posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 09:37 AM
I don't remember the last time I applied for a job and I was the only one going for it. Yes, numbers will be higher now, in certain areas and
certain sectors and for a certain amount of time.
2) I would expect that those people that say "illegal" immigrants serve an important economic function by doing the jobs nobody else wants, will
have to find a different argument.
3) I believe the anectdotal stories of a $25hr employee looking and competing for a $6.50hr job is really geographical and isolated or exagerated.
4) Losing a job is extremely stressful and a huge pain in the ass, the only thing worse about losing a job is looking for a new one.
5) There is however great potential for upside.
a) some people are going to lose jobs that they hated anyways but due to the "Golden Handcuff" syndrome they couldn't leave on their own.
These people may or might, now start a new career.
b) those that have jobs, and took them for granted or thought they were "entitled" to their jobs, will now figure out on their own what all the
business advice books have been saying...."ask yourself if you provide value or savings to your employer." If not, then FIND ways to.
by doing this, you increase your odds that your number won't be first AND your company or employer will most likely start running better and
getting more done and maybe even get stronger, thus needing more people to expand......of course things take time.
6) This would be the best time to create new industry and new job training.
If I were the government I would take advantage of this crappy situation
get all the laid of computer programers working on the alternative energy computer control stuff. Get laid off autoworkers to start building the
windmills and solar widgets. Time for this Country to move in a different direction and since we can't make people leave their jobs to take on new
jobs in different fields and different areas of the Country.....well the current situation has done it for them. Time for the government to do