Home - by BigFurHat - August 25, 2012 - 19:00 America/New_York - 27 Comments
August 25th, 2012
To make the homeless feel better about themselves, we should refer to them as “Urban Campers.”
Get a job!
my church has printed up a small card with a list of all of the shelters, food centers, doctors, etc. for homeless. when i am at a red light, inevitably someone is standing there with a sign. i hand them the card and offer to take them to the shelter right then.
never had anyone take me up on it.
Friend of the family
I like the guy. He’s human. There’s a better way though. He needs to take those resumes he’s printed up and go door-to-door hitting companies and stores and so forth; he’ll have better luck hitting businesses directly than the shot in the dark method of stopping traffic, hoping a driver has the authority to hire or recommend. It’s simply less effective. Unless…he’s already tried the former and is now operating in a more desperate mode. I hope he makes it.
Madam I salute you.
Maudie N Mandeville
@redd: You’re lucky you haven’t been spat on or punched in the face.
You are doing your part in trying to help, but I bet they already know that information or most of it and utilize it when necessary. In the meantime they need their booze and drugs. Lord have mercy not just on the afflicted, but the addicted. What a world.
Did he steal his watch from Flavor Fav?
This guy’s just got a new schtick; what you’re not seeing is the “Well I’m trying, ain’t I? Gimme 5 bucks” when he’s off camera.
He’s got a good attitude. I wish him luck.
Another victim of the Obama economy. Were Romney to hire him, it would be buried by the media.
If you get a job out of this…your initiative and determination didn’t do that. An evil wealthy white guy gave you that job.
You didn’t work harder to find that job, someone else made that happen. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart to print up some resume’s and work the street handing them out.
Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
If you get a job, thank Kinko’s, you smart ass.
I’d like to see him handout resumes on the streets of Chicago …. he would never make it to the first interview.
Actually that could be said of many cities in the US.
8% to 20% unemployment in the US. 700,000 homeless. It’s tough being unemployeed and homeless anywhere.
Let’s replace obama’s cronyism and socialism for capitalism.
This would be a good step to alleviate the cancerous infection obama has infected on this nation.
“Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. You know you love it!”
FreeMan - Next Time Sarah - 2016
I can’t tell you just how many homeless around here have Sony Studio Monitor head phones. And how about that watch?
“This video you are trying to view is unavailable”
I was out of work for 2½ years. After the first 1½ years I lowered my job expectations to “ANYTHING” (I WAS an IT Manager @$75k a year). It still took me one full year of searching, every week, every day, around the Chicagoland area to find my current vocation.
I am a cashier for minimum wage/part-time.
So….. when some asshat stupidly says, “Get a job”, I have to shake my head.
I’m sorry if you were offended – it wasn’t meant in the manner you’re taking it. Btw I too am unemployed and understand your frustration.
eternal cracker p
@ Teh Dok-tor: I’m an out of work washed up piece of shit IT dude for 4 years now. Background was running a cash register. We got our roles reversed. But now I pick scrap. $3 bucks a pound on coppers.
Bumper sticker of the year
“Will Vote Obama/Biden for Welfare”
To all formerly employed individuals here:
1. All work is honorable, whether working in an office or in a sewer.
2. Some money at a lousy job is better than no money.
3. My Uncle’s old saying: “You see somebody making making and doing good? Come back five, or ten years and see where they are at. And vice versa, you see somebody down on their luck and broke, come back five or ten and see them going strong at the top.” In most cases, there really is up and downs and cycles in a person’s work life.
4. Most people will have SEVERAL occupations in their lifetime; with many occasions starting at entry level pay, of which NOBODY likes to start at.
5. Ignore all people who say, “Yeah man. I’m going to college, and I want 50K bare minimum to start, and they better give me a full package deal–you know–health, dental, one months vacation after a year, etc.” Seek more intelligent and down-to-earth friends.
6. Lastly, if you can’t cope. Go home to your Mother, or your Aunt, Uncle, etc. Somebody who’ll let you sleep on the couch until you’re back on your feet. I’ve known people who have been is this particular situation, and they got back out there and found work eventually.
I hope this helps.
everywhere i go
August 26th, 2012
I’ve met some homeless veterans with real problems. Not asking for handouts, just needing a ride. I always try to help the ones who don’t try to make a living by being homeless. I had to hitch hike 650 miles with only 39 cents in my pocket when I was 14 years old and sleep under bridges. Some of those folks do need a break. Some just need a kick in the ass. You can’t put them all in the same category.
The homeless people in our city have a choice to go to the rescue mission and, if they stay there, go to preaching services twice a day. Lots of them don’t want the preaching and choose to live under bridges and on park benches.
piñata pimp cane
Even if they don’t go to the church services the Christians still have a duty to help the widows, orphans, the poor, and the sick.
I wouldn’t want to invite a homeless stranger into my home, but I will donate to homeless shelters. They will help them get back on their feet if that is their goal.
Some get so depressed from being rejected and shunned that they just give up.
Mark in Kansas
One of the criteria of finding work is to provide the decision maker some piece of information about you that makes you memorable, that one thing which when decision time comes will cause the potential employer to pick your resume from the 22″ stack of resumes on his desk. This man who hands out resumes in the street has met that criterion. As previous commenters have noted, his target audience being the general driving public, the percentage of people in that audience who have the power to hire is small.
I believe his approach will bear fruit. It’s a real challenge to find a way to be memorable when you never see the decision maker. With his novel approach he has a fairly good chance to make an impression on a decision maker or someone 1 or 2 steps removed from the decision maker. My hat is off to the man for trying a new way to do an old thing.
August 27th, 2012
Perhaps if he took off the studio headphones, put on some long pants, and attempted to speak proper English instead of “axing people for a minute of they time”
August 28th, 2012
@Xavier – Apology warmly accepted.
@Friend of the family – Some wise words. I will add, “When someone asks for free shit, give then some free shit. No, I mean real shit.”
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