I'm live in and work for a small city of 75,000 people. At first I fell in love with the history and architecture of the town. But then the reality hit me of the backwards mindset of the "good ol' boy" syndrome of the city commission not letting any real hardcore franchise competition for the fear of raising the base wage and making it hard for smaller businesses to survive. The truth is, there are not enough jobs for people in this town to survive. As a result, welfare system in this town is over burdened too.
Even though I'm employed (by the city), I'm scared to death. I feel that my life is falling apart because there is not enough fire in this town to keep my irons hot, let along "keeping more than one iron in the fire". (I'm starting a business for myself as a rescue attempt for myself)
If you find yourself trapped in a backwards town (that doesn't listen), what would you do?
Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 2:08 PM on Jun. 13, 2009
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Answer by mancosmomma at 3:11 PM on Jun. 13, 2009
The town I live nearest to is listed as 32,000 pop. I can't imagine considering a town of 75,000 as small!
Answer by pagan_mama at 3:17 PM on Jun. 13, 2009
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