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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:14 AM
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20. I know someone who actually QUIT his job...
It was a good job... insurance underwriting. He was smart at it and usually got all his work done by 2 in the afternoon. Short hours, good pay. Some boss said something he didn't like, and he quit. He looked for work for the past year, and had all sorts of comments about how people were condescending to him in interviews or how he was clearly a lot smarter than the prospective boss. That, I do believe, clued me into the lousy way he performed in those interviews. He finally accepted an IT/Admin Assistant job. It took a lot of pain and personal suffering before he came to understand what the current employment climate is all about.

But I also know people who are willing to do just about anything to put a few lentils on the family table and a stick of wood in the fireplace.

My heart goes out to all concerned.

I know we've talked about this before... those of us who know how to make something out of nothing, who know how to repair things, or make them from scratch, who learned important lessons at the feet of our family elders who survived The Great Depression, we are the new survivors.

I'm cutting back more and more all the time. Even the Goodwill is getting fewer items from me this year. I went through the bag and found a few sweaters and blouses that I could mend or otherwise zazz up. I work in a professional office, and despite my penchant for jeans and t-shirts, or shorts and tank tops, I have to don the corporate costume every day. That costume is getting more and more expensive all the time and I can't justify my new clothes purchases to myself, even though it's expected that I look right every day. I even got some new heels and insoles for four pairs of dress shoes. I'm going to squeeze another year out of this stuff or know the reason why!

There are lazy people in the world; it has always been so. I don't agree with the current GOTP "hammock" meme at all, however, and I think the truly lazy among us are coming to a harsh awakening. I think the GOTP is looking to "decrease the surplus population."
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