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00112358132135 t1_j4xj7bn wrote

Plenty of jobs, they might be tough or shitty, but there’s plenty.


Marqueso-burrito t1_j4xnq5e wrote

Been looking for months, can attest there’s not many jobs for people who aren’t in dire straights


VaderTower t1_j4y47bh wrote

Months? Theres no less than 3 people here sharing opportunities for work starting at $17/hr for no experience.

Idk what a livable wage is to you, but a single person making $35k or two adults making $70k is livable. Not long ago I made $35k and supported a significant other going to school full time. Things were tight but we made it by just fine for several years like that.


Marqueso-burrito t1_j4y4p1u wrote

Cool, now McDonald’s workers make that and I have a kid on the way, my current opportunity is paying 85k a year and is work that I’ll likely kill myself doing. It doesn’t matter what I want cause the baby gotta eat so guess what, I’ve been looking for months to find something that will be liveable. Assuming you don’t have many responsibilities aside from you and your s/o, as well as it sounds like you have room mates, our situations are not the same.


VaderTower t1_j4y66gf wrote

What difference does it make if McDonald's workers make that? Good for them, damn.

$85k great take it, that's much better than SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE. You know the median income for an entire household in Springfield is $40k?

And you're damn right, you have kids, you have to feed them, pay for doctors, pay for school, pay for everything. You're a parent, suck it up, they're relying on you.

I have more responsibilities than you'd imagine, spouse, kids, job, second job, keeping employees alive, volunteering, home renovations. Don't complain to me, I'd kill to take $85k and ONLY have one job with a wife and a kid.


Marqueso-burrito t1_j4y7k92 wrote

Okay so at this point you’re saying the same thing as me, only difference is you don’t understand how the economy works apparently, McDonald’s workers make more, then others demand more, then minimum wage gets raised, then cost of living goes up, then everyone is making the same percentage they were. So no not good for them except for a few months to a year they make more than the average Walmart employee. Not knocking anyone I’m just saying that money is rough to come by and jobs are scarce as hell right now, this coming from someone who just spent three months making $14 an hour trying to find even a part time job. I literally have years of experience at restaurants and I couldn’t even get a call back from Taco Bell.


VaderTower t1_j4yvwvy wrote

Not at all. You're complaining and wallowing in your own self pity.

Get the fuck out of here with your classist bullshit about how you somehow are better than McDonald's or Walmart workers, and how they need to keep their wages low so you can be superior.


Marqueso-burrito t1_j4yw27z wrote

Wow. Went completely over your head. Bye.


Starportalskye t1_j50xlvo wrote

I completely understand your point. There’s more complexity to that too but I’m not even going in on that considering the responses.


Marqueso-burrito t1_j510khh wrote

Man I’m just tryna support my family and give them a better life than I had. I can’t do that working at McDonalds, Walmart, Taco Bell, or any of the other jobs I had, but I guess that makes me a bad guy.


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Marqueso-burrito t1_j52g2we wrote

I literally have a job now I’m no longer searching I have a great opportunity that I’d be an idiot to turn down. It’s not good work, but it pays damn good.