Who Are the 99 Percent? Story #21

I am the single mother of one child with no outside financial support. I was diagnosed with cancer last year and then promptly laid off from my job. I work in an at will state so the company did not have to follow any rules or regulations around performance or procedure. Luckily, I have cobra but once that runs out my pre-existing condition will prevent me from obtaining coverage- even if I could afford it. I am also lucky to have found consulting work but my distaste for corporate America and the way the government has coddled the executives of these corporations prevents me from even wanting to work for these companies. I have my MBA, I have international experience and am very capable. but I have lost faith in this country.

I am the 99%

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146 comments

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith4 years ago

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Be well, and keep your spirits up. You are not alone.

John G.
John G.4 years ago

"I am also lucky to have found consulting work but my distaste for corporate America and the way the government has coddled the executives of these corporations prevents me from even wanting to work for these companies."

I read this as "I'm too lazy to work".

Victoria M.
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks.

Mandi A.
Amanda Adams4 years ago

Delete that last comment..just reread all the other posts...

Mandi A.
Amanda Adams4 years ago

@ Diane O. Just curious.. you mentioned "raping women"?? Is that true? I haven't heard any news like this.. I hope you are exaggerating...

Mandi A.
Amanda Adams4 years ago

Stay strong

Grace Adams
Grace Adams4 years ago

Neglecting fthe poor makes them end up costing more in the long run--prison room and board costs about 3 times what a community service employment program costs per prisoner or per CSEP participant. Emergency room is much more expensive than sliding scale ability to pay fee clinics for the poor.

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti4 years ago

Makes me want to cry. Mainly because insurance only pays for MDs and they are the ones who kill people. Alternative is expensive.

Mary Vaughn
Mary Vaughn4 years ago

Dian O. The Tea Party got their own permits because they were protesting the working man just lke you. You may think you are never going to be without a job or health insurance but NO ONE unless they are completely independently wealthy is immune for what the Republicans and the corporations have in store for the average working man. Just like Elizabeth Warren said nobody got wealthy on his own. All of the roads and bridges that these companies used were paid for by the taxpayer. Without hard working men and women these arrogant CEO's and corporate traitors would not be where they are today. Unfortunately my health will not allow me to protest with the OWS, but I am so very proud of them. AT least they are not carrying racist signs and guns. It wouldn't surprise me if it weren't some of those Tea Bags infiltrating, after all that is what they accused us liberals of doing when the news caught them with their KKK , and monkey signs.

Lin Moy
Lin M4 years ago

read