Is anybody else tired of

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down south jukin

Morristown, TN

#1 Jul 27, 2009
all of the people standing around holding signs-particularly the Furniture Liquidation and the Quizno's dude playing the cardboard guitar????
Betsy

Morristown, TN

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Why would you get tired of that? At least they are working and not riding the unemployment/welfare train. The people who hold the signs for the furniture liquidation (which is a joke, btw) make $8.00 an hour to stand their and hold the sign. I know some people who would kill to make that right now. If your getting tired of them, don't look at them.
get over it

Morristown, TN

#3 Jul 27, 2009
Amen, Betsy, you are right. Live and let live.

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Jul 27, 2009
Betsy wrote:
Why would you get tired of that? At least they are working and not riding the unemployment/welfare train. The people who hold the signs for the furniture liquidation (which is a joke, btw) make $8.00 an hour to stand their and hold the sign. I know some people who would kill to make that right now. If your getting tired of them, don't look at them.
http://www.citizentribune.com/news/view_artic...

I agree. When I read this article in the Tribune my first thought was that John Cahill must be terribly out of touch up there in his ivory tower. In this current economy, I'm thrilled to see people working in Morristown. I don't see how that could be described as an "aesthetic mess".

Since: Feb 09

Somewhere

#6 Jul 27, 2009
I'm partially fond of the dancing chicken for Planet Wings. Whoever wears that suit must be burning up, but at least he's working.
Debbie O

Morristown, TN

#7 Jul 27, 2009
manicotti wrote:
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http://www.citizentribune.com/news/view_artic...
I agree. When I read this article in the Tribune my first thought was that John Cahill must be terribly out of touch up there in his ivory tower. In this current economy, I'm thrilled to see people working in Morristown. I don't see how that could be described as an "aesthetic mess".
CAN WE SAY FREE SPEECH!! It's not like they are stapeling papers to poles to be torn down by the city, they figured out how to advertise without paying to do so with alot less revenue...EAT MOR CHICKEN'
Betsy

Morristown, TN

#8 Jul 27, 2009
manicotti wrote:
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http://www.citizentribune.com/news/view_artic...
I agree. When I read this article in the Tribune my first thought was that John Cahill must be terribly out of touch up there in his ivory tower. In this current economy, I'm thrilled to see people working in Morristown. I don't see how that could be described as an "aesthetic mess".
Well maybe Mr. Cahill would prefer to pay these people who are holding the signs out of his own pocket to not stand on the corners since I will quote him as saying "Having people spread all over the community with these signs is, I think, visually obnoxious and doesn’t speak well of our community."

How does people working not speak well for our community? Have you got blinders on Mr. Cahill? If so, take them off. If the economy doesn't change soon and if more people keep loosing their jobs in Morristown you will see alot more on street corners than people holding signs.

What doesn't speak well for our community is seeing (and no I am not prejudice) hispanics doing jobs that actual US citizens would like to be doing right now. I know of one business that is hiring nothing but hispanics right now because "they will work cheaper". Well, by hell, of course they will. They ride the anchor baby train, pay zero taxes and live 25 to a 2 bedroom apartment so of course they will work for less. How does that make our community look?

To those of you who do hold the signs....keep on, keepin on. Some of these sign holders who are "visually obnoxious" may have NO other choice but to hold a sign right now. Have you not seen the unemployment rate in Hamblen County lately?

I'll get off my soapbox....for now :)
hhhmm

Walton, KY

#9 Jul 27, 2009
I dont think the guitar player is advertising for quiznos, I am pretty sure its for Little Ceasers
Notorious

Morristown, TN

#10 Jul 27, 2009
I think the sign holding thing has gone a bit too far. I have rarely seen this in other towns, but for some reason Morristown businesses have taken a liking to it. Outsiders to this community (not to mention those of us who live here) might find this odd or even look down on it a little.

With that said, I also agree that I'd rather see this than those same people in the unemployment line.

“We Are Everywhere.”

Since: Jul 09

Morristown.

#11 Jul 27, 2009
ugh. why is it really such a big deal?

People are working, particularly teenagers. And at least they're out there getting a taste of real world work before they graduate. Gives them more of an opportunity to not live in their mother's basements til their forty, like many people I know.

Give them a break.
the pain train

Memphis, TN

#12 Jul 28, 2009
Muffin C wrote:
I'm partially fond of the dancing chicken for Planet Wings. Whoever wears that suit must be burning up, but at least he's working.
I'm with ya, I feel sorry for the poor person in that hot suit but a job is a job.
Good for them

Morristown, TN

#13 Jul 28, 2009
These people have something I don't have. I don't think I have the backbone to stand and hold signs or be a dancing anything much less stand in the burning heat. Good for them and the fact they are willing to work and earn their way regardless of what it means. Most of us have became "soft" like me with our cushy jobs and the ability to point out what we like and don't like but fail to realize everyone isn't as lucky. So again, good for them and for doing whatever it takes to earn a dollar - sure as heck beats that group that ends up in front of Walmart which usually consists of a guy, a dog and some little flip flop they think will entice some older man.
Devil Dawg

Morristown, TN

#14 Jul 28, 2009
Betsy wrote:
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Well maybe Mr. Cahill would prefer to pay these people who are holding the signs out of his own pocket to not stand on the corners since I will quote him as saying "Having people spread all over the community with these signs is, I think, visually obnoxious and doesn’t speak well of our community."
How does people working not speak well for our community? Have you got blinders on Mr. Cahill? If so, take them off. If the economy doesn't change soon and if more people keep loosing their jobs in Morristown you will see alot more on street corners than people holding signs.
What doesn't speak well for our community is seeing (and no I am not prejudice) hispanics doing jobs that actual US citizens would like to be doing right now. I know of one business that is hiring nothing but hispanics right now because "they will work cheaper". Well, by hell, of course they will. They ride the anchor baby train, pay zero taxes and live 25 to a 2 bedroom apartment so of course they will work for less. How does that make our community look?
To those of you who do hold the signs....keep on, keepin on. Some of these sign holders who are "visually obnoxious" may have NO other choice but to hold a sign right now. Have you not seen the unemployment rate in Hamblen County lately?
I'll get off my soapbox....for now :)
Couldn't have put it better myself!
In the Know

Morristown, TN

#15 Jul 28, 2009
down south jukin wrote:
all of the people standing around holding signs-particularly the Furniture Liquidation and the Quizno's dude playing the cardboard guitar????
Personally, it brightens my day to see the little red headed guy outside of little cesars going to town on the cardboard guitar. I say rock on little man rock on!!
Dirty Dan

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jul 28, 2009
I'm proud of anybody that makes an honest living. The guitar guy's earnin' his money. Rock on dude! He needs a real guitar and amp!
down south jukin

Morristown, TN

#17 Jul 28, 2009
You damn people-I was making an observation that I don't care for that choice of advertising. I was not attacking the people for doing that type of work-in this economy everyone who has a job is incredibly lucky.

“More than less than unhelpful”

Since: Jul 09

Mohawk

#18 Jul 28, 2009
In the Know wrote:
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Personally, it brightens my day to see the little red headed guy outside of little cesars going to town on the cardboard guitar. I say rock on little man rock on!!
I usually yell "PLAY FREE BIRD!!!" at that one.

While I think there are better ways to advertise your business or product (because let's face it, those suits are damn hot on the inside in the summer), running around in a suit is giving someone a job that needs it. I'll take the bad with the good here. If you think it's stupid, just ignore it.
the usual

Morristown, TN

#19 Jul 29, 2009
That's everyones idea of marketing in this trash of a town. It kills me how business owners around here think it makes them look good by hiring inbreds with no teeth to stand on the street corner like two-dollar hookers advertising their business. lol
Tired of the stupidity

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jul 29, 2009
Betsy wrote:
Why would you get tired of that? At least they are working and not riding the unemployment/welfare train. The people who hold the signs for the furniture liquidation (which is a joke, btw) make $8.00 an hour to stand their and hold the sign. I know some people who would kill to make that right now. If your getting tired of them, don't look at them.
Totally agree. Holding a sign, flipping burgers, or ringing up orders on a cash register - at least they are earning an honest living. Much better than sitting at home drawing welfare and complaining on topix about the jobs someone else is out there doing.
I Am

Morristown, TN

#21 Jul 29, 2009
I am one of the people who holds a sign at my place of employment and I am just thankful I have a job. Do I enjoy grown ass people driving by yelling profanities at me? No. Do I enjoy grown ass people laughing at me? No. But I recently found myself unemployed after 12 years of service at my former job and this was all I could find at the time. I would much rather swallow my pride and hold a sign and earn an honest living than to live off of welfare. Could I live off taxpayers? Yes, I could. I choose not to. I am capable of working and therefore I will work. Isn't the most glamorous job in the world and in fact I hate it but at least I am trying. This isn't a job I will do forever and I know that as a door will open up somewhere else but in the meantime I have a child to support and refuse to lay down and damn die!

If you don't like the sign holders turn the other way. Pick your nose at the red light or whatever you need to do to keep your eyes off of us.

Oh and I do have all my teeth and I am not inbred and I have never dressed like a two dollar hooker!

I could ride the welfare train and I'd still be talked about just like I am holding a sign and being talked about. Why don't all you judgemental, arrogant pricks get a job and do something with yourselves besides make fun of people who are only trying.

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