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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 04:44 PM
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Something is up.
We've seen numerous places needing workers. Everyone is saying they can't find workers because everyone is
slobbing around on lush unemployment and Covid money. Well, some of that is true.. but...

I'm around a lot of college students, they aren't being hired.
I was shocked when one person in particular did not get a regular big box job that is severely understaffed. She is super smart, friendly, good grades, and excellent work history.
NOPE--- denied.. What!?? We are talking basic looking for bodies types of jobs that pay min wage. Please don't say it's because they are college students because these places have always hired them in the past to beef up summer staff.

What is going on here. Yes my little example is just one, but there are more. I'm hearing oddly similar stories. Something is up.
Are companies saying they can't find workers due to unemployment so they can have a skeleton crew and save a ton of money while
the public has sympathy and doesn't complain???!!!
Is this a way to usher in more automation and replace warm bodies?

All I know is I think more things are being manipulated than we know.



edit on 20-5-2021 by JAGStorm because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Overqualified perhaps.

Just a guess.



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:00 PM
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All I know is I think more things are being manipulated than we know.


There are always the known known, the known unknown and the unknown unknown. This varies from individual to individual.

who is we?

What do you think is being manipulated?


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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:05 PM
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Is it possible that the association with "woke" and students is putting off potential employers?

If it's a normal everyday simple job perhaps getting lectured or moaned at all day isn't worth the hassle.

I know it's not all students but there's no way I'd take the risk if I was looking for workers.



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:07 PM
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In the face of rising wages employers are looking for ways to cut losses. One of the more expensive things that most people don't consider is training time. Not to mention the overhead associated with a constantly evolving employee base. And last, employers always consider the possibility that the applicant is in desperate need of work and will accept any job they can get now while continuing to look elsewhere. As soon as a better offer comes in, and it sounds like your example applicant is likely to get such an offer, the employer will be hesitant at the very least. The exception, to a degree anyway, would be seasonal work where short-term employment is expected.



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:09 PM
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I have noticed the same in Atlanta....oddly, my 14 year old was hired at a restaurant, but others I know can't find work even though everywhere has help wanted signs.

May be that there is some incentive for part time only hires for businesses....likely insurance related.

Either way it does seem odd to me.



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:10 PM
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I noticed that too. The company that I work for is in crisis now because we don't have enough people to get things done. This morning I found a clue in my mailbox.

There was a nice postcard from FEDEX, offering warehouse jobs for $22 hour plus benefits.

Our company can't offer that.



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:16 PM
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This



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:18 PM
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According to recent numbers, 16 million or so are out of work and there are roughly 8 million job openings.

Even if you filled those 8 million openings, what are the other 8 million or so supposed to do?🤷🏾‍♂️

I'm willing to wager more than half of those 16 million are legitimately screwed and NOT just sucking the tit dry. For most it would be infeasible to take on these crap jobs as it simply will not cover their expenses.

However, for the court of public opinion, all it takes is a few examples of those who are riding the gravy train to group all recipients as "do nothing's".

I wish people would have as much passion when it comes to corporate welfare as they do with their own boat rowing companions. The targets are not each other.

This isn't over because your symptoms have been lessened. Filling 8 million mostly minimum wage jobs is not going to improve anything.

Profits over people is a dead business model. These companies need to wise up, their gravy train is derailing.

www.zerohedge.com...

edit on 5/20/2021 by EternalShadow because: eta



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:19 PM
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She is white...right?..a reply to: JAGStorm



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
Something is up.
We've seen numerous places needing workers. Everyone is saying they can't find workers because everyone is
slobbing around on lush unemployment and Covid money. Well, some of that is true.. but...

I'm around a lot of college students, they aren't being hired.
I was shocked when one person in particular did not get a regular big box job that is severely understaffed. She is super smart, friendly, good grades, and excellent work history.
NOPE--- denied.. What!?? We are talking basic looking for bodies types of jobs that pay min wage. Please don't say it's because they are college students because these places have always hired them in the past to beef up summer staff.

What is going on here. Yes my little example is just one, but there are more. I'm hearing oddly similar stories. Something is up.
Are companies saying they can't find workers due to unemployment so they can have a skeleton crew and save a ton of money while
the public has sympathy and doesn't complain???!!!
Is this a way to usher in more automation and replace warm bodies?

All I know is I think more things are being manipulated than we know.




I think it is both.

My son's company has great difficulty finding workers
So does a landscaping firm I wanted to hire, but no workers

With respect to retailers, I do think they are trying to maintain skeleton crew - Can you blame them ? With the Covid lockdown fascism going on, they never know if they will be allowed to open or not, nor for how long. They are trying to stay afloat financially.

Of course, if you are Walmart, then it's OK, they can stay open 24/7 because Covid does not go there, right ?



A lot of this seems to me to be planned specifically to kill small businesses to the benefit of very large retailers and Internet retailers/firms.


I am sure no politicians got payoffs from any of those large companies....
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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:21 PM
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Landscaping here in Southwest Michigan pays $22.50 and lots of OT. I sat in on a conversation this afternoon. Still can't get enough people.

Skilled farm laborers $40 an hour.




posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:29 PM
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Sometimes I'm tasked by the director/producer/UPM to help with auditions and hiring the cast/talent. I look at every applicants facebook, twitter, tictok, instagram, snapchat accounts to see what they are really like. Quick way to ferret out the riff raff; saves a lot of time. I think most HR people are doing the same; they should anyway. Your online presence is serious and matters. I often pass over qualified applicants because of their online persona. If you act stupid online, don't even apply.
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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:38 PM
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How few are running clean non discript social media accounts?a reply to: olaru12



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
How few are running clean non discript social media accounts?a reply to: olaru12



From My experience, it breaks down to about 50/50. We can't afford to hire moron's ...time is money.

btw...in the entertainment biz there are lists shared by the casting directors...DNC lists...do not call/hire/avoid at all costs.

DNC is a polite term for sh!tlist. They are fairly common in most technical industries. Word gets around...
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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 05:56 PM
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Maybe she demanded more than they were willing to pay.
a reply to: JAGStorm



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 06:00 PM
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I know truck drivers are getting the hard shaft
because of this. Shippers and receivers are keeping us
4-3 hours in some cases to load or unload It's gone from a
rare occurrence like if were an hour late. To now even if
your not late you can wait for hours depending on where
the drop is and who its for.

But if our wheels aren't turning we're not getting paid.
Not to mention it eats up the hours on that electronic
log. Now all the traffic is coming back. Fuel gone raped
ape. Do I have to mention what happens if the trucks stop?
So I concur.

Whah whah whah!


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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 06:07 PM
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I have a sister in Hollywood as a makeup artist....we have that list discussion often and she is a middle right and keeps her mouth closed for the sake of working,,#ty way to go..a reply to: olaru12



posted on May, 20 2021 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Sometimes I'm tasked by the director/producer/UPM to help with auditions and hiring the cast/talent. I look at every applicants facebook, twitter, tictok, instagram, snapchat accounts to see what they are really like. Quick way to ferret out the riff raff; saves a lot of time. I think most HR people are doing the same; they should anyway. Your online presence is serious and matters. I often pass over qualified applicants because of their online persona. If you act stupid online, don't even apply.


How exactly do you screen them?

I thought most people had privacy settings up high?


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posted on May, 20 2021 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Sometimes I'm tasked by the director/producer/UPM to help with auditions and hiring the cast/talent. I look at every applicants facebook, twitter, tictok, instagram, snapchat accounts to see what they are really like. Quick way to ferret out the riff raff; saves a lot of time. I think most HR people are doing the same; they should anyway. Your online presence is serious and matters. I often pass over qualified applicants because of their online persona. If you act stupid online, don't even apply.


That is really jacked up when you think about the
different personalities human beings exhibit. You do
realize people naturally have three different personalities
right? You know one for work one for home and then one
with friends or recreation. So unless you find out the persons
completely rotten. That's a pretty #ty way to judge some one.
What a f#$ked up world we live in.
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