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Old 09-11-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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These differing viewpoints both carry some validity, and it's interesting to observe the back-and-forth volley.

However, can we also recognize the full spectrum of possibilities that they encompass? Different people have different lifestyles, workstyles, temperaments, and thresholds of security, comfort, and freedom. Some will be absolutely miserable without a secure, predictable source of income within their chosen parameters. Others are more inclined (and, in fact, happier) when they put together a patchwork quilt of part-time, free-lance, or temporary situations. Due to a variety of factors, they are OK living in a manner (more flexibility, higher perceived risk, fewer encumbrances, etc.) that others would find intolerable at best.

There's a lot of territory between (1) amassing a bankroll of thousands of dollars before making a move in your life -- and (2) sucking off the teat of the welfare system. If everybody was looking for the exact same picture of personal success, everybody would be scratching and clawing to live on top of each other in Fort Collins, Boulder, or Durango.

(Oh, wait... )
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, CO
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Actually, she interviewed for:

Gymnastics coach
Ice rink attendant
Movie theater employee
and
Numerous child care jobs, one of which she got. Those are the jobs I can remember her interviewing for. There may have been others.
I stand corrected. I was talking more in the line of food service jobs which are in never-ending supply but I catch your drift.


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These differing viewpoints both carry some validity, and it's interesting to observe the back-and-forth volley.

However, can we also recognize the full spectrum of possibilities that they encompass? Different people have different lifestyles, workstyles, temperaments, and thresholds of security, comfort, and freedom. Some will be absolutely miserable without a secure, predictable source of income within their chosen parameters. Others are more inclined (and, in fact, happier) when they put together a patchwork quilt of part-time, free-lance, or temporary situations. Due to a variety of factors, they are OK living in a manner (more flexibility, higher perceived risk, fewer encumbrances, etc.) that others would find intolerable at best.

There's a lot of territory between (1) amassing a bankroll of thousands of dollars before making a move in your life -- and (2) sucking off the teat of the welfare system. If everybody was looking for the exact same picture of personal success, everybody would be scratching and clawing to live on top of each other in Fort Collins, Boulder, or Durango.

(Oh, wait... )
LOL...Great post.

I just want to make it clear I don't agree with sucking off the teat of the welfare system but that's talk for the political board.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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In theory, OP could buy her and her boyfriend Greyhound bus tickets (or hitchhike), and sleep on benches for the first little while (or a stranger's couch).

If OP wanted to have a warm place to sleep in that was paid for own her own, she would need "several thousand dollars" (several could be $3K-$7K) as insurance during the jobless period, and to use to get established.
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