|ARE YOU SHITTING ME?
||[May. 17th, 2005|11:49 am]
OK, tell me I’m crazy here. First, some back ground. I’ve always had a job, haven’t been broke since my early 20’s, and never been rich (well, except my name). I’ve missed 4 days in 16 years of full time employment and like everyone, some days I hate work, but I can’t imagine not working (and yes, full time parent is work folks, so I’m not dissing anyone).
So, that being said, I have a friend from the gym who has been gainfully unemployed for I think going on 4 years with the exception of some contract work. Every time I see her, she, or she and her girlfriend are always lamenting about this to me. I never really asked, but both are involved in the tech industry somehow. I always feel bad, but I’m also like, well, do something, anything until something crops up. She can’t use the “collecting unemployment” excuse anymore. Her dad is even urging her to move back to upstate New York. She says he’s old school and can’t imagine someone in their 30’s not working.
Well, I’m talking to my sister and the subject turns to said friend. It turns out, she’s had job offers, but won’t come down in her salary demand. Now, I’m not naïve, and I realize some jobs demand an assload of money. I also know tech jobs are way down from where they were in the mid-90’s etc. So, she got an offer one town over from where she lives. The offer was $125,000 a year! She wants $225, 000! OK, so now, I’m pissed. She’s been demanding over $200, 000 for 4 years now? WTF? Good luck. I know that once you come down in price, you really struggle to get back up, but, where I’m from, $125,000 is a pissload of money and approximately $125,000 more then zero!!!
I felt stupid as I have been feeling bad for 4 years, now I’m just like, meh L So, am I crazy? Well, in this case at least? I guess some people can’t get out of the past and have a much higher opinion of them selves. Do me a favor Lisa, GET A FUCKIN JOB AND STOP BITCHING!!!