Help me help you . . .

This is the list of comments I hope to never hear again…

  • Good mother’s don’t go to work
  • I was going to call you and reschedule, but then it occurred to me, I don’t have a phone. I went to a payphone, but then it hit me: I don’t have $.25 to call.  I started to write to you, but if I had the money for a stamp, I would have just used it on the payphone.  (Sent via e-mail. My peeps are resourceful!)
  • I am not a bus person
  •        I can’t look for a job on the bus
  •        I can’t expose my children to public transportation
  •        Riding the bus is for losers
  •        Why can’t you just pay for a cab to drive me to school
  • It is inconvenient for me to look for work
  • How much will you pay me to look for a job
  • Iworked it out and you are paying me less than $4 an hour on Welfare
  • I am going out of the country for 2 months, do I need to report that to The County – because I need the Welfare Money since I won’t be at my part time job
  • It’s the government’s fault I can’t find a job
  • Why should I look for a job, we’re in a recession
  • I won’t work for minimum wage
  • Why did they fire me for missing the first day of work
  • Welfare doesn’t pay me enough
  • Why won’t my food stamps buy alcohol
  • I have a tooth ache so I will miss the appointment
  • I can’t come to your office because it is raining
  • I used to pay taxes so I will stay on Welfare and get every penny back that I paid in
  • My kids don’t live with me, but don’t tell anyone that because I need their cash aid
  • I don’t want to work because I will lose my cash aid
  • Good people don’t stay in shelters
  • I can never make it on my own
  • It is better to be beaten and have a house than be homeless and look for work
  • I can’t leave my child in day care – I will work when he/she turns five
  • I had another child so why didn’t my cash aid increase
  • My child just turned 18, how can she open a Welfare case and put me on it
  • I have a bachelor’s degree and now I want you to pay for my PhD
  • 32 hours a week is asking too much of my time
  • I want to be paid for babysitting my own children
  • I thought changing a diaper in the middle of my job interview would be alright
  • I didn‘t want him to leave me so I had his baby

Okay people, It is all about you and your attitude

Published by Homeless

Mommy. Social worker. Nice lady seeking to end homelessness and end poverty. FightOn

One thought on “Help me help you . . .

  1. I should disclose that I don’t hear these remarks often, and they are NEVER repeated twice to me. Most clients are motivated and working hard to improve their situations….but sometimes, just sometimes I hear the most amazing remarks from people

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