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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:39 PM
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12. they are tossing the idea about, but it is doubtful
they already gave us a paycut due to the economic slump and told us that we won't see raises for yet another year to even cover what they took away.

Unfortunately I am not one of those younger workers, nor are the majority of folks I work with in my department. We are all in our mid 30's and up.

I have two kids with asthma, I have asthma, I have back problems and a known problem with my discs. My husband has barrets esophagus which requires a scoping every year. Overall we are healthy, we go to the gym, we in relatively great shape, but we could easily be wiped out if one of the kids has a bad case of flu and ends up in the hospital for a week.

I also want to note that being younger doesn't mean healthier. Loads of young people get blind-sided by medical bills. I know of one young woman in her mid twenties that came down with MS, went from perfectly healthy to bad shape in 2 years.

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