"Gladly, if you can get me the time off and the money to do so. But, oh, wait, I'm supporting myself and my unemployed, disabled husband on a below-median, if First World, salary. Cash and PTO are short.
And I disagree with your whole economics.…"
""Educational budgets have been shrinking for years."? Really? Then please, please tell me why my property taxes have been rising all these years? Why has both states I've lived in for the past 20 years increased spending on education…"
"Why would you blame your 'failings' on your father's death? That has nothing to do with the state of the economy (which is directly affecting the job market), nor does it have anything to do with your having to drive an old truck, or…"
"There are weekly reports out of North Dakota of jobs but no housing, or promised jobs that disappear upon arrival.
Education may not be a growth industry. America's fertility rate is barely at replacement. But it's a steady industry. There…"
Try applying to OCS or other mental health jobs. They are always hiring here. These are tough jobs but they will tend to toughen you up too and your education is probably close enough for them.
If you still can't find a…"
"To be honest the onyl good things about my life is that I have a strong faith, and that I have good morals since I don't get drunk, and I don't smoke
You are NOT a loser. Look at the above; you already have a strong foundation, things…"
"Sounds like mild depression. If you have health insurance, see a mental health professional. If you don't, and even if you do:
*Get plenty of sleep
*Make a point of catching some rays (wear sunscreen)
*Have some dark…"
"I had thought about altering mine in some way, but I couldn't decide on anything. Nothing really appealed to me, aesthetically or symbolically. An "atheist" tattoo just seemed lame, and covering it up just seemed a little on the nose.…"
"Maybe you could find a new job on the West Coast? I know that's easier saying than doing, but you could always just keep an eye out. In the mean time just do your best.... or kill the old people. The choices are endless! (jk) "
"A lot of people can get distracted by what they think is a better life. She thought she needed the money and you thought you needed her. I have a feeling that things will probably flip around. She'll eventually figure out that the money…"