What is currently holding YOU back from success???

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  1. bucs90
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    For you to make a living wage, or get your fair share, or get a good job, or just get whatever it is you think is fair in life, what is stopping you right now?

    - Is it lack of education? Colleges are accepting people.
    - Lack of a job? Dominoes is hiring. Lots of people are hiring. But it'll be crappy work. However, even at Dominoes, you can make enough to get by and even pay for community college to learn a trade you can use to work.
    - Is it a criminal record? Oops. Your fault.
    - Is it the refusal to take a job that you feel is below you? Drop the pride.
    - Is it debt? Medical? College? Fair enough. Take two jobs. Pay it down. It's gonna suck, but it's possible. You may have to work 2 jobs, 80 hours a week. Wait tables. Bartend. Deliver papers.
    - Is it simply pride? Are you too proud to take a crappy job?

    I just can't understand how any American can NOT be earning at least $40,000 if they want to. It may require working two jobs, or one job and working in a bar or restaurant at night or weekends. I see the classifieds on Sundays. People are hiring. Willing to wash dishes? YOu can earn $20,000 a year doing that full time, and plenty are looking. Supplement that with a second job, like delivering pizzas at night, or bartending, or driving a cab, or ANY of the many jobs in the classifieds, and you'll probably earn between $30-40,000 before taxes. Get a roommate. Thats a 60-80K combined.

    Maybe I"m just not seeing the point. Work is out there for the willing. People can get by. I know people who worked two jobs for a decade or so, in the 80's, 90's, 00's. It's been done for a long long time , until they met enough connections or got enough experience, or paid their way through tech school, to finally land that good job.

    I'm just interested. WHAT is holding you or anyone you know back from earning a fair wage?
     
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    I've already succeeded. Several times.
    Not sure what the holdup is for everyone else?
    Lemme guess.....

    Greedy corporate America

    Idiots.
     
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    I'm interested in hearing what some may say.

    We can bitch all day long about how we wish things were.

    But fact is.....it may suck....but it's possible to succeed. May have to work 2 crappy jobs for a lot of years before a breakthrough. But seems like so many people did just that in the last 30 years, and all of a sudden, young people aren't willing to "suck it up" for a few years.
     
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    1) Why do you assume anything is?

    2) None of your business.
     
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    100% agree with you!
    In 1977 after a divorce I was homeless living with some friends.
    Saw an ad in Dallas visited with the guy and he bought into my idea.
    I quit my consulting job and started calling on banks wearing my pin stripe suit during the day.. but no salary, just gas.
    So to make a living in worked the 3:00 to midnite shift at a beer gas and wine store in a very bad part of town. We kept a shotgun under the counter I got in a fight with a patron that spit on the floor after I mopped and the winos cheered!
    But during the day I wore my pinstriped suit called on banks and eventually got one, then two and finally started making enough money I was able to quit my 3:00 to 12 beer gas and wine job!

    Today with ideas of mine and business startup experience have a steady income for life!
    Again like you suggested I worked two jobs one which paid the other that paid off!

    NO compassion for the OWS crowd that want me to feed them but refuse when I offer to teach them to feed themselves!
     
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    Wow! You must have classically fucked-up!
    What happened? Get caught fucking the babysitter?
     
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    You don't know the worse of it!
    No question I messed up! But unlike others I am only human!
     
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    You nailed it.
     
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    Because according to your little darlings in OWS something IS stopping them from succeeding other than them being fucking pathetic that is.
     
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    1- I don't. But some say they are being held down. I see them on TV holding signs. So I ask....what is it? Lets get started on fixing it.

    2- If they want us, the people of this society, to fix the problem, we must know what it is.



    Jobs are available. Not glamorous. Not high paying. But many have worked 2 jobs for decades until they land that great job. Sacrifice. Perseverance. Humility. Eventually, good people break through with enough hard work and patience. And yes, sometimes bad shit happens, we get knocked down, and good people must climb BACK up from the bottom, again. It sucks. It's reality.
     

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