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140. There Are Families Of Four Living In A $195.00 A Week Motel
These same families had high five figure incomes before the Great Recession. It's hard to plan for the worst economy in eighty years. It's akin to planning for a one hundred year flood.
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  -My daughter was just offered a job Horse with no Name  Jun-26-10 08:01 PM   #0 
  - I'm with you. Some things are not worth any price. n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-26-10 08:03 PM   #1 
  - Oh, NO.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-26-10 08:04 PM   #2 
  - She didn't consider it  Horse with no Name   Jun-26-10 08:07 PM   #5 
  - Who pays for that?  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-26-10 08:04 PM   #3 
  - Private company  Horse with no Name   Jun-26-10 08:06 PM   #4 
  - What a soul-destroying business to be in.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-26-10 08:10 PM   #7 
     - The main reason they would repo you at Walmart is because you hid your vehicle from its rightful  SunnySong   Jun-27-10 01:11 PM   #79 
        - "because you hid your vehicle from its rightful owner"  redwitch   Jun-27-10 03:28 PM   #90 
        - If you don't make the payments you got to turn the car in...  SunnySong   Jun-28-10 12:54 AM   #110 
        - That's not "hiding it from its rightful owner"  jmowreader   Jun-27-10 04:59 PM   #99 
           - If you had not hid it they would have picked it up long before you drove to Walmart.  SunnySong   Jun-28-10 12:52 AM   #109 
              - Not necessarily  jmowreader   Jun-28-10 01:58 AM   #111 
  - The finance company contracts out with someone  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 01:13 PM   #80 
  - What a horrid job!  lunatica   Jun-26-10 08:07 PM   #6 
  - And if they get a wrong car?  Dawson Leery   Jun-26-10 08:12 PM   #8 
  - They have software now  EmeraldCityGrl   Jun-26-10 08:16 PM   #9 
  - What about wrongful repo?  Dawson Leery   Jun-26-10 08:17 PM   #10 
  - don't know, but at a guess...  JHB   Jun-26-10 10:25 PM   #29 
  - So repo men are thieves, I see.  Dawson Leery   Jun-26-10 11:46 PM   #37 
     - If they take your car without a legitimate claim on it...  JHB   Jun-27-10 12:07 AM   #39 
        - You bet they shouldn't make those mistakes.  Dawson Leery   Jun-27-10 12:13 AM   #43 
        - If someone's vehicle is unjustly repossessed, then that is clearly wrong.  Incitatus   Jun-27-10 12:24 AM   #45 
           - Good luck with the innocent victim getting "compensated" very much..  activa8tr   Jun-27-10 07:35 AM   #51 
           - Other Considerations for Repo Men....  xocet   Jun-27-10 04:49 PM   #98 
  - Technically Grand Theft Auto. though prosecution is at the discretion of the local gov atty  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 09:37 AM   #58 
  - rarely ever happens, they check the VIN numbers just for that reason  snooper2   Jun-27-10 12:03 PM   #68 
  - Rarely, they check the VIN on cars to be sure they're picking up the right one. n/t  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 01:14 PM   #81 
  - That is truly evil n/t  Horse with no Name   Jun-26-10 08:18 PM   #11 
  - if you watch parking wars that sounds like the software they have.  ejpoeta   Jun-26-10 08:32 PM   #14 
  - Oh great , arrgh. I was thinking it was at least a job that can't be outsourced  treestar   Jun-27-10 08:53 AM   #53 
  - Maybe she could choose by sticker  sandnsea   Jun-26-10 08:20 PM   #12 
  - LOL. Profiling. I like it,lol.  Horse with no Name   Jun-26-10 08:22 PM   #13 
  - LOL--I love it!  pinboy3niner   Jun-26-10 09:03 PM   #18 
  - Or just hang out in titty bar parking lots... plenty of people with poor money management skills  SunnySong   Jun-27-10 01:08 PM   #77 
     - Greensboro has the hot setup, then  HillWilliam   Jun-28-10 12:05 PM   #128 
  - your daughter is lucky  davidinalameda   Jun-26-10 08:35 PM   #15 
  - Amen to that. I take it the daughter lives with her parent, the OP?  raccoon   Jun-29-10 10:30 AM   #148 
  - duplicate post, deleted. nt  raccoon   Jun-29-10 10:30 AM   #149 
  - well I'm taking a week long "temp job" on the executive floor  MrsBrady   Jun-26-10 08:36 PM   #16 
  - If you are interested  Horse with no Name   Jun-26-10 08:42 PM   #17 
  - If I've been unemployed for a while, $12 an hour, to do anything,  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 09:21 PM   #19 
  - What does Walmart have to do with it? nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-26-10 09:26 PM   #20 
  - An example of a place with a large parking lot  dflprincess   Jun-26-10 09:29 PM   #21 
     - I don't see anything wrong with this job.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-26-10 09:32 PM   #22 
        - I think it's a job most people wouldn't take unless they were really desperate  dflprincess   Jun-26-10 09:54 PM   #24 
        - When actually half will likely be Dems, and most will most likely be peopel who were laid off and  superconnected   Jun-27-10 12:10 AM   #42 
           - I have a job, thanks.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-27-10 01:32 AM   #48 
           - Yeah cause people who don't make car payments are all orphens and saints...  SunnySong   Jun-27-10 10:42 AM   #60 
  - HEll, I have a wedding to pay for, give me the number, I will do it  demtenjeep   Jun-26-10 09:32 PM   #23 
  - Twelve bucks is pretty good money if she is single with no dependents.  TransitJohn   Jun-26-10 09:56 PM   #25 
  - I'll take it.  tabasco   Jun-26-10 10:03 PM   #26 
  - That's awful  Stargazer09   Jun-26-10 10:03 PM   #27 
  - thye usually do as a first resort. but many of these scofflaws hide the car at a relatives  SunnySong   Jun-27-10 12:01 AM   #38 
     - That makes sense  Stargazer09   Jun-27-10 12:16 AM   #44 
     - Yeah  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 01:09 PM   #78 
  - Not an ideal job, but I'd do it to survive.  aikoaiko   Jun-26-10 10:11 PM   #28 
  - I'm at a loss why this job is so disgusting... How is this any different than being a traffic cop? n  SunnySong   Jun-26-10 10:48 PM   #30 
  - Traffic cops don't steal cars.  Iggo   Jun-26-10 10:52 PM   #32 
  - Maybe not the ones in your neck of the woods around here they will boot you or two in if you are a  SunnySong   Jun-26-10 10:54 PM   #33 
  - I've done it.  Iggo   Jun-26-10 10:56 PM   #34 
  - Repossessing is not stealing. nt  Incitatus   Jun-27-10 12:07 AM   #40 
  - Right. This is like the right wing saying taxes are "stealing."  treestar   Jun-27-10 08:55 AM   #55 
  - No, you recovered cars that had not been paid for.  Codeine   Jun-27-10 09:40 AM   #59 
     - You win.  Iggo   Jun-27-10 11:15 AM   #66 
  - I have no idea what it is about you...  a la izquierda   Jun-28-10 05:47 PM   #134 
  - Neither do repo men.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-28-10 05:56 PM   #137 
     - posted in wrong spot.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-28-10 05:59 PM   #138 
  - It consists of being a tool of the Elites against the Working Class.  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 12:40 PM   #73 
     - I'm not sure most buy here pay here places would be considered elites... nt  SunnySong   Jun-27-10 07:01 PM   #102 
  - I worked repo for a minute.  Iggo   Jun-26-10 10:51 PM   #31 
  - OMG how awful  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-10 10:56 PM   #35 
  - I think most people would prefer the job over starving and losing everything they own  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jun-26-10 10:58 PM   #36 
  - It sucks for the person that has the car taken away, and sometimes for the personal responsible  Incitatus   Jun-27-10 12:09 AM   #41 
  - "but I would rather starve and lose everything I own than do a job like this"  proteus_lives   Jun-27-10 12:24 AM   #46 
  - Not bravado--tis a fact  Horse with no Name   Jun-27-10 08:19 AM   #52 
  - With a roof over your head?  proteus_lives   Jun-27-10 01:05 PM   #75 
     - Sorry.  Horse with no Name   Jun-27-10 03:11 PM   #87 
     - And prognostications re: other people's lives becomes easier...  LanternWaste   Jun-28-10 12:08 PM   #129 
  - I Don't Know What I Would Do  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:18 AM   #117 
  - Tell her to take it and only do Mega-Church parking lots.  donheld   Jun-27-10 12:29 AM   #47 
  - Go to a variety of parking lots (like Target, Costco) and spread the  Obamanaut   Jun-27-10 06:34 AM   #49 
  - When I was unemployed I considered a job in collections.  moriah   Jun-27-10 06:56 AM   #50 
  - sounds a bit boring, and perhaps skin-damaging, BUT  SoCalDem   Jun-27-10 08:53 AM   #54 
  - All honest work is honorable.  closeupready   Jun-27-10 08:56 AM   #56 
  - I don't think this is "honest work"  Horse with no Name   Jun-27-10 03:12 PM   #88 
  - If a person fails to make payments on their car  Codeine   Jun-27-10 09:05 AM   #57 
  - Sometimes I wonder why certain people grouse about the price of cars  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-27-10 03:00 PM   #85 
  - And make sure it's fully loaded too  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-28-10 02:55 AM   #112 
  - What Percentage Of People Who  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:28 AM   #122 
     - i agree in princible... The problem is I have to many real life examples  SunnySong   Jun-28-10 11:33 AM   #125 
  - +1  Poll_Blind   Jun-28-10 05:55 PM   #136 
  - I just realized how grossly underpaid I am.  SmileyRose   Jun-27-10 10:45 AM   #61 
  - My dad was a repo man for 38 years.  asdjrocky   Jun-27-10 10:45 AM   #62 
  - does that make him a good repo man or a lousy one?  adamuu   Jun-27-10 10:58 AM   #64 
  - Well, he did it for 38 years, never missed a day of work.  asdjrocky   Jun-27-10 11:06 AM   #65 
  - Sounds like a really great guy  sandnsea   Jun-28-10 12:50 PM   #130 
  - It pays the bills.  adamuu   Jun-27-10 10:53 AM   #63 
  - What  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:20 AM   #118 
  - tha bank isn't a charity.  adamuu   Jun-28-10 08:33 PM   #145 
  - What  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:20 AM   #119 
  - .  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:20 AM   #120 
  - What  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:20 AM   #121 
  - Glad to hear that you did raise up another incompassionate prick that would do anything for money.  The Midway Rebel   Jun-27-10 11:54 AM   #67 
  - And every car has one of these in it.  uppityperson   Jun-27-10 12:25 PM   #69 
  - Plate of shrimp  NoPasaran   Jun-27-10 12:30 PM   #70 
  - Wow, it's incredible. I was just thinking about shrimp!  uppityperson   Jun-28-10 11:09 AM   #124 
  - Let's go get sushi, and not pay  thelordofhell   Jun-28-10 03:13 AM   #114 
  - Unless your job is to sniff daisies, I'd say any way you sell your labor would suck.  tranche   Jun-27-10 12:34 PM   #71 
  - Not at all true. Most of my friends enjoy their jobs most of the time  Lorien   Jun-29-10 11:02 AM   #154 
  - if I were your daughter I would refuse the job because I am not a sociopath.  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 12:38 PM   #72 
  - "Repo Men = evil assholes that are traitors of the Working Class."  proteus_lives   Jun-27-10 01:07 PM   #76 
  - If i don't make the payments on my vehicle I know they'll come and repo it.  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 01:16 PM   #82 
  - They should have to take you to court before they can repo it  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 02:08 PM   #83 
     - Why court? You sign a contract agreeing to a repo if you don't make your payments. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-27-10 02:22 PM   #84 
        - To make certain they are getting the right person and thing.  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 03:23 PM   #89 
           - Ummm...repor men know the plate number, year, make, and model.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-27-10 03:39 PM   #91 
           - Sorry, I trust a judge better than banksters to make that decision.  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 03:43 PM   #93 
           - Actually, that's a great idea  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-27-10 03:48 PM   #95 
           - Yes, but they can still really screw up  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-28-10 04:17 AM   #115 
           - That's what plates and VIN numbers are for. nt  Codeine   Jun-27-10 03:41 PM   #92 
           - A VIN would easily identify the vehicle  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 03:54 PM   #96 
  - Oh brother!  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-27-10 05:02 PM   #100 
  - The folks doing the waterboarding at Gitmo were just "doing their job" too.  Odin2005   Jun-27-10 07:22 PM   #105 
     - You just equated torture with a dealer or lender recovering  Codeine   Jun-27-10 07:57 PM   #106 
        - I got ahead of the Nazi comparison, but didn't see the Gitmo one coming  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-27-10 08:45 PM   #108 
  - walk much  snooper2   Jun-27-10 08:39 PM   #107 
  - I'm working class and I pay for my stuff  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-28-10 03:00 AM   #113 
  - I've never owned a car that cost more than $2,000, I have no pity for people who overspend on cars  Taitertots   Jun-27-10 12:59 PM   #74 
  - Financial situations change  jmowreader   Jun-27-10 05:09 PM   #101 
     - Which is why they should have used discretion instead of greed in the purchasing decision  Taitertots   Jun-27-10 07:21 PM   #104 
        - I Would Think In A Nation  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:40 AM   #123 
        - A nation overwhelmed by lust for consumption  Taitertots   Jun-28-10 05:39 PM   #133 
           - There Are Families Of Four Living In A $195.00 A Week Motel  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 06:33 PM   #140 
              - Who told them to spend the largest amount possible on a car?  Taitertots   Jun-28-10 06:58 PM   #143 
                 - You Offering Facts That Are Not In Evidence  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-29-10 09:59 AM   #147 
                    - How are they being prudent stewards by putting themselves upside down on a car loan?  Taitertots   Jun-29-10 11:17 AM   #157 
                       - A Car Is A Depreciating Asset  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-29-10 03:41 PM   #158 
                          - That is why a down payment is so important  Taitertots   Jun-29-10 03:55 PM   #160 
        - How Do You Divine That?  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 06:40 PM   #141 
           - They couldn't sell the car and cover the money they owed on it n/t  Taitertots   Jun-28-10 07:05 PM   #144 
              - Because They Lost Their Income (Job) In The Worst Economic Downturn In Nearly A Century  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-29-10 09:55 AM   #146 
                 - No, they didn't put enough down on the car, and they didn't put enough aside  Taitertots   Jun-29-10 11:09 AM   #156 
                    - It Is Recommended That You Have A Three To Six Month Emergency Fund  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-29-10 03:48 PM   #159 
  - I would take the job  miscsoc   Jun-27-10 03:07 PM   #86 
  - can they tow from private property like Walmart?  tomm2thumbs   Jun-27-10 03:48 PM   #94 
  - Yes, it's an open lot. If it was fenced in or something that would be different. n/t  tammywammy   Jun-27-10 03:55 PM   #97 
  - No way would I take it.  JoeyT   Jun-27-10 07:06 PM   #103 
  - plate  timo   Jun-29-10 10:58 AM   #153 
  - That Reminds Me Of A Conversation I Had With A Minister Friend Of Mine  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 05:10 AM   #116 
  - Jesus would instead tell deadbeats to turn the car in. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-28-10 11:34 AM   #126 
     - Nearly One In Five Americans Are Unemployed, Underemployed, Or Too Discouraged To Look  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 04:19 PM   #132 
        - If they think they're entitled to keep the car despite stopping payment, then YES.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-28-10 05:54 PM   #135 
           - Maybe The Bank Can Work Out A Payment Plan.  DemocratSinceBirth   Jun-28-10 06:28 PM   #139 
              - The bank did work out a payment plan - it was the note itself.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-28-10 06:46 PM   #142 
  - I'd feel like that guy driving the bulldozer in The Grapes of Wrath.  Gidney N Cloyd   Jun-28-10 11:41 AM   #127 
  - Maybe people should pay for their cars and not lie about their addresses. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-28-10 12:58 PM   #131 
  - Yes, because banks always tell the truth and are honest and forthright.  The Midway Rebel   Jun-29-10 10:49 AM   #152 
  - If you can't pay for it, you will lose it. Do you think about the small used car dealer?  BrentWil   Jun-29-10 10:33 AM   #150 
  - She obviously doesn't need the money.  Hosnon   Jun-29-10 10:41 AM   #151 
  - doesn't sound too bad to me.  nyc 4 Biden   Jun-29-10 11:02 AM   #155 
  - What is thoroughly disgusting  TBF   Jul-01-10 06:48 PM   #161 
  - Why? people should keep property forever without paying for it?  Statistical   Jul-01-10 06:52 PM   #162 
  - That's low.  Cleita   Jul-01-10 06:52 PM   #163 

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