(Chuck Muth) – The story the mainstream press keeps ignoring in the unemployment “crisis” is that there are an awful lot of employable folks who could and would take a job in a heartbeat if their unemployment bennies ran out. As it is, they’d rather live at home with momma, or off a spouse’s income, and sit around doing nothing and collecting an unemployment check than take a job they won’t like or they think is “beneath them.”
I wonder how many of those folks camping out at Occupy Las Vegas are collecting unemployment checks?
In any event, to further demonstrate the reality of this situation, consider the following email I received yesterday from an employer with a job opening he’s trying to fill. I’m opting to keep his identity anonymous so as not to unduly sic some government bureaucrat on his ass:
I had an applicant come in for an interview a few weeks ago and she was dressed like she was on her way to a Grateful Dead concert. She point-blank told me she wasn’t interested in the job and was only there so I would sign her unemployment form she needed signed to keep getting her checks.
You should have seen her face when I told her that since she was not out actually looking for a job, I wouldn’t sign it. She was mad and rude as I wished her the best of luck in the future and walked her out of the building.
There are simply some people without jobs who deserve zero sympathy. Their checks should be cut off immediately.