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Old 07-11-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Because you are working 3 jobs for a reason. Living beyond your means?
I don't think I'm living beyond my means. I rather run my businesses and put in 4 to 5 hours a day across them all, than work 8 hours a day in an office in an environment where I need to ask someone for time off.

I'm not strapped for cash by any means.... I just want to be financially independent before I hit 50. I'd hate to be one of those older people living off SS checks.

Someone working multiple jobs isn't necessarily "struggling". Not having money to live a comfortable life is "struggling". Having to worry about money is "struggling".
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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I don't think I'm living beyond my means. I rather run my businesses and put in 4 to 5 hours a day across them all, than work 8 hours a day in an office in an environment where I need to ask someone for time off.

I'm not strapped for cash by any means.... I just want to be financially independent before I hit 50. I'd hate to be one of those older people living off SS checks.

Someone working multiple jobs isn't necessarily "struggling". Not having money to live a comfortable life is "struggling". Having to worry about money is "struggling".

That is a good reason to work several jobs. But people I know who works several jobs are struggling to make it. Their family takes a hit also.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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That is a good reason to work several jobs. But people I know who works several jobs are struggling to make it. Their family takes a hit also.
I understand that both kinds of people exist and everything inbetween. I was trying to point out that the OP is making a silly generalization by saying that if you work 4 jobs you are struggling.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Because you are working 3 jobs for a reason. Living beyond your means?
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I understand that both kinds of people exist and everything inbetween. I was trying to point out that the OP is making a silly generalization by saying that if you work 4 jobs you are struggling.
And as you can see from his latest post he will continue doing so. I don't think he reads anything at all, not even what he himself writes. It's all in, "The World According to TVSG" ongoing series.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Northside)
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She's a hustler, doing what she can to make that change. You do what you have to do, period. Don't knock her, congratulate her.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Northside)
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That's right, Grasshopper. She's at work doing something constructive while your fat butt is as usual parked on the couch watching the game while your belly stuffed with take-out wings hangs over your boxers.

Stop, please. I'm dying of laughter here

He's such an inept fool himself that on the rare occasions when he can find someone he thinks is below him he uses their situation to bolster his own inadequacies, never realizing that all he's doing is making a fool out of himself. When HE was unemployed it was a whole different story and the whining was incessant. He doesn't realize that karma is a biotch!!!

A very high percentage of the population here where I live holds at least two jobs. One man I've known for well over a quarter century isn't unusual. By day he's a longshoreman and works a minimum 40 hour a week job which he's been doing for well over 30 years with the same company. Nights and weekends he operates his own taxi van. He's slowly building his house, living on the first floor while the second floor is completed as money flow permits. He married later in life and his two young girls will soon be done with high school and then will go on to college stateside, something he's been saving for for years.

When I have people like this around me and know so many others similarly working long hours to not just get by but better themselves, TVSG's crass comments irritate the bejasus out of me. Such a pompous big ass who's never lifted a hand towards or had a kindly word to say to anyone who's busting their chops. He just thinks their lot is funny. And he's the one who has to create a whole thread about whether to use up his savings or buy on his one credit card a measly television set. Good grief. I guess my day's rant is over early today!!!!
LMAO, no you didn't I hope this dude didn't use up his savings or put a TV on his credit card because if so, that's just STUPID. My motto is, if I can't pay in cash, I don't need/buy it.

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Wait, TV&SG would have to use his entire savings to buy one TV set??? I hope he saved the box in case he has to live in it one day... No wonder everyone came out of the woodwork to bash this guy
I'm not trying to be mean but this was funny. Y'all are comedians on this forum

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There is nothing wrong with wanting to excel and succeed. She is pushing it to the limit and risking getting burned out and exhaustion, but since I don't know her personally, I cannot comment on whether this is a good idea or not.

I work 12 hours a day 6 days a week and 7 hours on the 7th day. It's hard but very rewarding. Someday I'll have a nice little nest egg built up and I can sit back and watch the grass grow. Sacrificing now, for a better life down the road.

Maybe she feels the same way.

20yrsinBranson
You're the epitome of a hustler, doing what you have to do to make a better life. I respect you and those (myself included) with the hustler mindset. Everyone that's hustling for a better life, you have my respect and don't pay no mind to clowns like TVSG, who are clearly jealous that they don't have the work ethic you'all do
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Exactly,

In all fairness maybe she's working toward a goal. That goal should be temporary though not a way of life when she has a family. Someone has to raise her children, shouldn't she be at least one of the people in her kids lives that does so?

Gotta keep things into perspective parents. Kids are only kids for so long and who they are as adults is mainly YOUR FAULT. I don't know if "sacrificing the time needed to actually RAISE a child" is necessarily the best example to set.

Oh and before someone comes in with the whole "so teaching them to work for what they want is wrong" BS, remember we're talking about 4 jobs not 1....




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I feel bad for her. I would draw a line between making more money or spending time with family. If you need 4 jobs to barley get by, you are clearly living too large. I mean, even when my husband and I were deep in debt and only made 30k a year combined, we still were able to make it on one job each. If we were to work a second job we would have extra money to pay off some debt. If you need 4 jobs to just make it, then I wonder were your money really goes to?
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I feel bad for her. I would draw a line between making more money or spending time with family. If you need 4 jobs to barley get by, you are clearly living too large. I mean, even when my husband and I were deep in debt and only made 30k a year combined, we still were able to make it on one job each. If we were to work a second job we would have extra money to pay off some debt. If you need 4 jobs to just make it, then I wonder were your money really goes to?


I think it depends on where you live, too. Where I'm at, a studio apartment costs around $800 a month and since we have a large college population (about half of our total residents) pay is pretty depressed. It's rare to find a job that pays more than $12 an hour, and even then it's usually part time. Most of the people I know have at least 2 jobs, unless you lucked out and knew a business owner that was willing to throw you a bone and give you a decent job.

Sure, I could move... but I love my job and the area I live in so I deal with it, just like everyone else
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