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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Dhawk1313, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Thought I'd share a little conversation I overheard today at work that made me sick. Walking to 2 friends from work. One was recently fired, maybe a month or 2 ago for drinking on the job. He was back just stopping in saying hey to everyone and such. I walk up and hear this part of the conversation. "Everythings good?" "Yeah, everythings going well." "Where do you work now?" "Oh, I'm on umployment." "You're on unemployment!?" "Yeah." "That's great!!" "Yeah, it's pretty awesome. I love it." "Hahaha cool." "Oh yeah that's just sweet! Lazy piece of shit." ( I said it with a joking tone, but being dead serious.)

    Can't begin to explain how much this dissapointed me and made me dislike him. I'm just disgusted. People these days have NO dignity. If you really need unemployment, that's okay. If you think it's "pretty awesome" you collect, please die.


    My rant for the day.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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    There was a guy who worked the rotation on the rigs and during the off season instead of getting a job he'd collect EI as well. I told him straight up, dude, you should really get a job. Working the rigs is a 12 hour a day 2 weeks on one week off deal. They make upwards of $27/h.

    I was like you man...fucking disgusted.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    wileyC

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    any chance your friend/excoworker was kinda joking too when he said that?.... IDK, i mean he may not have meant it that way?
    :notsure:
     
  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Haha noo way in hell. He was 100 percent serious. He kicks back all day, plays video games, and waits for his free money.

    He has no shame.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    On the pogie , Fuck Yeah
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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    It's essentially free money, I disagree with it and the way it is used. We as a nation have provided it to the people though.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Its his money and he is entitled to it. If you work and work and work for years you pay into taxes that fund unemployment.

    He is not in the wrong for taking money that he has the right to draw from...

    But him being a lazy piece of shit is another issue. ;)
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    I Hate that word. Our society thinks they're "entitled" to everything nowadays.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Don't worry, Ron Paul will fix this as soon as he starts the Revolution and wins the nomination :rolleyes:.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    well...its true...

    No matter what you think of the word.

    If you work for all your life and need unemployment you are ENTITLED to draw from that money.

    I hate how people think that someone on unemployment should go accept a job anywhere getting paid minimum wage when the unemployment is double what they are going to make...how are you supposed to support a family on minimum wage??
     
  13. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    id just be happy he isnt a nutcase and was talking about coming back to shoot up the place that fired him. sad that you really have to watch your back these days. but i agree with OP, PLEASE DIE!! YOU ARE SUCKING THIS COUNTRY DRY.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    I'll agree with you, however it's more of a pride thing and individual responsibility with some people. Personally, I wouldn't take it. I've been unemployed in the past but fortunately I found a job before I had to resort to taking out unemployment. Plus, $330 a week wouldn't even pay my mortgage. The problem is that so many people would rather take unemployment because it's just easier than finding a job.

    I don't like depending on others to provide for me.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    OK, am I reading this right? The guy that got fired for drinking on the job is drawing unemployment!?
     
  16. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    While i do agree it seems this person didnt care about having a job he just likes getting money for not doing shit. At least thats how the story came across to me.

    But yea, i had to collect for a few months a couple years ago. Was actively searching and applying for jobs in my field and qualifications. No way i was going to flip burgers after spending all that money for college.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    lol :D

    (I'm not a Ron Paul cult follower)
     
  18. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    That's how it works

    Pay in while working

    Draw out when not
     
  19. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Why be enraged at the individual? If anything be angered at the system who took his taxes out during the time he worked and enabled him to draw unemployment. :der:

    Without making this a political brawl, it's both extremes of our political system (liberals and right wing narrow minders) who are ruining our country, not a system that's been in existence for decades.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    yes, but the underlying idea being a temporary holdover, assuming there's "initiative" to get off of it and working again..., not an indefinite vacation...
     
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