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Monday, January 26, 2009

Will Work For Food

Lately I've been thinking I might need to get a piece of cardboard and a sharpie! Times are tough for everyone right now, and since my husbands been getting less and less miles at work, money's been really tight for our family. I'm afraid I might have to start looking into alternate forms of income! ......honestly though, I think my pride would prevent me from ever turning to such drastic measures, but this article from a year ago says that panhandlers can earn up to $300 per day (tax free), doing, virtually nothing! My husband has to drive 882 miles in his truck to make that much, and then after Uncle Sam takes his unfair share it's a lot more like 950 miles! Crazy times we live in! I was reading today in the news headlines that there are soon to be 10,000 more job layoffs soon. What are all of those people going to do with no jobs out there for them? I think it's a really messed up world we live in when when people who want to go to work and provide for their families can't, but people can stand out on street corners begging and make hundreds of dollars a day and greedily come back for more the next day. I really feel for all the people and their families who are about to be, or who already have been laid off.

3 comments:

Cecile said...

my husband is one of those who is going to get lay off next month, sad but else can w do; we are both looking for a job now.

Debateur said...

I think it's very scary times we live in. I think I'm up all night at least once a week worried about my job. Let's hope our governments can do something.

Jena Isle said...

I know what you mean, and I agree with you, One panhandler in our area was able to send his kid to medical school. Happy blog hopping.