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Old 12-07-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Boston
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low earners need to learn to get by with less or get a second job.

nobody promised life to be fair and equal for all
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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or find something to do , that few can or wont to do for themselves . the difference between permanent low wage workers and those who move on isn't as much luck as it is drive and creativity to find these things to do and then have a plan for learning to do it.

i am still friends with some of the guys from my projects days .

i begged them to go to trade school when i went in the 1970's . nah , they rather hang out and not go . so they are still low wage earners now raising their own families in the same project.

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Old 12-13-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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People continuing to work for free is the problem. But of course, no one believes that we have too many people. More people is exactly what the sociopaths want. Then they can choose from any number of desperate people.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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low earners need to learn to get by with less or get a second job.

nobody promised life to be fair and equal for all
The media sells a dream of a 1950's standard of living for all.

That needs to come to an end along with rampant consumerism.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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low earners need to learn to get by with less or get a second job.

nobody promised life to be fair and equal for all
Or learn a new skill. It is a harsh truth. I am a low earner, despite having a degree. I encourage education, but in a functional realm. I think vocational school is better than a bachelor's degree in General Studies, for example. Don't wait until you are old like me.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Thailand
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The media sells a dream of a 1950's standard of living for all.
I've not noticed this, why would they be selling a worse standard of living?
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Boston
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50's? oh I remember, 6 households sharing a phone line, saving up for a year to buy a color TV, ah yes, the good ole days.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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What color tv. ? Ha ha. . They were for rich people
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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I was in a hopeless situation without realizing it!
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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You could also buy a house for 8K. Those were indeed the days.
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