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Response to MineralMan (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:12 AM

12. That's the case with many jobs

I've been let go and unemployed many times in my life. I was let go from dish washing because I asked for minimum wage, which would be a raise.

Training and certifications are a normal fact of life for many Americans. I've done a full workday, and a 4 hour commute, and came home to study until I fell asleep from exhaustion. And wake up early the next day to do it again. I don't have kids but that has been an excuse for many of my colleagues for why they didn't do the same.

I've moved across states about 10 times for work. That's a hardship for some people but that's what needs to be done for many jobs. I have the resume of an immigrant but the accent and documents of an American. My parents lived in the same house for 30 years. It's also a generational difference because the woman I'm dating has also moved around a lot in the US and overseas but her parents have lived in the same Minnesotan suburb for 40 years. Neither of us have any interest in kids or playing house.

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