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Forum Post: WE'RE WINNING!! Disability payments up 23%!!!

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 20, 2012, 11:05 a.m. EST by incomeforall (64)
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The alliance of the Obama administration and the ABA is producing a boom in disability payments! The trick is to get a lawyer to do the filing, they take the first 6000 in payments but it's a win win!! You're gonna get that 676.00 to sit on your ass and eat twinkies the rest of your life!! Vote Obama!!!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/pain_brings_gain_taZkGOAUhXALmhEEyMpmqJ

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[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

Well, i guess if the employer did not treat their employees like machines needing to be retooled, then the employee would not need to sue his employer for reparations once he or she has been hurt on the job. Maybe all these lawsuits will compel employers to treat their employees with more respect. If not because the employees are people, at least to hold back the tied of lawsuits.

[-] 1 points by Riley2011 (110) from New Britain, CT 2 years ago

I don't believe this article...don't you watch the news? The economy is on the upswing...there are plenty of jobs! Why, if you walk outside to get your newspaper- there will probably be a job at the curb!

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

I had an open position for 4 months last fall that I couldn't fill. I am in the local small business association and I know many others also have positions they are trying to fill. The jobs are out there, people just need to be qualified.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Everybody in America is overqualified for the jobs out there. But when seeking a job, this is what you run into anyway:

  1. No high school diploma, underqualified.

  2. High school diploma, underqualified.

  3. Bachelor's degree, underqualified.

  4. Master's desgree, overqualified.

  5. PH'D, really overqualified.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

You know, I think that is the most bourgeoisie thing I here come out the mouth of people who own small businesses. First of all, just to toot my own horn, I don't believe there is a job designed in this era that any GED wielding person would have trouble completing. And to all those people looking for experienced souls to do their light work for them, I'd say get over your education. I always get a kick out of temp service personnel who ask if I have experience in a job that i'd like to do. Instead, I always tell them I can do anything, and some times do it better than most. And that ain't me bragging that just me keeping it real. So I guess what I'm trying to convey is that all you people looking for experienced candidates for you mind numbing entrepreneurial endeavours, get real. Your jobs are not all that. The hardest job I've ever had was keeping a straight face, while knowing the costumer was wrong. But that had more to do with age and discipline than experience and expertise.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

I was looking to bring on another dental hygienist. If you aren't a dental hygienist, you cannot be my dental hygienist. A GED won't cut it. Over the first 4 months I had only 2 applicants and they were awful. Finally the 3rd one came along and she was great. She started at $42 an hour because I had to lure her away from her current job where she was making $38.

I would say for those with in-demand skills the job market is pretty good.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

Again, I'm not impressed. You better pay her $42, the chick had to go in debt so you could deem her worthy to hold a toothbrush and a water spigot.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

Haha I am not trying to impress, just to show how easy it is for people in some fields to find work right now.

And I did not deem her worthy of the position. My state legislature made the decision of who is worthy for me. My state does not regulate who can be a dental assistant though, so there are much fewer barriers to entry for a prospective employee. On the other hand though they don't even make half as much as hygienists.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

Yes, I do understand that and that is a shame in my opinion. I have respect for higher education institutions. If it was not for these institutions, there would be a lot of unemployed food handlers and janitorial personnel. That is about as much cred that i'll give to higher education institutions, and I have a bachelor's degree. It is just a licencing gimmick, in my opinion. The most I got out of the experience is that i learned i enjoyed reading history more than fiction. I must say that was one expensive lesson. Good luck with your business. you do provide a needed service, though I go across the border for my dental work. :)

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Well, yes......but....umm....but.......

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[-] -1 points by PretendHitGirI (13) 2 years ago

But that only tells part of the story... once you are approved for disability... medicare/medicaid part blah blah blah.... food stamps... welfare of all sorts becomes automatic!