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Your Opinion on the Target, WalMart, (Other Bigbox Retailer Here) Thanksgiving Protests

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That doesn't surprise me, except the part about the cat juggling.

I paid for my education, and I didn't party in college. I graduated with a whopping $1,100 of debt, and worked a few shitty jobs until I got enough experience to actually get a good one. And I never thought it was unfair, I just figured that I was paying my dues and if I kept at it, I would eventually be successful. That was the "social contract" I was raised to believe in. I don't think it was the same one referred to earlier in this thread, though.

FWIW, I remember delivering newspapers at 14 on Christmas Eve. Child labor, sub-minimum wage, AND working a holiday. Scarred for life, huh?

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Walmart is actually better than most retailers in that they DO give yearly raises, as shitty as they may be. I was just railing against the idea that someone's going to start out making 12 dollars an hour working anywhere in Walmart.

They have some higher skill positions such as the pharmacy jobs that probably start at more than 12 bucks an hour. But I imagine the average starting salary in the 7-8 an hour range.

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Yeah, let's not take someone seriously who is a financial and business success. Let's just listen to people like you continue to blame others for your shitty and financially poor existence. We could learn so much on how NOT to achieve success from you.

what did you read that somehow made you think i was conveying personal bitterness?

gov't paid for like 85% of my college education and i've already been working with a financial company, and i've got an interview lined up for a management position internship next week. Nothing to be bitter about

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That doesn't surprise me, except the part about the cat juggling.

I paid for my education, and I didn't party in college. I graduated with a whopping $1,100 of debt, and worked a few shitty jobs until I got enough experience to actually get a good one. And I never thought it was unfair, I just figured that I was paying my dues and if I kept at it, I would eventually be successful. That was the "social contract" I was raised to believe in. I don't think it was the same one referred to earlier in this thread, though.

FWIW, I remember delivering newspapers at 14 on Christmas Eve. Child labor, sub-minimum wage, AND working a holiday. Scarred for life, huh?

yea but you're a walking fossil so that 1100 probably constituted like 1/2 the cost of a 4 year program

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The $1,100 represented about two months of living expenses when I decided not to work in my last couple of months of college.

Regardless, the values of that time (the 80s) were clearly different than they are today. For better or worse.

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I enrolled in college a few times, just wasn't my cup of tea. I sure wish it was, but for now it's just not ideal. Will probably do online courses and/or part-time classes within the next few years. Just four classes short of an Engineering degree.

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Did you guys know MadHatter owns his own business and paid for his education all while setting the Guinness world record for cat juggling?

I hope you are drunk. If not, you truly have the IQ of a turnip.

Don't be jealous that I made more money last year than you make in a decade.

If only your mother had known she was pregnant a few weeks earlier. Then she could have aborted you like she wanted. Instead, she got a son that has to wear a protective helmet and has to wear shoes with velcro.

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I enrolled in college a few times, just wasn't my cup of tea. I sure wish it was, but for now it's just not ideal. Will probably do online courses and/or part-time classes within the next few years. Just four classes short of an Engineering degree.

Good luck in finishing your degree. Just keep remembering how close you are.

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what did you read that somehow made you think i was conveying personal bitterness?

gov't paid for like 85% of my college education and i've already been working with a financial company, and i've got an interview lined up for a management position internship next week. Nothing to be bitter about

Good luck on your upcoming interview. You will soon be a financial success and expected to pay 75% tax rates to support all of the deadbeats out there.

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I hope you are drunk. If not, you truly have the IQ of a turnip.

Don't be jealous that I made more money last year than you make in a decade.

If only your mother had known she was pregnant a few weeks earlier. Then she could have aborted you like she wanted. Instead, she got a son that has to wear a protective helmet and has to wear shoes with velcro.

You would think that someone as financially successful as yourself would be more secure with himself.

Instead, you're a bitter old man yelling about how much better you are than everyone else through your keyboard. Guess money doesn't buy contentment after all. I've said nothing about what I do or don't do with my life now, because I don't feel the need for a message board to know how amazing or terrible my life is. I'm happy with it. Sorry you can't say the same.

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They have some higher skill positions such as the pharmacy jobs that probably start at more than 12 bucks an hour. But I imagine the average starting salary in the 7-8 an hour range.

I don't even think they pay the pharmacy techs that much, but it's been a while since I worked there, so who knows.

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My parents paid for zero of my college education. I worked 3 jobs and paid for 100% of my education without borrowing a cent.

I did not party for 4 years...I lived at home for 3 of those 4 years...I never went on spring break....I worked 60 hrs a week during summer.

You don't have to go into debt to get an education.

Of course this was back when the government footed most of the bill and tuition was a fraction of what it is now but yeah, totally.

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