Of course it's a real job, and I respect people who do this work. It's hard, unforgiving, and relatively low wage with some exceptions (Tony has a good gig). As I posted, I come from a family of bartenders, house cleaners, and other work that no one would else would do.All the talk about waitresses and bartenders not having real jobs is probably one of the most insulting things I've ever read here. My mom supported me through my life mostly as a waitress and even when I was in law school she took her restaurant wages to give me some extra spending money when she wanted to give me some because she knew how expensive it was in New York. She supported all four of my siblings as well. Don't tell me that's not a real job.
Data says otherwise, but I do question the value of these extremely expensive private schools like Boston University, George Washington University, Villanova, etc. that charge exorbitant tuition fees well beyond what their university rankings would support.Maybe this just shows how much those expensive schools you worship for their prestige are really worth.
I'm fervently hoping the answer to this is yes, because if it isn't I've wasted way too many brain cells getting enraged by disingenuous posts on FSU.This is so LOL. I grew up in the next town over from AOC, and I can tell you that just because you're from Westchester doesn't mean you're rich or you've got it made. There are plenty of us from Westchester who were never either of those things. There are also plenty of us who have education and accomplishments and didn't necessarily jump right on the path to Wall Street or wherever, for a whole variety of reasons too numerous, complicated, and/or personal to name. Is it really that hard to understand that not everyone takes the same path in life? And that everyone has their own valid reasons as to why?
Regarding the bolded italicized part of the quoted section - particularly if they view themselves and their "success" as "self-made" and having risen above humble or inferior beginnings with much hard work or innate ability and no support from others.I don’t know much about AOC’s upbringing so I went googling. I found this, which is coming at it in the opposite way of Louis who is saying she isn’t blue collar enough.
But what caught my eye was a point that summarizes why we are at where we are at: the wealthy think they are better at everything (and so everyone else is less deserving).
If Louis doesn’t see this play out at his workplace I’d be surprised. I see it all the time.
I don't understand this - as an older millennial it seems like the norm to have spent some time bartending, waiting tables or similar. I don't know when you graduated or what field you went into but when I came out it was not easy to find these great jobs you're talking about with just an undergrad degree, no matter how expensive or fancy your school was. I think international relations is one of those fields that can be tough to break into, not sure how far you'd get with just a bachelors in economics either. The exception among friends of mine would be those who went into certain fields like finance or computer science, where high paying jobs were easier to come by in the first few years out of college. The rest of us struggled at times, or took these "lesser" jobs to help pay for grad school or student loans. I waited tables, scrubbed toilets at a hotel, worked a ticket booth and handed out hot dogs. Some of those jobs were a lot more grueling and taught me a lot more organizational and people skills that I still use now, than college or those fancy summer internships did.Which is why it boggles my mind that AOC chose to bartend, with her prestigious university degree, even though her family was (allegedly - I have my doubts) struggling. And this wasn't, according to her, a lucrative bartending gig, as has complained about not having health insurance, etc.
If I used my university degree to bartend, voluntarily, in a good economy where jobs were plentiful, my family would disown me. If I did this while a parent was struggling (I had a parent die, too), I wouldn't be able to live with myself. You get the best job you can that provides the best income you can earn for those who depend on you.
Train your work ethic, and the rest will follow. I believe in the philosophy of "grit," and that most people (not all) can be successful if they learn to be gritty and resilient.
I think this is a low blow. I aggressively supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2016, supported Amy Klobuchar in this primary, supported and defended Theresa May in the UK.... I speak out against socialist politicians, which also include Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. But it's far easier to use -isms than to try to defend obvious lies that has no defense. The left is no better than the right in terms of believing what it wants to believe: like Sandy from Westchester is actually Alexandria from the Bronx.Louis taking aim at a high profile female politician - now where have I seen this before....
So, to paraphrase Elizabeth Warren, “you’ve supported some women.”I think this is a low blow. I aggressively supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2016, supported Amy Klobuchar in this primary, supported and defended Theresa May in the UK....
Warren supporters and others seem to be taking the extreme position that you cannot possibly criticize a woman.So, to paraphrase Elizabeth Warren, “you’ve supported some women.”
Doesn’t excuse the misogyny when it comes to the others.
She works pretty hard at this cushy job.AOC has been selectively gritty - very gritty in her campaign, now has a cushy $175k / year job in Congress.