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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Tell him to deal with it and take the job. There are hundreds of journalists out of work. Tell him to stay there a year or two and move on from there. Waiting and hoping for something better is, IMO, dumb. Unless he has money to fall back upon, or parents to pay for everything.
  2. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member


    if your son was at home
    crying all alone on the bedroom floor
    cuz he's hungry and the only way to feed him
    is to sleep with a man for a little bit of money?

    and his daddy's gone
    somewhere smokin' rock now
    in and outta lockdown
    i ain't got a job now

    so for you this is just a good time
    but for me this is what i call life
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    I told him just that but he's wavering and I can see why. It is a big decision.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    The big question is, how much is he making in unemployment?
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If he's so focused on the numbers on his paycheck (instead of his quality of life) then he'll never be happy.
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    No-brainer from my perspective. Fuck, I'd rather be in Mississippi than in New Jersey under damn near any circumstances.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    He can always leave Mississippi in a couple of months.

    He might not be able to get out of the government cheese line if he decides unemployment beats leaving your ex.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    You keep saying "It's not Northern NJ" as if that is a negative. :)
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Well Boots, now that you've defined the paarmeters a little better,I retract my previous post.

    With apologies to our Southern friends here, there is no way in hell a guy from Northern New Jersey -- one of the most affluent areas in America, a spit across the river from the greatest city in the world -- could be happy in the cultural wasteland that is Mississippi...EVER!

    Tis better to collect unemployment checks (what's that, about $400 a week now?) in New Jersey than even think about going to Mississippi...not for all the money in the world!
  10. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Maybe boots' friend hates black people.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'd rather work in (insert worst city you can think of) than be unemployed in (insert best city you can think of).
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