Do you know any people who complain constantly about needing money?

@snowcat46 (2324)
United States
June 18, 2009 10:29am CST
I quite understand that times are tough. But the ones that drive me batty (more so than normally) are the ones who avoid working as much as possible. Have you met those kind? They will sit and whine about money, but when asked for overtime, they refuse (sometimes with abusive words). Or when some people are sent home for lack of work, they scream bloody murder if they aren't allowed to go too. They miss work on a constant basis. For every month of work, they'll miss 3 days. Plus scream if they're forced to work an extra day to make up for it. Have you dealt with these people?
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@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Heyya snowcat! Yes..yes and yes!! There is this one woman I know that complains constantly about not having enough money to pay her bills or buy groceries. I felt so bad for her when I first met her but over time I started noticing that for someone that was so broke..she sure was spending alot of cash. Her daughter had a choice of 4 prom dresses...the family had the most up to date cell phones.. and she went on a cruise!!! She's never at work and just after crying she might lose her house....she took a voluntary summer lay off that was from June 1st until September 1st. Go figure...I don't feel so bad for her anymore.
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
19 Jun 09
It makes you wonder, doesn't it? I can't afford to take a cruise, but I have tons more money than some of these people. What I have I hang onto, cause I worked hard to get it. They don't care. If they get just enough to do something, they do it without worrying over paying the bills. After all, someone else will cover it cause they'll feel sorry for them. It's so frustrating! I'd like to shake them and slap them a few times. Now when some of those ask me for money, I tell them "Oh, I'm so sorry you don't have money to buy food. Guess you shouldn't have gone on that cruise. Hey! Now you can lose the weight you gained!" Have I mentioned I'm not a very nice person?
• Israel
19 Jun 09
If they can afford a cruise, they can afford food. And if they can afford an expensive cell phone, they can afford food. I have a really cheep cell phone. It's one of the cheapest I could find. I might have been able to find one 5% less, but not more than that. I also do the pay as you go plan. I try to keep it under $25 every few months.
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@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
19 Jun 09
LOL...I'm thinking your not such a bad person....your an honest one and goodness knows there needs to be more of that..lol. I save too..If I want to go on a vacation or trip.. I spend the whole year before putting back just for that...That way that's not the only thing I'm saving for.
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@TheCatLady (4697)
• Israel
18 Jun 09
I know one. She also makes bad choices on what to do with her money. She spends on things that are not necessary just because she wants them. I on the other hand do without. I will once in a while spend on luxury food items, but only on things with good nutritional value.
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Me too. Those sort of people just can't understand the concept of doing without. It's all about, "If I want it, I shouldn't have to wait for it. I'll get it cause I deserve it." Makes it hard on those around them!
• Israel
19 Jun 09
I gave this woman 2 nice sets of my old dishes because she was complaining about not having any. 6 months later she goes out and buys a set. She didn't NEED them. I feel like asking her for mine back, but she had chipped half of them. And besides once a gift is given it's hers to do with as she wants.
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Isn't that infuriating? You give something, thinking you're actually helping, and they turn around and act like it's not good enough. I gave a friend a nice mattress. It was a couple years old, but it was a queen size mattress, bought top of the line. Cost us a pretty penny! She put it on the floor, complained about it not giving her enough support, then a couple week's later bought a brand new king-size top of the line bed, with all the matching furniture set. She's still paying that bed off, years later. And complaining about not having enough money. ??? Ok. Last time I give her anything. We could have used that bed a few times over!
@ElicBxn (59543)
• United States
18 Jun 09
well, honestly, I don't know, but if I were the supervisior, I would fire them if I could and get people that are willing to work
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
19 Jun 09
That's the kicker. She's been fired a few times, but she goes and begs for her job back. He feels sorry for her, hires her, and she starts missing all over again. Such a doofus!!
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@ElicBxn (59543)
• United States
19 Jun 09
oh well, I wonder if he's getting something out of it... I'm always suspicious of things like that
@bunnybon7 (27455)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Sep 09
hey, my sons gf is that way. she will constantly act like she cant work any more and complain about no money but if she goes over to her friends or one of her kids, she cleans their house from top to bottom if shes offered a little money. also, my son deals with a guy like that at work. complains all the time hes not making enough for his family, then will complain if he has to work a holiday or gets sick and my son has to cover his route and work longer but if son needs some time off he wont cover sons route what a butte
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Isn't it disgusting? It's fine and dandy for someone else to do their work, but heaven forbid they should help someone else. It's just not right! They feel like they should have whatever they want, but not have to do anything for anyone else. A butt-e indeed!
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Thats my friend. She will get a job. Within the first two weeks she will call in sick. Whether its my stomach hurts, i pulled a muscle, or i have a bladder infection. She always has some reason to call in. Then they think she is unreliable so they reduce her hours. She in returns gets mad saying she is not getting enough hours for a decent paycheck and then quits. She can't hold a job longer then a month and if she does its a record. She has alot of bills and overdue credit card bills as well. She owes people money including me. She constantly wants to borrow money. So thats as simple as I can put it.
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@snowcat46 (2324)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Aren't they frustrating?! My daughter has a friend like that. She has a cell phone and car, but quits her jobs almost as soon as she gets them. They interfere with her party life! She used to ask my girl for money, and mine would get her groceries. But she finally got tired of always being asked, and having to work all week long while party-girl got wasted every night. The friendship is still there, but mine put her foot down about money. And she's quite verbal about the other one not having a job or quitting. Hasn't done any good, but it does keep the other one from asking anymore. As long as you'll keep loaning, she'll keep asking. That's the way those kind are made. I feel for ya. I really do.