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 Post subject: Re: Unemployment
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:26 pm 
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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.


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