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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148 comments

W. C
W. C1 months ago

Thanks.

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William C
William C1 months ago

Thank you.

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Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith5 years ago

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

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John G.
John G.5 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".

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Victoria M.
Past Member 5 years ago

thanks.

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Mandi A.
Ama A5 years ago

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

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Mandi A.
Ama A5 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...

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Mandi A.
Ama A5 years ago

Stay strong

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Grace Adams
Grace Adams5 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.

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Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti5 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.

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