Proud fans of a 132-year old tradition

It is currently Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:04 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Unemployment
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:26 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:19 am
Posts: 1603
Well I am one of those 99ers.. after January I will have no income. It's scary, man. Fortunately we're close to pay-
ing off our car.. otherwise we'd have no money for food. I've paid my taxes for 26 years. I don't feel bad that I'm
making $7 an hour as a jobless American. I know a guy in Holland who has been on the dole for twenty years.

Some days I pound the pavement, other weeks I don't do a damn thing. I can't get into Mc Donald's or Wal-Mart.
I've filled applications for all of them. Jobless Michiganders are coming here and taking some of the manufacturing
jobs I want.

I have a lot of experience but few factories are hiring. When I go for a job interview thirty men show up for one
damn job. Almost all factories only want temporary employees now. I've worked at two factories.. one let me go
after two months. I enrolled in classes at an employment center. All they tell you is to brainstorm, do cold calling.
I couldn't afford gas to go there so I had to stop.

My wife earns $10.19 an hour as a background check investigator. She started that job at $10/hr.. yes, nineteen
cents in raises in four years.

The middle class will be gone.. I don't want to pick cabbages in a field. My family will be better off in the Philippines
one day in the future.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits