When I’m out selling Real Change newspapers, people often ask me, “Why don’t you get a real job?” Some people say it just to be mean; some even snap at me, “Get a job!” as they walk by. I don’t answer those people.
Some people are really just asking because they care and they’re curious.
This is a real job. Like any other business person, I buy stock (copies of the paper) and sell it at a profit. What people often mean by a “real job” is one that pays by the hour, one where I’d work 40 hours a week and get benefits.