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  •  My luck ran out. (7+ / 0-)

    On the other hand, the place where I worked is toxic. Sometimes you have to pick your poison.

    •  Me too, but I don't feel unlucky. (4+ / 0-)
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      israelfox87, JeffW, Dirtandiron, jck

      My job sucked, and I am not helpless.  You move on, try to find something better.  If you feel "lucky" to be employed, they own you.

      See you in Heaven if you make the list. R.E.M.

      by Akronborn on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:25:17 PM PST

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      •  That owned feeling comes with not seeing a lot (6+ / 0-)

        prospects for another job that pays close or as well. When you support a family, then it's not just about you. I agree, that the workers make the employers lucky. But when someone knows they can hold you hostage by indirectly threatening your family with poverty, homelessness, hunger, humiliation, then they feel free to make the statement that "You are lucky to have a job".

        There are plenty of skilled people out there who haven't found work that pays enough to pay the bills.

        And as long as there is no solidarity with workers, then this bullshit about owning employees will be a constant problem.

        And people will cringe at the thought of losing their homes, their healthcare, their pensions, etc.,

        It's scary building a life, and then dealing with someone who is petty and mean spirited, who would willingly throw it and you away, so you can be an example for others.

        •  Honestly (2+ / 0-)
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          that last paragraph sounds very, very familiar, and I do have a family to support, and it is scary.  But I have to believe in myself, and that my skills will make the difference, and that if I can't make as much, we will find a way to live with less.

          I stayed more than long enough in a bad situation, but in the end, I couldn't let myself feel that I needed that job so badly that I was trapped.  Life is too short.

          See you in Heaven if you make the list. R.E.M.

          by Akronborn on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:13:09 PM PST

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          •  I certainly do not blame you, I guess I am just (1+ / 0-)
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            trying to remind us, that people may come to different conclusions despite being in similar situations.

            I am glad you found a way out. Best wishes to you for your future success and prosperity.

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