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user-inactivated  ·  726 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Job Openings Rise: A story in three acts

I started typing, out of anger, deleted it, and let me just say this.

What these graphs don't show is that job options are really bleak looking right now. Go on Craigslist, Monster, whatever, and take a look. The majority of jobs listed are all in high turnover industries or are 1099 positions, even the skilled jobs. It's baaad.

What these graphs don't show is that there's all sorts of shenanigans going on, like there's a good chance that a job opening you see posted is people who used to fill that job got laid off and now have to compete to get it back.

What these graphs don't show is that there are no guaranteed hours. There are no guaranteed safe work spaces. Employers know that their meager offerings are all that stand between you, red envelopes in the mail, and pay or vacate notices shamefully taped to your door. If you're a prole, chances are right now, you're being forced to choose between your dignity and safety or whatever meager pay you can collect.