Gone are the days of work to eat or go hungry. You either earned money--doing whatever work was available or you toiled all day to grow your food. My parents gave us the gift of morals, values, a real work ethic, if you want something-do it yourself, my Dads favorite was to "stop your belly aching!" You are very right about applying for work. My son said that for minimum wage restaurant jobs he is sent home to apply online. Hard to put your best foot forward in a resume--especially if it never even gets read.