posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 07:39 AM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Which would be great, if those were jobs to be had. What you don't understand, is those are the jobs we are loosing.
I come from a town in which three factories supported the town, and one college. Those 4 things were what made the entire town go 'round, and what
supported all the other businesses like the grocery store and hardware store ect. Everything else around that town was farming...
So... those three factories, everyone wanted to work in. (even the farmers worked in them) Believe me when I say, when one of those factories hires
there are lines of applicants and they only take applications for 1 day as a result when they do need more applications for any reason. Many people
do, and did, as you say - go to trade school in order to get the best positions in those factories. Some kids from the town went to college but most
went after trades..
Of those three factories, one completely closed to go overseas and one was on its way out - cutting hours drastically and closing one of their two
plants after new ownership... on their way to Germany last I heard..That leaves one factory left to support the town pretty much.
This is the story I hear from everyone from similar towns, the factories are closing right and left.