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Old 08-24-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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Big business' worships at the alter of the almighty dollar and this unbridled capitalism is slowly strangling the world.


Just my $0.02
Very true!
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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If anything, it’s crony capitalism aimed at payoffs and rewards to the enablers such as lawmakers and politicians.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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I got my best job offer ever after I retired. It was a dream job but I had no interest....
What an irony.

The best job I ever had - the one where I performed excellently and loved it - was some volunteer work. And I did this right at the end of my working life. I never anticipated how suited I would prove to be and how much I would like it. But I was too old to consider attempting a radical professional career change. I suspect that because I wasn't paid that I took the job as a personal engagement/commitment, and I rarely thought about pleasing the organization I volunteered for.

I won't pretend to any humility about it, I was aces at the work. And the irony in my case was that there was no pay, in a sense it wasn't a job.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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One more reason older workers are "retired" (besides higher salaries and more time off) is health care. Older workers cost companies more in health care vs younger workers. This is another example of why we should not have to rely on employment for health care coverage.
Not necessarily.
I did not use a Sick Day in 2017 or 2018. Last week I used half a Sick Day to have some precancerous skin removed by a Dermatologist. I take no meds at age 63, and go to my Dr for my annual exam once every 5 years - whether I need it or not.
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Old Today, 05:40 AM
 
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Yes, chances of getting a decent job are lower once you get older, so it is advisory to get a new job while you are young. You can go for part time jobs if you have backup financial plans.
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Old Today, 08:49 AM
 
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If anything, it’s crony capitalism aimed at payoffs and rewards to the enablers such as lawmakers and politicians.


Really it's just CAPITALISM. If money rules everything and everyone worships wealth, what we have today is the inevitable end result.


To heck with compassion, empathy, respect, and all else if it does not result in more monetary capital gains.


Children in cages? Its ok if someone can make money off of it!


Overflowing prisons? Its ok if someone can make money off of it!


Helping the homeless? Caring for babies born by underage girls who had no access birth control? Taking care of the elderly? - To heck with them, there is no money to be made!




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