Posted by mchalesarmy on 5/5/2014 2:39:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 5/5/2014 12:40:00 PM (view original):If you are sitting on your tail collecting unemployment and you refuse because the offer doesn't meet your expectation then yes you are a lazy *******.
Posted by silentpadna on 5/5/2014 12:35:00 PM (view original):So, just to be clear, if I'm offering a product/commodity/service at a price and someone offers me less than my stated price and I refuse, I'm not a lazy *******, correct?
You should do what you think the market will do. That's how markets work. If the government told you you had to sell it for $100 and it's only worth $20, would you be able to sell it?
So, say you were an IT professional with an advanced degree and a job making $90,000 a year. You get laid off and there aren't any current openings for a IT professional in your city and you can't relocate due to family issues...maybe you're a divorced parent with shared custody.
You're in Massachusetts so you collect the max, $674 a week.
You get offered a job hanging drywall for $10 an hour.
Should you take it?
Are you better off if you take it?
Is the city you live in better off if you take it?
Does anyone at all benefit from you taking that job?
I say no. I say taking that job is a net negative for everyone in this scenario (it's probably neutral at best for the contractor that hired you, since your most valuable skill isn't your back strength).
Arguing that unemployment is bad is arguing that the IT guy should take the drywall job.