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Why Is It So Hard To Find A Job?

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by Dr Expired


Although, that usually provides the best long term results. Been many people sleepin in the back of cars that don't have to drive one anymore.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:10 AM
reply to post by sonjah1

I agree...if the OP was looking for money getting into teaching...their end goal should of been administration. Which does require you jumping through the hoops...and paying out the cash to get your piece of paper that says you now paid enough money to get your masters.

I actually don't mind Bachelors...I think with those (from a major University at least) you do at least have to put in effort to get them. Not that it makes you any smarter...but you do have to put in effort. But not for a Masters...takes time and money....that is all.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 01:15 PM
reply to post by OutKast Searcher

Okay. But, if you are fortunate/talented enough (OP states s/he graduated with honors), there is *no money* involved on your part to pursue graduate degrees. There are plenty of opportunities for qualifying individuals to obtain graduate research/teaching assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, etc. This means universities, (sometimes via foundations, corporations, and individuals) will not only provide tuition waivers, but in most cases, stipends (income) to the student just to study, and perform research and/or teaching.

I can understand that perhaps in your situation, anything beyond a bachelor degree is fruitless...but, I don't agree with your overarching /sweeping statement that all masters/graduate degrees are useless. If this were true, then how would we have Medical Doctors, Lawyers(rolls ey es), specialized Scientists, and so forth on this planet?


posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 11:00 PM
In this job market, we are seeing many teachers getting laid off, as well as numerous other professions.

Lawyers, banking personnel, automotive workers, construction workers, real estate agents --- all are struggling in this economy. Automotive sector? Forget about it. Anything tied to real estate is toast. Construction is toast. Banking sector is toast.

Where are the jobs? Well, medical seems to be thriving. We are going to see a huge wave of Baby Boomers move into old age in the next 25 years. But with nationalized health care, who knows what to expect?

Nursing and accounting are still pretty safe, as are some government jobs. Stay out of banking. Stay out of real estate.

Be thankful you do have a job. There are plenty of aggressive, hungry, smart, and educated people around the country that envy the fact that you actually have a job, with benefits, a pension, etc.

Can't make ends meet? Cry me a river. At least you have income. Many of the unemployed are trying to sustain themselves on paltry unemployment checks. Thank your lucky stars you have a roof over your head and aren't living in your car.

With these record deficits, and continued disasters one after another (911, Katrina, Tsunamis, earthquakes, oil spills, etc.), things are only going to get progressively worse.

You are just feeling what the rest of the country in the private sector has been feeling for several years now. Get used to it.

Best bet? Polish up your technical skills in a very specialized trade that is in very high demand - Medical field and accounting are probably the two safest bets right now in this economy.

posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by Night Star

Blessings to you and your hubby.
I read accounts very similar to yours daily. I also am in this position. Ageism, racism, sexism are against people in our position, and no one can help. It is a lousy reward for working, going to college, raising kids, but at least we aren't alone. A new friend of mine on you tube wants to make a movie about women like us, I am gathing info now. She is a media arts student so it should be decent, compared to my amateur video about the subject.
PS, Yes, I am aware men are suffering too.
The summer of unowhat is about to boil, IMO. Because of unemployment.

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by Mikey Sly

Dude have you ever heard of the credit crisis, or credit cards seems like you totally missed a very significant issue the big picture I would also like to know what you think of predatory lending, like the refinance your home crisis.

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:03 PM
People in my neigborhood mow grass, shovel snow in the winter, work on autos, etc. My husband and I are disabled, we are on limited income but we are happy to pay for these services, most are very reasonable in their charges and do a good job. We are currently looking for someone to paint the inside of our house this Fall.

As for teachers, there are parents willing to pay for private tutoring for their child, that might be a good place to start.

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