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Old 06-18-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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We live in a first world or more developed political-economy; in my opinion, having a third world work ethic will not improve your chances for financial success in our economy.
Can you elaborate?
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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As others have said as it stands now Unemployment tiers are over end of the year, personally i would not take anything that does not at least have a chance of becoming full time work. Most temp jobs do not pay well at all and offer no healthcare after you factor in gas and daycare if you have kids you might be losing money.
I agree - I'll have to reassess as the months go on, but that's where my thinking is right now!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: US, California - federalist
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Can you elaborate?
Simply working "harder" instead of "smarter" may not work in a modern and first world political-economy as well as it used to; unless you want to compete with people from less developed economies instead of with people in more developed economies through division of labor and specialization.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Simply working "harder" instead of "smarter" may not work in a modern and first world political-economy as well as it used to; unless you want to compete with people from less developed economies instead of with people in more developed economies through division of labor and specialization.
Oh, gotcha. I'm beginning to think this economy is going to turn out to be a blessing and a motivator, for some of us. I've heard that more people are starting their own businesses, now that we've learned you can't just land a job and count on staying there until you retire anymore. Why work your butt off for someone else, when you can be putting in that overtime for yourself?

At least that's how I'm feeling!
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Another big lesson learned in this economy is to live way below your means, pay off the house and car as quickly as possible, and save, save, save.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Another big lesson learned in this economy is to live way below your means, pay off the house and car as quickly as possible, and save, save, save.
LOL, tell me about it!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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As others have said as it stands now Unemployment tiers are over end of the year, personally i would not take anything that does not at least have a chance of becoming full time work. Most temp jobs do not pay well at all and offer no healthcare after you factor in gas and daycare if you have kids you might be losing money.
In addition to this temp agencies are notorious for fighting UE benefits.

So even if someone completes a 3 month assignment which is ended by the agency, they're known to try and say the employee quit or the agency offered you something else which you turned down.

Then the individual faces a battle in getting back their UE benefits.
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