Re: Totally OT
- From: cable@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:00:46 -0400
Not at all.
Just responding to PT's statement that there aren't any jobs available.
I'm not trying to be facetious and I don't know pt personally, but
speaking metaphorically and at the risk of being, "master of the
obvious," what if one were up in age (over 50) and has a loss of job.
This is happening! He now has to compete with college graduates and
maybe people with masters degrees who are willing to accept any jobs
he may have sought as a printing press operator, construction cost
estimator, parts designer, etc. and now becomes relegated to a job as
a cashier at a convenience store. Undoubtedly he will have to accept
lower pay and longer hours and workload just to make ends meet. It's
going to take quite a while to save enough for a down payment on a
house let alone the monthly payments and that's if one were to get
through the hoops of lending scrutiny. The reality is that the
newspaper classifieds are not filled with job offerings and the
Internet job listings have been hijacked with,"job recruiting",
parasites who will guarantee that you will get no benefits and take a
good chunk of the salary that would have previously gone to you. Most
of these are temp or temp to hire positions. Many companies have
resorted to keeping temps for as long as 3 months to 5 years because
it relieves the employer from insurance payments, vacation pay,
unemployment liability, background checks, drug screenings, etc. You
become a, "tool". Let me ask you if you have changed jobs recently as
fluently as you have decided how to spend your wealth. I would bet
3 of my current tennents own a home out of state( 2 from PA, one in NY)
but they rent rooms here in NJ because they work here as IT people,
Doctors, etc., and can't afford the time(or GA$) to go "home" every day!
There's something disturbing about the picture of the doctor that just
gave you a hernia operation going "home" to one of your rooming houses
to cook a can of Dinty Moore on a hot plate because he could only find
a job in NJ and gets to see his family only on weekends.
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