There is no "interest" in traveling an hour each way to work. It's what I do to support my family. As far as family time, I sacrifice sleep in order to give my kids quality family time. That's the way I was raised, you work so your family has the things they need. As for being unable to afford to travel for work, that is just an excuse. You're telling me if you had to travel 30 minutes to an hour to get a job that pays 2 or 3 times what you can make locally, you wouldn't find a way to do it? Short and to the point, everyone can find excuses to not work, but reality is, why would they want to when they don't have to?<quoted text>
I'm glad that you are interested in traveling an hour to get to work I assume you mean one way so that's at least a 10 hour day every day. Many people don't have the transportation or the finances to do that. Also I hope that you don't have a family because you are very nearly a non resident parent with little to no time to spend with your kids. That's not to mention that a single parent couldn't do that because it is extreamly hard to find any kind of childcare for the weekend.
My other suggestion is put them to work. If you are collecting a paycheck from the state, you should do something to earn it. Our roads in this state suck to be blunt. These people are getting checks, train them and put them to work on the roads. Mowing, paving, trash cleanup, etc. Why can't they do something to earn their checks? Why are they not drug tested? Why should I pay for somebodys habit? I have to pass a drug test to get my job and income, why shouldn't welfare recipients? Just my opinion, but I think I have a valid point!