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Beating a Dead Horse, but it needs to be said

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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If all you are going to do is complain about how little you get when you do get assistance. Bust your damn ass to get off of it.

The system is not hard to get off of. Seriously. I used it 2 times, both when I had to because I lost my job and was not eligible for unemployment. I made do for 3-4 months each time while I was out hitting the pavement (literally, I didn't have a car) putting in application after application. Riding the transit to neighboring cities to get a job.I had two kids under 7 when I was job searching the 2nd time. I had to recruit friends and family and do cleaning at their homes in exchange for child care just to be able to find a job. Once I found a job, I found suitable child care.

It can be done if you WANT to do it. For all of you whining and complaining "I only get $500 a month in FS, what am I going to feed me and my 3yr old?" or "Omg I only get $750 in welfare a month for me and my 2 kids how are we going to live!"all while you have an iPhone, iPods, iPads, etc..... re-evaluate your living expenses. You don't need an iPhone, Boost, T-Mobile, Verizion, etc have pre-paid plans. There is also a wonderful program that you get FREE cell phone and 250 mins a month. You don't need texting, internet, etc on your phone.

Honey, it isn't about you! it's about the kids. If you don't think it's about the kids, you suck as a parent!

This may sound harsh, but seriously. If I can get off of assistance, you ladies can too!

Oh, btw.... this isn't for the ones actively working to get off. This is for the ones sitting on their butts expecting a job to fall out of the sky and hit them in the head like Chicken Little.

by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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two4one
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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Popcorn. Get your popcorn here!

~Just getting everyone prepared for the show is all.

Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:32 PM

LOL I know..... You can share mine :P popcorn

Quoting two4one:

Popcorn. Get your popcorn here!

~Just getting everyone prepared for the show is all.


Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:34 PM

BUMP!

two4one
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Sharing is good. :)

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

LOL I know..... You can share mine :P popcorn

Quoting two4one:

Popcorn. Get your popcorn here!

~Just getting everyone prepared for the show is all.



 Peyton and Mackenzie~11/22/04


Do Not Breed or Buy Labels



Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:35 PM

lol yuppers

Quoting two4one:

Sharing is good. :)

Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

LOL I know..... You can share mine :P popcorn

Quoting two4one:

Popcorn. Get your popcorn here!

~Just getting everyone prepared for the show is all.




Derari
by :::Achtung::: on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM
The thing is ma'am, sometimes a persons living standards become very hard to adjust...they need to do so, but it isn't something that happens overnight. Having to take stuff away from your kids like iPads etc must be extremely hard to do because it is a guilt thing. I hear you, find a job and do hard work...I'm just speaking for a small portion of that group who perhaps had a lot before and now are going to very little.
teenmom0305
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM

BUMP!

goodmama85
by Diamond Member on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

*takes a seat*popcorndrinking beer

singletiredmom
by on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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I worked my way off PA about 10 years ago. NOW I have an iPhone. Lol
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by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Better not share if it was bought with food stamps!!!!


Quoting two4one:

Sharing is good. :)


Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:


LOL I know..... You can share mine :P popcorn


Quoting two4one:


Popcorn. Get your popcorn here!


~Just getting everyone prepared for the show is all.






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