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Beat the Pink Slip!

A single mother of five children loses her job.  Thousands are issued pink slips. Opportunities are scarce.  Reality is bleak — or is it?

The answer depends on who you ask.

Cambodia’s working poor would disagree.

The poorest Cambodians reside inside the dump.  The stench is intolerable, but for many, this is their home.

Families scavenge for plastic and metal which then are sold for five cents per pound.  Toxic burn the eyes.  Glass cut through feet.  No child protective labor laws or government oversight.  Injuries and deaths are common occurrence.

Aren’t there options?

Sure, modern day slavery — construction and prostitution.  How can a human being possibly earn a living without employers’ regards for their safety and well-being?

In Cambodia, factory work — sweat shops — is a dream job.  Workers say they will be in the shade … If they only had the opportunity to learn how to sew.

We live in a great nation. We have so much to be thankful for.

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January 30, 2009 - Posted by | Asia, Attitude, Body, Christianity, Collaboration, Compassion, Freedom, God, Gratitude, Heart, Introspection, Journalism, Love, Mind, Peace, Purpose, Soul, Spirit, Stress, War | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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