Monday, May 10, 2010
Why work when you can get the money for free?It was bound to happen. People are turning down employment so that they can keep collecting their unemployment check. I just read an article about landscapers in Detroit who would rather collect their weekly unemployment check than get off their duff and do something! Well, no duh!
We who have children, all know that they would much rather collect money just for breathing, than to do actual work in order to earn it. What did the government think? Did they think they were giving a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" when they continued to increase the number of weeks people could be on unemployment?
My husband and I know people who have taken advantage of the unemployment racket. Now, I am not saying that everyone who takes unemployment is on the dole. There are people out there that need a little extra help in this messed up economy, but we know of folks that have chosen not to work because they still have unemployment available! It is criminal. And it is a vicious cycle. The more these folks don't work, the more they come up with excuses not to work. "That job just won't pay the bills". "I have so much work to be done here at home". "I would have to drive too far and spend to many hours away from home - It's just not worth my time". And then, there is my all time favorite - "I put money into unemployment all these years, I'm just getting my due!". WHAT?!? First of all, they didn't pay unemployment insurance, their employer did. Second, there is NO way that they could have contributed, in a lifetime, what they have received in benefits! I call foul!!!
And then there is the unfairness. My husband gets up every day, drives an hour to work, doing something he doesn't particularly enjoy, so that he can provide for his family. That is what men do. Then, the people that have chosen (not all) not to work, spend their time hunting, fishing and watching their TV programs all day and bellyache about how tough it is to get work. Rather than beating the street, looking for any job, they wait for one to be delivered to them on a silver platter. Not just any job, but the perfect job. One that will be "worth their while".
Enough of a rant. I was just saying...