Can Health problems cause home loss?
Many people who have health problems find that they also experience job loss, and even loss of their home. Hopefully affordable health care will help people keep their jobs, homes and being a productive member of society.
It is sad that for many people they live with a lack of emergency savings. Any minor emergency like a car problem, or job loss can easily spiral into home loss. Many people who can afford a home often end up losing their good paying job and have to take a less well paying job which can really make things tight. In the last decade there has been a lack of rising wages, with unemployment only recently being reduced. Some economists think that the lower unemployment is due to people giving up looking for a job, and not real job growth.
What is interesting is that on job boards like LinkedIn and others, recruiters have bemoaned the lack of available candidates. It is interesting that these same companies who have money to invest in labor choose to restructure people at the slightest hint of problems. One of the downfalls of capitalism is that the short term fear of lack of demand, itself causes a lack of demand. For example, in the 80/90’s in Japan the general public saved their money and didn’t spend it. This caused a lack of demand, which caused a lack of growth, which caused people to save their money. Certainly there has to be a good balance between spending and saving but that is so difficult to find.
Health problems can lead to loss of home – StumbleUpon.
I sometimes help my friend by taking his car to the dealers service center. I don’t mind. I like driving his car and he lets me do errands in it. Win/Win right? So the last time I was at his luxury dealer I had this experience and wanted to share it.
I was making small talk with the lady who was waiting for her car. She commented how different this dealer was from another one she had been to in Minnesota. She said that in that dealer they had someone serving you coffee, individual offices that you could work on your laptop, they custom made a cd to give to you with songs that they learned you liked, food/treats, fireplace in each room with waterfall, and so many other luxuries. I was amazed at hearing that. I have never gone to a service center and treated that way. “Yeah so when I came here I was surprised at the rough treatment I got here. I was like, `This is it?'” I was surprised at her reaction. While it would be wonderful to have that experience, she was at a luxury dealer with: leather chairs, 3 types of free snacks, water bottles, coffee, espresso and many other things that many dealers do not have. So she wasn’t getting what I considered “rough treatment”. However to be empathetic I smiled and listened.
I immediately started to think about what she said. When you get fantastic treatment that is wonderful. However when you realize that most places are going to give you an average service, then perhaps lowering your standards would make you happier. She was sad that this dealer wasn’t the dealer from the past, and while I understand that, it doesn’t matter. If she wants that dealer she can move back to her old location. Every place has its own advantages and disadvantages, and you accept that when you make the decision to live where you are. We are adults and we can deal with not be spoiled all the time, right people?