Ungrateful People Week
Is there something in the air? I swear it has been one instance after the other this week.
My step-son refuses to talk to dh - he's 14 and moody so, whatever, because the dirtbike we bought him wasn't a 2010-present Kawasaki 250 dual purpose - you get nothing now kiddo!
People complaining about money and bills etc., OK it seems like a lot, but dh got shorted $800 this week, because they paid him the wrong rate for a week, we had $800 in payments due out this week, which meant, not a whole lot left-over, we'll make it to next pay (Friday) but still... He got bumped to work tomorrow because one of the other guys has a house to pay for - he has 2, it's his own doing and what does he think the rest of us live in, hovels? Dh has an 180km commute both ways. Again, OK, because I am a bit money savvy but dh is leaving on a 10day vacation next week. We could have used 16 hours LOL - 8 at double time.
Dh's family, well it's only a 10day vacation. Umm... See above and he works in a company, while very busy and well-respected, only has 12 operating engineers, him taking 3 weekends of cripples them AND is not fair to the other guys who might want a weekend off in September.
Where does everyone think they have dibbs on our time or what we worked for?
I'm reading stuff lately on this site and others that makes me say WTF?
At 14, not many jobs locally, small town, I hayed, back before round bales, we mowed hay until 10pm at night, I made $21-25/day, I made more than my friends working retail jobs. I worked every night through college for $6/hr - OK stuff was cheaper then, but still. I built a career, starting out in commission only and bought my first home at 21.
I have always been a believer in older folks exaggerating and younger folks working as hard as we did, but I'm starting to doubt myself. Where does the entitlement come from and why is wanting more for yourself a bad thought? Why can't you work two jobs, many of us did it, why is it OK to work for minimum wage with no plan to better yourself. I actually blew my own opportunity this week with a client because I dared to insinuate their laborers should want more and should want better educations, not be happy with minimum wage and an existence, if you can call it that of mediocre.
Where did we go wrong and are we a dying breed, or is it another societal evolution?