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8,138 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 10 years ago by Lynn_19

"No one who can rise before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich." Agree or disagree?
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10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 4/26/10 - 11:21:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
People managed for centuries to rise before dawn and yet stay in poverty, so I guess I disagree.
10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 4/26/10 - 11:23:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
As a general rule, the poor work really hard, really sh*tty hours
10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 4/26/10 - 11:27:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe the author didn't mean rich in a monetary sense.

It really depends on the context. If it is referring to monetary wealth, then I would say it is false. If it is referring to happiness, then I would say it could be true.
10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 4/26/10 - 11:43:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Disagree in the absolute. Let's look at the jobs, where in general, one must arise before dawn: Construction worker, Military Serviceman, Farmer, Food service industry worker... Meanwhile, aside from Food Service, it's common place to give a shift differential to workers who are willing to work night time (meaning they wake up after the sun has risen). I've seen it go as high as $3/hr (or roughly $3k/yr). Not bad.
10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/10 - 12:00:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Working grave shift is no way to make your family rich.
10 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/10 - 3:37:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Meth anyone?
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 4/27/10 - 3:09:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know plenty of immigrants who work their asses off 365 days a year and still live in poverty. Hell, I know non-immigrants like that, too.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 5/7/10 - 2:23:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Whatever happened to those 5 other days? Are those the days all the money gets blown?
10 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/18/10 - 8:46:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Farmers do this, and where I live trust me I know many of them. They are broke and so far in debt the have kids who work and give them money.

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