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Old 05-29-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Not everyone lives in a big city with a lot of options.

Never judge someone until you walk in his or her situation.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the american labor mindset. rugged individualism-- the individual is stronger than the group.
unions are useless. if you work hard the employer and government will treat you fairly. the law will protect me. 1 cowboy can beat 50 guys, brad pitt says so.
on 911-- 4 men united --poorly armed ---overpowered 250 people-- all rugged individuals.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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A starbucks job would have intefered in my employment search for a job with benefits so it was no way I could have ever settled. I know what I bring to the table and rather not WIPE OFF tables-lol

Hey, TV guy!

You know, in some ways I do agree. Be careful taking a survival job, I did so once, took a job way beneath my skills just for a paycheck, woke up one day 3.5 years later, still in the same spot. Then got laid off, found myself with a college degree, almost 4 years not working in my field, essentially, what I had was worthless. I started all over again in another field, was fortunate to be able to go back to school. Don't throw away an education earning a living!

But hey, look at it this way, perhaps with a Starbucks job you could get free coffee!
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Flo-Rida
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Some people have no choice. Unemployment runs at least 15% in the metro area I live in.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Monroe, NC
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I mean Strabucks is ok for a SIDE JOB if you wanted to save some extra money but to work there as your primary source of income is crazy
What's so crazy about it. I know a couple guys who work there fulltime and love talking customer's ear off. I rather work there full time than do a half ass side thing much more trouble than it's worth.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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Read How Starbucks Saved My Life. Interesting book.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Some people have no choice. Unemployment runs at least 15% in the metro area I live in.
The unemployment rate in AZ is 7.7%, but the number does not include people who are NOT collecting unemployment which is somewhere in the ball park number of 15%. All of the good jobs are gone, and we are left with jobs that are under $9.50 an hour . Thankfully, I still live at home with my parents rent free, so if I have to take a minimum wage job, I can do it and save a little bit more to get out of here.
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