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Old 07-01-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Some say there is no shame in work...any kind of work. I beg to differ. No self respecting person is going to wash dishes for minimum wage these days...So shut up and let the illegals clean your plate.
To keep my home if I lost my job, I'd pick up trash, wash dishes, scrub toilets, whatever it took. I worked 3 jobs at once just to pay my bills. Was it fun? Heck, no. But bills needed to be paid. Being homeless was NOT an option.

 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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to keep my home if i lost my job, i'd pick up trash, wash dishes, scrub toilets, whatever it took. I worked 3 jobs at once just to pay my bills. Was it fun? Heck, no. But bills needed to be paid. Being homeless was not an option.
exactly.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Some say there is no shame in work...any kind of work. I beg to differ. No self respecting person is going to wash dishes for minimum wage these days...So shut up and let the illegals clean your plate.
I disagree. There is dignity in all kinds of work. Well, unless it's something illegal like bootlegging a movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i45IsSYF-PI
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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To keep my home if I lost my job, I'd pick up trash, wash dishes, scrub toilets, whatever it took. I worked 3 jobs at once just to pay my bills. Was it fun? Heck, no. But bills needed to be paid. Being homeless was NOT an option.
But see, doing that would be beneath you. In addition, you wouldn't have time to be on various dating sites looking for adult fun.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Then you create a list of push come to shove jobs which are jobs that are still ok to have on a temporary basis and those jobs for me were

Data Entry
Front Desk Agent
Customer Service Specialist
Sales
That sounds great, but back here on earth many areas of the country do NOT have these types of jobs! Where I live our county economy is 60% driven by agriculture, 20% government/schools, 20% hospitality and retail. There are 4 hotels where I live and I'm lucky. Most towns around me don't have a single hotel. I live in the big city basically. Most businesses here are family owned and very few big corporations. WalMart was actually a blessing because it created many jobs for people who needed them. Not everyone can work a farm until the day they die. Very rarely is there someone under 25 working at my Walmart. Most are in their 40's and later.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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From this list I would only be able to put up with retail
Until you're ACTUALLY in that situation, you don't REALLY know what you'd do. Most people don't.

You'd really rather starve and become homeless than work at Home Depot or Rite Aid or pick up trash or wash dishes? If that's the case, then you have some REALLY messed up priorities in life.

I was homeless as a kid and ended up living with family and friends of family. There's no way in hell I would ever be homeless again. There's not a toilet in all of New York state I wouldn't clean to keep a roof over my head.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Pretty sure my friends/co-workers making 40-100K in retail might disagree with you, but whatever.

One additional thought about the transition to online applications is that it may simply be a matter of storage. Back in Ye Olden Days we had to send our files of paper apps to a secure warehouse every so often, where they were kept for a period of time before being microfiched and then shredded. Our location would send cartons of applications off, if you multiply that by several thousand locations across the country you are talking about a fair amount of space needed!
Ye Olden Days...HA! That's a good one.

I do remember working in the office when Iw as in retail wondering what the heck all the paper cases were. It was applications and previous employees. Took up a lot of space! They had to keep those records for several years. It took up about half the back room. Nothing like having your lunch on top a stack of applications.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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See? That's how they all should be
Who died and put you in charge of how things "should be?" I should be 125 pounds and 5'7". I'm far either one! According to family, I should drive a nicer car because I can afford it they claim. I'm good with what I drive. If anyone else would like to make my car payments and insurance payments, please let me know. I'll be happy to send you the payment info!
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Yeah, I don't get it either.

Being "above" any job is fine, if you are "above" eating and having a roof over your head. I don't know, maybe because my perspective is that of someone with no one else to rescue me, and someone with other people depending on me, but I've done all sorts of crap jobs. Money is money.

One year when my oldest son was quite small, I went around asking people if I could collect the pecans that had fallen in their yards from pecan trees... I went house to house doing this then gathered them all and sold them to a local pecan processing company. Almost everyone said yes; the pecans were going to sit and rot otherwise.

Another time when he was little, I worked a "dollar a dance" place. Kind of like the Tina Turner "private dancer" song and the dime a dance places of the past, but with inflation it was a dollar a dance. All I had to do was dance, nothing inappropriate or sexual about it, guys paid me a dollar to dance with them and I'd make a couple hundred bucks a night (and be extremely tired with hurting feet)...

Money is money.
There's NO shame in doing any job! You do what you gotta do to take care of yourself. You can't depend on others to bail you out or the government to send a check. There is shame however in being a drug dealer. McDonald's No. Crack dealer yes.

Now I want chocolate pecan pie though....thanks!
 
Old 07-01-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Going OT, but...
don't be too sure of that. I have access to 12 cameras recording during regular hours, plus a few more that only LP can view, and we are not a big box store, just a small chain location. Our local PD probably has a box full of DVD's we've burnt for them to use as evidence.
I didn't say all places or all the time. I said most of the time. I've worked numerous companies who have high end security systems and they don't use them most of the time. Takes too many man hours to go through every thing.

This also probably varies based on where you are. If you work at a Home Depot that gets robbed every month, then they are probably using their cameras and have more security than the store 20 miles away where employees still soda are their biggest issue.
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