“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#62 Jan 24, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>When is the last time you actually looked for employment. I guessing it has been a while. The old way of looking for a job is long gone. You don't just show up at a business and talk to someone. It is all done by computer or phone now. In days gone by you could drop by an talk to a manager and let him know you were interested in a job. Now days you are just one of hundreds of resume and applications. This pretty much hold true for places like Walmart, Home Depot and the like and even more so with bigger companies. While I agree there is food stamp fraud what are you going to do with the people that can't find a job. These people are not going to starve. If it wasn't for the food stamp program there would be a whole lot of stealing going on. People are not going to let their families go hungry.
They should get a job then.

“Optimism”

Since: Dec 12

Blairsville, GA

#63 Jan 24, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, I had pretty much come to the same conclusion. I believe and giving everyone a chance, and remained quiet when she first appeared on the scene. She really doesn't bring anything new to this forum. I have pretty much seen it all on here. It would be nice if some of the people would develop some different interest . There is only so much Florida bashing we can take. They seemed to just re-hash the same crap.
Since you and I are in the same boring boat here on
Topix; I will go away if you agree you will as well, what do you think? I disagree on your approach of staying home to get a job and hovering over your computer like a mother hen. Again I state unless you are qualified to be a boss then you should show forth some effort and enough energy to come to them and present yourself as a mature worker. With the right approach you can be a boss but not overnight or your first dang day! What is wrong with preparing a resume and walking in a place?

Since: May 12

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#64 Jan 24, 2013
Penelope Ruth wrote:
<quoted text>Since you and I are in the same boring boat here on
Topix; I will go away if you agree you will as well, what do you think? I disagree on your approach of staying home to get a job and hovering over your computer like a mother hen. Again I state unless you are qualified to be a boss then you should show forth some effort and enough energy to come to them and present yourself as a mature worker. With the right approach you can be a boss but not overnight or your first dang day! What is wrong with preparing a resume and walking in a place?
There isn't anything wrong with that. I myself have done that numerous times in the past. But now days you get one of two responses: One a sign on the door (which is locked) stating we are not taking applications at this time. Or you are told to go online an fill out an application. As far as being qualified for a boss. I am having been one for 15 years. But anyway it is a free country so do whatever works for you.

Since: May 12

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#65 Jan 24, 2013
Another thing most of you are over looking, even if you had a job working in Blairsville a large percentage would still qualify for food stamps. How many jobs in Blairsville pay better than 10/hr? My guess not many unless you are working for the school system etc.
worker

Cleveland, GA

#66 Jan 24, 2013
turniptown wrote:
Another thing most of you are over looking, even if you had a job working in Blairsville a large percentage would still qualify for food stamps. How many jobs in Blairsville pay better than 10/hr? My guess not many unless you are working for the school system etc.
Minimum wage and if a waitress $2 a hour...But then some away from here make decent money waiting tables.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

#67 Jan 24, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>When is the last time you actually looked for employment. I guessing it has been a while. The old way of looking for a job is long gone. You don't just show up at a business and talk to someone. It is all done by computer or phone now. In days gone by you could drop by an talk to a manager and let him know you were interested in a job. Now days you are just one of hundreds of resume and applications. This pretty much hold true for places like Walmart, Home Depot and the like and even more so with bigger companies. While I agree there is food stamp fraud what are you going to do with the people that can't find a job. These people are not going to starve. If it wasn't for the food stamp program there would be a whole lot of stealing going on. People are not going to let their families go hungry.
Excuses, excuses. I'm retired and have ALWAYS been able to find work. I've had two careers since I retired. It is about will to work, keeping up with modern times, education, and having self-confidence, not to mention good work ethics. Little sympathy for those who don't try to better themselves. I've met too many people who have an agenda when they look for work. It has to be certain hours, no weekends, and all sorts of pathetic reasons NOT to work.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

#68 Jan 24, 2013
turniptown wrote:
Another thing most of you are over looking, even if you had a job working in Blairsville a large percentage would still qualify for food stamps. How many jobs in Blairsville pay better than 10/hr? My guess not many unless you are working for the school system etc.
You think you know so much and you really don't. Yes, your guess and that's what it is - guessing. I pay people who work for me at my home $15 an hour to do labor or housecleaning.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

#69 Jan 24, 2013
Penelope Ruth wrote:
<quoted text>Since you and I are in the same boring boat here on
Topix; I will go away if you agree you will as well, what do you think? I disagree on your approach of staying home to get a job and hovering over your computer like a mother hen. Again I state unless you are qualified to be a boss then you should show forth some effort and enough energy to come to them and present yourself as a mature worker. With the right approach you can be a boss but not overnight or your first dang day! What is wrong with preparing a resume and walking in a place?
You are so right. I placed an ad in the paper for tractor work. A man called me three times. He didn't own a tractor but was willing to pick up a shovel and use my tiller to get the job done. After the third call, I hired him and continue to hire him when I need help. He said he charged $10 an hour; I paid him $15 an hour and still do. For simple jobs like moving something, I offer $50 and that pays for gas to and from to do a 15-30 minute job.

Since: May 12

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#70 Jan 24, 2013
UC Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
You think you know so much and you really don't. Yes, your guess and that's what it is - guessing. I pay people who work for me at my home $15 an hour to do labor or housecleaning.
Yes and I bet those same people are probably drawing food stamps.

Since: May 12

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#71 Jan 24, 2013
UC Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
You think you know so much and you really don't. Yes, your guess and that's what it is - guessing. I pay people who work for me at my home $15 an hour to do labor or housecleaning.
Can you name one company in Blairsville that pays better than 10/hour? Keep in mind I am from Blairsville and have family living there now.

“Optimism”

Since: Dec 12

Blairsville, GA

#72 Jan 24, 2013
UC Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so right. I placed an ad in the paper for tractor work. A man called me three times. He didn't own a tractor but was willing to pick up a shovel and use my tiller to get the job done. After the third call, I hired him and continue to hire him when I need help. He said he charged $10 an hour; I paid him $15 an hour and still do. For simple jobs like moving something, I offer $50 and that pays for gas to and from to do a 15-30 minute job.
That is wonderful. He respects you as well as needing money. He probably respects your equipment as if it was his own. Some bosses are lazy or never show up to work, they sit around on their duff playing on the computer. Its apparent you are great to work for.

Since: May 12

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#73 Jan 24, 2013
A family of four would still qualify for food stamps even with an income of 20,000 a year. So getting a job doesn't mean someone will still not be on food stamps. For all those day laborers who make 15 per hour, I am sure this is cash under the table that goes un-reported. They probably are still on assistance.

Since: May 12

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#74 Jan 24, 2013
UC Voter wrote:
<quoted text>Excuses, excuses. I'm retired and have ALWAYS been able to find work. I've had two careers since I retired. It is about will to work, keeping up with modern times, education, and having self-confidence, not to mention good work ethics. Little sympathy for those who don't try to better themselves. I've met too many people who have an agenda when they look for work. It has to be certain hours, no weekends, and all sorts of pathetic reasons NOT to work.
Well good,glad to see somebody making a living.

Since: May 12

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#75 Jan 24, 2013
A little history for some of the local professional white collar workers who have moved to Blairsville over the years, there wasn't always a four lane highway passing through Blairsville. People traveled over 2 hours one way to work in Dalton. This was over 30 years ago; not much has changed since then except there are even fewer employment opportunities now than then. Yes I know what they pay scale is for Blairsville and surrounding areas. So don't come to this area and trash people who may not be as fortunate as you are. I agree there is fraud in welfare system, but not all the people you see in Blairsville are lazy.
poverty

Blue Ridge, GA

#76 Jan 25, 2013
I need food stamps.Because of the so called low tax rate in union County.Only make Nine thousand dollars each year on a fixed disability income.My property taxes are over two thousand dollars.They are paying our commissioner a six figure salary, this is the reason for this poverty im living in!It got to be nice being overly paid for services rendered.Huh.
question

Dahlonega, GA

#77 Jan 25, 2013
So you own a $300k house yet you only make $9k per year?
poverty wrote:
I need food stamps.Because of the so called low tax rate in union County.Only make Nine thousand dollars each year on a fixed disability income.My property taxes are over two thousand dollars.They are paying our commissioner a six figure salary, this is the reason for this poverty im living in!It got to be nice being overly paid for services rendered.Huh.

Since: May 12

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#78 Jan 25, 2013
question wrote:
So you own a $300k house yet you only make $9k per year?<quoted text>
Probably would be around 150,000. Would also depend on how much land was involved.
UC Voter

Blairsville, GA

#79 Jan 25, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and I bet those same people are probably drawing food stamps.
Actually, no, they aren't. Both my handyman and his wife work their asses off so they don't have to be on government assistance. The wife has been employed by a local restaurant for many years. The gal I hire for housekeeping earns $150 a day.$75 for four hours. She is always busy with residential and commercial work. Also, the gal has no high school diploma but has the will to work. To answer another question..yes, there are many who use housekeepers in our area. Most are professionals, retired, or move-ins.
UC Voter

Blairsville, GA

#80 Jan 25, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>Can you name one company in Blairsville that pays better than 10/hour? Keep in mind I am from Blairsville and have family living there now.
Actually, I can, but won't. I am retired twice over but work p/t in Blairsville, making more than $10 an hour. Trust me, it is out there, but there is sacrifice involved. Work isn't about 9 to 5 with weekends off.

Since: May 12

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#81 Jan 25, 2013
UC Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, I can, but won't. I am retired twice over but work p/t in Blairsville, making more than $10 an hour. Trust me, it is out there, but there is sacrifice involved. Work isn't about 9 to 5 with weekends off.
I didn't think so.

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