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?
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