What Kind of Job Would You Not Take?

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@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
July 6, 2007 10:43am CST
It has been in the news quite a bit lately that some Americans are not willing to work certain types of jobs. What I would like to know is that if work really became scarce and you had a family to support, just where would you draw the line? Would some types of jobs be unacceptable to you? Remember now, jobs are few and far between.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I would prefer not do things like work in a factory line or be a cleaning crew, but if jobs were scarce and I had to eat then I don't know that there is a job I would not take. I don't mind working, but I got an education so I could pick what job to do.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
7 Jul 07
You are missing my point, Aurone. I'm basing my question on the likelihood that one day jobs will become so scarce that it won't matter how much education you have, there won't be much work around. If the jobs are not there no amount of education is going to help you.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Alright, then I would do whatever job I needed to, to survive. Good honest hard work never hurt anybody.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I think that I would not want to be involved in making nuclear bombs. I would rather go hungry instead of making bombs that will kill millions of innocent people.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
7 Jul 07
You have a point there albert. I stand by my point, though, that an empty belly is powerfully persuasive. I've been hungry before, so I know.
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
6 Jul 07
To me a job is a job.As long as it pays.....I don't see why I would not take it.I've done some of the jobs that supposedly nobody wants.....but hey I needed money and the work was available. I do think that some people have gotten spoiled when it comes to what type of work they are willing to do....but if jobs were scarces....I'm sure they would be glad to take anything they can get.I know I would be.....because going hungry really sucks.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
7 Jul 07
You are right, winky, because when the bellies of your children and yourself start howling you would take any job you could get. Anyone with a brain knows this. Thanks for your response.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
6 Jul 07
If it meant supporting my family, I would most probably do anything that I can get my hands on, even if it meant scrubbing toilets, or doing sewer work or whatever. As long as I was able to feed, clothe and put a roof over our heads, I would do anything legal.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
7 Jul 07
That is exactly what I'm talking about, maddysmommy. Because whether we want to face it or not there is a strong possibility, with all the jobs being outsourced to foreign countries, that the jobs just won't be here in the future. I've seen whole cities shut down like ghost towns due to lack of work. This is the reality.
@anup12 (4182)
• India
6 Jul 07
I think in this era it is very difficult to say that one can choose form the type of job as it is getting incresingly difficult to get jobs and the competition is increasing day by day.So I think one day will come when one cannot refuse any job for that matter.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Exactly what I mean, anup! If things keep going the way they are now, I don't think that most people will have the luxury of picking and choosing when it comes to what kinds of work they can get. When it comes down to putting food on the table for your family you must do what you have to do.
@racheld (840)
• United States
6 Jul 07
If I had a family to support, I don't think I would draw the line anywhere. My family would come first and I would do anything in my power to be able to provide for them. It reminds me of that cell phone commercial where the dad makes a comment on how they are saving money and then he tells his kids, "mom will be able to give up her second job" and then you see the mom walking in dressed as a giant burrito. I guess you do what you have to do when times are tough! And you would never lose your pride by accepting any job if it means providing your family with the necessities of life!
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
6 Jul 07
You are so right, racheld. As my grandmother used to say, there is no shame in doing an honest job. Many people do look at some jobs as beneath them, but I just wonder how they would react if their back was against the wall and they had to accept whatever work was available-if it came to a choice between doing a job they despise or eating. Thanks for your response.
• United States
8 Jul 07
When it comes to either my son eating or my distaste for a job, I'd choose my son eating. Be it legal or illegal, I can't think of a job I wouldn't take if it would make my son safer or more comfortable.
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Well I would not be a waste tank worker. Anything where really bad smell would be present. I cant take such job. I am not a very choosy person when it comes to accepting jobs but it should be something that my stomach could handle.