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02-19-2011, 12:59 AM

It's sort of rigged, but give it a go....

02-19-2011, 02:18 AM

It's sort of rigged, but give it a go....

Is it supposed to do something? Some music plays, and the word "SPENT" appears at the bottom with a line through it, but that's all I see after a couple of minutes....

pat c
02-19-2011, 03:15 AM
Depressing to say the least, but it does show the vicious circle.

02-19-2011, 06:03 AM
Like the motivational speaker said to my group today - I'm lucky I have a good job. Even if I don't like it much, it's better to have it than not.

02-19-2011, 07:52 AM
I came out pretty good :shuffle:

02-19-2011, 08:29 AM
I failed the typing test. . .and I type about 80 wpm. :confused:

Tried again and did past the test, came out ahead at the ahead of the month. But I might be dead because I didn't see the doctor (did pay the vet bill, though), my family hates me, and I'm going to have to start hitch-hiking to work.

02-19-2011, 08:47 AM
You will all be happy to know that I did not go to my waitressing job when I was sick. :)

Otherwise, I failed.

02-19-2011, 01:02 PM
I passed, by about $250 bucks. I was ignoring tooth pain and doing other shady things though, like driving away.

This site is a good way for them to raise awareness. The agency is to be congratulated on their good idea.

02-19-2011, 04:30 PM
I came out ahead too. Of course, I did go to work sick, miss my best friend's wedding, drive away from a hit and run accident and give Fido to the animal shelter, but all in all things went well. :P

02-19-2011, 06:52 PM
I had $328 at the end of the month! But I still need the pesky root canal, my dog is suffering in pain, and it's getting chilly in here. No help yet from my Facebook friends, either!

02-19-2011, 07:05 PM
I got fired for talking to co-workers about setting up a union. Anyway, the 'average unemployed American' you play does not fit me at all. I don't drive a car, have kids or live in the city.

02-19-2011, 07:14 PM
Are your (facebook) "friends" supposed to refuse to help you sometimes? :confused: I keep hitting "ask friends for help" every time, and nothing (bad) happens.

I made it through with $888 as a temp worker...but some of those choices were pretty risky.

02-19-2011, 07:44 PM
I tried to be responsible, pay bills on time, etc. I ran out of $$$ on Day 18.

02-19-2011, 08:01 PM
how did y'all get involved in a hit-and-run accident?

02-19-2011, 08:23 PM
how did y'all get involved in a hit-and-run accident?

That was one of the situations when I played. Pulled out of a parking space or something and hit another parked car - the choices were to take off or pay the other car owner.