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  •  Look I remember when my dad was working (7+ / 0-)

    as a Borden delivery man (yep the one that came to your home).  He stayed at that job even when they converted most of them to grocery store delivery.  In the early 70's things were getting tight, the inflation rate was climbing fast, my mom had no other choice and went and found employment as a school attendance clerk.  Even after that my dad took a second job as a sports referee (football, basketball, little league and softball).  

    Then a couple more years went by, dad took another job as a construction laborer in the afternoons/weekends.  Mom got promoted from a JR High attendance clerk to a HS attendance clerk.  Now she was making more than my dad with 3 jobs.  

    By the time my dad passed away at age 59, the milk route was gone (back in '93), doing ref jobs had taken a toll on his knees (gone in 96) and the construction was also done ('98 due to TMI's and grand-maul seizures).  

    My dad called the "trickle down theory" as the "tinkle down theory" back in '78 as he knew it wouldn't work.

    "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

    by doingbusinessas on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:19:08 AM PST

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