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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 03:55 PM
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4. If you "were really dead broke and unemployed"
How could you afford to stay where you were?
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  -Move somewhere cheaper and/or somewhere with more jobs CreekDog  Nov-13-11 03:49 PM   #0 
  - They say it like you should just put your clothes in a trash bag  Warpy   Nov-13-11 03:52 PM   #1 
  - Sure. It's easy...  Speck Tater   Nov-13-11 03:53 PM   #2 
  - This happened to me last year  XanaDUer   Nov-13-11 03:54 PM   #3 
  - That's the part that bothers me --telling someone else it's a good idea  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 03:57 PM   #7 
  - It's also highly problematic for couples  Yo_Mama   Nov-14-11 11:50 AM   #95 
  - +5  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-14-11 08:46 PM   #112 
  - If you "were really dead broke and unemployed"  former9thward   Nov-13-11 03:55 PM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-13-11 03:59 PM   #11 
  - with unemployment, lack of moving costs, perhaps other aid you might lose in moving  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 04:10 PM   #15 
  - So staying on Medicaid is better than getting a job?  former9thward   Nov-13-11 05:08 PM   #40 
     - i didn't say anything about being guaranteed a job (with insurance) in the new place  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:09 PM   #61 
     - I think it is implied in the OP that there would be job opportunies in the new place.  former9thward   Nov-13-11 07:17 PM   #64 
        - not worth it, just not worth it  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:18 PM   #65 
        - A Job opportunity is not a job. (nt)  jeff47   Nov-13-11 07:20 PM   #68 
     - Remaining alive is better than getting a job.  jeff47   Nov-13-11 07:19 PM   #66 
        - That is true, although I doubt the person you're attempting to reason with agrees  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 09:57 PM   #84 
  - Community - the one thing you can't just hook up with immediately in a new town - it takes years.  saras   Nov-13-11 04:22 PM   #22 
  - Have you seen how expensive movers are lately?  lbrtbell   Nov-13-11 04:25 PM   #24 
     - My family had two dramatic resets growing up (another not so dramatic)  exboyfil   Nov-13-11 06:23 PM   #50 
        - yeah but i was asking about moving because one's unemployed  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 06:54 PM   #55 
           - My dad did not have a job with either move  exboyfil   Nov-14-11 06:00 AM   #88 
              - the safety net should be on par with other wealthy nations  CreekDog   Nov-14-11 06:57 AM   #89 
  - Survival isn't always easy. n/t  Shagbark Hickory   Nov-13-11 03:56 PM   #5 
  - North Dakota  bluestateguy   Nov-13-11 03:57 PM   #6 
  - you didn't answer the question  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 03:58 PM   #9 
  - The point in the OP is well taken  bluestateguy   Nov-13-11 04:21 PM   #20 
  - I did it with a young family but I had help and some money saved, no mortgage..  Fumesucker   Nov-13-11 04:01 PM   #12 
  - I'm 42 and I've had to relocate 8 times in the past 22 years.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-14-11 05:24 PM   #107 
  - West Texas  Yupster   Nov-13-11 11:25 PM   #86 
  - I could live in West Texas  bluestateguy   Nov-13-11 11:52 PM   #87 
  - Jerry Jeff Walker.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-14-11 05:26 PM   #108 
  - And there's no place for them to live  KamaAina   Nov-14-11 04:08 PM   #105 
  - .............  Angry Dragon   Nov-13-11 03:57 PM   #8 
  - what do you mean "cheaper"? Rural areas? Red states?  alp227   Nov-13-11 03:58 PM   #10 
  - ND has low unemployment because they're experiencing an oil boom  jeff47   Nov-13-11 07:23 PM   #69 
  - One of the things that I thought was flaming bullshit about "Nickel and Dimed"  XemaSab   Nov-13-11 04:03 PM   #13 
  - Hi Xemasab...just want to note your post b/c it mentions homelessness  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:11 PM   #62 
  - Good post. Thanks for sharing. nt  raccoon   Nov-14-11 07:48 AM   #91 
  - Been there, done that  guitar man   Nov-13-11 04:07 PM   #14 
  - Ok...answers.  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 04:10 PM   #16 
  - In addition to answering the question poorly (if you're broke, you won't have money to move)...  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 04:24 PM   #23 
  - You said, and I quote:  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 05:03 PM   #37 
     - you chose to answer the "broke" question based on if you weren't broke  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 06:40 PM   #51 
     - In your scenario, I have "been looking long enough to consider moving".  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 06:48 PM   #53 
        - you just think you're being pedantic, but you simply got it wrong  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:04 PM   #60 
           - What does whether or not one is at fault (for what, I don't know) have to do  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 07:20 PM   #67 
              - this thread isn't about you  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:28 PM   #73 
                 - Then why do you keep talking about me?  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 07:45 PM   #80 
     - Are you autistic?  MedicalAdmin   Nov-14-11 05:28 PM   #109 
  - You think it costs $1000 to move?  lbrtbell   Nov-13-11 04:34 PM   #28 
     - DIY moving. Pack up what you can in a car and go. It sucks to do that  uppityperson   Nov-13-11 04:43 PM   #31 
     - Who the hell with a family can just "pack up in a car and go."?  readmoreoften   Nov-13-11 05:09 PM   #41 
     - me too!  newfie11   Nov-13-11 05:41 PM   #46 
     - You think you can do DIY moving for $1000?  jeff47   Nov-13-11 07:29 PM   #76 
        - It depends on how much and how far.  uppityperson   Nov-13-11 07:33 PM   #79 
        - 2 hours isn't going to get you a significantly better economy.  jeff47   Nov-14-11 11:46 AM   #94 
           - For me it would. Big difference between living in a town of 9,000 and city of 1 million.  uppityperson   Nov-14-11 06:59 PM   #110 
        - I moved with what I could fit in my car...  MadrasT   Nov-14-11 01:45 PM   #98 
     - I said at *least* $1000.  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 04:56 PM   #35 
     - Yeah, that's what it costs single college kids. Not a whole frickin family.  readmoreoften   Nov-13-11 05:11 PM   #42 
        - The OP used the word *you* 6 times, and then only spoke of the "average individual"  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 05:26 PM   #43 
           - the post is meant to encourage empathy for those in hard situations  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 06:52 PM   #54 
              - Perhaps you should have worded it differently, then, rather than focusing  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 06:56 PM   #56 
                 - i've never seen you express empathy here...and nearly everyone else has  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 07:02 PM   #59 
                 - I'm puzzled...why does it concern you that I'm not expressing empathy for the poor  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 07:15 PM   #63 
                 - You appear to be among the few who inferred "you" as a particular singular  LanternWaste   Nov-14-11 11:59 AM   #97 
     - Not only that, the moving-in costs are even worse  arcane1   Nov-13-11 05:02 PM   #36 
     - I've never been out of work, so that hasn't been a factor in my previous moves  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 05:06 PM   #38 
        - What if you used up those savings? Serious question.  uppityperson   Nov-13-11 07:25 PM   #71 
           - Then at that point I would, as per the original OP, have difficulty affording another move.  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 10:51 PM   #85 
     - If you're hiring movers, you're talking about a different situation I think.  bhikkhu   Nov-13-11 07:26 PM   #72 
     - It certainly costs that much for a deposit  XemaSab   Nov-13-11 07:48 PM   #81 
  - The picture you used tells it like it is.  Curmudgeoness   Nov-13-11 04:11 PM   #17 
  - it can be an horrible thing to do  CountAllVotes   Nov-13-11 04:11 PM   #18 
  - I'm really sorry this happened to you - and the dogs.  sad sally   Nov-13-11 04:21 PM   #19 
     - I don't know  CountAllVotes   Nov-13-11 04:22 PM   #21 
        - Sadly, drug dealers often leave animals behind  lbrtbell   Nov-13-11 04:36 PM   #29 
           - these appeared to be greyhounds  CountAllVotes   Nov-13-11 04:45 PM   #33 
  - I have way too much stuff.  MADem   Nov-13-11 04:32 PM   #25 
  - If there are jobs, it's not cheaper...  rbnyc   Nov-13-11 04:32 PM   #26 
  - My sister who has just started working a part time job at minimum wage  notadmblnd   Nov-13-11 04:33 PM   #27 
  - I am in western NE  newfie11   Nov-13-11 05:44 PM   #47 
  - It does make it easier if you are childless, single, have few possessions,  Quantess   Nov-13-11 04:38 PM   #30 
  - I wouldn't move for anything  MedleyMisty   Nov-13-11 04:44 PM   #32 
  - I wouldn't want to move out of the Mountain West. The idea of living in a large city is, well...  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 05:30 PM   #44 
  - yep I lived there too. LOL  newfie11   Nov-13-11 05:45 PM   #48 
  - I grew up in your part of NC, so i understand the attraction...  Rhythm   Nov-14-11 03:27 PM   #101 
  - Next door to me, there is a lovely lady whose husband has...  nenagh   Nov-13-11 04:46 PM   #34 
  - Where I live (Ohio)  Worship Money   Nov-13-11 05:06 PM   #39 
  - I have done this as a child with my parents and as an adult  newfie11   Nov-13-11 05:39 PM   #45 
  - yours is the second mention of homelessness in this thread  CreekDog   Nov-13-11 06:48 PM   #52 
     - maybe but I was a child  newfie11   Nov-13-11 07:29 PM   #75 
  - I have been unemployed since 2010.  RebelOne   Nov-13-11 06:00 PM   #49 
  - This depends on so many things -  TBF   Nov-13-11 06:56 PM   #57 
  - Unfortunately, I think that's part of the "big picture" for the Reps.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Nov-13-11 06:59 PM   #58 
  - I'd sell my house at a loss, the kids would lose all their friends  bhikkhu   Nov-13-11 07:23 PM   #70 
  - If you have a family with a support system where your at I'd think twice about  southernyankeebelle   Nov-13-11 07:28 PM   #74 
  - ask yourself: What would the 1% do?  provis99   Nov-13-11 07:31 PM   #77 
  - I left my home town for a better career ... don't be surprised if our kids have to leave the country  JoePhilly   Nov-13-11 07:31 PM   #78 
  - In 1962 my mother packed us five kids  SheilaT   Nov-13-11 08:14 PM   #82 
  - We're all Tom Joad now.  Snarkoleptic   Nov-13-11 09:55 PM   #83 
  - It is not reasonable to base govt. policy ...  Laelth   Nov-14-11 07:40 AM   #90 
  - It works as long as there are policies to back it up.  jeff47   Nov-14-11 11:44 AM   #93 
  - I like those ideas.  Laelth   Nov-14-11 03:43 PM   #104 
  - +1  Gormy Cuss   Nov-14-11 11:58 AM   #96 
  - Moving costs a ton of money  Marrah_G   Nov-14-11 08:46 AM   #92 
  - I expect that I'll have to move.  GoCubsGo   Nov-14-11 01:55 PM   #99 
  - Sadly that easy answer is usually too expensive.  JNelson6563   Nov-14-11 02:27 PM   #100 
  - Two of my kids have moved Outside, one's still here,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-14-11 03:31 PM   #102 
  - And the poorer you are, the more important informal networks are.  wickerwoman   Nov-14-11 03:36 PM   #103 
  - We just moved across town. It cost approximatly $1500 just for the move itself.  haele   Nov-14-11 05:13 PM   #106 
  - Interesting picture in the post. The movie version was a little pepped-up  jtuck004   Nov-14-11 08:44 PM   #111 

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