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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o
Oh please. Don't act like the success of the boomers is due to good planning. They could get a well paying job in pretty much any field they wanted regardless of their degree.
And don't pretend like the boomers weren't self-obsessed and narcissistic. They were given the sobriquet of Me Generation for a reason.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Those who bemoan there not being any jobs are full of it! There are historic levels of excellent paying job openings out there...no one wants them!
- There are historic shortages of airline pilots (we have job openings for pilots, helicopter pilots and all manner of aviation support, and that's just us and can't even find applicants, let alone fill them. These are SIX figure jobs too! And we're not even an airline.)
- Historic shortages of Health Care workers. For every job they fill, they lose three.
- Millions of engineering jobs are unfilled (several thousands with us alone)
- Construction trades can't even come close to keeping up with demand for trades. (I know of no less than 20,000 skilled trade openings across the US alone). Electricians, pipe fitters, iron workers, plumbers, carpenters, laborers. Hell, Electricians alone make over $60 per HOUR...and that's before benefits!!! We can't find anywhere near enough of them.
I could go on and on, and it's just INFURIATING to me to see all these people saying "there's no jobs, and the ones there are pay crap". That's just a crock of unfiltered BS! Grrrrrrr!
Let's face it, the younger generations just don't want to WORK! They just want to sit on their ass, drive for Uber and then go sit on their Mom's couch and play video games. It's pathetic! And there's no one to "blame", but themselves.
edit - Tough pill to swallow, I know. Reality SUCKS sometimes, huh?????
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Nyiah
Most boomers could get a good job with just a high school education. Wages were in line with the cost of living. Other than war in nam, the draft, the war on drugs, the Cold War, funerals for our friends who got killed in war, civil rights riots, HIV, it was great.
Oh and trying to find day care so I could work was fun too. They were all accused of being satanists. But other than that, life was great. Cancer was a death sentence. But other than that....
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Willtell
Monday's train, which had been scheduled to depart Seattle at 6 a.m. (1400 GMT) for Portland, Oregon, was the first to run along the new route, which uses tracks owned by a local commuter line.
It was not aging infrastructure.
Other countries' experience shows that high-speed rail can be even safer than the much slower U.S. trains. The bullet trains that zoom through France and Japan, for instance, testify to the astonishing safety offered by well-managed rail services. Each nation's system has been in operation for more than 30 years and provided billions of rides.
The real obstacle today is a lack of political will to plan for the future, especially from the Republicans who torpedoed President Obama's high-speed rail plans in his first term. Those plans were far from perfect, but they would have been a great start. Come 2040, the United States is still going to be putting around on mid-20th-century infrastructure while countries like Japan, China, and Germany marvel at our backwardness.