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Working Until You Drop In America – Is That The Best Way To Live?

In this age of smart cell phones, Internet on the go and employers eager to wring out the last drop of productivity from every employee, it has become increasingly challenging, to say the least, to escape work and working. Even when you are off work, you are still tethered to work via email and cellphone. Unemployment is currently hovering near 9.6 percent in the United States, and economic indicators show the number of people looking for work will remain high for the foreseeable future.

Workers have less liberty to complain about being overworked in this economic environment. You have to suck it up and do your job; and be happy you even have a place to work and earn. The unspoken rule out there for workers is working harder, or someone willing to out perform you will take your job. However there is a huge divide between working hard and working until you drop: one is a virtue every time; the other is suicidal in the long run.

And without a job and a sizable saving account to support yourself (your family) in America, you will quickly be up a raging deep creek without a paddle, as they say.

For Nigerians and other immigrants in America we are blessed (or burdened) being the “lucky few” who are supposed to go make it and help lift the rest of our extended families back home out of the poverty. We are the ones who are supposed to support our parents until they pass away while raising our own children whom we do not expect to take care of us (the same way did our parents) in our golden years due the cultural reality in U.S.A. We are the sandwich generation. As we marinate in this isostatic position, we still need to save …

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