug-08-07 08:36 AM   #16 
  - He does...thank heavens  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:42 AM   #19 
  - Sadie4629 has made an excellent suggestion  REACTIVATED IN CT   Aug-08-07 04:24 PM   #70 
  - Another nice thing about this  eggman67   Aug-08-07 09:15 AM   #28 
     - Even if they don't give you a debit card, you can still get the  REACTIVATED IN CT   Aug-08-07 04:26 PM   #71 
  - My Story  AnnInLa   Aug-08-07 08:42 AM   #18 
  - Just remembered that  AnnInLa   Aug-08-07 08:45 AM   #22 
     - You are rich. I am rich.  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 08:53 AM   #24 
     - I understand...  prairierose   Aug-08-07 09:01 AM   #26 
  - Your boss's reaction reminds me of the line from "Stage Door"  no_hypocrisy   Aug-08-07 08:47 AM   #23 
  - A Few Thoughts About Your Boss  Crisco   Aug-08-07 08:58 AM   #25 
  - Any thoughts for the OP?  OzarkDem   Aug-08-07 09:20 AM   #30 
     - Don't Eat Too Many Sweets  Crisco   Aug-08-07 10:24 AM   #34 
        - Nevermind  OzarkDem   Aug-08-07 11:37 AM   #42 
        - If you had one cavity in 20 years it has nothing to do with flossing  Maraya1969   Aug-08-07 12:26 PM   #47 
           - Mom Got Dentures in Her 40s  Crisco   Aug-08-07 01:10 PM   #52 
              - That is a very interesting thing you just said. I wonder if dogs get  Maraya1969   Aug-08-07 07:02 PM   #74 
  - Affable and clueless  Warpy   Aug-08-07 09:37 AM   #31 
  - The rich really aren't like normal people...  Javaman   Aug-08-07 11:08 AM   #37 
  - Why? Because he CAN!  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 11:33 AM   #41 
  - He sounds like the company owner in Oregon who wanted a zoning  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-08-07 08:12 PM   #75 
  - Keyne's "marginal propensity to consume" is something the neocons can't grasp  EVDebs   Aug-08-07 11:17 AM   #38 
  - My nephew has a clueless rich boss.  Swede   Aug-08-07 11:19 AM   #39 
  - We all talk about  vpilot   Aug-08-07 11:46 AM   #43 
  - So true..  ananda   Aug-08-07 11:47 AM   #44 
  - If she asks you again ask her if she'll pay for it. It shouldn't be a  Maraya1969   Aug-08-07 11:53 AM   #45 
  - LOL, she would be aghast  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 01:09 PM   #51 
  - You are right about that.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-08-07 12:04 PM   #46 
  - Oh geez, I'm very familiar. The office manager/accountant at one of my old jobs  grace0418   Aug-08-07 12:27 PM   #48 
  - Consumers Reports just published an article dealing with people in a similar  RedEarth   Aug-08-07 12:50 PM   #49 
  - one medical emergency will bankrupt almost every family in america.  Xenotime   Aug-08-07 01:22 PM   #53 
  - Where did you find that statistic?  Zywiec   Aug-08-07 01:42 PM   #56 
  - S(he) should have phrased it as "every uninsured or underinsured family..."  Lorien   Aug-08-07 02:05 PM   #64 
  - I live in mortal dread  lapislzi   Aug-08-07 02:12 PM   #67 
  - I'm self-employed and one of my bosses is very much like your boss  truedelphi   Aug-08-07 01:38 PM   #54 
  - Uh, if you're self-employed why do you have bosses?  karlrschneider   Aug-08-07 01:52 PM   #59 
     - Well their name is on the paycheck??  truedelphi   Aug-08-07 01:58 PM   #62 
        - Okay I understand, it was a bit confusing.  karlrschneider   Aug-08-07 02:10 PM   #65 
  - I'm more blunt  Fredda Weinberg   Aug-08-07 01:48 PM   #57 
  - I work with a man who stated,  CrispyQGirl   Aug-08-07 02:11 PM   #66 
  - Those that "don't get it", don't because they have actively refused to  greyhound1966   Aug-08-07 03:01 PM   #68 
  - Maybe dental cleanings are less expensive than you think  Nikia   Aug-08-07 06:52 PM   #73 
  - True, but the 'middle class' doesn't get it either at times.  tnlefty   Aug-08-07 10:59 PM   #76 

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