This is a discussion on Stockton Ca - Money For Nothing within the Political News and Topics forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Kauboy I caught a video where Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist, was answering a question about IQ, and he was very ...
Over the years I've "hired" him to cut grass and many other jobs around my house and business. Usually the work he does is very poor or done wrong and must be redone. He had several restaurant jobs in high school; he interviews well so he can get a job but within a few weeks they always cut his hours to less than 8 hrs a week only using him to wash dishes and take out the trash. Since he has "worked" so much for me I fully understand why it costs more to hire him than to do without the help.
A few years ago his mother semi-moved out of her house leaving him home alone coming home occasionally or sending him money for food while keeping the home's utilities running. As you can imagine problems developed and I've since moved him into my home. After a false start or two with holding a job he got hired at a local manufacturer where he pretty much does the same thing over and over which works with his poor ability to learn new things. Never misses a day of work and since he barely understands time he always shows up for work about 45 minutes early (before sunrise). This is one of those places that works the snot out of their employees doing heavy labor without air conditioning but he's stuck with it. Lost 35 lbs the first 4 months, keeps getting pay raises and is now around $15/hr. Most of his supervisors are bastards towards him and try to shift him out of their department but he refuses to quit and does the work every day as they yell at him. He's determined to keep that job and make money.
It breaks my heart to see him put up with the hostile work conditions but he's now making a low level living wage and saving money. I'm very proud of him and make sure he knows it. Plus work has allowed him to make some better friends.
Because of his poor math skills (he just doesn't really understand numbers) I've explained to him that he'll always need someone to help him with finances which I currently do. Every week he puts $100 into a savings account for major car repairs and car replacement. I paid for his 1st car and when it died 18 months later he had saved enough to buy a piece of shit $3500 truck which he loves as he continues to save for a better vehicle.
He puts another $50 away weekly so he'll have rent/utility money for the day when he moves out in addition to the $50/wk he gives me for rent and food. (I charged no rent until he showed that he was going to hold this better paying job.) Averaging 50 hrs a week after putting some money into a 401K and car insurance he still has over $200 most weeks to "piss away" on whatever young men spend their money on (thank God he dislikes alcohol and drugs). I review his bank accounts occasionally. Because of his problems with numbers he rarely uses cash so I can see where he uses his debit card. I rarely bother him about his stupid spending habits as long as he keeps putting the agreed money into savings every week. I'm trying to treat him as an adult and require that he acts as an adult by helping around the house ect. but his roughly $200 a week "pocket money" is all his to spend as he wishes. I do wish he'd stop blowing money on Vaping but there are worse habits.
Bottom line I can sort of agree that it is often more expensive to hire a lower IQ person after you pay to correct work done incorrectly but given the correct type of job and a little patience and a hard work attitude they can be successful. My big fear is if he ever loses that job he may have a very hard time finding another job that pays a living wage. Because of this we're working on getting him into a state sponsored work training program.
edit: for those who may question his driving. I got him a license almost 3 years ago and thus far no accidents of any sort and no tickets.
Last edited by Elvis; 07-11-2018 at 06:34 PM.
No matter how much of our money you throw at it, Utopia, ( Socialism ) has not worked, does not work, and will not work.
" All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope" .Hidden Content
Margaret Thatcher once said: "The problem with socialism is that, eventually, you run out of other people's money."
You know.... for the record, our forefathers would have been SHOOTING by now.