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So I have been in the market for a while now looking for something to apply myself too. Im not looking for work at Mcdonalds or Target. Dont get me wrong their probably great companies to work for and minimum wage is great pay, HOWEVER, they are dead end jobs where you compete with 100 other people for management positions that typically higher part time employees to increase their margins. Thats besides the point though. The point is those jobs require no skills and do not lead to a better future.
Now ive already been to the local union and applied for an apprenticeship position for electrical work and im waiting on call for an apprenticeship designation. This is my first time working with a union so i have no idea how thats going to work out.
This is one of the VERY FEW options that i have found that allow for entry level positions in a field thats not slave minimum wage work. Outside of that ive noticed that entry level positions are constantly requiring experience and the opportunity for people to get in on the ground level and work their way up isnt available.
Does anyone else see this happening?edit on 20142America/Chicagoq000000America/Chicago0828212014 by onequestion because: (no reason given)
reply to post by AprilFooseball
What long term impacts do you see coming from this?
The long term impacts will be that people will make more effort to increase their human capital (i.e. earn a degree) and get those entry level jobs that they seek.
Simply can't expect everything to come easy.
reply to post by buster2010
I actually think that doing away with minimum wage would bring alot of benefits.
I think it would mean higher wages. It creates expectation and competition.
As I said earlier. When someone applies for ten jobs knowing they are all minimum wage, they take the first one. They don't decide based on the job anymore because the jobs all pay the same.
Believe what you believe, but i assure you, get rid of minimum wage and both wages and quality of work go up.
reply to post by onequestion
I have noticed this as well. The employers have the upper hand right now due to the large number of unemployed people, making it so they can ask for extravagant amounts of experience for an "Entry Level Position".
Just my two cents.
reply to post by CleanCare
A degree isnt experience and this entire world was built and designed by people that didnt have degrees.
Sorry but apprenticeships did exist and are what this world was built on. Your preconceived notion that a 4 year degree about carpentry is going to enable you to actually be able to work with wood on a jobsite is wrong.
Have you ever been on a jobsite before?
More talk of the college mythology. If you havent noticed this world is being run by people with degrees and as far as i can tell their all idiots.
Heres some wisdom for you, nothing worse then an idiot with an education.
First you will say that i should start at the bottom and work my way up, then i tell you ok no problem. Then when i say you cant start at the bottom anymore now i have to get a 4 year degree. Then i get out of college and you tell me i need experience to get the job and i say ok let me start at the bottom. Then whats next?edit on 20142America/ChicagoquAmerica/Chicago1828332014 by onequestion because: (no reason given)