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Do you believe this statement about the unemployed?

The people who have been laid off and cannot find work are generally people with poor work habits and poor personalities. I say “generally” because there are exceptions.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:56 PM on Jul. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (33)
  • Sounds like whoever made that statement needs to spend some time at a workforce development center.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:29 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Maybe not because there has been way more lay offs than just the slackers but I do think they were the first to go.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:59 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • This is dicey question. Again, it all depends on the individual and what state they live in. So many have been laid off that it's been years since they had to market themselves, network or look for a new industry. I think it's a combination of both really.
    NikkiVan1

    Answer by NikkiVan1 at 2:03 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Completely depends on the situation. I think that all of the people that are collecting unemployment and are not actively trying to find another job deserve to lose their benefits.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:03 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Defenitely depends on the person and the situation.
    wildflowers25

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 2:04 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • definately not!
    Leezah

    Answer by Leezah at 1:57 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • no, I don't
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:57 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Not at all. If a company decides to cut jobs and move them overseas, then that has nothing to do with the worker.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:59 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Are we talking about a booming economy or a severe recession? In a booming economy with lots of job growth, that is a probable statement. In today's economy, it's not true.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:08 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • No.
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 1:57 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

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