How privileged are you?

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Hell yea.. :D

    But seriously, that's one of the reasons we posted it on FB, so I could get more "manual labor based jobs" because I cant just stand around all day, that's my torture. I need to be WORKING!
     
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    MitchM

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    Great, don't ever lose that desire.
    So stop posting here and go meet your next employer!;)
     
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    Good advice, Mitch.
     
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    Txing is the only way I can talk to some nieces and nephews, they will not answer a phone call.
     
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    Nyboy

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    "all around me the minimum hiring age is 18," Does your state have working papers? They let kids under 18 work legally.
     
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    MitchM

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    I got a part time job washing windows at a local mall retail outlet for $20 cash, every Saturday.
    I was 12 years old. They were friends of my parents.
    It's a lot better than being an "expert" at Road Warriors III or whatever!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I forget mine quite often. When out by myself I try to remember to bring it along.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    My first job was baby sitting, 5 boys, one girl with mental issues for five cents a hour. I quit when the girl threw me against a wall one day.
     
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    MitchM

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    Any of us that has owned a business knows what it takes...
    The LAST thing I want to hear is "it's time for my break!"
    You'll get your damn break...don't leave a customer waiting.
    :shifty:
     
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    I started at ford at 17 and before that worked at chanel perfume factory in Piscataway NJ .I had a studio apart above my aunt and still went home to help out .I lied about my age and no one checked it out .Back then I guess they didn't care to look .
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    The absolute worst part of 'technology' imo is when you invite friends over and they are on their phone (doing whatever) half the time. I feel like I'm intruding on their 'space' just trying to socialize. And I see it becoming the norm. Sad, sad, sad. If you want to 'talk'/interact with another/game, then why are you with us?

    okay, back to my old tech corner. Btw, I had a cell phone once in my life, about 15 years ago and gave it up after the first 'roaming charges' bill arrived. Actually, it seemed to take my time away from doing my job and I'd already learned to 'live' without one and so, the transition back hardly hurt.

    Michael
     
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    My friends laugh at me because I have an old flip phone. All I need it for is to get/ make phone calls for my business.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I get insulted by people when you are talking to them and they are texting and just saying HMMM to every thing you say .Soon people will forget to talk .
     
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    To me a privilege is something that can be taken away such as a drivers license. Everything else I have I either worked for or it was given to me. If it was given to me I don't consider that a privilege. I was given an opportunity for a public education in the city schools. It was up to me to take the opportunity. I was taught right from wrong,( are good parents considered a privilege?) it was up to me to decide which road to take. I had the opportunity to have a part time job at $1.20 an hour so instead of hanging out I took the job. From there I took my money and bought what I wanted to buy. I made a lot of financial mistakes along the way but took the opportunity to learn from them. Those that talk about "privilege" are simply making an excuse. Its just as easy to succeed as it is to fail. Success doesn't mean living the easy life it just means living a good life. A good life doesn't mean an easy life.
     
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    I'm with you @mgmine - unfortunately today, the word "privilege" has taken a whole new twist. We're all supposed to feel guilty for things which aren't really privilege, but more likely just circumstance. And what looks like "privilege" from the outside looking in is, exactly as you said, more likely the result of hard work and lots of sacrifice.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Or that you worked your butt off for .That is not is not the same .It is being smart .I worked on my parents farm and saved every penny .Pride is in a days hard work .
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    @MitchM
    took your "GET TO IT BOI" advice, went on KTLO Trading post, looked for some "I Need Help" ADS ((there was only 1, posted 2 days ago))
    Saw one, called the number, got my shi* together really quick, and was like "Hey I saw your AD on KTLO, that you need help with some yard work?"
    Later on: "That would be great thank you! does 30 a day sound ok?"

    That's 30 more than I had.
    So now im working 3 jobs LOL (not full time)

    So thanks mitch for that boost of energy!
     
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    Wait how many hours are you to work for $30 ? What I don't want to hear from a employee is Sorry I am late.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Nate; you can also recognize a local 'need' and provide the service, being your own boss and setting your own/going rates. If you're working 8 hours and only getting $30, something is wrong with that picture. Seems you can get a minimum wage job that pays more than that...

    Just a note re 'privileged'; Everyone compares this term relative to another (group). In the US, we're privileged relative to those in Africa. It's all relative. And those that ARE privileged (I consider myself blessed, not lucky or 'privileged' for whatever I do have/earned) will be upset when those that are not (based on the definition and relativity of it all) while those that are not, typically see those that are as classists. I think it's better not to dwell on what you don't have but be thankful for what you do, making the most of what you have and helping others as you can. I don't believe anyone is promised 'happiness', but that often comes when there's 'purpose'.

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    she told me 30 a day, im a quick and thorough worker I'd say myself so it may take me 12 hours max with the size of her property. Not including "filling the gas on the lawnmower back up"
     
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