I am confused by the contradictions I see, what I hear, and what I read. Friday I went to Clackamas Town Center and Costco to shop. I had trouble finding a parking space at each. Inside there were crowds of people purchasing merchandise. Oregon is fourth in the nation for unemployment? Out of curiosity I used the Internet to look at a site called Job Dango. There I found thirty pages of jobs, at about 18 to 20 jobs per page. The range of jobs was very large. Many offered training, medical and 401k benefits. I know of a number of people who have decided to not work. A neighbor explained to me how to “play the system”. He explained how to stay unemployed and meet the conditions for unemployment benefits. His excuse for not taking a job was that none paid him enough and did not offer what he wanted to do. Taking personal responsibility and accepting the idea that we cannot always have everything we want, exactly the way we want it appears to be a concept that has been dumped in today’s world. Do some, or many expect more than what is realistic, and do extended unemployment benefits actually encourage unemployment?
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