when I was 17, I had a friend, her mother had a stroke, and was in a wheel chair. She (my friend) had to all the housework. My friend had 2 sisters, under the ageof 10 at the time...I, cleaned houses for a job. Her step father hired me, to help her out. They wanted to pay me cash, I suppose they would have gone without in some area to do this, I refused it. They fought me on it. So, to avoid hurting thier pride, I took the money, then gave it back to my friend at school, so she could buy a lunch. Oh, wait..define poor?
What is your definition of poor? Is this hypothetical, or is there a real-life situation you're referring to? I'd love to give some input but I feel like I need more info. I've worked for people who were struggling. One company to this day has never paid me my last two checks (but I never went after them as it was a family business and they had lots of kids - enough problems without me demanding they pay me back on top of it all).
I know you have worked in corporate America for many years, so maybe you are asking to make a point that you already have in mind? I'll check back and see where this goes and whether I have any valid input (which is doubtful lol). But, I am going camping....I promise I'll stop back in first, though. See ya in a bit!
Internships do not pay money. Would you say you are exploiting others to accomplish what you need to? Yous money making sounds like this the life you chose, I applaud that. America should equal choice.
Harvey, I'm not exploiting anyone, because everyone has a choice whether to apply for the internship or not. I choose only the best candidates available. I offer a unique opportunity available nowhere else.
Mine is not a money-making venture. My undertaking has no economic value to anyone, but a great deal of intrinsic interest.
If you have time, you might want to read my recent hub, entitled "What is Work?" A lot of people seem to be confused about the answer.
I was born into a poor family from the South Bronx. I started working at nine years old, I always worked hard like everyone I knew. Paid my student loans and worked harder. Does a 60-80 hour week sound like I had it easy? Some weeks were longer, but they were necessary. I'm not talking about being paid overtime. Of course I had help on the way up, everyone does. When an upper level person sees your work and like it, they should want you promoted.
Did you think I had rich parents. My dad went bankrupt twice to help get me to college. Life was so easy!
Darkside, I do have many hubs about Project Bow. One that might shed some light on the volunteer position I offer is entitled "So you want to work with Bow..." I won't post a link, so as not to be overly promotional.
As for the subject of this thread, can a poor person employ another, the answer is "yes." In fact, in days gone by many people who were in financial straits themselves employed others in their homes. This was before you had to provide benefits, so just having a roof over the employee's head and food to eat was enough.
I'm thinking it's going to be about that we have to let big business do whatever they want and that they should not have to pay income tax. And, that all the poor are lazy and that it's their own fault. Am I close?
Since I started this thrad, I'll answer that. What you suggest is not my point at all. So I'll address your comment. If you do not want big business to succeed, workers will get layed off, less product will be produced, supply and demand will cause prices to go up, the consumer will not be able to purchase these goods, the gov't will collect less taxes, taxes on individuals will go up; is this what you want? It's what you're getting.
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