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    Default Why would you choose to be a part of the working poor?

    Why wouldn't you just stop working? I mean, if you're going to be poor...you might as well take it easy in the meantime..
    Working hard...to be poor. People make no sense to me.

    Unless it's something you like to do...like an artist, or an actress. Then I can understand.
    Or if you have children. That would make sense too.

    But, just you...and you're working? And you're poor? Then stop working! Use your time more wisely, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xisnotx View Post
    Why wouldn't you just stop working? I mean, if you're going to be poor...you might as well take it easy in the meantime..
    Working hard...to be poor. People make no sense to me.

    Unless it's something you like to do...like an artist, or an actress. Then I can understand.
    Or if you have children. That would make sense too.

    But, just you...and you're working? And you're poor? Then stop working! Use your time more wisely, imo.
    Because there is food and shelter that needs to be acquired? There are hundreds of people willing to take your position if you choose to take it easy. One can also be a bum and choose to panhandle people. I've seen some people able to make a few hundred bucks a day by swindling unsuspecting people.

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    Money is needed to live in the modern world. That's why people try. You essentially have to.
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    Because you keep a little bit of self-respect?

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    The only thing worse than being working poor in the US is being unemployed. Even if you can get disability, that's only around $700/month. You have to be really good at working the system to make that work. If you smoke or drink or use recreational drugs, you're completely screwed. You'd have to do something illegal to make a tolerable existence like working under the table or selling your prescription medication and then you run the risk of going to jail and losing all of your benefits forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    The only thing worse than being working poor in the US is being unemployed. Even if you can get disability, that's only around $700/month. You have to be really good at working the system to make that work. If you smoke or drink or use recreational drugs, you're completely screwed. You'd have to do something illegal to make a tolerable existence like working under the table or selling your prescription medication and then you run the risk of going to jail and losing all of your benefits forever.
    Or find someone to support you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    Or find someone to support you.
    That's great if you can get it. Not practical for most people in the US considering our current distribution of wealth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    Money is needed to live in the modern world. That's why people try. You essentially have to.
    So brainwashed...I feel sorry. Stop chasing money, and money starts chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion 4.5 View Post
    Because you keep a little bit of self-respect?
    My self respect has zero to do with my salary. I'm great because I am.

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    hmm self dignity, being able to afford stuff, the fact that it's damn near in possible these days to find a job with a living wage.
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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