New ESC manager: I can empathize with...

New ESC manager: I can empathize with the unemployed

There are 54 comments on the www2.mcdowellnews.com story from Mar 14, 2010, titled New ESC manager: I can empathize with the unemployed. In it, www2.mcdowellnews.com reports that:

As McDowell continues to cope with high jobless rates and folks struggling to get by, the new manager of the local ESC office hopes his staff can help these people find new opportunities.

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josh

Elgin, SC

#1 Mar 14, 2010
I think hes going to have a hard time finding people jobs when our county comm. and city council is running off new busisness. I know there was a retail company wanting to bring jobs to this county and they were turned away. They claim they want new busisness, but they will not work with these new companys. I think we have a bunch of idiots and wanna bees trying to run our city and county.
Now I know why this county is failing. Great job on running off more job oppertunities.. Im tired of hearing the awful stories on how my neighbors friends and family are stuggling to pay there morgage, pay there light bill, feed there kids, while you while these politicians try to figure out how to run a county and city. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED. I hope you sleep well, cause these families that are suffering are not!
BBG

Midland, NC

#2 Mar 14, 2010
These people who try to run our area don't give a shit about others. If you can't pay your bills they enjoy it because they can "get" your property and add it to their other holdings. Half a century ago they ran of our opportunity to have the airport that in the end Hickory ended up with. They ran off anything that competed with furniture or cotton mills. I see things happening that is going to break down these wanna be bosses though. Just wait and see.
hi there

United States

#3 Mar 14, 2010
we both draw un enployment been drawing for over a year now and we went into farming we have 5 females 4 bulls 56 chickens which we sell the eggs and chicks we also have a side business of taxidermy. so we do ok plus i get medicaid and social security for my daughter and my husband get's a ssi check for his son! so we make it just fine.people can get by the esc if they are just smart enough to keep there mouth shut like we have.
whoknew

Charlotte, NC

#4 Mar 15, 2010
hi there wrote:
we both draw un enployment been drawing for over a year now and we went into farming we have 5 females 4 bulls 56 chickens which we sell the eggs and chicks we also have a side business of taxidermy. so we do ok plus i get medicaid and social security for my daughter and my husband get's a ssi check for his son! so we make it just fine.people can get by the esc if they are just smart enough to keep there mouth shut like we have.
You better hope you don't get caught or you will be in big trouble
Kommissar

Lenoir, NC

#5 Mar 15, 2010
hi there wrote:
we both draw un enployment been drawing for over a year now and we went into farming we have 5 females 4 bulls 56 chickens which we sell the eggs and chicks we also have a side business of taxidermy. so we do ok plus i get medicaid and social security for my daughter and my husband get's a ssi check for his son! so we make it just fine.people can get by the esc if they are just smart enough to keep there mouth shut like we have.
Although you cannot believe everything that is written on this forum, this is an example of someone riding the system.

Unemployment benefits are meant for those who need it in the short term and abuse / misuse amounts to little more than stealing.

I have no issues with helping out my fellow human being when they are down, but I have LOTS of issues with the information in this post.
EVA Destruction

Midland, NC

#6 Mar 15, 2010
And I bet the 5 females are into selling drugs and prostitution aren't they? Need some MJ to settle those nerves? How much do you donate to the church?
not naive

Greenville, SC

#7 Mar 15, 2010
there is so much corruptin in this county due to inbred poverty- how to do fraud is passed down in families. they all know you get pregnant, don['t ever get married, and the money pours in. heck, even DSS employee that are married with insurance manage to get medicaid- seen it and it pissed me off. the system is corrupt

“Trying to keep it real”

Since: May 09

World Traveler

#9 Mar 15, 2010
hi there wrote:
we both draw un enployment been drawing for over a year now and we went into farming we have 5 females 4 bulls 56 chickens which we sell the eggs and chicks we also have a side business of taxidermy. so we do ok plus i get medicaid and social security for my daughter and my husband get's a ssi check for his son! so we make it just fine.people can get by the esc if they are just smart enough to keep there mouth shut like we have.
People like you are the reason the system doesn't work well. Does it not bother you to know that you are abusing the system?
BBG

Midland, NC

#10 Mar 15, 2010
Well, in a truth, what he/she is doing can be legal. The SSI and SS is for the disabled children, not for the parents, so that isn't included in the parent's income. As far as the cows and chickens, that is considered selling off personal property as no more than selling off a couch, chair, used car, etc. Unless they are declaring deductions on their income taxes such as barns, trucks to haul the bulls, etc. it's just selling off more or less yard sale stuff. The taxicermy business can be legal "if" the people doing it declare what they sell and deduct that from their drawing for the week in which the work was done. The other weeks when they aren't doing any work is regular unemployment checks. Ex. In 1992 I was drawing unemployment and going to school. Over the Thanksgiving holidays and Christmas holidays I did trade shows on two weekends. One weekend I made $2700 which I declared and drew nothing for that week. Another weekend I made $5400 and drew nothing for that week either. Those two weeks were extended to my drawing period and also declared as income which I did pay my taxes on so that when that drawing period was over I would have money paid back into the system.
BBG

Midland, NC

#11 Mar 15, 2010
Another thing is that both people are eligible for college training or farm equipment or other tools to work with under the Voc rehab. system. Their evaluations, medicines, specialists appointments, work equipment could be purchased as a way for partially disabled people to be able to work at farming and pay taxes back into the system. If anyone has a drug, alcohol, or mental problem, or a physical problem they are eligible.
BBG

Midland, NC

#12 Mar 15, 2010
Many people who worked in the factories are partially disable with carpal tunnel, torn muscles, back injuries, and other things that were either not diagnosed and treated by "company" doctors. If these injuries cause a hardship to the worker yet they are not longer on that job, they, too are eligible for Voc rehab. Maybe they need a surgery or medical help, too. Voc rehab can help with that, too.
Udder Bull

AOL

#13 Mar 15, 2010
Post #3 by "hi there" does not have an ounce of truth to it. They are trying to pull yo laig, trip yo trigger, etc. They probably would be looking on a bull for the udder!
Kommissar

Lenoir, NC

#14 Mar 15, 2010
I took the post to say that the taxidermy business "on the side" was a regular business, if mostly seasonal (deer season, maybe turkey). Farming is considered to be a business, as the original bulls, cows and chickens can be considered personal property, but the eggs, chicks, and any milk produced and sold would be considered commodities or products.

My point is, if they are doing well enough with the LEGAL business and benefits, drop the unemployment and stop burdening the system. That's assuming what the poster stated is a true statement.
whoknew

Charlotte, NC

#15 Mar 15, 2010
Kommissar wrote:
I took the post to say that the taxidermy business "on the side" was a regular business, if mostly seasonal (deer season, maybe turkey). Farming is considered to be a business, as the original bulls, cows and chickens can be considered personal property, but the eggs, chicks, and any milk produced and sold would be considered commodities or products.
My point is, if they are doing well enough with the LEGAL business and benefits, drop the unemployment and stop burdening the system. That's assuming what the poster stated is a true statement.
I can't understand how you can draw unemployment when you are retired.I know one who is in his 80--90 thats drawing .Now does that not bet all
Sick of it

Simpsonville, SC

#16 Mar 15, 2010
Kommissar wrote:
<quoted text>
Although you cannot believe everything that is written on this forum, this is an example of someone riding the system.
Unemployment benefits are meant for those who need it in the short term and abuse / misuse amounts to little more than stealing.
I have no issues with helping out my fellow human being when they are down, but I have LOTS of issues with the information in this post.
Yep. And, many of us work our rear ends off working TWO or sometimes three jobs to PAY for our homes, food, clothing, medical care, our kids' education, AND their "ride!"

It gripes my ass.

“Distrust Elected Officials ”

Since: Apr 08

Rutherfordton

#17 Mar 15, 2010
Sick of it wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. And, many of us work our rear ends off working TWO or sometimes three jobs to PAY for our homes, food, clothing, medical care, our kids' education, AND their "ride!"
It gripes my ass.
Agreed.
BBG

Midland, NC

#18 Mar 15, 2010
Kommissar wrote:
I took the post to say that the taxidermy business "on the side" was a regular business, if mostly seasonal (deer season, maybe turkey). Farming is considered to be a business, as the original bulls, cows and chickens can be considered personal property, but the eggs, chicks, and any milk produced and sold would be considered commodities or products.
My point is, if they are doing well enough with the LEGAL business and benefits, drop the unemployment and stop burdening the system. That's assuming what the poster stated is a true statement.
Even with drawing unemployment, a person is allowed so much each week as far as earnings before they are reduced in their check. I don't think eggs or milk would be over the limit if each person reports half of the earnings. But as the farming progresses it will earn more and this will make the unemployment checks illegal. Lots of people that draw unemployment work a temp or seasonal job and draw their checks off and on.
Avery

United States

#19 Mar 15, 2010
josh wrote:
I think hes going to have a hard time finding people jobs when our county comm. and city council is running off new busisness. I know there was a retail company wanting to bring jobs to this county and they were turned away. They claim they want new busisness, but they will not work with these new companys. I think we have a bunch of idiots and wanna bees trying to run our city and county.
Now I know why this county is failing. Great job on running off more job oppertunities.. Im tired of hearing the awful stories on how my neighbors friends and family are stuggling to pay there morgage, pay there light bill, feed there kids, while you while these politicians try to figure out how to run a county and city. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED. I hope you sleep well, cause these families that are suffering are not!
This is a long and sad post. I do not agree with 90% of it and do not find fault with our elected officials. They make a convenient targets, but in reality McDowell County suffers from many problems and have very few things that attract new companies. Any company planning to come here would first do several surveys, which would divulge things, which would cause them to lose interest. Work force, absentee rates,education,work ethic,affordable housing, traffic flow,ETC.,ETC. McDowell County needs to change at the people level. Sour grapes here is the rule and not exception.
josh

Franklinville, NY

#20 Mar 15, 2010
Avery wrote:
<quoted text> This is a long and sad post. I do not agree with 90% of it and do not find fault with our elected officials. They make a convenient targets, but in reality McDowell County suffers from many problems and have very few things that attract new companies. Any company planning to come here would first do several surveys, which would divulge things, which would cause them to lose interest. Work force, absentee rates,education,work ethic,affordable housing, traffic flow,ETC.,ETC. McDowell County needs to change at the people level. Sour grapes here is the rule and not exception.
So your saying the reason we have no jobs here is due to the lack of intelligent people and work ethics in Mcdowell county? ILMAO .... You must be one of the politicians here in Mcdowell. The company was onboard, and ready to locate to Marion and was pretty much turned away. All the "surveys" were done. I think your right Mcdowell Co. needs to change, but I do not agree that the people need to change, i think they had to change because of the lack of employment..I also think its the responibility of are county and city goverment to stand up, and stop pretending to know what they are doing..I have a great example , remember the produce stand ? Great idea, POORLY MANAGED AND EXECUTED!!!! Look at the counties around us, i think we need a change at the top... And thats up to us as a community to get rid of the old scool buddies that are ruining our county.
Avery

United States

#21 Mar 15, 2010
josh wrote:
<quoted text>So your saying the reason we have no jobs here is due to the lack of intelligent people and work ethics in Mcdowell county? ILMAO .... You must be one of the politicians here in Mcdowell. The company was onboard, and ready to locate to Marion and was pretty much turned away. All the "surveys" were done. I think your right Mcdowell Co. needs to change, but I do not agree that the people need to change, i think they had to change because of the lack of employment..I also think its the responibility of are county and city goverment to stand up, and stop pretending to know what they are doing..I have a great example , remember the produce stand ? Great idea, POORLY MANAGED AND EXECUTED!!!! Look at the counties around us, i think we need a change at the top... And thats up to us as a community to get rid of the old scool buddies that are ruining our county.
Your wrong, but you are entitled to your belief. Years of mills hiring "kids" who had not finished school. Families who do not put priorities on education. Years of young people leaving here for jobs elsewhere and many other things have drained the available workforce of talents. Mecklenburg County, just got over 800 high paying jobs. Available work force and other atractions pay off. I'm not bashing Mcdowell County. I live here and know how hard it is for employers to hire realiable people that will show up and do a decent job. Its getting worse, because of a brain dead attitude. A employer has the right to expect certain standards of their employees and to many here think tatoos,long nasty hair,inappropriate language and behavior in a winning combination, but the jobs go to those who meet the standards.

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