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Are you happy at the bottom?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I keep seeing all of these posts about how its unfair that powerful, educated people who innovate make more money than unskilled laborers. 

Isn't this America, the land of opportunity? Don't they let anyone over 18 with a hs diploma or ged into community college? The bottom rungs of the ladder that you need to climb are accessible to all. There may be obstacles along the way, but most everyone COULD climb if they wanted to. 

You lacking the ambition to get to the top doesn't mean we should punish those who do. Those who climb generally deserve the rewards that come with the climb. 

So if you have your diploma or GED and are sad with your current wages, why are you not climbing? Do you not want a better life? Are you happy where you are? 

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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moneysaver6
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Minimum wage when I went to college was $4.65/hour.  It's now over $7...higher in some areas.  It is still possible to work to put oneself through school.  Is it easy?  No.  Can you do so if you go to MIT?  Not likely.  I went to a community college for 2 years and then went to a 4 yr state school.  I waited until I had finished school before I got married and waited until marriage to start having children.

I made choices that made that possible.  We ALL have choices to make.  The choices you make will depend on your priorities. 

Quoting marabie:

So people makin 10$ an hour are supposed to save up 7000 a year for community college and 11000 a year for their bachelors yes people have been paying for their education but that was also whem it cost the price of one year now for a bachelors then. My mom paid $2000 a year for her first three years at the uofm my brother pays 7500 a semester at thensame school.
Quoting moneysaver6:


momto2crazykids
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:09 AM
I have a question for the op, how did YOU make it to the top?
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Oceana09
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Yes I want to get a degree so I can spend the first 10 years after college paying off my student loans. Oh, that's if I can even get someone to hire me, seeing as how most places want you to have 2 years experience actually working in the field. Kinda hard to have experience if everyone is requiring at least 2 years of it. My mom just got her business degree 3 years ago and no one will hire her becasue she may have the degree but she doesn't have the work experience. It's harder than people think.

momto2crazykids
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:16 AM
Lol really? What fairy tale did u come out of?


Quoting moneysaver6:

There's not a person in this world who isn't born barefoot.  99% of those in America have the exact same opportunities once they hit adulthood provided that they make good choices and present themselves appropriately.

Quoting weezer_cookie:

How are people expected to pull themselves up by their bootstraps if they were born barefoot? Your Smith ideology is unrealistic.



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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:22 AM
My dh is a forklift driver at a night wearhouse, he makes 60k a year and he loves his job. It might not be a lot for some people but we live a nice comfortable life. Having said that, when he gets older into his 40's and 50's he would like to have a more leasury career lol so he is starting college in the spring: )
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM
Don't take out loans...

Quoting Oceana09:

Yes I want to get a degree so I can spend the first 10 years after college paying off my student loans. Oh, that's if I can even get someone to hire me, seeing as how most places want you to have 2 years experience actually working in the field. Kinda hard to have experience if everyone is requiring at least 2 years of it. My mom just got her business degree 3 years ago and no one will hire her becasue she may have the degree but she doesn't have the work experience. It's harder than people think.

Oceana09
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:28 AM
Quoting Anonymous:

Don't take out loans...

Quoting Oceana09:

Yes I want to get a degree so I can spend the first 10 years after college paying off my student loans. Oh, that's if I can even get someone to hire me, seeing as how most places want you to have 2 years experience actually working in the field. Kinda hard to have experience if everyone is requiring at least 2 years of it. My mom just got her business degree 3 years ago and no one will hire her becasue she may have the degree but she doesn't have the work experience. It's harder than people think.

And I'm supposed to pay for college how? With my good looks?

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moneysaver6
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM

And again...Obama is not and will not create opportunities that were not already there for those who were willing to work for those opportunities.  What you make of your life is not dependent upon what President is in office.

Quoting marabie:
I am glad obama won for others to have an opportunity.
Quoting moneysaver6:


moneysaver6
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 6:01 AM

What do you find hard to believe?  That every person in this world is born barefoot?  Have you never given birth to children?  Do you know how that process works and how babies are born...and that they're naked when they're born?

Or is it that most Americans are afforded the exact same opportunites once they hit adulthood provided that they make good choices and present themselves appropriately?  If so...what is so fantastical about that?

Quoting momto2crazykids:

Lol really? What fairy tale did u come out of?
Quoting moneysaver6:

There's not a person in this world who isn't born barefoot.  99% of those in America have the exact same opportunities once they hit adulthood provided that they make good choices and present themselves appropriately.

Quoting weezer_cookie:

How are people expected to pull themselves up by their bootstraps if they were born barefoot? Your Smith ideology is unrealistic.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 6:07 AM
Im 41 no degree single mom . no job at all no car no bank account nothing . im highly motivated it doesnt help to change my situation. im goin to lose my home because i cant pay the taxes when my dad passes . im fuckd i hate bein low low low class and findin a job here isnt cut and dry simple .
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