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  •  Most poor kids I know have a work ethic. (7+ / 0-)

    Mostly because they have to go out and work if they want money for anything, not being given more than a few dollars in allowance, if anything.  Whenever I needed cash as a kid, I went out and trolled for people who needed their lawns mowed, leaves raked, etc.

    On the other hand, they also tend to know when they're getting shafted, and, with a little experience, when a job ain't worth doing for the pay.

    ...But on the other hand, I've been told by a republican co-worker that I have no work ethic because I ... used sick and annual leave which I had accrued.  And possibly because I considered a 'mental health day' a perfectly reasonable reason to use accrued sick leave.  Mind you, this was at a job where if I showed up or not had no significant impact on the operation of the organization.

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