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Play nice, kids - one day this could happen to you
Amazing. Disgusting, actually. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why anyone can be glib and gleeful when someone loses a job. Immature and mean-spirited doesnt begin to describe a person who delights in the ill fortune of others.
Before you so quickly revel in others misfortune, consider - - -
Have you ever stayed up all night with a sick infant and had to wonder if the doctor bill means no Christmas presents this year for the other kids?
Have you ever had a stay-at-home spouse who cannot work due to long-term illness and is totally dependent on your health benefits?
Have you ever wondered Do we pay the car insurance or the COBRA bill this month?
Have you ever budgeted for a mortgage, utilities, insurances and groceries, knowing theres not enough cash flow that month to cover everything?
Have you ever tapped your retirement savings, with the tax penalties on that as well as the taxes on your unemployment benefits and wondering how youll pay that, too?
Have you no heart, no empathy, no compassion?
Have you ever had family responsibilities - or is your greatest worry that youll be a half-hour late to tonights happy hour?
Thankfully, I've never had to experience all that, but know too many who have and whose lives have been torn asunder. Here's my point. Regardless if its Hitler Telecom, Stalin Wireless or your local ISP thats going under or laying-off - - - remember that its primarily the worker bees who are losing jobs. Remember that not all families are two-income households. Remember that dreams are dashed when families sell their house to avoid foreclosure, knowing itll be years before they can ever get another. Remember that children are uprooted from schools and friends when relocation is the only option. Remember that its your friends, families and neighbors.
one day it could be you.
N.B. This states the obvious to me, but I believe it needed to be said due to some of the glib and callous comments Ive read here. I chose in the spirit of Christmas to simply post this on its lonesome rather than in response to some mean-spirited scrooges.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple; no one can count the apples in a seed.