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kleinbl00  ·  451 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘Great Resignation’ gains steam as return-to-work plans take effect

yeah that "most businesses created" line gets used by capitalists a lot. They then skip right over the fact that 80% of small businesses fail in five years, or the fact that the businesses that got started because the entrepreneurs behind them had no other choice are a lot less fit than the ones who put some planning into it.

Got a buddy. He's older. His wife died shortly before the pandemic, and then the pandemic hit, and he decided being an IT guy sucked so he retired. He's gonna make watches now.

Now - he taught me watch repair. he knows his shit, mechanically. But I watched him sit in front of a rose engine and failwhale the shit out of it for two days. dude can fix shit? but fixing shit is different than making shit and "beats workin'" is not the entrepreneurial spark that launches a new era.

    I also just learned that grad student pay scale hasn't changed even a single penny since I started grad school in 2006.

School my wife graduated from wanted to hire her to teach a couple courses. They charged her $200k for the education and were willing to go all the way to $17 an hour. Had to do some calcs for insurance the other day. The FTE for our naturopaths is $436 an hour.

this kills the school