Skip to comments.Underemployed And Hating Life (millions of smart, hard working folks are working dead end jobs)
Posted on 10/27/2011 1:58:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 10/27/2011 2:20:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Today, millions of smart, hard working Americans are flipping burgers, waiting tables or working dead end retail jobs not because they want to, but because they have no other options. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 14 million Americans are currently unemployed and another 9.3 million Americans are currently "underemployed".
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Not everyone can be the CEO.
I’m one of them - unemployed
If they really are that smart and hard-working, they will gradually move up through the ranks. A good employee is worth his or her weight in gold.
I worked at IBM for some years and watched them gut the U.S. work force while creating tens of thousands of jobs in India.
Wall St. forces a focus on ‘the quarter’, which results in myopic corporations and CEO’s to lose anything resembling long-term vision. The impact on the country figures not a jot in their calculus....trust me. Zero. Nada.
Add to that the uncertainty within the business community due to the idiots in Washington, crushing taxes and bureaucratic regulations and “compliance”, moronic Socialists in government at the State and Federal levels, and a general dumbing down of our populace via an insipid public school/university system, you have a recipe not just for disaster, but for the end of a once-great societal experiment.
I’m one of them too. Self-employed, out of work, and no unemployment to collect.
I say voting has consequences, how many voted for this turd and not used thier so called intelligence before they did.
Didn’t Herman Cain start in the food/restaurant business by actually flipping burgers and making pizza?
Have any of these drama queers ever though of coming up with a good idea and starting their own business?
Earn your first place ribbon, dumbass!
We are meant to pursue God with a passion.
Work is for putting food in our mouths and a roof over our heads.
This is the endgame. This is what you get with conceited moronic theories of free trade. This is what you get with outsourcing. People got very rich selling out America, this is one thing the OWS protestors have right.
I m in this boat. I am self employed - busting my ass, Accounts Receivable is horrendous, and barely have anything left ofer after bills, insurance, e o insurance, office rent, staff, etc.
It sucks. My GF can’t understand what this is like and it adds a lot of street to the situation.
Underemployed and Hating Socialism...
It’s the socialism, stupid.
So a days hard work is now evil and detested in the USA.
Besides, truthfully, if they are "smart" and "hard working" they aren't flipping burgers for very long.
It has become a status symbol any more to sit on your a$$ and not earn a dime but get paid a millionaires wages.
“If they really are that smart and hard-working, they will gradually move up through the ranks. A good employee is worth his or her weight in gold.”
Not always. One of the worst things about working at a crummy job are the crummy managers that you have to work for, especially the affirmative action managers. If you are an educated white male working in some workplaces you have to keep your mouth shut while the affirmative action managers take credit for work done by others. Bad managers don’t recognize good employees. I am in a job like that now. I am looking for something better, but there is not much to chose from.
And where, does this article say that all these college graduates think they should be CEO?
Oh, that’s right, they didn’t.
What a brainless, didn’t get the point, comment.
Just another bunch of people complaining again about “free trade”.
A lot of managers will find any way they can to fire somebody they think is a threat to their job.
LOL! You haven't worked for an American company have you? Intelligence and work ethic mean nothing, the ability to kiss ass and the MBA's rule of taking care of their own is what will get you ahead.
Do you really think all these "Senior vice presidents for global support services", "Director of Communications for the East Coast", Vice President of Mission Related Services, Vice President of Administrative Services, etc, etc, etc that infest every American buisness got where they are by working hard and being intelligent?
You're missing something. That's only true when the President is Reagan.
Obama is using government and unions to destroy jobs. No longer is it a matter of being willing to work hard; it is a matter of the long arm of government stopping hard work.
Think so? You're quite mistaken. There are a lot of jobs for which there is no up--no possibility of promotion. If you're not young enough, if you're not the right color or ethnicity, you are not going to get promoted even if you save the company's bacon.
“If they really are that smart and hard-working, they will gradually move up through the ranks. A good employee is worth his or her weight in gold. “
I too am one! Unemployed! In my area there are way more people then jobs, 5 for every one job. Many low level admin or cashier positions get upwards of 100 applicants.
Corporate executives with zero loyalty to American workers. With these turds in charge we would have lost WW2. Of course they could care less about trade deficits.
Yes and no. He did all those jobs, but as CEO so he would have a first hand understanding of the business he was taking over. He didn't start out doing that and work his way up.
Technology is only making the demand for human labor less and less.....think about how many people it used to take to farm, compared to what it takes today.
This is also what you get when you decide that saving a quarter on a foreign made notepad and pen is more important than keeping jobs/taxpayers in the US.
The free trade agreements only made it easier to outsource manufacturing. We made it profitable by buying the cheaper stuff.
Your comment shows your inabiltiy to engage in this topic with any logic.
This decline is more frightening and dangerous than what I saw in the USSR. It's simply sad to see so much wasted potential...
Taxes, regulation, and unionization make outsourcing the attractive choice.
It’s so funny, I worked at UF until 8/31/11 and have been in high tech for years. Noticed your gator moniker:)
This is why you put up tariffs....and nuke the EPA
2. Over Regulation
3. BS Trade Deals
4. Insane taxes , fees, fines, surcharges, etc
5. Too many illegals and their apologosts
6. Too many govt workers on all levels
The only way back for this country is to slash taxes and govt spending, bring back more production and manufacturing of the items we consume, drill drill drill, etc etc.
Years ago, Bob Graham, when he was running for the Governor of Florida, had a pretty good little idea during his campaign, he worked one day at a job in all 67 Florida counties, and he wound up getting elected.....didn’t particularly care for the guy’s politics, but I liked him as a Governor, although I was disappointed with his Senate career.
Even still, back then, the culture of America was drastically different. Back then if you had the work ethic and right skills, you could move up; these days single mothers with six kids from a variety of lovers gets preferential treatment over single, smart, self disciplined people.
I'm pushing '60 and was unemployed in '09 and '11 both.
I have never collected a dime of unemployment in my life, I have always found work whether I had to move or not.
So when am I supposedly too old to get hired?
Dump her. She should be lending a supportive role in your situation, not making it worse.
Peoples real selves come out when there is trouble and or problems.
Looks like you're seeing her true colors....and they don't seem real pretty.
That is why have scar tissue on the inside of my mouth. I bite down to keep it shut.
What is American Corporatism?
. . . what kind of economy we really have. I have mentioned before that we increasingly live not in a capitalist society but in a corporatist one, and I would like to flesh out this notion.
Where did you work at UF?
A CEO's job is to do what is best for their company and sadly enough what is best for most companies is to go off shore for the very reasons that you show.
1. Both parties have imported tens of millions of low wage people who have driven down wages and taken jobs from teens and those otherwise who couldny do anything else. They have taken the dignity out of manual labor.
2. Both parties have sold this country to the interests of mega-banks and multinational corps.
3. Both parties have been complicit in the Federal Reserve collapsing the value o the dollar.
4. Local Govts are killing taxpayers with insane property taxes and costs to pay for bloated salaries and pensions that are outrageous.
5. Starting up a business and keeping it going is near impossible and a owner faces a myriad of threats from labor lawsuits, torts, etc.
6. Govt has caused energy, food, health care, and education inflation.
Is it any wonder people are pissed off? We have been sold off and left with nothing but debt, chaos, illegals, a dispirited population, and no way out of this short of a near revolution.
P.S. I work for a small business. We are all “underemployed”. It was either each of us take a couple hours hit, or lay someone off.
Gratefully, we each took a hit and were all able to keep our jobs. I had to cut back on my non-neccesities, but so what.
Our accounts receivables suck as well. I just took a look today at this months AR, compared to last month. Of course our accounts payable is up.
We’re about $30,000 behind last month.
2. Both parties
3. Both parties
4. Local Govts
Lest we forget that we are STILL governed by "We The People" until "We" give up the reins of power.
Until we do we only have ourselves to blame collectively.
0bama and his puppet masters know all too well that in order to create their Socialist Workers Paradise, they have to destroy the middle class.
Everything is going up - E O insurance, fuel, taxes, costs, etc.
Clients are demanding lower prices and getting people to pay has been near impossible.
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