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Old 05-25-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Do I deserve these rewards for my hard work?
A nice house in the city
A nice house out in the mountains
A nice new car
A classic muscle car
Lots of nice clothes to wear
Lots of nice furniture
Lots of nice stereo equipment
Lots of nice jewelry
A nice boat
waterskis
A 4 wheeler
Going to lots of rock concerts
Going to lots of nice vacations
making lots of money for my hard work

I am currently employed in retail and I've been at my job for 9 and a half years and I am a really hard worker who seldomly calls in sick and I always get my work done everyday while I'm there.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Its not about what you deserve, it about what you are worth (to the market).
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Its not about what you deserve, it about what you are worth (to the market).
I guess that if I really want something out of life what I should do is make better effort saving up my money so I can get more out of life that way, it's only you who can decide on how you control your spending and you can accomplish more things you wanna accomplish with the money you save up.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I look at things differently, but you can live a happy life without 'lots' of stuff. Just pick a few things that would make you happy and save towards them. Sure, money seems to come easier to some people, but it doesn't mean the lack of it has to totally rob anyone from having a great quality of life.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Do I deserve these rewards for my hard work?
A nice house in the city
A nice house out in the mountains
A nice new car
A classic muscle car
Lots of nice clothes to wear
Lots of nice furniture
Lots of nice stereo equipment
Lots of nice jewelry
A nice boat
waterskis
A 4 wheeler
Going to lots of rock concerts
Going to lots of nice vacations
making lots of money for my hard work

I am currently employed in retail and I've been at my job for 9 and a half years and I am a really hard worker who seldomly calls in sick and I always get my work done everyday while I'm there.

If you can afford it, sure, why not.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Do I deserve these rewards for my hard work?
A nice house in the city
A nice house out in the mountains
A nice new car
A classic muscle car
Lots of nice clothes to wear
Lots of nice furniture
Lots of nice stereo equipment
Lots of nice jewelry
A nice boat
waterskis
A 4 wheeler
Going to lots of rock concerts
Going to lots of nice vacations
making lots of money for my hard work

I am currently employed in retail and I've been at my job for 9 and a half years and I am a really hard worker who seldomly calls in sick and I always get my work done everyday while I'm there.
What you DESERVE for your hard work is the pay you've agreed to accept. What you do with it, and whether you can afford that list of "stuff" is a different matter.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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What everyone deserves is a decent job that pays decent so you can afford to save up a little cash so you will be able to pay your own bills (whatever bills those may be) so you won't be in debt. If you are paying your bills, whatever. Just don't forget to save for retirement.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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Does that mean I should rack up millions of dollars in bills and then expect my employer to pay me millions of dollars to afford those bills?
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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Its not about what you deserve, it about what you are worth (to the market).
You talk as if the market was God. If we are not worthy of the very air we breath should we take our own lives? Maybe we are not worthy of the market's love. Should we grovel like the peasants that we are? The market be dammed!
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Deserve? No. And if you are in retail, I wouldn't hold my breathe on acquiring half of those things. Professionals with graduate degrees are struggling.

Get a part time job to supplement your income and lower your expectations.
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