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Life Is Not Always As It Seems

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 28, 2018

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Imagine living in a country where the cost of the medicine you specifically require to treat your illness is equal to the full pension you receive & live off each month.

Imagine living in a country where you’re told that the medicine you’re required to take is only for the privileged and there isn’t any available to help you.

Imagine living in a country where you need to travel by taxi 3 hours each way to have your treatment & when you arrive you have to wait another 3 hours just to be seen by the doctor who tells you … I’m sorry, we don’t have your medication in stock & you get sent back home.

Imagine living in a country where you don’t receive a pay stub outlining the hours you worked, your rate of pay, the taxes you paid, or the amount you’ve paid into your pension.

Imagine living in a country where your employer doesn’t allow you a break to use the washroom, time to have lunch or even allow you sick time, vacation time or maternity leave.

Imagine living in a country where it’s mandatory that you work 60 hours a week & your employer doesn’t even pay you the country’s stipulated Minimum Wage.

Imagine living in a country where your Mom has to have major surgery and your employer doesn’t even allow you time to provide after-care for her.

Imagine living in a country where you’re required to work 7 days a week without a day off … ever.

Imagine living in a country where there aren’t computers & you’re required to issue manual hand-written receipts for every daily purchase completed; whether it be a MoneyGram transfer, a Utility Bill payment, the purchase of regular stocked items or pharmaceutical prescriptions.

Imagine living in a country where your employer is required to deduct a % from your pay to go towards your pension and 6 years later you discover he hasn’t made all the necessary deductions.

I may be in Trinidad & I may have taken a day to have some fun in the sun with my honey in Tobago; however, there’s an underlying reason why I am here & if you really know me, you know why I’m here.

This is the reality for the people that live here. It’s a constant struggle to make ends meet.

Everyone has their own way of surviving … all I can do is observe & assist those I can by listening to their stories & sharing them to enlighten others.

Life is not always as it seems.


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