I just like stirring the pot now and then. [img]smile.gif[/img] That's is one of those nerves that I get touchy with.
I am not slamming ALL people who work at places like Home Depot, Lowes, or Wal-Mart. In fact, I am very proud of and appreciate the work of the cleaning crew here where I work. At least they have a job and are trying to make it by as best they can. I treat them with kindness and respect because they are at least working and they do their job well. I know there are people who are doing the best that they can.
But far more are capable of being a lot more and achieving a lot more if they want it bad enough and work hard enough for it. The opportunities and assistance are out there waiting. But far too many sit around complaining about how unfair life is and how they should get a break (again, at someone else's expense) when they are perfectly capable of improving their quality of life but are just too lazy to try. Hey, as long as they can vote for someone that promises to take care of the cradle-to-grave, why bother? Right?
Some are in subsistance-wage-boat and are unable to improve their lives through education or training at a tech school because they are raising kids and are having to hold down more than one job. But the odds are, some of that group made bad decisions in the past that put them in that situation to start with. And again, they shouldn't complain.
And I see a lot of younger people (especially during the summer months) working in those places that display a behavior clearly indicating that they just don't care about their job or what the customer wants or needs.
We both agree that low pay doesn't excuse bad customer service or lack of effort in learning their job and the products that they are supposed to be selling. I just better not ever hear one complaining about it when they are capable of doing better if they are willing to work for it.
And as for them making subsistance wages and comparing to other countries being unfair, if the American workers who are working on subsistance wages still go home to a dry appartment, trailer park or ramshackled home (even one infested with mice and roachs), they still have it better than millions around the globe.
Anyway, enough of this thread. Let's get back to making sawdust.