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Diminishing quality of the labor pool

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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 02:47 AM
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What do the new generations dream of?




The dream of a world where family is more important than business. ... or at least, everything isn't sacrificed on the alter of work. For me though. The youth seems to dream of ownership.

Mike Grouchy




posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 02:52 AM
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The youth seems to dream of ownership.

I don't see that in the chart you presented. Do you have any statistics on the attitudes of millennials toward owning real property versus, say, renting?
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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

Uh no. It sounds like a young guy taking orders, worried that he was.going to let his superiors down.
Likely overwhelmed by his first day on the job.
A new worker is not going to tell his superior to piss off.

Understanding others is not your strong suit.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Ownership is a much more difficult task for my.generation.

Starting a.business 20-30-40 years ago was way easier than it is today. It's hard to compete against China and mega corps for contracts

Owning a home is even harder as wages decline and the good jobs are given to h1b visas or other immigrants who will work for less

All under the guise of a skills gap which is total b.s.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: mikegrouchy
What do the new generations dream of?




The dream of a world where family is more important than business. ... or at least, everything isn't sacrificed on the alter of work. For me though. The youth seems to dream of ownership.

Mike Grouchy


Do you know how hard businesses work to grow by 15%? With families usually comes furniture, washer drivers/extra cars, lawn mowers,vacations...

My guess, that graph doesn't show the extent of the problem. I would guess the majority of people not having kids are not on government assistance and the majority who do get govt assistance still are having kids. (Educated people are not having children - which might explain why the OP sees a decline in the labor pool).

Terrible for business......and it shows the short-term focus of most business.

Sure driving down wages might make your profits go up for a few years. Eventually though, you will have sucked all the value from your customers (who most likely are workers) and there will be nothing left to suck.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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I mentioned a while back that welders are hard to find. A South Bend radio station is running an ad that a company will give you a job while you go to welding school and will guarantee you a job when you graduate. A friend told me $17 while you go to school and the company pays for that then $25 with in a year after graduation.

Not too bad of a deal then if you manage to get in a nuke plant and get nuke certified it's $1000 a day show up if you work or not. That takes about 5 years to get nuke certified then you can work at any energy plant in the world. Nuke , coal or whatever has openings.




posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: jimmyx

You're right.

I should pay some special snowflake 100K just to work a few hours a week and not actually do the job.

Really?



Can you imagine being a millennial and seeing your parents being laid off, benefits being cut, wages not moving yet the company's profits continue to grow, the calls at all hours, working obscene hours when your parent is on salary and basically being treated like crap?

Millennials know they are replaceable and will not take the crap that a Gen X or a baby boomer will. Treat them like crap and out the door they go! Hats off the millennials they have it right.


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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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Because only a fool would agree to this #, and that's what there is to choose from for the most part....

*******, Inc conditionally offers to employ ********** in the capacity of General Production Worker commencing on 05/11/2016 at its client,********** ("Client") for services with the latter for a temporary period, to perform such duties and for such hours of work as may be assigned to you during the term of service.


1. Ratification - You understand and acknowledge that this offer of temporary employment with ****, Inc is subject to final approval by the Client and that you shall not be entitled to any wages or employment unless actually hired by ****, Inc to work the specific assignment for the Client pursuant to this agreement. You also understand that this agreement does not go into effect until you actually work on said specific assignment. You acknowledge and understand that your employment with ****, Inc is “at will”, with no certain term of employment being offered or promised,and that you or ****, Inc may terminate your employment, with or without cause, at any time. You agree that by reporting or remaining at work after signing this agreement that you have ratified same. In addition, you represent and warrant to ****, Inc that your employment with ****, Inc will not violate the terms or conditions of any other agreement to which you are a party.


2. Reporting of Hours - You agree to submit completed time records to the ****, Inc office immediately following completion of your work week, but in no event later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday of each week, written in ink and approved and verified by a Client supervisor, indicating the number of hours worked. You understand and acknowledge that improper preparation of, or falsifying time records may result in disciplinary actions under company policies as well as applicable Federal statutes. Furthermore, you understand your supervisor is prohibited from completing your time card unless extenuating circumstances exist, such as authorized travel or no access to the internet. If this box is checked , you agree to submit your hours worked electronically and provide a printed approval from the client’s electronic time collection system. Failure to submit completed time records before 10:00 a.m. on Monday may, subject to applicable law, result in a delay of payment of wages. You acknowledge that ****, Inc needs completed time records to obtain payment from the Client, and therefore you will accurately complete, sign and assist ****, Inc in gaining Client’s approval and verification of your time records each week. You understand and agree that in the absence of complete and accurate time records, ****, Inc cannot accurately determine the number of hours worked and your corresponding wages. Consequently, you also understand and agree that, subject to applicable law, your paycheck may not be released unless your Client approved and verified time records have reached the ****, Inc office. You acknowledge the ****, Inc policy and practice of mandating daily recordation of all hours worked. ****, Inc does not permit “off the clock” work of any similar practice of not recording hours worked. Any requests by the Client or other third party not to record all hours worked or to record hours to an incorrect funding source must be reported in writing by you to ****, Inc.


3. Compensation - In consideration of your services, ****, Inc agrees to pay you at the following rates:


(a) $11.00 for all hours worked (as reflected on time records) effective on the day you report to work at the Client and ending on the day of termination, or discharge of employment, regardless of cause or reason for discharge or termination.


(b) $16.50 for hours worked (as reflected on time records) in excess of forty (40) per week (or as otherwise required by applicable law). Client-observed holidays, shutdowns, and regularly scheduled days off shall not be considered as time worked for purposes of qualifying for premium rate compensation.


Any business related expenses for which you request reimbursement under the ****, Inc accountable plan must be approved in writing by Client and must be substantiated with legible, itemized receipts. Original receipts must be physically turned in to the ****, Inc office or scanned and submitted electronically to your local ****, Inc representative. Any receipts turned in after 90 days of transaction will be deemed untimely and not paid. Any expenses submitted to ****, Inc without itemized receipts will not be reimbursed by ****, Inc. If you would like a copy of the ****, Inc Contract Employee expense reimbursement policy, please contact your ****, Inc representative.


Except as specifically set forth in this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that you are not entitled to any other compensation or benefits (including, but not limited to, vacation, holidays or personal leave) from ****, Inc.


4. Restrictive Covenant - In consideration of the terms of employment and the efforts and costs incurred by ****, Inc, you agree you shall not solicit Client or engage in a like or similar profession or occupation at Client's facility or any other facility at which you are directed to or actually perform services under this agreement, either directly or indirectly, for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days following the termination of your employment under the terms of this agreement, unless specific written authorization has been obtained from ****, Inc. You agree that any violation of this provision will result in you paying to **** Inc an amount equal to three hundred twenty (320) hours at the hourly rate as stated in 3(a) above.


5. Confidentiality - You agree not to disclose to anyone, either during or after your employment with ****, Inc, any confidential or proprietary information of any kind obtained by you as a result of your employment without the written consent of executive officers of both the Client and ****, Inc, and you further agree that on leaving the employment of ****, Inc, you will not take with you, without written permission of executive officers of both the Client and ****, Inc, any blueprint, drawing, or other reproduction, property or material of any kind. You also agree to execute any forms or documents required by Client with respect to the foregoing.


6. Ownership of Work Product - You agree that you will disclose and assign full and absolute right, title, and interest to the Client of any and all inventions, improvements, or discoveries made by you of any kind or nature whatsoever during the tenure of this agreement, and you will execute any and all documents and instruments necessary to transfer the full and complete title of any such inventions, improvements or discoveries to the Client, and shall assist in any manner possible in obtaining patent letters in the name of said Client covering them. You also agree to execute any forms or documents required by Client with respect to the foregoing.


7. Indemnification - You agree to indemnify and save harmless ****, Inc from any and all liability, loss, damage or expense which may be caused by your negligence or failure to perform your duty under the terms of this agreement.


8. Termination - You shall give a minimum of ten (10) business days notice should you decide to terminate your position with ****, Inc.You understand that the length of assignment is subject to the discretion and needs
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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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9. Notification of Completion of Assignment - You agree that upon completion of an assignment with Client, you will notify ****, Inc that you have finished the assignment and confirm your availability for work, regardless of who originally notified you that the assignment was ending. You will contact ****, Inc within one business day after completion of the assignment between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you do not contact ****, Inc as stated in this paragraph, ****, Inc will assume that you are unavailable for work. You understand that failure to contact ****, Inc upon completion of an assignment may affect your ability to receive unemployment benefits.


10. Optional Health Insurance - You are eligible to participate in the contributory ****, Inc Health Insurance Program at your option. You acknowledge that you have received an election form for the purpose of electing to participate or not participate in the Program. Should you elect to participate in the program, you must check the appropriate box on the election form and must submit the necessary applications. By electing to participate in the program, you authorize ****, Inc to deduct your portion of the insurance premium directly from your paycheck. Should you elect not to participate, you must check the appropriate box on the election form. You may be required to furnish evidence of insurability should you later apply for admission to the program.


11. Acknowledgment of Employment Relationship - In addition to the rules, regulations and policies of ****, Inc, you agree to be bound by any applicable rules, regulations or policies established by the Client wherever you perform services under this agreement. You recognize and agree that you are an employee of ****, Inc and not an employee of the Client, and you will look solely to ****, Inc for all employee benefits in connection with your employment under this agreement. You hereby waive any right you have or may have against the Client for benefits arising out of or resulting from employment hereunder, including, without limitation, rights under any medical/benefit plan, pension plan or vacation/holiday plan.


12. Limitation of Liability - To the extent permitted by law, you, on your own behalf and on behalf of anyone claiming by or through you, waive any and all rights you have, or may have, to claim or assert a claim, suit, action or demand of any kind, nature or description, including without limitation, claims, suits, actions or demands for personal injury or death whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, against Client or Client’s customers, agents, officers, directors, or employees, resulting from or arising directly or indirectly out of your employment with ****, Inc. You recognize and agree that ****, Inc provides workers’ compensation coverage for such things as on-the-job injuries or occupational diseases incurred while on assignment for ****, Inc, and you agree to look solely to ****, Inc and/or its insurer for damages and/or expenses for such injury, illness or other claims incurred while on assignment. In furtherance of the foregoing and in recognition that any work related injuries which might be sustained by you are covered by state Workers’ Compensation statutes, and to avoid the circumvention of such state statutes which may result from suits against the Clients of ****, Inc based on the same injury or injuries, and to the extent permitted by law, YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND FOREVER RELEASE ANY RIGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE to make claims or bring suit against the Client of ****, Inc for damages based upon injuries which are covered under such Workers’ Compensation statutes. You agree to notify ****, Inc if you believe that there are any unsafe conditions at the Client worksite or facility.


13. Integration/Merger - Except as expressly set forth herein, this Employment Agreement represents the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and any and all agreements entered into prior hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof are revoked and superseded by this Employment Agreement. No representations, promises, warranties, inducements or oral agreements have been made by any of the parties except as expressly set forth herein or in other contemporaneous written agreements specifically identified herein. This Employment Agreement may not be changed, modified or rescinded except in writing, signed by all parties hereto, and any attempt at oral modification of this Employment Agreement shall be void and of no effect.


If you accept this conditional offer in accordance with its stated terms, please indicate your acceptance by signing your name.

No, I do not agree because I can read.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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I cannot agree to such bogus things as this for a measly $11.00 an hour.
If you want to hire me on for more I might, but not that piddly wage.
# You.

The type of people who are stupid enough to agree to such bull# are an indicator of the quality of your workforce.

I would rather eat roadkill than agree to this #.

And all of my health issues would probably go away then, because it would more than likely be healthier food than the # I get at the store.
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I especially like section 12, it's so comforting.
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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: AssiduousSpook

Were you planning on proving any of these ramblings with actual statistics or are we supposed to believe that you have a finger on the pulse of the ENTIRE country's hiring pool and potential? Heck do you even work in an HR department to make this judgment call to begin with?



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Thats what I currently do....



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: [post=20880699]MyHappyDogShiner[/pos

You will if you want to eat, but not much else.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The agreements people are forced to sign to get a job pretty much take away any chance of earning one in the future.

Slaves.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I worked for a very large manufacturing company and they moved %75 of their production personnel to temp help. The main driver is the $14 an hour they paid the temp company and the worker received $9.

And the company had an open policy to share the profitability of the business info with full-time employees (bonuses instead of raises), and it was very profitable, in the billions.

This "took" $16 an hour + benefits jobs by the hundreds and turned them into temp jobs.

And let me tell you, compared to the full timers those temps were pissed. No money, it was a struggle to get to work because of car issues, health issues, drug addiction issues and some were just plain scary. All the while the temp company got $5 and hour and the company got to make MORE $!!!!

Is a unionization the answer?



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

But doesn't that speak more towards business decisions than a diminishing quality of labor supply? Businesses have been trying to get more from less forever, and yes we need some new lifeblood injected into the unions. Over the last several decades we've let the Republicans tear down the unions and employee representation has gotten worse and worse.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: DBCowboy

The agreements people are forced to sign to get a job pretty much take away any chance of earning one in the future.

Slaves.


From what I can see there is plenty of $ being made by businesses, bit the distribution seems to be flawed.

Some attitudes are-screw em they are unskilled, lazy, UN-motivated so min. wage for them. Some even go so far to say lets loose the min wage. Ok but get ready to pay more for medicare, food stamps, housing costs and ect.

See there is a cost to paying people low wages. Because these lazy people still get sick and they will receive treatment, who do you want to pay? Company funded insurance or tax payer funded social services? THINK real hard.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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From all the negative comments I've received, I have to wonder what an ideal work schedule, salary would look like to those of you that scoff at an 80K salary that requires long hours and a work ethic.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
From all the negative comments I've received, I have to wonder what an ideal work schedule, salary would look like to those of you that scoff at an 80K salary that requires long hours and a work ethic.


Why does the work schedule have to change from the standard 40 hour Monday - Friday work week that we've always had? I understand that some jobs like IT require you to be on call after hours, but it really should be unacceptable to demand you be required to work off hours because the business demands it. You don't see factory workers staying 4 hours after everyone left to make sure they get that last batch of cars off the assembly line or anything.

It seems like when businesses shifted from factory work to office work, leaving unions behind, they started redictating employee rights and what they "deserve" again. And we all just sucked it up as the standard. Now we have people like you pretending like if a worker is unwilling to work more than 40 hours a week and not on weekends, HE is in the wrong.
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posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: seasonal

But doesn't that speak more towards business decisions than a diminishing quality of labor supply? Businesses have been trying to get more from less forever, and yes we need some new lifeblood injected into the unions. Over the last several decades we've let the Republicans tear down the unions and employee representation has gotten worse and worse.


I agree as well
Organized Labor has been demonized to almost non existence. They make up 8% of the workforce
Meanwhile, Organized Business has brought us things like H1B, Amnesty for Illegals, China Trade, the TPP and so on

The deck is stacked in favor of Organized Business



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