[rescue] looking for a Multia

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 13 10:46:06 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 09:45 AM, Brian Dunbar wrote:
>> the
>> next segment they were talking to someone who was saying they had a
>> survey that indicated "half to three quarters of a million" people had
>> just dropped off the jobless rolls because they'd given up even TRYING
>> to look for work, because they'd concluded there were simply no jobs 
>> out
>> there.
>> (I'll freely admit, I'm about this >< far from being one of them.)
> If you don't mind what may be a simple-minded question .. if you stop 
> trying
> to look for work, which implies that you won't be working ... where 
> does the
> food money come from?
> And I don't mean 'you' Phil specifically and not meaning to give 
> offense, I
> mean 'you' in the generic sense.  If you get what I mean.

   Stop thinking so "traditionally."  Lack of a 9-5 job doesn't mean 
lack of money.  I survived just fine for over a year (with SERIOUS 
expenses) between piecemeal consulting work (typically less than one 
day per week) and buying/selling between the gov't surplus market and 
eBay...which is particularly fun because I could keep the best stuff 
for myself. :)

   If I can do it, anyone can.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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