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Job Seeker, 21, Kills Herself After She Was Rejected for 200 Jobs.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
Being 26 and technically the same generation (I think), I can relate to this girl. We've all been told that we can be whatever we want. Some people, in my opinion, have taken that too literally. Finding a job is tough right now, especially if you're trying to find a specialized career. Some times you just have to swallow your pride and take a job you don't want because it's better than no job at all. I'm washing dishes right now. It's not what I imagined my self doing in my late 20's, but it's a paycheck, so I can't really complain.

Not that I don't sympathize with her and her family, it's just that sometimes you're looking for an over-booked position and the competition gets tough.


you can be whatever you want.. it doesn't mean it is going to be easy.. they leave that part out.

I knew a woman who would rather be unemployed instead of taking a job not her in her field of study. she ended up applying for a job at a company she liked but they decided to start her from the bottom up. She cried and moaned about it always saying she was going to quit. we talked her out of it and she finally got to the position she wanted. She was very thankful we always talked her out it.

To be honest i thought she was never going to get a job and I was pretty sure she was going to quit that job.

when i got out of college i started from the ground up in my field and I havent' regretted it one bit. simply because I know my field from the ground up. I honestly think that is the way to go.




posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by supremecommander

Originally posted by LUXUS
Very sad, I have to say I think media and reality tv (which is far removed from reality) has brainwashed the young into being unrealistic, sometimes a job is a job!


You know who brainwashed these kids? The generation that RAISED THEM and guided them down this path where the belief that the only way to succeed is to go to an expensive college for a worthless degree!!! While shouldering debt levels that their parents never had to shoulder.

This current economic environment is toxic, and even though this girl killed herself in 2010, I'm sure there are many, many other stories out there similar to this.



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I'm not sure that is completely true because parents often do not share the same tastes or see value in what their children do or are interested in. For example a parent might say to their children watching something, stop watching that rubbish it will rot your brain.

One thing parents might be guilty of is telling their child the fiction "everybody is the same", politicians say it too...but its complete rubbish, humans never were the same and never will be to the end of time. Thinking you have similar chances of getting the same job with lower grades is deluded thinking. There are winners and losers in everything and it is a parents job to tell their child that we are NOT all the same and some things you will not be as good at as others and some things you will fail where others will succeed.....that's the thing, the young cant cope with failing with dignity because they have been all told "we are all the same". When they fail its often therefore not there fault but someone else is being unfair.

"You can be whatever you want"... haha, another fiction that is popular in the modern world and a load of crappy songs that drill this fiction into the minds of the young. Tell me can you be a catwalk model if your not exactly good looking, can you be a singer if you cant sing, can you be a Scientist when you flunked science at school...no you cant so its offering false hope to the foolish who believe it.
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:19 PM
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Hi guys,

ATS is really a great place to have discussions about various situations people face in life... like job hunting.

I don't know what her situation was like... Her parents seems to have thought it was about the job situation. Maybe that is true? Couldn't tell you what was bothering her. Do feel bad though.

In my case I couldn't get hired by a lot of companies that paid minimum wages or worse. Guess I hadn't thought about scrubbing toilets for people, and kept looking for employment.

I finally got a job at my uncle's restaurant (thank god he took me in!). Another guy came to work for him, and told me that he would have literally been on the street, if my uncle hadn't agreed to try him out and hire him. I feel bad for the guy - I helped train him.

Well, later I found a volunteer job in IT (I'm a systems engineer), and took that up full time for 3 months before I found the job I work at today. I also regularly attended meetings of professionals in my field - which was where I bumped into the hiring manager I'm working for now.

I won't boil everything down to my experience, as various people's mileage will vary. As people seemed to have noticed on this site - there are vast differences between North America, Egypt, Spain, UK and Australia - so I can only share my personal experiences.

I find it curious though, that this is ATS, and people haven't mentioned the fact that there are survival forums here.

I guess part of the reason why we are on ATS is the whole load of conspiracy theories that get put up here. Not that everyone caters to these theories or the possibility that there will be no money/jobs as a result of the corruption that goes on in our various governments, private corporations and systems in general.

But no one seemed to mention the fact that we believe that the world we live in is going haywire, and that some day - as a result of all of this trouble that is going on - we might actually be forced to live in bare-bones survival mode. Not sure what the turning point would be for various people on this site or the world - but is joblessness one of those issues? Or maybe I missed reading that particular post?

Just find that curious.
edit on 6-8-2013 by sensibleSenseless because: some added insight



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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To those who don't think people kill themselves over job situations, get real!

Go to any city with very tall buildings and wait for someone to get fired. Just don't expect to see it in the newspaper. That's bad publicity for said tall building.

It's very sad when it happens, but it certainly does happen. It's called, despair

Congratulations to those who have never known the feeling of doing everything right and having everything go wrong! It must have been your fabulous suit!




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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:46 PM
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R.i.P

We live in a time of judgement... Many jobs are full of requirement, mostly seeking older "professional" employers or experienced for years. I can only imagine how one would go about even gaining experience without ... Well experiencing it. The best thing would be to recruit every so often , which would allow more people to be ready for hire, sadly with all the corporate expansions in AmeriCorp they try to get the best and money buys EVERYTHING and the poorer, the cheaper it is . It simply breaks my heart to see the power greed(money) has over us even when we sought it with good intentions.

There was a time when monopoly was just like any other board game ... Now it's part of our history.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by votan
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
 


getting rejected from 200 jobs is not good reason to commit suicide.. maybe employers were able to tell she was not right and that is why they didn't hire her.

Who would kill themselves over something like this.


Employers can pick and choose who they hire, I don't think they need teh added pressure of people killing themselves over not getting a job.

I wish this woman would have gotten help before she committed such a stupid act.

what a shame.. my heart goes out to all affected by this tragedy .


Sir, I'm sure there are of plenty of human beings that would end their lives over this. Or losing a lover. Or anything that one may deem trivial compared to the thoughts of the other.

The feeling of hopelessness and feeling worthless has a different impact on each of us individually.

I will not judge this girl. All I say is that I wish that she gave herself a chance.

Depression, which she was clearly suffering from, tends to give those who are going through it tunnel vision. Even if you have a support system, the feelings and what I call "evil thoughts" that invade the body and mind can be overwhelming depending on the person.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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i have tried odesk, and I find it difficult to get in as well, despite my knack of writing and lack of internrt at present.

I really feel for the girl, as I have been in her shoes as well. It also makes it hard for me, as i'm mentally disabled, and finding that I have to compete with others like me, as well as other people wor try to work the system.

My stepdad is otherwise [erfectly healthy aside from a sore back and arm, and he gets a free ride through DVR, while I have to wait months just so i can be approved for this temp agency that helps the disabled find work.

There is no doubt that system is broken around the world and too mañy are suffering.

I'm almost tempted to go into web "shows" or go down to the local cathouse nearby just to make my fam happy i have an income like a poster said.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
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a comment on Societies Woe's,,,its not the person who is sick in the head,, it is society.
A job means u survive. In the "World" .A person has wants and needs.

your needs, security,food,shelter,clothing,,are provided by your family.

your wants,,by society.
What she wanted from society/world, she could not find. What she did not realize yet was,,she won't find it in death either.


I have no clue where she is now but the whole suicide is a sin is only stupid religious dogma. Why hurt somebody who are hurting and can't go on anymore? They will probably put her in the light and let her feel the harmony and bliss and make ridiculous jokes and she will be smiling in no time and after a while they will go thru what happened and she will understand what happened disconnected from the emotions that where.

Most humans have a lot of evolving todo to become like the souls on the other side and that is why they are here quarantined and not allowed to stay at the other side.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:08 PM
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meanwhile scumbags are bilking the government for billions each year sitting around in there sweatpants.

what a waste of a beautiful girl
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by destination now

Originally posted by LittleByLittle

Originally posted by BobAthome
gave up hope for the future,
don't want to be me any more.

its not about jobs.


It can be about life not working out as you have been told it should and hoped. I have been thru the go to collage to get a good job to find out that the need is an illusion to keep wages down and had to work in places where I was extremely overqualified for very low income. I will never earn back the money I should for those years in collage.

The older generation have left a crappy deal for their kids with inflated costs due to credit where they have to work more to get the same that they had.


Hmmm..you state that you believe you are working in low paid jobs, for which you are over qualified, yet you cannot even spell college...I'm not really surprised that you're not getting the types of position that you hope for.


You are making a lot of assumptions without knowing my story.

English is not my first language (do not live in an English speaking country) and I am a technical person and have studied technical subjects not the arts or literature and writing. Some are very good at writing and others are good at technical things.

I have worked as a metal worker in a factory, I have been cleaning things, worked as a support technician, been a team manager (that pay was still awful) and are working as a consultant and I am pretty sure most people on this site would not be able to do the technical work I do. But then I would not be able do their work either since I am not specialized on their field of work.

What I am pissed of at is that companies keep telling people to get degrees and then you need 3-5 years experience to get work. They are deliberately wasting people time to get a higher number of possible employes.
edit on 6-8-2013 by LittleByLittle because: Spellchecking



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
Op's source is from 2010 but I can see where a bad economy could cause people to go off the deep end. Hopefully, things get better for everyone who are struggling through this economy.


Peace


I was job hunting in the UK at that time and many years before. In the very beginning after graduation in the 1990's, I tried looking for work in my home city. All I wanted to do was find a stable job, find a girl, get married and follow my parents footsteps onto the property ladder. But all the employers said "you're a bright graduate, you're not what we're looking for, try elsewhere". In the end, I had to follow the footsteps of all the other graduates in my class and move down to England.

Back in the 2000's, I was job searching again, and found myself competing against entry-level Indian and Chinese graduates for IT/programming jobs in the UK - mainly because our cities had become so ghettoized, and employers could get four foreign workers to share an apartment for each British graduate that wanted their own place.

Employers had the mantra of "What can you do that graduates can't do?" to mature workers, and "But we can get somebody with twice your experience for the same pay" to the entry-level graduates. The other line was "Where do you see yourself in the future?" Any answer other than "director or management" got your CV thrown straight into the bucket.

After some time, I was fortunate enough to find a PhD in my dream speciality. At least it was something to do. I was actually successful in publishing papers until an alumni student from a very large and rapidly developing country demanded the source code to my thesis. I refused, he went up the chain of command to my supervisor, head of department, head of university, and the next thing I know, I'm being told to hand over my work to someone else. I refused, and they dragged my thesis out for four years. Being out of industry for that period of time, meant my only option then was to emigrate, just like 2 million other Brits.

I'd advise anyone in the UK or USA to look at countries in Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark), as they are desperate for graduates who speak fluent English.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by LittleByLittle

Originally posted by destination now

Originally posted by LittleByLittle

Originally posted by BobAthome
gave up hope for the future,
don't want to be me any more.

its not about jobs.


It can be about life not working out as you have been told it should and hoped. I have been thru the go to collage to get a good job to find out that the need is an illusion to keep wages down and had to work in places where I was extremely overqualified for very low income. I will never earn back the money I should for those years in collage.

The older generation have left a crappy deal for their kids with inflated costs due to credit where they have to work more to get the same that they had.


Hmmm..you state that you believe you are working in low paid jobs, for which you are over qualified, yet you cannot even spell college...I'm not really surprised that you're not getting the types of position that you hope for.


English is not my first language and I am a technical person and have studied programming and electronics not the arts or literature and writing. Some are very good at writing and others are good at technical things.

I have worked as a metal worker in a factory, I have been cleaning things, worked as a support technician, been a team manager for 20 persons (that pay was still awful) and are working as a consultant and I am pretty sure most people on this site would not be able to do the technical work I do. But then I would not be able do their work either since I am not specialized on their field of work.

What I am pissed of at is that companies keep telling people to get degrees and then you need 3-5 years experience to get work. They are deliberately wasting people time to get a higher number of possible employes.
edit on 6-8-2013 by LittleByLittle because: Spellchecking


I have several qualifications, programming is one of them, and I have worked as a specialised electronics technical clerk in aerospace, as well as having very highly paid IT consultancy work, so your assumption that I (or others on this site) would be unable to do your job is probably incorrect. Furthermore, it is important to have good literacy skills as well as a specialised trade or subject to ensure that you can make the most of your career options.

I am sorry if I offended you, but I see so many people miss-spelling the word college, after claiming to have spent a number of years in the establishment, that I sometimes wonder what they have actually gained from it.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by sensibleSenseless
Hi guys,

ATS is really a great place to have discussions about various situations people face in life... like job hunting.

I don't know what her situation was like... Her parents seems to have thought it was about the job situation. Maybe that is true? Couldn't tell you what was bothering her. Do feel bad though.

Just find that curious.
edit on 6-8-2013 by sensibleSenseless because: some added insight


The job situation is dire - British school and college leavers are competing against the rest of the world for their own jobs in their own country. And many of these international workers are rather ruthless in getting what they want. We are competing against Indian and Chinese graduates for engineering and IT positions, workers from Poland and other East European countries just for minimum wage jobs. The UK has the highest cost of living in Europe so it's a magnet for all these nationals, they can work here for three years and save up to buy a house back home. Their favorite tactic is to rent four to a two bedroom apartment, using the living room and dining rooms as bedrooms. Places like hotels have been able to reduce costs by renting out upper-floor rooms to foreign workers who are willing to work part-time. British workers like mothers would prefer to work part-time and own their own home.

Even if a British school-leaver tried applying for a job, they would find that they couldn't afford anywhere to live simply because rents and mortgages are so high. In London, a single room in Brixton rents out for £200/week. Minimum wage is £7/hour so thats £320/week or £15K/year. Just to exist on your own, you need a mimimum of £20K/year.

That's why thousands are claiming benefit even though they could work. It costs them more to work than it does to remain unemployed.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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So sorry to hear of this young girls death. The fact that she took her own life the day before signing on may have more meaning than we think. At the beginning of this year I was unemployed and needless to say the repeat visits to the Job centre was disheartening and stressful. They have the attitude that YOU are responsible for being unemployed and that you are the one doing things wrong and I can certainly understand how low this young lady felt, that she had 200 rejections would not have gone down well at the job centre and she would probably face sanctions because of it.

For those who don't know, the DWP have been imposing sanctions on unemployed people for the stupidest of reasons. A sanction is where they cut or stop your money for up to 3 years. If you do not fill in a form correctly, they can sanction you. It does not matter if you cannot understand the form or need help, you will be sanctioned. If they judge that you are not trying hard enough, they can sanction you. Added to which the staff also have targets that they have to meet, giving sanctions to so many people per month. so you can see one way or another you will be sanctioned, especially if your adviser is in a bad mood because she needs to meet her targets.

You are made to feel like a criminal, for not having a job. This is the governments way to help youngsters into work, make them work for their benefit money, they call it job training but you can be working in a supermarket stocking shelves just for your benefit money with no prospect of being offered a permanent position there, but why should they if they are getting workers for nothing, there by cutting jobs even further.

It's a sad and sorry state that we are in but our governments are making it harder for people, To be poor is now considered a crime.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by destination now

Originally posted by LittleByLittle

Originally posted by destination now

Originally posted by LittleByLittle

Originally posted by BobAthome
gave up hope for the future,
don't want to be me any more.

its not about jobs.


It can be about life not working out as you have been told it should and hoped. I have been thru the go to collage to get a good job to find out that the need is an illusion to keep wages down and had to work in places where I was extremely overqualified for very low income. I will never earn back the money I should for those years in collage.

The older generation have left a crappy deal for their kids with inflated costs due to credit where they have to work more to get the same that they had.


Hmmm..you state that you believe you are working in low paid jobs, for which you are over qualified, yet you cannot even spell college...I'm not really surprised that you're not getting the types of position that you hope for.


English is not my first language and I am a technical person and have studied programming and electronics not the arts or literature and writing. Some are very good at writing and others are good at technical things.

I have worked as a metal worker in a factory, I have been cleaning things, worked as a support technician, been a team manager for 20 persons (that pay was still awful) and are working as a consultant and I am pretty sure most people on this site would not be able to do the technical work I do. But then I would not be able do their work either since I am not specialized on their field of work.

What I am pissed of at is that companies keep telling people to get degrees and then you need 3-5 years experience to get work. They are deliberately wasting people time to get a higher number of possible employes.
edit on 6-8-2013 by LittleByLittle because: Spellchecking


I have several qualifications, programming is one of them, and I have worked as a specialised electronics technical clerk in aerospace, as well as having very highly paid IT consultancy work, so your assumption that I (or others on this site) would be unable to do your job is probably incorrect. Furthermore, it is important to have good literacy skills as well as a specialised trade or subject to ensure that you can make the most of your career options.

I am sorry if I offended you, but I see so many people miss-spelling the word college, after claiming to have spent a number of years in the establishment, that I sometimes wonder what they have actually gained from it.


They probably went deep into their technical field instead on focusing on writing skills. You have noticed that some people who are very deeply specialized are sometimes not as good at writing, but that does not mean they are not very advanced at what they do.

But I have also figured out after years working with the wrong kind of boss it is more important to talk and showcase your work for the boss than it is to actually perform. The illusion you giving off is more important than the actual work. I am very happy to have a boss that see what you do so that you can focus on performing instead off advertising what you do.

I like you confidence and after a while I am sure you could handle what I do. But you would not be able to handle it directly, since it did take a few year of specialization and working, to be able to do the things I do now days. I am pretty sure I would not be able to do your job since, I am not the electronics technical clerk material.

PS you misspelled specialized.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by djr33222
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A lot of people find it hard to believe a person would kill themselves over a job situation. Plenty of people do it, and in this case I tend to agree with the conclusions reached in the article. Her parents said this:


Miss Harrison's devastated parents called yesterday for more help for young jobseekers, telling how the never-ending search for work had driven their daughter to despair.

In addition, where are you getting that she was a drug addict? The article says absolutely nothing about an addiction. It says she used pills to kill herself...

Actually nothing you said is "pointing out the obvious" because you just made up a bunch of stuff that actually flies in the face of the information contained in the article and what her parents said. Saying it is "counter intuitive" is putting it mildly.

I really don't understand why you would call her childish, stubborn, drug addict, a hermit shirking responsibilities, etc... You are purposefully trying to paint a young women who killed herself 3 years ago because she couldn't find a job in the worst way possible. You are "seeing" things that I don't see.

I do, however, notice some things about you just by what you wrote and I have extensive experience in health psychology, addictions, and mental health research.

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No I didn't.

Yes she was.

And... You have no clue what you are talking about.


He told police that Vicky had suffered a miscarriage in April 2008, and she smoked cannabis, took valium and was often depressed.

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And yes, people that simply take drugs because they have an issue, don't accept help from anyone, are selfish. They are choosing to throw a proverbial tantrum for attention.

She might not even have meant to kill herself. It happens often, people looking for attention while somehow trying to simultaneously portray the "high road" by not accepting help from anyone.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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My heart goes out to the families & friends of all who have lost loved ones due to the curse of unemployment & its associated consequences (eg depression, sickness, abandonment, homelessness, etc). This is a truly messed up world where the many have little & the few who have so much still think it's not enough! I really believe if we really wanted to we could feed the entire world 100x over! But, I believe we're all here to learn lessons & this is the only way the lessons are going to be learned. I take some comfort that although I might at times feel depressed & my own circumstances hopeless I'm not the first & I won't be the last to experience the hurt, rejection & helplessness I know in a world of over 7 billion people (& countless more who've already existed & still more to be born!) that I'm not alone in feeling the way I do. Look at Europe & the mess they're in with high youth joblessness in Spain, Greece, Italy etc! Even in the US, Britain, Australia the job statistics are so distorted to give a false picture of the market. Realistically what chance do we or the next gen. have to live as good a life as the baby boomers who had it all & basically squandered it seeing they have to return to work & compete with current jobseekers!?


Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
To those who don't think people kill themselves over job situations, get real!


Yeah this past year with various layoffs I've heard of several suicides by family men who lost their jobs & due to the despair & poor job market chose to kill themselves! So very sad. :-( I'm sure there are so many more that go unreported esp. in the country & among our youth!


Originally posted by flipflop
...I have learned it is necessary to have more than one skill, to survive and also to have more options you need more skills, why is the educational systems of the world teaching each individual to be one thing, when we are and can be so many more...I am saying that more skills need to be taught to each individual, to give them options, and a much greater chance of employment, and I am saying that from experience and not theoretically


Absolutely agree! Remember the saying, "Specialization is for insects!" I think the tragedy of the ed. system is that IMO & own experience is it fails to teach young people to get real! They should be taught 1) they need to test their limits & try a range of different things (eg sports, trades, arts, etc) to see where their strengths & interests truly lie; 2) they shouldn't focus all their attention on school grades (as if that's all that matters!) but should acquire a part-time job while in school or do volunteer work (& thus learn the value of work, the honest means of earning money, give something back to the community) & balance work, school & social lives, etc; 3) to have long-term goals in life (eg build a career, own home, get married, raise family etc.) & continue to acquire skills thruout their life. IMO the education system only rewards those academically strong (i.e. with good grades) while neglecting those who may be weak in that regard, but who eventually go out to build real, lasting success out in the real world. They should be teaching both groups how to replicate the best of both models of thinking rather than looking at the academic group as if they're "the" standard of success when in the long term they're far from it & will quite possibly wake up 1 day resentful & bitter that they did what they thought was supposed of them in school & college to be successful in life only to feel cheated like they've achieved nothing of real value while their friends have gone on to bigger & better things.


Originally posted by babybunnies
...There's lots of free government training available, for 3 million trades jobs available right now paying over $25 an hour, according to "Dirty Jobs" guy Mike Rowe. Unfortunately, Americans don't WANT to do these jobs...


I respectfully disagree. I detest how the media & gov keep saying, "Americans (or Australians, etc) don't want to do these jobs"! I'm sorry, but I've never been personally asked so they're definitely not speaking for me! Instead they blame us for being lazy & "not wanting to do these jobs." So rather than blitzing the airwaves seeking to recruit the unemployed, they lazily turn around & ship in foreign labor--even training them!!--to do a job that any no of nativeborn citizens could do & then pay them slave wages. At the same time the pollies allow jobs to go o'seas & increase their own pay in line with cpi, but the rest of the working class & those on pensions are screwed!


Originally posted by mysterioustranger
I know of an employer here that wont even SEE you...if you ARENT ALREADY working somewhere!...


I heard of that secret practice a while ago. It's just another form of discrimination going on in our fcuked up world! So how can the jobless get a break?!



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
Do you have any idea how many truck drivers are going to be needed over the next 10 or 20 years? It's in the millions, due to retirements, death, injury, etc. But no one is interested in being a truck driver, because it's looked down on as a job.

I hate to say it, but if you want work, and you want to keep food on the table, you're going to have to do those jobs that others don't want. I've worked jobs that sucked, but they kept food on the table, and a roof over my head.


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By this time next year ALMOST ALL TRUCK DRIVERS (or ANY DRIVERS for
that matter!), will be PUT OUT OF BUSINESS...Why? Fully autonomous
driving expert systems that me and my colleagues are simply going to
GIVE AWAY for free!

65,000 fully edge detected and object-recognized items PER SECOND
allows us to drive a vehicle of almost ANY TYPE AND SIZE purely on
stereoscopic vision capability ALONE without benefit of the GPS,
on-board radar or lidar which I would put in anyways for safety's sake.

NOPE! Drivers are ANOTHER ONE OF THE DEAD OCCUPATIONS
i'll help be putting out of business pretty soon. Google Technologies
is doing it RIGHT NOW with their autonomous vehicle command and
control in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and few other cities.

I am taking a much different strategy of fully OPEN-SOURCE, easy-to-modify
and driving-environment PROVEN, expert system that uses a VAST database
of fuzzy-logic rules that is TAUGHT to drive very much like a human is taught.
The big advantage is that the list of possible action-reaction scenarios is
MUCH LARGER and MUCH FASTER that ANY human!

In short, my system, can evaluate possible accident scenarios at thousands of times
per second while STILL working on common ARM-cpu based processors. The more
RAM memory and more processors I add the MORE possible accident-avoidance
scenario evaluations my driving software can perform. If I add in the various
sensor technologies (GPS, RADAR/LIDAR) in addition to optical vision and
multi-spectral vision systems, the failure rate is reduced to WAY BETTER
THAN HUMAN DRIVERS.

So No! Don't go into driving! I'm about to KILL your job prospects via fully open
source software that ANYONE can use and produce right-out-of-the-box!

My system can ALREADY fly a plane at 2500 KMH+ at treetop-level avoiding AND tracking
terrain and obstacles such as birds, buildings, wires, trees, people, vehicles, etc. so adding
the much more sedate automotive environment is a breeze. And when you can recognize
65,000+ objects a second, I'm already WAY FASTER THAN ANY HUMAN!!!!!

I just need to add more CPU's and RAM memory to deal with the 360 degree
surround-view of the automotive and pedestrian landscape.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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"suicide is a sin is only stupid religious dogma",,so suicide is a optional alternative, in your view?



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Hahahahaha. Oh yeah, I believe that. Oh dear god thanks for the laugh. I'll talk to you next year when I'm still out here running, and there isn't a single autonomous truck out here to find out what your excuse is going to be why they aren't out here.

I can't wait to see your demonstration of it carrying 50,000 lbs of cargo on the truck. And watch it backing into a dock, or fueling itself. God I can't wait!
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