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Originally posted by pegasi51
Possibly, but I think there will be a lot of baby boomers hitting the retirement age soon.
This, along with other things I have seen on other threads, makes me think why things are so expensive in the US.
Originally posted by eubie1085
I had to relocate to a city two hours from home for my crummy $10/hr job that does not even cover my living expenses…
Originally posted by gnosis111
I couldn't disagree more with this. Yes that may be the data, but there are SOOOO many entry level jobs, at least in my area, available that I don't know how anyone DOESN'T have a job. It all comes down to the
1. Laziness of young Americans
2. The unwillingness of them to work a job they think is BELOW them and
3. Well 1 and 2 were sufficient enough for me.
Illegal Immigrants are thriving in my area, I truly believe the "they took our jobs" crap is just that and if you want a damn job you will work whatever is available.
I live in Idaho by the way, just for reference. And I am 29 so I am a young American who has a felony, but still manages to keep a job that pays me over 45K a year (plenty of money in Idaho). I work in food production and I can not believe the whining and pickiness of some of the people we hire. Things like "12 hours is too long to work", "I can't do overtime", "I can't work nights", and we start out 70% of our employees at $15.00 plus an hour!!!
Unbelievable, yet our plant is full of Mexicans, many are believed to be illegal ready to work.
So 52% unemployment rate should be divided by 5 and that is the real rate compared to the laziness rate.
[edit on (9/27/09) by gnosis111]