posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 10:33 PM
a reply to: JDeLattre89
I'm in much the same spot as you are, except maybe a tad bit older. physically unable to do the job I have experience in, and too old to want to
invest in training to do something different. but, I have to tell ya, my mom didn't have much more than that 6th grade education, and back then 6th
graders probably knew quite a bit more than they do now. oh ya, she could get a job, working in the canning factory for minimum wage or working under
the table at the bar... but nothing she could support a family on. the men probably would have had better luck back then though. now though, I
think it's rather difficult for anyone without at least a ged to land a decent paying job (one that would put you above the food stamp
That's not to say that I wouldn't like to see the schools change their teaching methods some so that the last couple of years the kids are either
studying hard to enter college or deciding which direction they would like to go and be given a chance to be in a situation that provides something
that resembles actual hands on work experience.
but, like I said, we don't need more workers in the low skilled areas, we have way too many adults out of work. and with the advances in automation,
that will probably only get worse. we don't need young children coming in and replacing parents... parents are supposed to be taking care and
supporting kids, not the kids supporting their parents.