Originally Posted by shengmei
All of us know people who are slackers because they are stuck in a low-wage, low-advancement jobs...
You have made many good points. But i kindly have to disagree with you on that statment. I am not a slacker- nor have I ever been. I am definitely at the lower end of the pay scale. I work full time already- i own my own business (i'm a florist/wedding planner - i design out of my home since I don't have the money to open a shop yet). I attend school full time as I am currently working towards my degree in the medical field. I volunteer around the clock fostering kittens and puppies and at the moment, I am currently trying to find a second job just to make ends meet. Now I am definitely not the only person who makes lower wages and is a hard worker. My sister kimmy - she's 30, married with 3 children....and makes $7.00 an hour as a full time day care teacher -I used to work with her. There are many hard workers out there who are trying to better themselves, support their families, and make a difference in their communities- these individuals are certainly not slackers....yet they have for whatever reason, found themselves in jobs that do not financially provide them with adequate pay to even begin to make ends meet. I would certainly be out on the streets right now, were it not for me putting myself through several financial classes in previous years and learning to start good habits before I ever had an opportunity to start bad ones (i've very good with my money and savings). So yes, while there are some people out there who work minimum wage and are considered "slacker"- which most of them aren't- minimum wage jobs tend to be some of the hardest ones out there with no benifits, no bonuses, no paid holidays, no sick days, etc..and the employees are often treated like work horses....so while some people may view them as slackers because they are at the lower end of the pay scale- many of these people work harder than those who are currently sitting behind a nice cherry wood desk in a big office. Most people who work lower wage jobs have more than one job just to put food on their table and keep a roof over their head. So i definitely do not agree that all people on the lower end of the pay scale are slackers. I am definitely not a slacker- neithor is anyone else in my family- we work for everything we want and need. This is exactly why i'm trying to get me degree so that I can further my education and hopefully be able to provide for my future as well as any little ones that come along.