Mom works two minimum-wage jobs for f...

Mom works two minimum-wage jobs for family

There are 82 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 17, 2007, titled Mom works two minimum-wage jobs for family. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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get real

Burlington, KY

#63 Dec 19, 2007
nobody can predict what someoone will or will not do. where are you coming fron? it is HER fault she did not predict before hand he would not pay support???? GET REAL lady... always blame the woman .. typical
Bodacious Betty wrote:
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Only TWO that she can't support? This is an accomplishment? I'm to be grateful it isn't more? If her husband left her and doesn't pay child support, she made a really bad choice in allowing him to father her kids. I have a healthy six-figure income and only have two kids. Two is two-too-many if you can only work two minimum-wage, part-time jobs! Obviously, your parents didn't teach you personal responsibility any better than her parents taught her.
get real

Burlington, KY

#64 Dec 19, 2007
let's face it. this lady cant win in the court of public opinion. none of US on here have made mistakes (i am sure). anyway, let's crucify her like most of u are doing on here or make her wear a scarlett letter. if she dumped the kids at home everyone would still burn her at the stake. i hope she is not reading these posts.
Loves Music wrote:
Did anyone ever think that maybe she works 5 hours a day so that she can be home when her kids get home from school? It sounds like she lives in a rough neighborhood, if her house has been broken into several times, so why should she risk having her kids come home when there may not be an adult to watch the kids? She may have someone to watch her kids the two nights a week she works. I believe you don't punish the kids for the type of parents they have, and I will continue to give to the United Christmas Service. While some of you are critical about this family and the other family that was featured (the woman who had been married to the illegal alien from Mexico who died in a car accident) I have to do what I feel in my heart and conscience is the right thing to do. I am very fortunate to have graduated from college and am able to support my family, but I also didn't grow up in a neighborhood where houses were broken into. I can't criticize these families since I don't know their stories. If you don't want to give to the United Christmas Service, then don't do it.
better than you

Latonia, KY

#65 Dec 19, 2007
TVS wrote:
I applaud this woman for working two jobs. Unfortunately, she faces a life of such hard work.
To almost certainly avoid a life of poverty, follow these simple rules:
1) Graduate high school.
2) Don't have any children until after you are married. The best way to ensure this is to not have sex until you are married (it really can be done!).
Hey guess what!! I did all those things and I am currently on welfare! Divorce and layoffs caused my problems. Get a clue.
3) Don't take any illegal drugs, ever.
People who have followed these three simple rules, and not suffered some form of disabling tragedy, are virtually absent from the list of people in poverty.
hey..I did all those things. But guess what. I am on welfare and struggling. Divorce and layoffs can cause problems to.. get a clue.
That Guy

Chicago, IL

#66 Dec 20, 2007
better than you wrote:
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hey..I did all those things. But guess what. I am on welfare and struggling. Divorce and layoffs can cause problems to.. get a clue.
Maybe you should cancel the internet and cable then... that should help your struggle.
double standard

Duncan, OK

#67 Dec 20, 2007
That Guy wrote:
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Maybe you should cancel the internet and cable then... that should help your struggle.
Maybe she is using a friends computer dont be so quick to judge
That Guy

Chicago, IL

#68 Dec 20, 2007
double standard wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe she is using a friends computer dont be so quick to judge
I doubt we will ever know the truth.
Cici

Indianapolis, IN

#69 Dec 21, 2007
hoosier woosies wrote:
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Exactly. And she wants her son to go to law school? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm sure. His mom role-modelling an adult working at fast food is really going to show him where he needs to be going.
just because someone's parent doesn't do well doesn't mean that they dont have the drive to do well. don't judge anyone's kids if you don't know them.......MANY of successful people have come out of bad situations
I Am Real

Glenwood, IN

#70 Dec 21, 2007
get real wrote:
nobody can predict what someoone will or will not do. where are you coming fron? it is HER fault she did not predict before hand he would not pay support???? GET REAL lady... always blame the woman .. typical
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I know my husband well enough to know that he would support his kids, whether married or not. It is something that can usually be determined by anyone who is smart enough to consider the issue BEFORE having kids. As a female, I'm astonished at how many stupid women are out there spreading their legs for any man and crying when the man dumps her like a piece of garbage. Honestly, I can't blame them (the men). If women had any respect for themselves, they'd demand and get it. Bad choices result in bad consequences. If she suffers the consequences, perhaps she'll learn something (for a change). You must be one of those dumb women.
beoch

United States

#71 Dec 21, 2007
I Am Real wrote:
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I know my husband well enough to know that he would support his kids, whether married or not. It is something that can usually be determined by anyone who is smart enough to consider the issue BEFORE having kids. As a female, I'm astonished at how many stupid women are out there spreading their legs for any man and crying when the man dumps her like a piece of garbage. Honestly, I can't blame them (the men). If women had any respect for themselves, they'd demand and get it. Bad choices result in bad consequences. If she suffers the consequences, perhaps she'll learn something (for a change). You must be one of those dumb women.
Why don't you wait untill your sweet hubby dumps you for some younger women, and then come back and give a high and mighty opinion. He will probably wait untill the kids are grown though.
BearsFanInIndy

Indianapolis, IN

#72 Dec 21, 2007
I think that people are missing the point of the article. No one is putting this lady up as a paragon of virtue. Through some set of circumstances that we all can only speculate on, this lady and her family need help to have a good holiday. That is what the United Christmas Service is all about. My company has "adopted" a family through the United Christmas Service for the last 4 years and I have seen first hand how much a little help can mean to people that are struggling. This isn't the government giving away tax dollars - this is about people helping people. Please consider helping if you can.
lilbossy

Indianapolis, IN

#73 Dec 21, 2007
All very sad but after 4 or 5 years of barely getting by get some schooling or extra training."Poor me I do it all by my self."
This Gal

Glenwood, IN

#75 Dec 22, 2007
That Guy wrote:
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Maybe you should cancel the internet and cable then... that should help your struggle.
Well said! She won't though; she considers them "necessities" -- unlike her kids' clothing and education!
I Am Real

Glenwood, IN

#76 Dec 22, 2007
beoch wrote:
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Why don't you wait untill your sweet hubby dumps you for some younger women, and then come back and give a high and mighty opinion. He will probably wait untill the kids are grown though.
It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world for me. I have an advanced degree and a six-figure income. I think I could make it just fine. Moreover, I would find myself another man -- probably younger!
beoch

United States

#77 Dec 22, 2007
I Am Real wrote:
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It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world for me. I have an advanced degree and a six-figure income. I think I could make it just fine. Moreover, I would find myself another man -- probably younger!
Well, just because a person makes more money, doesn't make them better. BTW, if you just go out and find another man, and probably younger, would probably only want you for your six-figure income. This would prove that you really are no better than the people you put down. Good luck should your time arive.
I Am Real

Glenwood, IN

#78 Dec 22, 2007
beoch wrote:
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Well, just because a person makes more money, doesn't make them better. BTW, if you just go out and find another man, and probably younger, would probably only want you for your six-figure income. This would prove that you really are no better than the people you put down. Good luck should your time arive.
Did I say I was "better"? No, I'm just smarter. Smart enough to get an education BEFORE having kids. That way, I can support myself and them, if necessary. Did I mention that I am smart, funny & beautiful? The six-figure income is just icing on the already-sweet cake! Thanks for your (unnecessary) concern, though. I am smart enough to know a sincere man from an insincere one. Sounds like you, on the other hand, are not. And I would bet -- from your snide comments -- that you have very little to offer anyone, let alone a real man!
beoch

United States

#79 Dec 22, 2007
I Am Real wrote:
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Did I say I was "better"? No, I'm just smarter. Smart enough to get an education BEFORE having kids. That way, I can support myself and them, if necessary. Did I mention that I am smart, funny & beautiful? The six-figure income is just icing on the already-sweet cake! Thanks for your (unnecessary) concern, though. I am smart enough to know a sincere man from an insincere one. Sounds like you, on the other hand, are not. And I would bet -- from your snide comments -- that you have very little to offer anyone, let alone a real man!
If you are so much smarter than I am, then why did you say the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Crazy people don't think they are crazy either.
I Am Real

Glenwood, IN

#80 Dec 23, 2007
beoch wrote:
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If you are so much smarter than I am, then why did you say the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Crazy people don't think they are crazy either.
Your name is certainly fitting! And if someone of your obviously-low IQ thinks I'm crazy, I consider that a compliment!
no kidding

Freetown, IN

#81 Dec 23, 2007
I Am Real wrote:
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Your name is certainly fitting! And if someone of your obviously-low IQ thinks I'm crazy, I consider that a compliment!
You think?

Since: Dec 06

Murray, KY

#82 Dec 31, 2007
denial!! honey, i am sooo glad u are confident and KNOW FOR A FACT what your man will and wont do. good luck. u must be one of the " lucky ones." I feel sorry for you.. so good to know that u knew him INSIDE AND OUT AND ARE A PSYCHIC TO KNOW WHAT HE WONT DO BEFORE U SPREAD YOUR LEGS
Am Real wrote:
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I know my husband well enough to know that he would support his kids, whether married or not. It is something that can usually be determined by anyone who is smart enough to consider the issue BEFORE having kids. As a female, I'm astonished at how many stupid women are out there spreading their legs for any man and crying when the man dumps her like a piece of garbage. Honestly, I can't blame them (the men). If women had any respect for themselves, they'd demand and get it. Bad choices result in bad consequences. If she suffers the consequences, perhaps she'll learn something (for a change). You must be one of those dumb women.

Since: Dec 06

Murray, KY

#83 Dec 31, 2007
you obviously havee really low self esteem trying to pumping yourself up on here the way you are. it is shameful. you want people to think you are all that and it is not becoming of the "perfect housewife" u try to play
I Am Real wrote:
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Did I say I was "better"? No, I'm just smarter. Smart enough to get an education BEFORE having kids. That way, I can support myself and them, if necessary. Did I mention that I am smart, funny & beautiful? The six-figure income is just icing on the already-sweet cake! Thanks for your (unnecessary) concern, though. I am smart enough to know a sincere man from an insincere one. Sounds like you, on the other hand, are not. And I would bet -- from your snide comments -- that you have very little to offer anyone, let alone a real man!

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