I grabbed this picture from www.strikegently.com. I posted it here because after mildly following the wall street protests, I kind of want to talk about it. but since I don’t really have anyone to talk about it with, I’m gunna rant here. (:
I am loving the debates going on in the comments of the post that this occured on (http://strikegently.com/2011/10/112493) BTW strikegently is NSFW
I agree with this picture for the most part. I find it hard to find pity for people who sit and complain about the economy and the job market when they are not out there looking. I know people personally so I am not just making a blanket statement.
I have always had a job ever since I was 14 years old. Always. There has never EVER been a time in my entire life that I have not been working. I have always known that a job is a job is a job. And a paycheck is a paycheck. This is especially true if and when you have bills to pay.
As for right now, I have two jobs. I recently just got myself a second job. a SECOND fucking job. So for those people who are sitting there complainging and complaining that there is absolutely NO work for them ANYWHERE, I have to call bullshit. There is work. You just have to look for it. And take it. If you need money as badly as you complain, you will work wherever you can. Be it working 830a-10pm, overnights, or at McDonalds.
NOW, let me get one thing straight. I am not saying the economy is good. I am not saying that at all. If you graduate from college, it is quite likely that you will NOT be able to get a job in the field that you were hoping for. It is also likely that you will graduate with a shit ton of college loans.
But if you get a few jobs and work your ass of, eventually things WILL be better. Things will not always be this shitty. It is not okay to graduate and sit on your ass and complain about how much money you owe in loans. Get up, get out, and get a job. That’s exactly what I am doing. There are 24 hours in a day. You need 8 hours to sleep, so that leaves approx 16 hours to FIND A JOB. GO FIND ONE. I have already established the fact that you can find a job if you really want one. Here are some fine websites that have thousands of jobs postings if you are still convinced that there are no jobs (www.monster.com and www.indeed.com)
I am working my ass off. Two jobs. Close to 75 hours a week. Working my ass of. Just to get out of debt and start my life. Because I know that I can live my American Dream. I am not trying to blame my debt on anyone else. In my opinon, my college degree is already worth it because I have a job making more than minimum wage. In my opinon, that is worth the $40,000 that I am in debt.
And since I have been working. my. ass. off. Phillip DeFranco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ9fc6UzJhQ&feature=feedu) brought up another group related to these protests in his show today. The 53%. I have to say that I agree with them. I am busting my ass. To make sure I will have a life for myself.
It would be great if the 99% and the 53% could find a middle and get some shit accomplished. If all these Americans could meet in the middle and actually stand up and fight, could you imagine all the change we could create?!
I don’t know. I guess I am just ranting.
I guess my question is, How do you all feel about the Occupy Wall St? Where do you stand? What are your feelings?