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  • Life’s Not Fair: Finding Joy By Accepting Things As They Are (impact of secularism)

    04/01/2017 1:00:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 1, 2017 | SAM GUZMAN
    One of the most pernicious lies of the modern world is that life is supposed to be easy and comfortable. There is even a sense in which moderns believe they are entitled to this comfort and ease—that it is some sort of fundamental human right.Many of us have absorbed this subtle thinking, even though we may not realize it. When trouble comes to us, when life is inconvenient or difficult, we are almost angry at the injustice of it. As if it were some sort of cosmic crime that violates that easy life we believe we should have. We complain and...
  • No Need For Basic Income: Five Policies To Deal With The Threat Of Technological Unemployment

    03/27/2017 1:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Social Europe ^ | March 27, 2017 | Henning Meyer
    The potential threat of technological unemployment is one of the most hotly debated economic issues of our times: in boardrooms and trade union offices but also increasingly amongst policy-makers. The catch-all term ‘digital’ may have been added to numerous political concepts in recent years but beyond such branding there has been very little debate of substance about what a comprehensive policy response to this threat should be. We do not know whether some of the more sombre predictions about large-scale job losses will materialize but we do know that governments and others need to be prepared if and when substantial...
  • Saakar S. Yadav's life mantra: Let others fear you because of strength & speed of your work

    03/09/2017 11:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | March 9, 2017
    Saakar S. Yadav’s profile on a professional networking website reads: Learning to fly, technology enthusiast, farmer, investor, politician, teacher et al. Add to this list the description of a hard worker, taskmaster, perfectionist and an early mover. Consider this: Yadav, the MD of Skorydov Systems, replies to emails only between 5 am and 9 am. He is not on any of the popular messaging platforms, prefers to discuss things over the phone rather than emails, reaches his Nariman Point office at 7 am every day and ends his day by noon. Yadav believes in sound organisational systems built on aggressive...
  • Many (Asian) airlines shamelessly exploit female sexuality

    12/18/2016 4:25:03 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 85 replies
    The Economist ^ | December 16th 2016 | J.Y.
    EVERY December, more than 1,000 female high school students, some as young as 15, take part in a “bikini competition” held in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The event, hosted by Oriental Beauty, a modelling agency, provides a platform for aspiring flight attendants to show off their bikini bodies to eager recruiters from the Chinese airline industry. Those deemed the most attractive are invited to join a fast-track flight attendant trainee scheme, which can open the door to a dream job at one of China’s big airlines.
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: ERGOPHOBIA

    12/06/2016 5:47:21 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 51 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | December 6, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ERGOPHOBIA [ur goh FOh bee uh]hear it pronounced noun Literally, a hatred or terror of work. In 1905 in the British Medical Journal the word was coined describing "...it often pays better to idle and loaf about than to work, and the consequence is that a new disease has been engendered. which I (W.D. Spanton) have termed ergophobia"Erg" is a unit of work, Greek ergon plus the familiar suffix phobia.
  • Cat-licking and 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe nails why Trump won

    11/11/2016 8:31:57 AM PST · by WMarshal · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    "These two candidates were the choices we gave ourselves, and each came with a heaping helping of vulgarity and impropriety. Yeah, it was dirty job for sure, but the winner was NOT decided by a racist and craven nation – it was decided by millions of disgusted Americans desperate for real change. The people did not want a politician. The people wanted to be seen. Donald Trump convinced those people that he could see them. Hillary Clinton did not." - Mike Rowe
  • Repeal of Right-To-Work on the Virginia Ballot.

    11/08/2016 5:39:59 AM PST · by central_va · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/8/16 | Self
    Since Virginia is already a R-T-W state why did we have to vote on it again? I smell a Democratic rat.
  • Prayers up for my son

    10/26/2016 12:59:49 PM PDT · by Mercat · 49 replies
    Mercat vanity ^ | 10/26/2016 | mercat
    Please ping this to the prayer thread. Our son has been having serious health issues ever since he was laid off last June. He's being offered a job but may still need surgery as well as physical therapy, both of which may make it difficult to work in a new position. Please keep him in your prayers as he tries to get employment to support his family and stay well.
  • The New Non-Working Class

    10/07/2016 10:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 6, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of 30 or 40 honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain 150 idle loiterers." -- John Smith, 1609 One out of 6 prime-working-age adult males in the United States is not temporarily unemployed, or "between jobs," or "looking for work." No, a huge cohort of men in America is now neither employed nor looking for work. They are just skating by on a combination of girlfriends, wives, mothers and government benefits. Their status, argues Nicholas Eberstadt in "Men Without Work,"...
  • Shouldn't You Be at Work? (Trump to Obama)

    President Obama Would Rather Campaign For Hillary Clinton Than Solve Major Problems Facing The Country Today President Obama Will Be Campaigning For Clinton In Pennsylvania. “President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail Tuesday to rally support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, a state that has served as a firewall for her party in the past six general elections but is now viewed as competitive.” (Kevin Freking And Kathleen Hennessey, “Obama Hits Campaign Trail For Clinton In Philadelphia,” The Associated Press, 9/13/16) PROBLEM ONE: Obamacare Is In “Deep Trouble,” With Premiums Rising And Large Insurers Pulling Out...
  • DOJ: Firing Migrant Workers With Expired Employment Forms Is Discrimination

    08/28/2016 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Mariana Barillas dug this up at The Washington Examiner. Apparently, it’s discriminatory to fire migrant workers with expired papers. Moreover, Barillas added that the Department of Justice feels that to ask migrant workers for more work authorization forms could constitute a violation of a provision within the Immigration and Nationality Act that says employers cannot give excessive demands: The Justice Department released a video this week encouraging companies not to terminate immigrants after their employment authorization expires, and indicated that doing so is a form of discrimination. […]The video then tells viewers that the federal government has extended employment authorization...
  • Mike Rowe wants to buy super-dedicated Texas utility worker Jimmie Cox a beer

    08/26/2016 5:38:41 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    chron ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Craig Hlavaty
    A young Acton Municipal Utility District worker has become a viral sensation after an image of him submerged in a puddle from a busted pipeline was shared around the country. ... Jimmie Cox, 23, was spotted by a Hood County woman last week working in her front yard to clamp a one-inch pipe that had burst. Andrea Adams' photo shows Cox lying on the ground face-down, with his head and chest completely underwater as he tried to fix the broken pipe.
  • Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders

    08/05/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5AUG16 | Tyler Durden
    Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders And No Manufacturing Workers: Here's Why by Tyler Durden Aug 5, 2016 12:43 PM 0 SHARES As part of our monthly tradition showing the gaping disparity in the quality of the US labor market, we present the breakdown between the lowest paid jobs available, those for workers in "food services and drinking places", also known as waiters and bartenders, and compare them to the number of workers in the traditionally best paid sector, manufacturing. Here is the bottom line: as the chart below shows, there have been half...
  • America's Aging Baby Boomers, Forced To Work Until Death, Blamed For Collapsing US Productivity

    08/01/2016 5:29:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 77 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 31 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    America's Aging Baby Boomers, Forced To Work Until Death, Blamed For Collapsing US Productivity by Tyler Durden Jul 29, 2016 1:33 PM 0 SHARES The graying of America's workforce will come as no surprise to regular readers. Just earlier this month, we wrote that in a little noticed aspect of the "stellar" June jobs report, the vast majority - or 90% of all new jobs - went to workers 55 and older. Hardly an outlier, this was the latest confirmation of a very troubling trend: all jobs created since the recession started in December 2007 have gone to workers 55 and...
  • Our Future Is (Literally) Crumbling Before Our Eyes

    07/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7-7-16 | Tyler Durden
    Our Future Is (Literally) Crumbling Before Our Eyes by Tyler Durden Jul 6, 2016 5:15 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com,The sorts of predicaments the world faces -- ranging from over $200 trillion in debt, to our unsustainable addiction to fossil fuels, to our over-stressed ecosystems -- all require that we get deadly serious about confronting them ASAP, and make difficult decisions and trade-offs.However, our global leaders always seem to opt to kick the can down the road if at all possible. Short-term thinking and near-term priorities dependably get precedence over doing the right thing for the...
  • As Right-to-Work Expands, So Do Union Membership Rolls

    06/29/2016 12:11:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/26/2016 | Vincent Vernuccio
    In March, the United Auto Workers reported that its membership grew 1.3 percent in 2015. This may come as a surprise to some because a substantial number of UAW members work in right-to-work states like Michigan. But the report highlights something worker-freedom supporters — and even some UAW officials — already knew: Right-to-work can be good for unions. Right-to-work laws do nothing to diminish a union’s ability to organize a workplace or a worker’s ability to become a union member and pay dues. A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that in 2015, unions in what...
  • The Missing Men

    06/27/2016 7:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 27, 2016 | Derek Thompson
    Millions of men in the prime of their lives are missing from the labor force. Could a big U.S. housing construction project bring them back? Something is rotten in the U.S. economy. Poor men without a college degree are disappearing from the labor force. The share of prime-age men (ages 25-54) who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s. The U.S.’s labor participation rate for this group of men is lower than every country in the OECD except for Israel (an outlier, because of the high number of non-working Orthodox Jewish men) and Italy (an...
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • Character Must be Sought, Taught, and Caught: Lessons from Dad!

    06/19/2016 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/16 | Dr. Don Boys
    Dad taught me to work hard and long and watch out for details, something I have treasured during my life Character must be sought, taught, and caught but often it is fought! Whatever character I have, I got it from my father who died at age 66. My dad was a highly principled and successful man with a sixth grade education! At this time of year, it is appropriate that I consider how much I owe him. Much of what I am and what I have accomplished is because of him. Dad dropped out of school in the sixth grade...
  • What Is Really Holding American Workers' Back?

    05/14/2016 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    Even though the official unemployment rate fell below 5%, most of us who live in the real world know better: there are still an estimated 30 million Americans who have either given up looking for work or are underemployed. According to the latest Pew Research, the American middle class has shrunk for the first time in decades and is no longer the economic majority. In the mean time, the number of low-income Americans is rising. Who should we blame for this economic reality? Many point their fingers at immigrants. Maybe you have heard this saying, “When you point one finger,...