I just wanted to comment.
I recently hired a person. I have known him for around 10 years. He is a good person, very intelligent, and I personally know him to be a very hard worker.
I would say we are friends - but I really only know him somewhat socially. What I mean is that I have known him long enough, and well enough to form a good opinion about him.
One of the places I work at desperatly needed a good worker - he is the only person on the list. He was on the list for a couple of months. Thuresday, I pulled the trigger.
I brought him in for a "meet and greet", and was given immediate approval to make him an offer. He would have had to have been dead not to have gotten the job.
That night, I started to feel bad
It struck me that he might have been making more off of unemployment then I was offering! Further, My job offer might have put his unemployment income at risk if the job I offered could not be made pernament.
He has not worked in a year and was making about $300 a week off of unemployment. He did not have to work since his wife was doing pretty well. I thought I was doing him a good deed by offering him a job for a couple days a week at $10.00 per hour (20 hours).
I realized that a lot of people do not need jobs, dont want jobs, dont want to work, and are not really employable. Why in the F*CK would a sane person work when he(she) can take a year or so off and sit on your F*ng ASS.
I apoligize. I dont have a problem helping a guy (woman) out when the chips are down(whatever). But, NOT A FRIGGEN YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! Get a friggen job! Do a little volenteer work while your getting that years worth of free money.
I told my wife last week that I wanted to take the year off and relax on the Goverments dime. I WANTED MY 'BAMA BUCKS!
Why Are We Paying People NOT TO WORK!!!!!!!
And now the rest of the story.....
My friend's benifits ran out a couple of days ago. GUESS WHAT???
He wants to "transition" back into a work enviroment!!!!!!!!!!!
I need to stop my rant.
What do you think?