Congratulations on exhibiting conservative values. As a staunch conservative, I, too, was proud of every job I had and always strove to make it more, do it better, do it faster, devote more to it. Today, I still work full-time at a good job with excellent recompense. I EARNED my way up. I worked 12-15 hours a day AND went to school. I studied, I took tests and qualified for specialties. It was worth it. Now I will someday be able to retire and live comfortably -- not extravagantly, comfortably.