Some folks here had expressed confidence that the state unemployment agencies would be able to detect when the unemployed folks began turning down offers to return to work.
They were wrong.
In addition, there is no incentive for the unemployed to seek other employment if their employer is not hiring folks back.
Most people don’t work because they like to work, they work for the money. If they make close to what they were making without working (or more, of course), the majority of people will stay on unemployment as long as they can.
It is always more fun to be riding on the carriage instead of pulling it.
Every position hiring at least in Colorado is near minimum wage, back-breaking manual labor warehouse work. Don’t qualify due the lifting, bending and standing requirements. Maybe I’ll apply just to file a workmans comp claim once my back goes out after 1 day of work. The other is extremely low-paid sub minimum wage gig wirk, using your own vehicle. What was doable at $1.50/gal is a whole lot less doable at $2.40/gal.
No IT or Software Engineering jobs due to extreme Indian racism against all Americans.
Waiting for August so I can take my DOT hair folicle drug screen (I haven’t had my hair 1 1/2” to 2” long since high school almost 40 years ago) and drive a truck.
“Most people dont work because they like to work, they work for the money.”
Interesting topic there, I have had jobs where I looked forward to Monday morning and others where I DID NOT! When I ran my own business I lived and breathed work. Now I have a very adequate income without working but I am frustrated by being too weak to do anything involving any exertion. I am basically an ambulatory patient in my own home. I dream of the time, just a couple of years ago, when I could effortlessly move a one hundred pound obstacle with one hand.