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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A little note on one of the dumbest things I've heard lately...

I was in the car. A young woman called into a radio program. She was complaining that she couldn't find a job and she and the radio personality were blaming the President.

"What do you do?" he asked.
"Web designer," she said.
"How long have you been out of work?"
"Three years."
"Where do you live?"
"Wow. That's terrible. And you can't find a job in Atlanta?"
"Well," she whined. "I could get a job at one of the big companies here. But I don't want to work for a big company."

Had I not been driving I might have called in and pointed out that this problem doesn't fall into the "can't" find a job category. This problem falls into "doesn't want" to find a job category. Look in the mirror, babe. The entitled person looking back is the reason you aren't working. But then I guess it's always easier to blame somebody else.

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