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There just HAS to be more to life than just...........
February 6, 2007
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.....working and paying bills - right????

I feel that that is all I do. Work, sleep, pay bills, clean litter boxes.

I am so tired of living paycheck to paycheck.

What ever happened to "middle-class?"

I am part of the working poor and I don't know how to get out of it.

In many ways, I can fully understand how some people just "snap" and commit crimes by robbing banks. But, isn't it also a crime for big companies nowadays to offer workers less and less?

I know I am ranting. Just never thought that my life would end up like this.

Money can't buy you happiness......but it can DAMN SURE bring RELIEF!!!!!!!

I'm tired of skimping and scraping.

There are many sub-divisions going up in anywhere from the mid-200's to mid-700's here where I live. What DO these people do for a living?

I am so upset that I am almost willing to contact my local Commisioner of Labor and ask him - - -just where are the good paying jobs anymore??????

February 6, 2007
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"What DO these people do for a living?"

That's my line! LOL I ask that same question all the time when I see the big, fancy neighborhoods.

When you work on a fixed salary or hourly wage, you're stuck at your level of income unless you hold down more than one job. What you need is some kind of job that pays a commission so that you have the opportunity to have a larger income if you are successful. Of course, if you aren't successful, you may wind up with less than you make now. If you have the personality for sales, that's a good avenue without having to go back to school. Whether you are selling cars or insurance or a manufacturer's rep, it often requires working hours outside the 8-5 M-F routine. But also realize that higher paying careers come with the cost of higher stress and longer hours.

I don't know anything about federal jobs, but most state jobs don't pay very well. School teachers usually make more money than state employees do. Again, you have a set salary and promotions and raises are slow coming and have a set increment of increase.

There is no easy road to riches unless you win the lottery. The successful people have either gone to school for years and invested a ton of money in their education to become doctors, dentists, CPA's, lawyers, etc. Or they have started their own business, but that requires an initial investment and you can't imagine how difficult it really is and the sacrifices you have to make unless you've gone that route. Or the really determined ones who go the commissioned sales route and either sink or swim. If there were an easier way of doing it, I'd be the first in line.

You might be interested in the books: "The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness" by Dave Ramsey or the book "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy" by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko.

February 6, 2007
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I always too, wonder what these people do for a living. There are so many, and I feel just feel I am getting by..

But, along with the big houses, come the big bills. Sometimes I think many of the homes may be filled with people who look to material wealth to make themselves feel important.

Then I ask myself if the big house would make me happy. And I know it is just more to clean!

Maybe you are just burnt out on your job, and it isn't rewarding for you. That might add to the feeling.

I hope it gets better.

February 6, 2007
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thank you both. Something to think about.

(Guess I am just tired of living in a trailer park.)

February 6, 2007
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TruthBtold, I can't seen you ever living in a trailer park...I see you high on a hill with lots of knowlegde...horsefly

February 6, 2007
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truthBtold,
Now, I hope I can help you in some way. You live in the States, (I'm in Canada) so I can't offer much advice about jobs. What I can say is I have lived in a mobile home park twice in my life, and both times I saw it as a way to save money and own my own place, (not pay someone elses mortgage). Did you ever consider going back to school? I get the sense you would be a good teacher, social worker, or nurse. Are there programs offered where the government may give financial assistance? What would you like to do rather than what you're doing now? The grass isn't always greener - sometimes people who live in big fancy houses have many maxed out credit cards, a big mortgage, car payments etc.etc.
You aren't relegated to stay where you are. Use the resources you have around you. Maybe the place where you work has resources you're not even aware of. Keep me posted. K,x

February 6, 2007
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GeeWiz I had no idea we were caparing life to anybody...I am out of here..horsefly

February 6, 2007
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Horsefly,
definition of "caper", (caparing doesn't exist by the way).
ca·per 1 (kpr)n.
1. A playful leap or hop.
2. A frivolous escapade or prank.
3. Slang An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
intr.v. ca·pered, ca·per·ing, ca·pers
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
Just trying to figure out what you're trying to say, but since you're, "outta here", may never know.
K

February 6, 2007
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kureocity, I think i am just having a bad day , didn't mean anything, horsefly

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