Worked 4 a big pharma once. Twice saw the fired get escorted by security, arm to arm. It’s not unreasonable as people can get hostile. If you want to know, call later.

Worked 4 a big pharma once. Twice saw the fired get escorted by security, arm to arm. It’s not unreasonable as people can get hostile. If you want to know, call later.

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They knew you as an employee but they didn’t know how you’d react to sudden termination of income, schedule etc. They put the fired person in a VERY bad life position suddenly. You might have been reasonable but the next person might start breaking things.

Still, I feel badly for the embarrassment you went through. I had a similar thing once and it sucked.

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Welcome to adulting and actually, MOST apparently get more than they give. But it’s complicated and it’s always been a way for the younger to take care of the CURRENT older, not a saving’s account for you.

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Calls to eliminate social security only help the uber rich, not the middle and lower classes, who have much fewer opportunities to save what’s needed.

The thing is: MOST people GROSSLY underestimate their total life span and overestimate the savings they’d get by not paying in.

But that said, I’ve hardly paid into it and won’t get much out of it, being self-employed for so long and having a small owner take.

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You get your $ up front, all of it. Anybody I know doing 1099 slips through the cracks.

Anyway, it’s mostly a moot hill at this point. Current administration will probably give you mostly what you want to puff up their own pockets. Religious right has been pushing this angle for decades and they’ve got their shot now.

You’ll get your wish.

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Give them time. They’re working towards it. If today’s admin is in power next August/Sep, you can bet a new tax plan will roll out

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They’ve been fighting against it during and since FDR. It’s not so sacred. Go through history – it’s always in their minds. Every social program is just Communism, Communism is evil because social programs don’t benefit the rich, etc.

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I hope it doesn’t happen. But I know for a fact that they’ll try like hell.

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So, it’s Republicans with constituents of more modest means that will push for elimination but those with higher bracket constituents probably won’t.

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True, but with the large influx of millennial republicans (27-37 yrs old I’d say), that could tilt it.

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Nah. From what I’ve seen, there’s two millennial age segments, pretty evenly divided between “Hey remember when we flirted using gas chamber jokes as teens haha” and the media millennial stereotype.

Most millennial age I’ve talked to who had a Nazi cosplay uniform in their closet as teens think they’re in the minority of their generation but I think it’s pretty evenly split in #’s.

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huh. I stand corrected. I guess there’s an over representation of millennial center-right to far right online. A lot is singles with multiple sock puppets of course and of course there’s out-of-USA-pretending-to-be-USA which really boosts the apparent #’s.
[especially Estonia. I dunno how but they do an almost PERFECT imitation of South/midwest US idealogy.. with just a bit more edge)

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