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Originally posted by babybunnies
Henry Ford said it best.
"Workers should be paid enough to be able to afford the products that they're building".
Originally posted by Aliquandro
Why is everyone making their own "job gripe" thread? Well I think it may be that how this messed up global economy works, not everyone experiences the stress at the same time or in the same way. So many are seeing it bad, whereas others are not?
Also depends on your field I'd guess. Jobs that cater to rich are stable in many places now, or the last remains of the single middle class. See, the single American yuppies tend to have more money as long as they have a good job and don't make "status symbol" purchases. But look at how well dog day spas and designer pet food stores do in populated cities. If you have the right trendy product at the right place in the right location there's still chances to get wealthy, but it's still very risky. Circus acrobat training and pilates and hot yoga too, all hot in the right place.
I've been layed off for almost 2 years from the IT field trying to find a job that pays what I'm accustomed to. But I'm a single debt free guy who does almost everything with my own hands, so I can live cheaply. So I recently moved to a single room (2/3 the price of last place) with a friend in a nice house closer to jobs/work/stores. I already have a garden in and just today I started a new job working for a LARGE search engine doing work on imagery. It pays less than my first test gig at MS over 12 yrs ago did, but see I don't need that much and know this current market. All IT gigs are paying less now (thank WTO and them sending jobs to India and China now). But I have been miserly and thrifty and am debt free and am focusing on the fact that this job looks interesting and theyre notorious for taking good care of their employees... I was the only guy in training today with IT experience. This field is changing fast I tell you what.
I wish everyone the best luck in finding work. If anyone wants suggestions finding IT/test jobs, I'm more than wiling to try and help, just message me.
Great attitude! That'll get you nowhere real fast...
Originally posted by fleabit
1. Stop the pity poor me party.
2. Learn to live to your means.
3. Get a job. Climb the latter.
4. Give up the dependency on Gov. and unemployment.
5. Stop complaining! It won’t get you anywhere.
1. Who is saying pity me? Mostly I see "be patient while I find a job that suits my needs financially and goal-wise."
2. Ridiculous - People DO live within their means. If I have a job whose pay allows me a certain standard of living, and I lose my job.. suddenly I wasn't living within my means? What a load of rubbish. If you are suggesting I live my entire life under my means just in case I lose my job, so then I will be within my means.. no. I am not going to live my life in fear.. always underachieving because of what MIGHT happen.
3. Yes.. great advice. Of course, that's what most people do. Many of those laid off did just that.. for 10.. 15.. 20 years. And then *poof*.. laid off because of the economy. Hardly their fault, they did what you said. Doesn't always pay off.
4. Most people do that as soon as possible. Because unemployment is jack in the U.S. We have a horrible unemployment system. I have to chuckle that so many of you think it's a "good thing." It's terrible. Any country worth its salt has a MUCH better system in place, to go figure, SUPPORT ITS CITIZENS!
5. Who is complaining? Most of the complaints I see are from idiots who think someone who has worked for 30 years has NO RIGHT to collect the pittance that is unemployment, while they look for a meaningful, equitable job. No.. I see "omg.. stop being lazy, go work at McDonalds or dig ditches, it's the American way!" Screw off, I say. I hope some of you self-righteous folks who keep looking down your noses at others, once you lose your supposedly secure job, get the same level of support that you provide others. And not this self-righteous advice you think will actually help people.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
There's something bigger that needs to be addressed like outsourcing work and exporting jobs overseas. Something bigger like Mitt Romney coming in and laying off thousand of people so he can make his investors a nice profit. @@:
"Just look around in here if you wanna see how bad it is out there," one of the associates at the temp office said to me, unprompted, when I got hired. It's the first time anyone has ever tried to comfort me because I got a job, because he knew, and everyone in this industry that's growing wildfire fast knows, and accepts, that its model by design is mean. He offered me the same kind of solidarity the workers inside the warehouse try to provide each other at every break: Why are you here? What happened that you have to let people treat you like this? "We're all in the same boat," he said, after shaking my hand to welcome me aboard. "It's a really big boat."
Originally posted by TKDRL
Factory jobs at his company used to be great. Great pay, great benefits. Unfortunately it couldn't last, once imports started pooring in, it changed the whole ballgame.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
These are the types of jobs left to be had in the U.S.A. What's worse is that ultimately these jobs will be automated using robotics. Then what will people do?
Originally posted by Tardacus
It very simple, there are more people who need jobs than there are jobs. Think of it like this, if there are only 50 seats on a train but 75 passengers board the train ,some people are going to have to stand.
Originally posted by Henley
You either work for how you want to live or lower your standards of living.
Originally posted by The Sword
Why do you think unions came about?