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To: DoughtyOne

“It was designed around the entry level worker, folks transitioning into the work force. Get some skills, move on.”

I agree, half-wise. It was designed to suck so much, serving other people, that you will have to revise your outlook in life and ask yourself “man, I don’t wan to do this sh*tty job, I’ll take my education seriously”..

I did work for McD’s and subway in high school. Promised myself if I end up here at age 30, I will hang myself.


42 posted on 10/10/2013 1:50:26 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana
Please don't hang yourself. Mine is a slightly different take. At various times in my life I was a "pearl diver," soda jerk, short order cook, truck driver/loader/packer for a moving company, a shovel jockey, heavy equipment operator, tire changer in the old Montgomery Wards automotive shop, and a carpenter's apprentice. All the jobs were low pay and dead ended. No benefits. All the men I worked along side, and left behind as I moved up in life, remained where they were to their dying day. Some because it was the only life they knew. Others because they simply couldn't read or write. I knew more than a few like that. A few because the job was low stress, low responsibility, and kept them in cigarettes, beer, and dope. And, that was good enough for them.

But at each stage, as I climbed out of my last ditch, walked out of my last greasy spoon diner, or dropped my last tire iron, there was always smiles all around, handshakes and slaps on the back. "Hey! Hey! Kid's goin' ta' college!" ..."Good luck, boy! Don't come back now, ya' hear?" "Congrats on the new job!" "Kid's movin' up!" Those jobs taught me respect for the poor Joes; the wrench benders, pearl divers, and hash slingers that will never be anything else in life. Those jobs taught me basic skills, and with them, the knowledge that no matter how far down I might slide in life, I could always earn a living. Also, I became a damn fine cook too.

69 posted on 10/10/2013 3:41:33 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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