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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:04 pm
 


Title: 1000-mile commute to earn a paycheque
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2010-02-23 12:37:09


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:04 pm
 


wow.

I do that once a month and its getting to be too much.

Kudos to the guy for dedication.
Hope things get better when they move.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:11 pm
 


Meh, not impressed. You know how many truckdrivers with families there are?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:19 pm
 


Yeah, for God's sake, don't move closer to your work. Drive across half a continent to get there.
And hey, at least he had the option of continuing his employment with the company. There are a lot of unemployed auto-workers that didn't have that option.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:16 pm
 


I for one would look at renting or buying a house in the town my work was located in, this is the caliber of people allowed to produce our vehicles...shudder.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:25 pm
 


PublicAnimalNo9 PublicAnimalNo9:
Yeah, for God's sake, don't move closer to your work. Drive across half a continent to get there.


No doubt. If I got a job in Vancouver, I'd just move instead of driving there every week.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:01 pm
 


Brenda Brenda:
Meh, not impressed. You know how many truckdrivers with families there are?


Yeah, but dont forget, for truck drivers, the commute IS the work. This guy's journey is just to GET TO work and still has a full shift ahead of him after he arrives, plus the return trip. But I'm inferring that he only works one day a week, so probably goes up the day before and comes back the day after. So maybe he can think of himself as a truck driver who only works 3 days a week and only gets paid for one of them.

If I would seriously consider moving, there's baseball and scouts and whetever in any town. Rent out the family house if you can't sell it if there's even a rental market out there. Probably though, the wife's job is supporting the family since this guy's only working 1 day a week and these are not good times to quit your job.

BTW, I can now safely say that at my last job, we handled the GM Pension plan and had to "package out" the Janesville plant, along with some others. Some old timers who had 30 years on the job and got hired back when Unions actually had some sway got to retire early with a pension of a grand or maybe even two a month and a basic health benefit which was not great by any Canadian standard but pretty typical for non-rich Americans. That's just barely enough to get by if your spouse works, you're old enough to collect Social Security, you ignored the overwhelmingly popular "wisdom" of most "experts" of the last 30 years to rack up debt and have a successful child or two to help out with unexpected expenses.

But the younger guys like this, who gave just enough of their lives to miss out on other opportunties, but not enough to retire with dignity, well they got burned by big daddy capitalism.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:05 pm
 


Well, I am seriously wondering why people would NOT move?? I just do not see the issue here.
If you get paid enough to make the 7 hour-one-way-trip worth while, then its probably enough to move for too.


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