Monday, February 2, 2015

Really? Does that make sense?

I am so frustrated and sick of hearing people who have lost unemployment, workers' compensation or disability benefits say they can't find work.

95% have not even looked!  I just got out of a deposition with someone who has been off work for nearly two years and applied for only one job!  Only one!  It was a job he could never do and he knew it.

He stated he was sure that any other work he could find would be minimum wage and he has two boys he needs to support.  The two boys live with his ex-wife.  This means that childcare costs are not an issue.  He cannot work minimum wage and support his boys was his affirmation.

Wouldn't any payment going to your boys be better than none?  YES it would!

He has a specialized skill license he could renew and get paid more than minimum wage. He hasn't thought about renewing his license.  That would take three weeks of class.

HELLO!  You have been out of work for 2 years! Does he have time to spend in class? Why, yes he does!

He is my latest example but he is not alone.  How can anyone be so lazy and irresponsible?  Who allows them to keep thinking it is okay to act like that?

My dad and mom would kick my ass if I ever said I couldn't take a job when I am capable of working because it only paid minimum wage.

You know what; if you have a job it is easier to get another job. If you have a job and perform well you can get promoted and a pay raise.

Get off your lazy butts and get to work!

Thank you for listening to my rant.  If you are one of these no good losers, GET A JOB. Set a good example for your children. Be a productive member of society not a leech.


  1. Telling it like it is!!! Great post thank you!

    1. Thank you! This is so unique and hard for me. I'm not allowed to express my opinions at work. I felt so naked and opinionated here.

  2. After over 30 years in management mostly for the same company, when they closed down their CA office I felt confident that it would be a breeze finding a job. How wrong I was! Out of hundreds of applications I sent out I only got 1 reply and that was for a part time job at Staples at minimum wage. The store closed not long after I got that offer which I declined thinking for sure I could find something better.

    I don't know if I was doing something wrong or what or if it's just the state of the economy. Frustrated I went ahead and started collecting my Social Security since I was eligible. Years of experience in management is no guarantee that a job is waiting. I'm among the "overly qualified". If I were younger I think I'd have had a better chance, but as it turned out things aren't terrible and I'm able to devote time to pursuing writing ambitions.

    There is a future!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Arlee, Since 2007 it has been incredibly difficult for people out of work, with a lot of experience or older, as judged by experience, to find work. Which is why it irks me so much to see someone who could work throw away a job to work the system.
      I am a happy recipient of you pursuing your writing ambitions. I am sorry for the circumstances that put you there but happy to share in your future. Thanks so much for the A to Z challenge. I am looking forward to my third year as a finisher of the challenge.