posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 11:47 PM
I have been out of High School for a few years time and have worked a few jobs now since then. I'd like to share with you all a few trends I am
noticing about co-workers' habbits, the job market and my outlook on what it all could mean for the grand scheme of things.
At this time, machines and automated processes continue to improve production and business logistics in what few manufacturing industries remain here
(in U.S.). Job openings are seeming to be less diverse, more leaned towards desperation and availability (example, part time openings demanding
reliable personal transportation, weekends, nights and holiday availability ON CALL) all while paying several times less than the living wage in the
area. Openings have been mostly for jobs in the healthcare "field", service field and telemarketing/harassing fields.
With state property taxes and other mandatory subscriptions like rent/insurances of today, it would be correct to say that you need to have a job to
survive. On that acknowledgement, workers like would like to keep their jobs whether it's to survive, whether to feed their kids (even if they
should/shouldn't have had kids at the time they had them) or whether to take care of a sick family member or what-be-it.
At factory jobs I've run into, workers are encouraged by their bosses to offer suggestions to improve efficiency at the work place. There are those
workers that will try hard and do what their job descriptions are, while there are those that will do the bare minimum, slacking from time to time,
taking longer breaks than they should, using others as scape-goats to any trouble that results from their irresponsibility. Then there are those that
will treat a job like it's only another necessity that they don't want, the same type that played hooky in highscool with the mentality a job is
only another place they sit down and go to, like a doctor's waiting room and try to look busy until the end of their shifts, obviously they the
supervisory patterns and how to cheat quality control / inspection elements to avoid as much responsibility as possible.
Now, upon closer inspection to the last two groups of workers that I named, to speak about them now, I feel that there actually may be some
Robin-Hood-Like heroes in these groups. By intentionally slowing down processes whether it's because you really don't give a damn as a worker or for
some other reason, it justifies the need for larger teams / more staff members, keeping human resources and management departments in these
megamillion corporations from seeing a need to constantly downsize departments on a whim.
If all workers today pushed for efficiency, most would have effectively pushed themselves out of work as the shareholders pressure the heads of the
corporations, and the heads of the corporations pressure management and then human resources squeezes the staff to "just enough" at every damn
moment, causing unstable jobs for people who need money to survive. Think about it, it's not a question of if it's happening, it does happen.
Know that the jobs aren't changing location, they're being lost to efficiency and technology. FOR PROFIT. Jobs are becoming more scarce, and the
school-grade kids just graduating from colleges and what-not are leaving school with entitlement attitudes and pretty text books displaying economic
models from the 80s and 90s.
People don't have work, and the necessities like shelter, transportation and secondary education costs more than ever before. Now think that for each
need, you now have exaggerated costs mandated by law like subscription based taxes (property) and being forced to buy insurances from private
companies in order to have adequate reliable transportation on our automobile infrastructure. This is more than just manufacturing jobs, this can be
greatly applied as an extension to the greater economic situation, people in nearly every career that have jobs to ensure things run smoothly or are
repaired, often do much less than they should, and KNOWINGLY in order to keep things in a state of perpetual motion so that they don't outsource
themselves to efficiency.
What have been your experiences? You know the economy is changing for good and whether it's for OUR good remains to be seen. What have you
seen/heard and are you willing to say/do anything about it, or do you realize that although it's happening quick, it may not be in your lifetime that
it happens? Maybe you are fat on your welfare or pension check, or occupying a non-contributing position and trying to prolong your job?
This job climate STINKS and our population is only growing!
My opinion on this matter.
Jobs are being outsourced to exploited people overseas, the dollar is becoming worth less and less to inflation and the necessity of human labor in
our economic model is dwindling. Many Americans have been born to this situation and I'm sure it's VERY SIMILAR in many other countries around the
world. People are stagnating progress to keep their jobs because in the direction things are going, there IS NO ANSWER. The end result of efficiency
is profit and those shafted out of the jobs train must pay higher food prices, higher property taxes all with no jobs. Our economic model will die,
and medical/nanotechnologies are being reserved for profit. You can't count on the private sector to solve these issues, the economic model must be
abandoned soon or everything will implode on itself and those who cant pay 40 dollars for a gallon of milk will suffer. The government is funding
wars, global occupation, enforcing mandates and handing out welfare checks when they should be funding space exploration/colonization THEN sustainable
Whether you like it or not, when human population grows to a large enough size, disease/war/famine will wipe us out if we don't figure out a
technological solution to finally rid of the forced labor in today's western world, but before that time should come we NEED discussions like MARS
and space colonization because if we manage to end human suffering first, humans will create suffering again when small groups oppose the incoming
population queues that will SURELY COME if we don't come up with an answer to urban sprawl. AND KILLING CERTAINLY IS NOT AN ANSWER.