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Old 03-12-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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And what is legitimately disabled? Is that kind of like being legitimately raped?
You need a reality check. Your original post is a great example of what's wrong with this country.

You may or may not have a disability, but it's clear that you are able to work. In fact, you talk about all the jobs that are now beneath you as a result of your SSI payments - and this while you are cashing your disability check because of your anxiety which makes you unable to work.

Ironically, that SSI check is doing the same thing to you that it does to a lot of folks - it's holding you back. While you raise your nose to those jobs that are beneath you, the rest of us are using those jobs as a starting point to learn valuable skills that lead to the next job and the next job, etc. And while we start to turn $8/hr into $80/hr, you're still going to be gaming the systems and protecting that SSI distribution.

Have fun with that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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And what is legitimately disabled? Is that kind of like being legitimately raped?
you arent legitimately disabled, you can work. i dont know whether or not you have been legitimately raped. i think they are two very different things.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:44 AM
 
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They give money to anybody nowadays. Being "too anxious" is BS.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:48 AM
 
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Wow. Grow up, get a job, and work not so you can travel during the summer--but so you can quit depending on everyone else to provide for you. That's what an adult does.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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I got SSI because I was too anxious to work and nobody would hire me. I don't really have a lot of friends where I live so I don't have connections, nor do I have any experience beyond a summer job six years ago in the summer of 2007 when I was 17 years old. Who do you think they're gonna hire, the 40 year old mom who needs a job to feed her kids or me, the guy who's well into his 20s and has barely any work experience?

No connections + no experience = no job. If I forfeited my SSI, I wouldn't be able to go to college. Working full time and getting a degree at the same time is not something I could handle nor am I sure it's even possible. Getting SSI not only ensures that I have a place to stay and don't have to worry about losing a job and moving back in with my mom and having to quit college, but it makes it so I have time to focus on school and sleep at night so I can get good grades.

SSI garnishes your wage if you get a job, so even if I was lucky enough to find one, I would be working for peanuts. 20 hours a week at 3 dollars an hour is not even worth bothering with. That's what, $240 a month?
Wow -- you can go on SSI just for being "too anxious"? Boy did I do it all wrong. I"ve lived my whole working life being "too anxiious" yet I've always had at least one full time job and very often a full time and a part time job.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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It wasn't merely being anxious, I have OCD and Asperger's Syndrome and at one point was pretty suicidal.
I'm OCD, I have PTSD, fairly antisocial, I'm physically crippled from Iraq, and I could go on.

I work.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:12 AM
 
Location: California
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Are you planning on being less anxious and not being completely unemployable for social reasons after you get an AA degree? Will you be willing to work year round or do you still expect your "summer vacation" so you can travel? If not, I don't think there is any hope for you.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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I'm OCD, I have PTSD, fairly antisocial, I'm physically crippled from Iraq, and I could go on.

I work.
I suffer from occasional flatulence, the heartbreak of psoriasis, stink eye and halitosis. My co-workers started a fund to get me to stay home!
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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hey ,learn to post on city data and you can earn a living here. i am thinking of being a professional poster . lol
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:49 AM
 
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I tell job interviewers that I am seeking a job where I can telecommute every day. It should pay well, yet have goals which are unmeasurable. Preferably with direct deposit.
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