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Now Hiring: Everywhere You Didn't Want to Work [Thanks Democrats, Congressional Majority been 3 Yrs]
FOXNEWS.com ^ | August 08, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com

Posted on 08/08/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT by Son House

People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons.

"I have to just shut my mouth because I can't do anything about it," said Nichole McRoberts of Sedalia, Mo., who pictured more for herself at age 30 than working in a poultry plant, cutting diseased or damaged flesh off chicken carcasses.

Recessions and tight job marketsalways force some people to take less-desirable or lower-paying work than they are used to. But this recession has been the most punishing job destroyer in at least 60 years, slashing a net total of 6.7 million jobs.

All told, 14.5 million people were out of work last month, with a jobless rate of 9.4 percent. The result is that many people have had to seek jobs they would not have considered in the past.

The desperation of the long-term jobless has rippled through the labor force. More skilled and educated workers have filled clerical or restaurant jobs. So unskilled workers such as teenagers or high school graduates who once held most of those positions have displaced those even lower on the economic ladder, such as immigrants, Freedman noted.

The intensified competition has hurt all workers — even those who are still employed — because it shrinks wages. Employers don't have to pay more to lure workers.

That helps explain why personal income fell 0.1 percent in June, excluding the one-time benefits of the government's stimulus program. Wages have fallen each month since October — a total of 5 percent over the past eight months.

Indeed, many people who have had to downshift to unsavory jobs have found they're now earning less, too.

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The Democrat Majority Congress are responsible for about 6 million job losses since they took over, and they have done nothing to 'grow the economy' in the 3 years since winning the Majority in 2006
1 posted on 08/08/2009 8:12:53 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Start your own biz. Apple sales I hear will be in big demand in the Obama economy. Be self employed and your own boss. Also pencil sales and marketing should be good.


2 posted on 08/08/2009 8:15:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Son House
All told, 14.5 million people were out of work last month, with a jobless rate of 9.4 percent

Again, these figures do not take into account those who have stopped looking for jobs

3 posted on 08/08/2009 8:15:37 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Hawking calculators at the airport!


4 posted on 08/08/2009 8:16:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Son House

Americans - doing the jobs foreigners don’t want to.

Thanks Obama and globalism for selling our ability to make anything down the river.


5 posted on 08/08/2009 8:17:34 AM PDT by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: Son House

1 in 9 are on food stamps... that is more than 10%


6 posted on 08/08/2009 8:17:39 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Son House
People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons.

ZOMG! You mean people might have to take jobs that are not fun? Oh the humanity! Where are we going as a society when people have to take jobs that are not fun in order to pay the bills?

7 posted on 08/08/2009 8:18:47 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Son House

I keep running into people who were obviously executives in a previous life, now working at humble positions. What’s fascinating is the energy and efficiency they bring to positions that are usually held by the indolent and unambitious. Things work SO WELL with such people in the office/stockroom/assembly line/back office. It explains so clearly why, in a normal economy, some people rise to the top like cream.


8 posted on 08/08/2009 8:19:21 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: GeronL

Hey good idea. How about washing car windows on street corners or selling copies of your local Pravda at streetcorners. Obamanomics.


9 posted on 08/08/2009 8:21:11 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Puddleglum

Americans - doing the jobs foreigners don’t want to.

spot on


11 posted on 08/08/2009 8:23:44 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Puddleglum
Americans - doing the jobs foreigners don’t want to.

Thanks Obama and globalism for selling our ability to make anything down the river.

I should amend my comment - Obama, unions, and globalists sold our nation's infrastructure and manufacturing capability for a mess of pottage.

We will soon be a nation of two castes: those who work for the government and unions and have double-dip pensions, and the rest of us, who work what honest jobs are left and have thick-necked, shaved-headed goons watching us to make sure we don't get out of line and wonder aloud why we should pay for their wages and benefits.

Funny how much union goons look like skinheads.

12 posted on 08/08/2009 8:25:28 AM PDT by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: screaminsunshine
Also pencil sales and marketing should be good.

Get with it. Nobody uses pencils anymore. Mouse sales is the place to be. :)

13 posted on 08/08/2009 8:26:22 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: pnh102
People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons.

Some of the prisons pay pretty good money. But for the slaughterhouses, wasn't that where all the Illegals were working? I guess they've all headed back to Mexico!

14 posted on 08/08/2009 8:27:08 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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To: Puddleglum
Americans - doing the jobs foreigners illegal aliens don’t want to.

Slight tweak...

15 posted on 08/08/2009 8:27:26 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Cowboy Bob

There are times when I think people who believe that certain jobs are beneath them are one of the contributing causes in this recession.


16 posted on 08/08/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Son House
McRoberts spends evenings searching the Internet for other openings, but they are scarce.
"Until things start booming again, I can't go anywhere else," she said.

I wouldn't count on things "booming again" anytime in the near future...

17 posted on 08/08/2009 8:29:36 AM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Son House
The rate of losing jobs is getting smaller though!

Haven't you heard?

WooHoo! /s

18 posted on 08/08/2009 8:30:00 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free State Four
Mouse sales is the place to be.

Yep and your overhead is nothing. Just go to your local public housing and you can catch all the mice, rats and cockroaches you need.

Of course why anyone would want those things is beyond me but in retail "the customer is always right".

19 posted on 08/08/2009 8:30:13 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: Free State Four

Those use electricity provided by fossil fuels that create Carbon Dioxide that will incinerate the planet. Pencils will replace computers in a year or so if Obamanomics is passed. It will be a great business opportunity and sales will be “better than expected”.


20 posted on 08/08/2009 8:31:07 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: ottbmare
That's nice, but it won't keep the current and next crop of managment/executive vermin from trying to displace the rest of the living wage / upper-middle-class jobs to the third world.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

21 posted on 08/08/2009 8:33:37 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: pnh102
ZOMG! You mean people might have to take jobs that are not fun? Oh the humanity! Where are we going as a society when people have to take jobs that are not fun in order to pay the bills?

I bet they can't even use their IPhone while doing it. This has to stop, its unsustainable.

22 posted on 08/08/2009 8:33:53 AM PDT by Naspino (Not creative enough to have a tagline.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Do not forget the Mouse recipe book. Fried mouse..Mouse tartare..Baked Mouse with SpanishMoss Salad. All delicacies after Obamanomics takes hold. On thanksgiving they may even give out Rats for a really big extraveganza.


23 posted on 08/08/2009 8:34:34 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: truthkeeper

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/09/news/economy/jobs_december/

“The existing unemployment figures are greatly understated,” said billionaire steel tycoon Wilbur Ross in a recent interview with CNNMoney.com. “They count as employed someone who used to have a high-paid manufacturing job, and now is working at a Wal-Mart or a Wendy’s.”


24 posted on 08/08/2009 8:34:59 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Son House; xzins; blue-duncan
Tip.

If you really want to get one of these jobs, do not put on your job application that you were previously the CEO of some large multi-national corporation.

Just put down that your prior job was shoveling elephant crap at the circus or that you were a carnival barker for The Yak Woman until you came down with laryngitis.

They won't hire you if you are overqualified.

25 posted on 08/08/2009 8:36:45 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Son House

Unless you’re a lazy democrat who would rather whine than do a job you find not to your specifications. I know ONE like that. Still blames his lack of work on the Bush economy.


26 posted on 08/08/2009 8:36:52 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Son House

Stimulus may spur jobs - abroad

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/08/news/economy/stimulus_jobs/index.htm?postversion=2009010815

But many of those mill jobs may not go to American laborers. Many materials for highway construction, namely steel, are produced cheaply in foreign countries, and contractors have an incentive to buy the most efficient and inexpensive materials for their projects.

“Some of the stimulus money is bound to spill over overseas, since we import about 50% of our gross domestic product,” said Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist for the Economic Outlook Group. “If the goal is to buy materials from the most efficient producer, and foreign countries produce them at a cheaper cost, U.S. firms engaged in construction will likely buy materials from abroad.”

The issue is likely to spark a debate in coming weeks as Congress takes up Obama’s recovery package.


27 posted on 08/08/2009 8:37:52 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Son House

From December;

Small companies, giant job losses

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/07/smallbusiness/smallbiz_job_cuts.smb/index.htm?postversion=2009010715

The small businesses sector in December suffered its largest one-month jobs decline in at least a decade, according to an employment report by payroll processor ADP, which estimates that small companies shed 281,000 jobs last month.

ADP (ADP, Fortune 500) defines small companies as those with 49 or fewer employees. Add in companies with staffs of less than 500 and the job-loss number increases to 602,000 - 87% of the total number of private sector jobs lost last month, according to ADP’s National Employment Report.

“I’m not surprised by ADP’s numbers,” said Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business. “Retailers and restaurants all count on the fourth quarter to make it.

But it was a really bad fourth quarter. Profits were killed, and because 80% of costs for small businesses are labor costs, they had to take drastic action.”


28 posted on 08/08/2009 8:41:32 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Son House

From December;

Small companies, giant job losses

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/07/smallbusiness/smallbiz_job_cuts.smb/index.htm?postversion=2009010715

Michael Thurmond, commissioner of labor in Georgia, described ADP’s results as “deeply troubling,” adding that small business, the backbone of the country, should be the primary generator of new jobs.

“This shows the rippling of economic pain,” he said. “It began in housing and broadened to other sectors of economy. The credit crunch exacerbated the situation, which began to impact consumers, which then hit small businesses.”

Thurmond expects that because most small businesses are in the service sector and depend on consumers who use credit cards, the nation can expect more rounds of deep layoffs.

“This data does not bode well for the future,” he said. “We’re in a terrible economic cycle.”


29 posted on 08/08/2009 8:42:02 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: screaminsunshine
OMG! Your a genius! Quick let get busy wighting an Obamanics cook book! Cockroach a la Biden.....Hillary Snake Souffle.......Obamrat flambe....
30 posted on 08/08/2009 8:48:59 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: ottbmare

Many of the best executives _started_ their careers in equally humbling positions. They know that where they are does not have to be the end of the line.


31 posted on 08/08/2009 8:54:06 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: truthkeeper
I wouldn't count on things "booming again" anytime in the near future...

Oh, but hadn't you heard? Obama rescued the economy! We're in the boom times NOW!

32 posted on 08/08/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Son House

Wow.

Thank God I can retire now on my inflation-indexed federal pension and continue my government-subsidized health insurance for as long as I live.


33 posted on 08/08/2009 8:57:15 AM PDT by Poundstone
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To: Son House

Remember the scene from the movie ZORBA THE GREAT. When asked, “What work do you do?” He ansewers...”I have hands, they do the work. Who the hell am I to choose.”

I’ve done many a dirty job in the past. Incenitive to work comes from not wanting to starve. I have never been without a job of some type since 1964 when I graduated from High school unless I didn’t want a job.

bean picker
dairy operator
chicken house cleaner and hauler
road construction
home insulator
cement worker
hay hauler
horse shoer
iron and steel fitup and welder
general laborer
Power plant operator.

Now retired and loving it but I still have my steel layout and fitup tools just in case.

“If you only had one neck I would hack it through!”—Caligubama


34 posted on 08/08/2009 9:00:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tar and feather the sons of bi#ches! Ride them out of town on a rail!)
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To: Poundstone

lol....at least for as long as there’s government money to pay out. That may end sooner than we would like to believe at this rate.


35 posted on 08/08/2009 9:04:13 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: MNJohnnie; Free State Four
Yep and your overhead is nothing. Just go to your local public housing and you can catch all the mice, rats and cockroaches you need.

Gentlemen, we should go into business together. Hear me out before you say "no." You've discovered a market for my new product. It's called, "Vermin-Helper."

36 posted on 08/08/2009 9:07:36 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

Brilliant! I’m in!


37 posted on 08/08/2009 9:09:44 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Obamanomics: we have to destroy the US Economy in order to save it!)
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To: P-Marlowe

3 years....

It’s a democratic recession and not a “Bush” recession. The dems have controlled the money since well before this recession hit, and it hit because they were playing games with the economy in order to hurt Pres. Bush and the republicans.


38 posted on 08/08/2009 9:15:28 AM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends all who ask Him for help.)
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To: Son House

you can also thank hillary and soros for pushing the post sam, all-chinese, walmart. their actions drove walmart suppliers offshore into china... fueling their military machine and strengthening their economy, while undermining the foundations of ours.

all this can be quickly resolved. put tariffs on all incoming goods. this will enable domestic suppliers to compete, bringing the jobs back here.

would the chinese put a tariff on goods imported from America? probably. so what? the average salary in china is around $2,000/year. they aren’t buying squat from us. what they are buying are the resources with which to build the things they sell back to us. ($10/ton for cotton comes back as a 100 x $40/shirt)


39 posted on 08/08/2009 9:26:31 AM PDT by sten
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To: MNJohnnie

If you like “Vermin-Helper,” you’ll love “Rat-a-Roni!”


40 posted on 08/08/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Son House
The desperation of the long-term jobless has rippled through the labor force. More skilled and educated workers have filled clerical or restaurant jobs. So unskilled workers such as teenagers or high school graduates who once held most of those positions have displaced those even lower on the economic ladder, such as immigrants, Freedman noted.

We sure haven't heard the Democrat mantra of Americans not wanting to do the jobs that the illegal immigrants will do.

So I guess at this point by not getting rid of the illegals the Democrats are taking away the few jobs that are left FROM Americans!

41 posted on 08/08/2009 9:34:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: Son House

For the real unemployment rate:

http://investment-blog.net/panic-unemployment-rate-already-at-20/
http://investment-blog.net/bad-news-unemployment-falls-to-94/

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ODUyZGMyNTExYzNlNTUyNzA1ZmIwMzc3MmMxNzEzYWM


42 posted on 08/08/2009 9:36:21 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: screaminsunshine
Why Apple? ObamaCare Jokes Obama Jokes
43 posted on 08/08/2009 9:40:41 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Son House

One thing this does is disprove the old adage that there are “jobs Americans won’t do.”


44 posted on 08/08/2009 9:45:00 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: tbw2

Apples. The kine you eat. You can buy them for a quarter or steal them and sell them to sympathetic passersby. It will help Obama reduce the unemployment rate. Of course he will tax your profits so watch out for the 6 million new ACORN ee’s at the IRS.


45 posted on 08/08/2009 9:47:01 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Poundstone

Almost but the things you need for survival are not included in the index. Like gas..food. etc.


46 posted on 08/08/2009 9:48:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: screaminsunshine
Start your own biz. Apple sales I hear will be in big demand in the Obama economy. Be self employed and your own boss. Also pencil sales and marketing should be good.

Be sure to get a good street corner too. Remember, location, location, location.

47 posted on 08/08/2009 9:50:37 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't kill my gramma! NO on socialist healthcare!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

Hopefully they will start a class at community colleges to learn Apple marketing skills.


48 posted on 08/08/2009 9:55:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: xzins

because they were playing games with the economy in order to hurt Pres. Bush and the republicans.

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Yep, after going to the unemployment office, the millions of recently unemployed should also go see their Democrat Reps


49 posted on 08/08/2009 10:04:20 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: VeniVidiVici

by not getting rid of the illegals the Democrats are taking away the few jobs that are left FROM Americans!

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Yep, look for Amnesty bill soon too, Democrats know they will need more than just Acorn fraud to win the 2010 elections


50 posted on 08/08/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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