People think you are rich because you are a nurse

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    First I had to loan my in-laws 1500.00 to keep the bank from foreclosing on their home (never got it back). Then 2 other people borrowed 20.00 and never paid me back. Now I have this so-called "friend" who calls me about 2-3 times per month to borrow money. She has 5 kids and uses the line "the baby needs milk" or "we have no food". Now, neither work and they draw checks, foodstamps, plus the kids draw checks as well, they get assistance with utilities, and free medical care and free medicines. I used to loan them money, never to get it back. I felt sorry for them. Well, I wont loan them money anymore, but they still try it constantly. She called me 4 times today WHILE I WAS WORKING...hinting for money. I work all day 5 days a week while they lay on their butts all day and do nothing (there is more physically wrong with me than either of them). Im working, they can too. But they honestly think Im rich because Im a nurse and I can just shell out money at a moment's notice. Do any of you experience this with people? I get tired of watching lazy people (not the people who actually need help) get so much help and still expect more from people who WORK. Im tired of lines like "you are a nurse and make the big bucks", etc. grrrrrrrrr.
    And yes, the doors to "chenoaspirit national bank" are now closed. lol, but I just find it so frustrating. I will no longer allow anyone to make me feel sorry for them. I feel bad when I say no, but dang.
    Sparrowhawk, VivaRN, Kim, HHRN, and 13 others like this.
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    My kid does this to me all the time and I don't know how many times I've closed the doors to the bank just to open them again. Only difference is that she does work. I have to give her credit for that.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    ...thats how it is with my family.even though i know theyre my family and i dont mind helping them i usually never see back the money i loan.they just assume i have money since im a nurse.wish it was that easy huh??nurses gotta bust theyre butt and hard!!!!!im sick and tired of people thinking i **** money lol...i dont blame you girl those lazies need to get to work and stop being leeches.
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on May 18, '10 : Reason: asterisks....
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    You have to put your foot down and let them know one you are not rich, second you are not a door mat for them to step on
    tokidoki7, SnowStar4, and lvaliav like this.
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    my daughter and my stepdaughters will say things like "dont change jobs, then we wont be rich anymore" And its like pulling teeth to get them to even do some chores around the house to help out. Im just very upset tonight. This one person kept calling me on my cellphone while I was working. i wish there was some way to block numbers on cellphones.
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    My husband and I recently closed the bank too. We were kind but firm about it. It isn't our job to support people living above their means. It felt like we were being penalized for getting educations and working hard.
    Kim, HHRN, tokidoki7, RPN_2012, and 6 others like this.
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    Well, the kicker was they had just given me the sob story of needing food, but then went and bought stain for their porch. Hmm, lets seeeee, which is more important....stain, food, stain, food. Hmm, not a no-brainer. Then they went out and bought a navigator (those things that tell you directions). They never go anywhere!
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    Quote from chenoaspirit
    Well, the kicker was they had just given me the sob story of needing food, but then went and bought stain for their porch. Hmm, lets seeeee, which is more important....stain, food, stain, food. Hmm, not a no-brainer. Then they went out and bought a navigator (those things that tell you directions). They never go anywhere!
    clearly they are using you
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    Sounds like your "so-called" friends are using you. If I were you, not only would I close the bank, but I would also end all communication. If you call your cellphone carrier you can have their number blocked. Best of luck!
    CBsMommy and tokidoki7 like this.
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    Quote from chenoaspirit
    Well, the kicker was they had just given me the sob story of needing food, but then went and bought stain for their porch. Hmm, lets seeeee, which is more important....stain, food, stain, food. Hmm, not a no-brainer. Then they went out and bought a navigator (those things that tell you directions). They never go anywhere!
    I would have told them straight out...if u can afford a navigator im sure u can buy some food.
    CBsMommy, MrsLRJ, Ruthiegal, and 2 others like this.


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