This “DANGER CLIFF EDGE” sign is similar to the economic vulnerability in some people’s lives.
On February 17, 2017, it was reported that a Burger King employee was fired for stealing 50 cents’ worth of food.(1)
There are a number of intriguing items in the article, but let me point out what stood out to me (Vicki) from this paragraph.
“Given the absence of any evidence of premeditation or attempted concealment, the absence of any formal discipline history, Ms. Ram’s excellent and lengthy record working with [the area manager], the nature of her position and her economic vulnerability as a 55-year-old woman with little education who had worked as a fast food cook for 24 years, summary dismissal would not be a proportionate sanction,” Justice Lisa Warren wrote in her reasons for the judgment. She awarded the employee Usha Ram $21,000, a year’s lost wages, and $25,000 in aggravated damages.
What Stood Out
First, the employee had worked as a fast food cook for 24 years.
Second, a year’s worth of wages for her was $21,000.
Third, she was 55 years old.
Fourth, she had little education.
Fifth, she had “economic vulnerability” (which I interpret to mean that she was on the “edge” financially and had little opportunity to do anything else in her life to earn more money).
Are You Ready to End Economic Vulnerability in Your Life?
There are many people in our world today who are in a financially precarious situation. Many of them are living a hand-to-mouth existence or on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis. They are barely able to “hold body and soul together” and may not even consider bettering themselves. Some of them may be trapped in a holding pattern because of debt.
Isn’t it time to end this? I say, “Yes!”
The next question some may ask is: “How?”
The first answer I have is, “Are you willing to learn what it takes to be successful in earning more money?”
“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Willingness to learn and grow is the first step to actually becoming successful. If you are content to stay in the situation where you are, I can’t help you.
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1. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/burger-king-employee-fired-stealing-134155211.html (no longer online)