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comment by kleinbl00

I don't disagree with a word you say. They've been The Devil for half my life.

A number of pundits have pointed out that more than half of the new jobs these days are being filled by people who weren't "unemployed" they were "discouraged workers." It's entirely possible that Walmart has decided it takes an extra $2 to get someone who's given up on work to put on a blue vest.




rd95  ·  187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I don't disagree with a word you say. They've been The Devil for half my life.

Yeah. I feel the same way about themBetween writing this rant and sharing the news about Sam's Club, I got myself pretty angry.

    A number of pundits have pointed out that more than half of the new jobs these days are being filled by people who weren't "unemployed" they were "discouraged workers."

You ever notice on the radio, when they have two people talking, one always says "Job numbers are great and here's why" to which the other person says "You're wrong. They're actually awful and here's why." It always seems to be the same names and they never change their tune which makes me believe that A) things aren't changing since the beginning of Obama's second term so people can just say the same thing over and over and still be relatively accurate or B) employment numbers are a facet of economics where you don't have to be completely right in order to be technically right.

Speaking of being underemployed, discouraged workers, etc. and employment numbers, I hear a lot saying that "Employment Sector A, C, and G are all terribly short on workers" and I think maybe A) companies need to rethink their hiring requirements or B) we really need to talk to people better about how they choose education and careers. I mean, if I was eighteen and could do college all over again, knowing what I know now I'd make major different decisions (up to and including not dropping out). Chances lots of people probably feel that way.