Saturday, February 6, 2010

Step into my shoes:

To many of you, this small portion of a blog will have infinite similarities and this is how we can start.

We know the economy is bad but just imagine what it could be. If the entire household depends on eight dollars, and hour and you have three or more than three mouth to feed.

If all this sounds familiar to you is because it is the reality of these days to every single family in every part of the world. Probably the tabulations of money salary wise are different, but the domino effect is the same.

A few nights ago, my wife and I were going through several pieces of invoices of what we owe to the hospitals due to the medical problems she has. My wife and we notice that every single invoice a different color of paper quite fancy to be honest: I wonder why the hospitals charge that much. They have to keep up with the demand of the fancy paper.

If I put the example of how fancy the paper color was, one of the invoices was a two-tone red paper, another one on two-tone paper blue, another a two-tone paper green. in addition, all those color paper just mention degraded into a very nice and smooth, soft colors.

Anyhow, the fact is that as many of you, probably we cannot afford medical insurance. It is getting ridiculous. How a person that works with MHMR could make $8.75 and a gardener makes 75 cents less than the other person, a dishwasher does makes $9.50 an hour.

I am not coming with these numbers just for the hell of it but because I was a dishwasher once. In addition, I was a gardener, and that is how you started hourly.

Now let us go to the imagining part that I mention of the second paragraph again, by now. Your pantry is suffering a severe case of emptiness and you see your partner not being able to work because either he cannot or because no one is hiring or in my case, because you are not legal to work that will make you worry sick.

Then you will have two good candidates, to become sick, to high blood pressure, heart attack, embolism, or just a stroke, one for over doing it, trying to find a better job or another job besides the one that person have, just to try to make ends meet. The other one highly depressed and worry for himself and for the other person.

After all this, I will ask you, is your salary appropriate for the actual times. If you answer, was -- NO -- then what we should do? Banks have a stimulus package. Companies have a stimulus package what do you think your stimulus package would be.

One option could be raising the minimum wages.

In addition, really tabulate how much a person that works with MHMR, an RN, housekeepers, laundry personal. And so on and so on.

For example: doctors, surgeons, lawyers, engineers, architects, CEOs. They have salary and they do not need more money of what they are making because otherwise that will be the law of, let us make ourselves Richer and the poor poorer. If they want to keep making money then they have to sacrifice a little.

Well, I think already spilled my peace of mind here. The rest is up to you. Thank you and God bless you.

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