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    As someone who has a job, a low paying, dead-end, thankless, not paying-the-bills, you-better-be here-or-else kinda job, I don't feel so lucky.  
    I know I could be un-employed and be frantic, but I am employed and frantic. There is so much wrong with where I work, I don't even know where to begin.  I have gone into deep debt from the cost of everything spiraling outta sight, except my paycheck which stays the meagerly same.  From abusive, incompetent supervisors, to favoritism, to not being able to be sick or we get 'marks' against us, which makes the incidence of people coming to work sick an endless cycle of sick/not sick/sick/not sick.  We get health insurance, but can't afford to go to the doctor, even if we could find one who's taking on new patients.
    I realize I have a job, and therefore should feel lucky, but ya know what, I'm not young, I've had good jobs in the past, what I have now isn't good, it's a new form of servitude, and forgive me, I don't feel lucky, I feel angry.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 05:51:40 AM PST

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