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  • What Was The Worst Interview You Ever Had?

    06/19/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    6-19-17 | Eagles Field
    I Shook Hands With Hitler Reincarnation Today And I think I saw Vincent Price peering out of the corner, quick to be out of sight hiding from me. But I saw him. Met the vacant eyes of Bela Lugosi passing in the bathroom. Eerie organ music played as I entered the doors for my interview. Had a nice conversation with a woman who’d, I imagine, takes classes in incompetency. They’re very interested in me and want to explore the next level in the process. She mentioned a few caveats, shrugged at the facts that there were 2 meetings a day,...
  • Trump Signs Apprenticeship Order: "We're Here To Celebrate The Dignity Of Work"

    06/15/2017 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 15, 2017 | Tim Hains
    President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to expand apprenticeship programs for students and workers: We're joined today by Secretary Acosta, Secretary Ross, and Administrator McMahon as we prepare to make a historic announcement to train Americans for the jobs of the future. We have a lot of companies moving into this country. You see the unemployment rate is at a very, very low level. Job enthusiasm and manufacturing, business enthusiasm is at record levels; never been higher. And a lot of good numbers are coming out, including almost $4 trillion in gain to the stock markets since the election...
  • Not a job, give me some work!

    05/29/2017 4:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Free Press Journal ^ | May 29, 2017 | Ajit Ranade
    In our development agenda for creating employment, we need to change the discourse in at least three different ways. The first is captured in the Hindi phrase “mujhe naukri nahin, kaam chahiye”. Give me some work, if not a job. We can no longer promise the youth of India, secure, nine-to-five, full time permanent jobs. That paradigm of employment creation is changing not just in India but also all over the world. The reasons are many. Firstly, the fast changing technology of producing goods means jobs are getting continuously redefined. Secondly, the intense pressure of competition from globalisation, means jobs...
  • Thousands..62%..Dropped From GA Food Stamp Program After Work Mandate

    05/26/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 77 replies
    WABE 90.1 NPR/AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | Seth Wenig
    More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528. State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016, and plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019. About 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Government should give everyone a guaranteed minimum income without work

    05/26/2017 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Zuckerberg doesn't seem to understand that handing out cash is not the same thing as creating wealth He is not the first to tout this idea. In fact, it’s been a favorite of Bernie Bro types for a while now. But it’s one thing when some lefty chucklehead on Facebook is pushing the idea of a universal, guaranteed minimum income for everyone - provided by the government with no work requirement whatsoever. It’s another thing when one of the richest and most influential people in the world signs on. Some will suggest this is a signal Zuckerberg wants to run...
  • Companies need workers — but people keep getting high

    05/19/2017 7:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/19/2017 | By Danielle Paquette
    Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would test positive for something,” ruling them out for the job, said Laura Stephens, a human resources manager for the company in Denver. The state’s unemployment rate is already low — 3 percent, compared to 4.7 percent for the entire nation. Failed drug tests, which are rising locally and nationally, further drain the pool of eligible job candidates....
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • 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...