Change Up

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Change Up
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 5:33pm

On a debate team, one has to be prepared to debate *either* side of a specified subject area.

So, what points from the "other side" do think have merit. Are there any points that you haven't seen that you think would be hard to counter?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:03pm

I don't think anyone is irreplaceable. I agree it is good to have experience and if you are out of the workforce for 10 + years, there is a good chance you are starting from the bottom or at least not making enough in the beginning to support a family.


Do you believe others have the same type of jobs and do you believe that others have 2 + years worth salary saved?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:04pm

I think she was saying that their savings plus what she would make would be enough.

Do you make enough to support your family on your own?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:07pm

ITA with you. I wouldn't be comfortable being in a relationship that divorce was always on my mind BUT I do think you should always be prepared.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:10pm
I think very few families have 2 to 3 years of (liquid) salary saved, whether both parents woh or one sah.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:11pm

For many years if need be?


I never stopped working when I had children and have been at my job 15 yrs. My salary could support 75% of my household. If my spouse was laid off for a long period of time, we could live off of unemployment and savings.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:14pm
ITA with you but with the recent recession, it has not been uncommon to hear stories of people who can not find a job for years.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:15pm

I was talking about when

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:19pm
I am not talking about being irreplacable. I am saying that most people in good health do not have to worry about being out of a job for two or three years at a time. Most people have at least some marketale skills that they can put to use, even if it is not in their first choice field.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:19pm

Do you have other employees?


Can I also ask why you separate bills and eating?-lol!! Just because I consider food as a weekly bill.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 9:19pm

Unemployment payments don't last forever, and if your savings would last for "many years if need be," why do you assume hers wouldn't?

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