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Old 07-24-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Honestly I don't think there is any choice. If the government stops unemployment with soo many people being unemployed I think that would then lead to a huge increase in crime and surely they don't want that to happen. I think they should continue sending unemployment checks to the unemployed(which includes me) as long as the rate stays above 9%.
Stop being a damn freeloader and go find a job....you sound like a lot of young lazy POS college grads, who had their entire college time paid for by mommy and daddy....I think they should stop Unemployment after 1 yr...if you can't find a job in that time, you are flat out lazy...and no, that job may not be in this area, you may have to go someplace where there are jobs, or you may have to work at McDonalds, or for a landscaper....seriously, you have a very lazy attitude...the gov't doesn't owe you anything.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Yes but with soo many people currently on unemployment I just can't see the government letting it run out. I don't think 79 weeks is enough, they should increase it to maybe 100 weeks. If UI runs out there will be an increase in crime all around us, now we wouldnt want that would we? When people lose everything and they have nothing else to lose they lose it. They go into survival mode and will do whatever it takes to survive.
No, they go into survival mode and take any job they can find...crime was pretty low in the 1930s compared to now, yet the 1930s had 20%+ unemployment rates, and had no Unemployment benefits....the gov't doesn't have to take care of you, and they will let the Unemployment Benies end b/c they know they can't keep spending money they don't have.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Post of the week!

You already alluded to not doing work that was beneath you.
I already 'do what it takes to survive', working sometimes 80 hrs a week.
More accurately I do that to support the lifestyle I desire, but still...

I cannot help but think something has been lost post jet-age.
The sense of family, lifelong friends, & home.
Sure we are free to move around the world, but you do lose your support group if things go horribly wrong
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FWIW, many times I do sweat my butt off, but I call it 'work'.
I wish you the best Tim, but IMHO you need a bit of an attitude adjustment...
Yeah, but even in the post jet age, if you get in trouble, you can always go back to your family...my family has made it abudantly clear if something should happen to me, that I can always go back to OH to live with them until I get back on my feet (as much as I don't want to go back to OH).
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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So what basis do you have for this assertion? I love the grandiose negativity. Same crap as what came from the shmucks who forcasted $10 gasoline. 18% national unemployment is impossible. If it ever got that bad the whole country would collapse. It is physically impossible to have a national rate that high. My basis for that is the way economic cycles and capitalist business structures work. Now if a foreign object, like say socialism, gets introduced then all bets are off. My assumption is CharlotteCharlotte is a fear mongering dummy or he/she forsees a boat load of national debt in our future. I will definitely buy the latter.
No economist believes it will get that high...I think by next year, the rate will be lower as the stimulus plan really takes hold...I have a feeling nationally it will top off around 11/12% and locally maybe 15%, but by this time next year, it will be going back down...these recessions don't last very long...usually just a few years.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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crime was pretty low in the 1930s compared to now, yet the 1930s had 20%+ unemployment rates, and had no Unemployment benefits....
Yes but you need to understand that back then we were an ascending nation and we didn't have people strung out on crystal meth and all these other kinds of drugs!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Yes but you need to understand that back then we were an ascending nation and we didn't have people strung out on crystal meth and all these other kinds of drugs!!!!!!!!!
The people you are describing weren't working before the current recession.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Yes but you need to understand that back then we were an ascending nation and we didn't have people strung out on crystal meth and all these other kinds of drugs!!!!!!!!!
we were an "ascending" nation during the great depression? I kind of doubt the horribly impoverished man during 1930 while not able to feed his family was on his way to rob a bank suddenly thought, "why do this, my nation is ascending! Im gonna go out and get me a job, WW2 and the new deal will be here in no time!"

I'm trying to figure out what you are more ignorant in, economics, sociology, history or life.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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we were an "ascending" nation during the great depression? I kind of doubt the horribly impoverished man during 1930 while not able to feed his family was on his way to rob a bank suddenly thought, "why do this, my nation is ascending! Im gonna go out and get me a job, WW2 and the new deal will be here in no time!"

I'm trying to figure out what you are more ignorant in, economics, sociology, history or life.
This is why I suggested that he find some people who grew up in the Depression. As a baby boomer, I grew up hearing about it from my parents & grandparents & plenty of others.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I also think that expecting someone with multiple degrees to scrub toilets for minimum wage is unreasonable.
Well, I have a B.S. and an M.S. and over 15 years of experience in my chosen field. If I lost my job, was unable to find anything, and my only option to try and keep paying my mortgage was to scrub toilets - I'd do it. I wouldn't go off to work whistling a happy tune, but I would do what I need to do.

A few years back, a friend of mine got laid off from his job - he was doing systems analysis or programming or some other such type of IT job, and making 6 figures a year. After 3-4 months without work, he went and worked a floor at Best Buy for about 9 months before he was able to find another job suitable to his levels of education and experience.

I find it kind of both funny and sad today how some people out of a job, and unable to find anything else, are unwilling to take a job that is "beneath" them. I would suspect that these individuals are younger - and are probably in the same group as those kids my old company would hire out of college at 22 or 23, who never came in before 9:00, always left right at 5:00, and spent a good chunk of their day at work surfing the web and talking on the phone and, essentially, doing the bare minimum required of them in their job - and then complained when they didn't get promoted fast enough.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I do have a degree in finance and just don't think I should be doing odd jobs with my level of education.
So how advanced is this degree? I'll admit, as someone who went to grad school and also taught at the university level for a brief time, that an education is quite valuable and think any efforts to advance one's education are a good thing.

However, having said that....you have a degree in finance...so do countless other people. Its not like you have some highly-specialized degree to which you devoted many years of effort and study which makes you much more qualified than most other people. Now, I could be wrong, you could have some PhD in some obscure field of accounting or some such. But, based on your posts so far, my guess is, at most, you have a bachelor's degree in finance. Which does not make you all that highly educated compared to the public at large - at least not to the point where "odd jobs" are beneath you. (I'll also admit that my degrees in psychology don't set me way far off and apart either, so I'm not claiming any superiority here).

Get off your butt and get a job. If you truly are so lazy that you would rather simply sit around and collect unemployment instead of taking a job that you somehow consider to be beneath you, and hope that those bennies keep getting extended, then do us all a favor and go jump in Lake Norman with a pair of concrete boots on.
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