Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.
Sorry, this guy is an idiot. He's 36 with an advanced degree, yet hasn't completed his CPA yet? That test can be done in a year of solid studying and is typically earned by age 23/24. Anyone with an accounting degree is foolish not to try for one. The financial sector in Boston is booming. There's a constant demand for new people. I'm still two years away from earning my degree and yet I've interviewed twice in the last week for part time work with Financial firms.
I have no joy in strife,
Peace is my great desire;
Yet God forbid I lose my life
Through fear to face the fire. -Henry Van Dyke
sounds like a story on another forum where the guy claims its so hard for construction guys to get work because of the Mexicans and the home improvement center ... just to find out he doesn't do that type of work at all!
Considering that minimum wage full time pays $290.00 a week and this SCHOOLED person wants to reopen an unemployment claim and get $302.00?I have some money from a deceased relative. My savings is about $300,000 and I can probably reopen an unemployment claim and get $302 a week for the next 20 weeks.
I am 36 years old. I have no friends because of the Scarlet letter of U from being unemployed. Yes, in this part of the country (Boston MA USA) you are seen as a moron if you are not working (especially if you are white and have a college and advanced degree). Even career coaches tell me I am a lost cause and that the only way I will ever get a a job ever again is out of sure luck.
... and he is familiar with financial type book keeping?
Lack of job and bad credit history would only make it more difficult to find a place to live.So - IF THIS IS A REAL SITUATION ...we are supposed to feel sorry for a slacker (with 300k cash) who does not care enough to do better on his own AND with an ADVANCED education? Why should people like me care? I don't have that much schooling to play with![INDENT]
Why are so many people up there so hateful?
Hey ... that state is fairly hard core liberal! Liberals don't feel sorry for him?
BIGOT: One who has yet to find the effective chemotherapy drugs to rid society of moral cancer.
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. "Vlad Lenin: "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."
Regardless of what anyone thinks of China, everyones sourcing their work there, China is even developing domestic Aerospace industry there, I still remember the time when Bill Gates hosted a visit from Hu Jintao.
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Even when someone does take the time and effort to make their idea into business reality, they frequently fail for lack of foresight about what the market wants. Improvement on a product or service can accomplish far greater success than original thought and being first to market.
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"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus
"I have some money from a deceased relative. My savings is about $300,000 and I can probably reopen an unemployment claim and get $302 a week for the next 20 weeks.
"I am 36 years old. I have no friends because of the Scarlet letter of U from being unemployed. Yes, in this part of the country (Boston MA USA) you are seen as a moron if you are not working (especially if you are white and have a college and advanced degree). Even career coaches tell me I am a lost cause and that the only way I will ever get a a job ever again is out of sure luck."
I don't believe this is a real thing. Looks like a prank OP, to see how many people he can trick into falling for this ludicrous scenario. Gee, I've only got $300,000 and I can only get $302/week. Yeah right. If this were true, the guy could open up a titty bar, buy a house, and do just about anything he wanted to. For friends, he'd have plenty of dancers from the bar to keep him company on those cold MA nights. False alarm.
If he is having trouble getting a job, he needs to lower his expectations and/or try a new field.
"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion." ~ Treaty of Tripoli / "Question with boldness even the existence of God; because if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." ~ Thomas Jefferson / "A just government has no need for the clergy or the church." ~ James Madison
"The communist party must command all the guns, so no guns can ever be used to command the party."