Why do people exploit those who are down on their luck?

Australia
March 31, 2007 3:02am CST
Lets take a tradesman... like a painter or a carpenter. Lets say that he earn $20.00 an hour when he is working. But now he has lost his job. He is broke and cannot pay his bills. He cannot find another job. His neigbour tells him... "You can do some work on my house... but I will only pay you $10.00 an hour." Do you think the neighbour is helping? Or is he taking advantage of the situation of a desperate man?
1 response
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
Oh no I think that the neighbour is taking advantage of the man I would not pay him only a small amount of money like $10.00 an hour if this happened I would at least give the neighbour at least $15.00 as I would be receiving a reduction and also helping my neighbour but there certainly has to be a limit not only half of what the neighbour would normally receive an hour.