17 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Lazy Unemployed bum

In December (About a week before Christmas) of 2008 I lost my job of six years, I was in a panic and up to my elbows in debt. I was fortunate enough however to receive federal and state unemployment.

At first I went looking for work, the first several weeks on unemployment I applied at literally hundreds of companies, having years of retail management experience, I thought getting a new job would not be an issue. I was wrong. After 6 months of job searching I was finally offered a job… to unload a delivery truck at a pet store one day a week.

It became obvious to me that this just was not going to be an option. I turned and started investing all of my time and money in my own business, seeds of which were planted years prior but never cultivated into anything.

If it was not for our state and federal unemployment programs, this would not have been an option, thankfully I had parents who were able to allow me to move back in with them to help support me while I was down on my luck, if it were not for that I would have been on the street.

I invested the money and time in myself, in cultivating a successful business.

In the last six months alone my business has generated more money then both years I spent on unemployment, and more than half of that went back into the economy – over $60,000 last year went into the pockets of the affiliates of my websites.

These people are taking this money and investing it into themselves, to build up their own businesses, creating a massive chain reaction.

You have to stop and ask yourself who are the REAL job creators? Is it Reuters who laid off 2,500 people this week? Is it ING Group who also laid off 2,400 people this week?

No. It is the millions of families who strive every day to better themselves. It is the average person who is tired of struggling, tired of fighting, tired of being a cog in the machine.

It is people like me, average every day people, that drive our economy, that create jobs, that create real impact on the every day lives of people in a positive way.

Next time you want to call someone on unemployment lazy or unmotivated, it is important to understand that they are not.

They are people like me, and people like you, fighting literally for their lives with every once of their being. These are the people who want to better themselves more than anyone else on the planet.

They deserve our time, they deserve our respect, they deserve our funding whenever possible.

These people are the driving force of our society.

These people are the true job creators.

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10 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Woman Publicly Outs Boss for Playing “FarmVille” at Work, Quits her job on a series Dry Erase Board, Emails office

Woman Publicly Outs Boss for Playing “FarmVille” at Work, Quits her job on a series Dry Erase Board, Emails officeWoman Publicly Outs Boss for Playing “FarmVille” at Work, Quits her job on a series Dry Erase Board, Emails office

Yesterday morning, a woman named Jenny announced that she was quitting her job through a series of messages written on dry erase boards, which she photographed and e-mailed out to her entire office of roughly 20 employees. Those photos — and a wildly amusing supposed backstory — have since found their way to the Internet.

The boards reveal that Jenny overheard a phone conversation in which her boss called her a “HOPA” (Hot Piece of Ass), effectively inspiring her to leave — and to take revenge via the dry erase board messages. But Jenny decided to take things a step further by disclosing not only her boss’s misconduct, but also how he spends his time online, since he both monitors his employees’ online activity and gave her access to the monitoring software.

The boards reveal exactly how much time Jenny’s boss spent trading stocks, reading tech news and, yes, playing FarmVille. It looks like Bulgarian city councilman Dimitar Kerin won’t be the last employee to get canned because of his FarmVille addiction.

We’ve reached out to confirm the authenticity of the backstory (which, could just be a well-orchestrated but nonetheless funny prank), which originally appeared on theCHIVE, but you can enjoy the full comedy in the gallery below: […]

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