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In this day and age, with our production capabilities, people shouldn't have to work terrible jobs for lousy pay.
Citizens don't have that luxory unfortunately.
Originally posted by Ookie
I just want a job that doesn't pee test. There are plenty of truck driver jobs out there, but I do not have a CDL nor the funds to get one. Other than that it's dry here. No jobs.
would you really want him working on your house or would you rather call a certified electrician from an established company. chances are this newbie is still learning, possibly uninsured, you really do not know how things will be handled if your home is damaged by this individual.
Originally posted by poet1b
You have two established contractors here on the thread, and both admit right now they are struggling to make ends meet.
How is it then that others will be able to start a new company and succeed, when those currently in the trades are struggling.
Sure, there are illegals in many areas in the trades, and they share a room at someones house with other illegals, not exactly a good situation, because they can't earn decent money. They are only willing to do this because things are even worse in the countries where they come from.
Originally posted by dreamseeker
reply to post by ModernAcademia
LAZY? Applying for jobs, going to school, rewriting my resume, driving to different temp agencies, I would spend 4 -6 hours a day sometimes just looking for a job. How in the heck is that lazy? You just seem very judgemental to me. I stopped coming an ATS for a while due to the judgemental attitudes of some people.
Some people just expect way too much. I worked 2 jobs before 60 hours a week before I became too disabled for those long hours. After going to the Dr the 20th time for the same thing the Dr told me I would not live much longer if I did not cut my hours at work down by at least 40%.
Guess what I listened and I am still alive.
Originally posted by Obl1vion
people just lack the innovation... Period in America....
I see it all. around me...
Americans think they are entitled...
To eat and get fat... And be taken care of all their lives...
If work required labor, or something that makes them get up early its over...
This was the case even during the great BOOMing economy...!!!!!!!!!!!
There are so many followers in America its funny...
I don't think people are lazy so much as unimaginative. Most seem to have this herd mentality where you HAVE to apply for a job and someone HAS to hire them. All it takes to open up your own business is to make a list of all your skills, find out which ones could be worth something to other people -- especially in this crappy economy -- and get going... that is, find creative ways to make it happen.
Cost of sales: Product inventory, raw materials, manufacturing equipment, shipping, packaging, shipping insurance, warehousing
Professional fees: Setting up a legal structure for your business (e.g. LLC, corporation), trademarks, copyrights, patents, drafting partnership and non-disclosure agreements, attorney fees for ongoing consultation, retaining an accountant
Technology costs: Computer hardware, computer software, printers, cell phones, PDAs, website development and maintenance, high-speed internet access, servers, security measures, IT consulting
Administrative costs: Various types of business insurance, office supplies, licenses and permits, express shipping and postage, product packaging, parking, rent, utilities, phones, copier, fax machine, desks, chairs, filing cabinets – anything else you need to have on a daily basis to operate a business
Sales and marketing costs: Printing of stationery, marketing materials, advertising, public relations, event or trade show attendance or sponsorship, trade association or chamber of commerce membership fees, travel and entertainment for client meetings, mailing or lead lists
Wages and benefits: Employee salaries, payroll taxes, benefits, workers compensation
You're right that ten or twenty years ago a dollar bought more than it does now, yet wages didn't go up by much at all. It costs more to afford living expenses now than it did years ago, but this is exactly even more reason for why a person needs that plan B. People can't afford to NOT have a plan B. You think it's bad now? What if it gets worse? What are we going to do when it does become worse? Don't wait. Act now. Do whatever you have to do. Use your brain and think of a way out. My father's business has somewhat suffered due to the current economy, and that is why he's already got five ideas to replace it. If one idea fails, he's got another one to back it up.