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GreyMatter
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Just read in the Business Insider this morning that the actual jobless rates are quite staggering. Makes me wonder how bad this really is. So many different statistical numbers that it leads to a lot of speculation. Regardless things are not getting any better.
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"The national unemployment rates gets lots of attention, and lately more attention has been paid to the workforce participation rate since more Americans have given up looking for a job, but we can also see that an astounding 100 million Americans don’t have jobs.

Specifically, these are people who are part of the civilian over-16 non-institutional population who are either unemployed or not part of the workforce."

more at link
[link to www.businessinsider.com]
lala

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I believe this predicament was projected with passionate flair over a year ago.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
Soon when the war begins no one will care again.
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oridin



Green shoots! Recovery summer!
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
Ben Bernanke has already said that he projects no real growth to the economy or in the jobs sector for at least the next 5 yrs.
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Things they way they are for a reason.....


China:

Military age 18–49
Conscription None enforced
Available for
military service 385,821,101 males, age 16–49 (2010 est),
363,789,674 females, age 16–49 (2010 est)
Fit for
military service
318,265,016 males, age 16–49 (2010 est),
300,323,611 females
, age 16–49 (2010 est)
Reaching military
age annually
10,406,544 males (2010 est),
9,131,990 females (2010 est)

Active personnel approximately 2,285,000[1][2] (ranked 1st)
Reserve personnel 800,000[1][2]

Deployed personnel Overseas: ~300 anti-pirate personnel in Somalia [1]
Paramilitary: approximately 1,500,000[1][2][3]
Total: 4,585,000~ [1][2] (ranked 6th)
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

The plan works as intended....

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30% seems about right.
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what should those 100,000,000 workers be producing? We have enough houses, cars, roads, food, fuel, hospitals ect. we even have a giant military sucking up fuel, manpower, resouces at an amazing pace. How long does it take to earn enough to eat for the day? 10 minutes? most people in the u.s. don't even have jobs. and a lot that do have jobs arn't productive. the problem is it is too easy to produce almost anything. But for them to maintain control, we have to be a little frightened.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


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thats a lotta hungry motherfuckers. What would you do to get food?
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division of resources. They begrudgingly hand out basic food and hospital care, food stamps, food shelves,emergency rooms. the local poor aren't starving or dying in the streets. There is engough for all, but you know greed.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
Just read in the Business Insider this morning that the actual jobless rates are quite staggering. Makes me wonder how bad this really is. So many different statistical numbers that it leads to a lot of speculation. Regardless things are not getting any better.
-----------------------------
"The national unemployment rates gets lots of attention, and lately more attention has been paid to the workforce participation rate since more Americans have given up looking for a job, but we can also see that an astounding 100 million Americans don’t have jobs.

Specifically, these are people who are part of the civilian over-16 non-institutional population who are either unemployed or not part of the workforce."

more at link
[link to www.businessinsider.com]
lala
 Quoting: GreyMatter


Just the corrupt bullshit reality of our artificially polarised, judged and divided hierarchal elites and their game of haves and have nots..to keep deluded morons selfish, hungry or frightened or suppressed and bowed down to delusional systems at the real cost and suffering of others. Fuck humanity and it fake elitist delusions.... is been a very big criminal ponzi scheme and joke for many millenia's...but still the sheep bah and bow down.
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The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


fistofdeath
 Quoting: Sammie

"I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well."



You did it backwards, I have a G.E.D., I was an Employer and Hired people after interviews. I retired at the age of 38 years, 7 years ago.

You seriously need to "Change whats NOT WORKING"

Just some friendly advice.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
What about stay at home moms?

What about people who don't want to work?

What about kids still in high school.

What about people who retired early?

What about students in college studying full time?


Statistically in the 1950's 50% of the people were unemployed because the vast Majority of women 90+% did not work. Today that would be 130 million people. Those women were not counted. Today women are counted.

As a percentage of total working age population with a job we are still somewhat high. The issue is that it was at record highs in in the 2000's. The percentage of Americans working had never been higher. Any drop from that level seems harsh but in the grand scheme of things it's no biggie we are just going back to historical norms.


The number still is bad. But not as bad as people make it out to be.

The labor force participation rate has never in the history of the United States been above 70%.

So a labor force participation rate of 64% is still within historical norms.

Even if technically that means 36% of people are without jobs.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


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 Quoting: Sammie


Some have it alot worse.

like NASA employees.

cant put 35 years into a paragraph.

Im in my 4th year now, was homless for 2011
lived in my car that broke down
savings ran out

micky d wont hire me

as for the tests GODDAMN IT!! ITS TIME TO FUCKEN SUE THESE ASSHOLES!!!!!

EMPLOYERS ARENT QUALLIFIED TO GIVE PSYCOLOGICAL EXAMS.....
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The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


:fistofdeath:
 Quoting: Sammie


Some have it alot worse.

like NASA employees.

cant put 35 years into a paragraph.

Im in my 4th year now, was homless for 2011
lived in my car that broke down
savings ran out

micky d wont hire me

as for the tests GODDAMN IT!! ITS TIME TO FUCKEN SUE THESE ASSHOLES!!!!!

EMPLOYERS ARENT QUALLIFIED TO GIVE PSYCOLOGICAL EXAMS.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15908971


you sound like a loser lol
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Job loss is hitting the smaller communities too. [link to www.wkbn.com]
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I think what we are seeing here is a historical shift.

As the baby boomers continue to retire they will leave job vacancies to the tune of 2-3 million+ jobs/year and will then finally start using their pensions/401k's.

The economy will rise.


I saw it coming 10 years ago. Even if no new jobs are created the unemployment rate will fall because old people will get out of the job market.

Of course 10-15% of old people will continue to work as has been the historical norm.


But that leave another burden. Instead of paying unemployment benefits that money will now be paid to Social Security retirement benefits.


Still most seniors have more than just Social Security saved up and will spend that money into the general economy as the Majority of them already have their house paid off.


We will see. A lot of variable to consider.
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The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!

 Quoting: Sammie


Well for what it's worth having empathy for others scores you HIGH marks on my 'personality litmus test'.

hf

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IM JUST GETTING WARMED UP

THE VIDEO CAMERAS AT WORK PAY FOR THEMSELVES

THE VIDEO OF YOU AT WORK IS FOR SALE

YOUR EMPLOYER SELLS THE CHARACTER TRAITS AND BODY LANGUAGE

OF THIER EMPLOYEES

TO COMPANYS LIKE INTUIT

FOE BEHAVOR ANNALYISISSSS

WITH OUT YOUR CONSENT


IF YOUR COMPANY HAS A CAMERA ON THE REFRIGERATOR THEN WALK THE FUCK OUT NOW

THEY ARE POSIONING SOMEONE AT HOME AND HOPPING TO GET RETALIATION ON CAMERA.
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IM JUST GETTING WARMED UP

THE VIDEO CAMERAS AT WORK PAY FOR THEMSELVES

THE VIDEO OF YOU AT WORK IS FOR SALE

YOUR EMPLOYER SELLS THE CHARACTER TRAITS AND BODY LANGUAGE

OF THIER EMPLOYEES

TO COMPANYS LIKE INTUIT

FOE BEHAVOR ANNALYISISSSS

WITH OUT YOUR CONSENT


IF YOUR COMPANY HAS A CAMERA ON THE REFRIGERATOR THEN WALK THE FUCK OUT NOW

THEY ARE POSIONING SOMEONE AT HOME AND HOPPING TO GET RETALIATION ON CAMERA.

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??????


I'm struggling to understand how that would be beneficial to anyone?
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I think what we are seeing here is a historical shift.

As the baby boomers continue to retire they will leave job vacancies to the tune of 2-3 million+ jobs/year and will then finally start using their pensions/401k's.

The economy will rise.


I saw it coming 10 years ago. Even if no new jobs are created the unemployment rate will fall because old people will get out of the job market.

Of course 10-15% of old people will continue to work as has been the historical norm.


But that leave another burden. Instead of paying unemployment benefits that money will now be paid to Social Security retirement benefits.


Still most seniors have more than just Social Security saved up and will spend that money into the general economy as the Majority of them already have their house paid off.


We will see. A lot of variable to consider.
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No they won't they will collect SS as early as they can and work out cash only jobs with their friends and bosses. So nothing will change employment wise for another 10 to 15 years. In fact if you know a boomer who is collecting and working for cash turn them in to the IRS SSN , if you want a job that is.
See a boomer , say something
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The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


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 Quoting: Sammie


Some have it alot worse.

like NASA employees.

cant put 35 years into a paragraph.

Im in my 4th year now, was homless for 2011
lived in my car that broke down
savings ran out

micky d wont hire me

as for the tests GODDAMN IT!! ITS TIME TO FUCKEN SUE THESE ASSHOLES!!!!!

EMPLOYERS ARENT QUALLIFIED TO GIVE PSYCOLOGICAL EXAMS.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15908971


you sound like a loser lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1412191


You sound like a psychopathic loser, id rather just be a loser......
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Just read in the Business Insider this morning that the actual jobless rates are quite staggering. Makes me wonder how bad this really is. So many different statistical numbers that it leads to a lot of speculation. Regardless things are not getting any better.
-----------------------------
"The national unemployment rates gets lots of attention, and lately more attention has been paid to the workforce participation rate since more Americans have given up looking for a job, but we can also see that an astounding 100 million Americans don’t have jobs.

Specifically, these are people who are part of the civilian over-16 non-institutional population who are either unemployed or not part of the workforce."

more at link
[link to www.businessinsider.com]
lala
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It's OK. In 2009, Obama said that if he couldn't fix the economy in three years, that he'd be a one term president. So I am certain that he will gracefully step down.
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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
thats a lotta hungry motherfuckers. What would you do to get food?
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What everybody else does, of course.
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05/25/2012 03:33 PM
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We should all become politicians, then we can all act like teen age idiots, we will all be entitled to corruption benefits, we will be the best politicians money can buy.

We wont only make things bad we will make them worse, we will be handing out benefits to be paid for by someone else, the truth is optional like with the media.

We will lie when ever we want and then swear to it, we get paid to solve problems we never intend to solve.
" Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can't talk. The man can't fight. The man needs to take talking lessons. The man needs to take fighting lessons. And since he's fighting me, he needs falling lessons."

Muhammad Ali...
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05/25/2012 03:34 PM
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Soon when the war begins no one will care again.
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When the war begins, there will be around 100 million soldiers waiting for orders. What do you think is going to happen?
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Soon when the war begins no one will care again.
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When the war begins, there will be around 100 million soldiers waiting for orders. What do you think is going to happen?
Sammie

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05/25/2012 03:47 PM

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Re: 100 million workers out of jobs
Some have it alot worse.

like NASA employees.

cant put 35 years into a paragraph.

Im in my 4th year now, was homless for 2011
lived in my car that broke down
savings ran out

micky d wont hire me

as for the tests GODDAMN IT!! ITS TIME TO FUCKEN SUE THESE ASSHOLES!!!!!

EMPLOYERS ARENT QUALLIFIED TO GIVE PSYCOLOGICAL EXAMS.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15908971



You are right. A lot of people have it worse than I do. I do appreciate the things I have and I do realize that there are a hell of a lot of people who would give their right arm to be in the situation I am in. I do not take it for granted. I still have my home, a loving family and a ton of food on hand.
All my bills are current. I have not defaulted on anything, YET.

It's just hard to keep that in my head when the bills keep coming, my emergency funds and savings are now completely depleted and I'm in the process of selling everything...not only my vehicles but any belonging that will raise enough cash to keep the lights on.

The process of job hunting is emotionally draining. You can't even talk to a real human being anymore. Everyone sends you to a website to fill out these profiles and most of them take so long to complete. So I end up spending hours and hours filling out my name, address, phone, work history, mission statements, references..yadda yadda. I upload my resume and then have to spend another hour filling out a job history profile that is just a repeat of everything already contained in the resume. It is a COMPLETE WASTE of time. And it's like that for every job position..... rinse and repeat.

Can you imagine how much we could get accomplished as a nation if we didn't have all these people, who are very eager to work, running in circles and wasting their time doing stupid useless crap like this? Hell we could fix the economy in less than a month.

And you are correct about not even being able to get minimum wage fast food drive in work. People simply will not hire you because you're over qualified and I guess they see you as a flight risk.

I am not above digging ditches or shoveling horse crap. I just need job so I can survive, but they won't even allow a person to earn circus peanuts, despite their willingness to do so.

As to the person who called you a loser...... fuck him. He has no idea. Just wait until it happens to him or his family. No one is immune to this situation.

I've been making and selling some art work and jewelry but it's simply not enough to get by. I need to keep my licenses and my bills current or else I will ruin future prospects because no one will hire me without my credit being intact and current in my licensing continuing education and fees. But I have reached a point where I simply can not keep my head above water.

I try to stay positive. I try to keep focused but it's just damn depressing. I have always stood on my own two feet and I do not wish to be a burden to my family.

The longer this goes on, the harder to becomes because no one wants to hire someone who has been out of work for so long. I list my own business as my current employer but anyone with half a brain knows that I've been out of work since last August and as soon as I run out of the change in my coach cushions (which happens at the end of the month), I'll be unable to keep my bills current. Once that happens, the credit history is shot and I it will become almost impossible to find work even in a good economy.

And the thing is, everyone loses in this situation. The companies won't get paid, causing losses and hurting their own business. In turn they will likely cut jobs to keep their earnings intact which puts more people out of work. Hence causing more defaults and less people able to buy anything. It's a domino effect and it's going to hurt ALL of us as it keeps spiraling out of control.

To those who believe they are safe and heckle those who are struggling, be warned....our problems will become your problem. It's just a matter of time. Working for the private sector, the government or owning your own business can not protect you financially when more and more people have no jobs, no money and eventually no means to acquire it (i.e. no home, no car to get to work).

This is going to get very ugly and fast if it continues. The economy has no hopes of getting better until people are working yet no one will hire because the economy is bad.

This is a very vicious circle.

Last Edited by Sammie on 05/25/2012 03:49 PM
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05/25/2012 03:47 PM
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The job market is terrible.

There used to be pages and pages of jobs listed for any one particular skill or field, even back in 2002 when the job market was pretty damn poor. Now there are only one or two pages listed within a 100 mile radius for a specific field or skill set and most of those jobs have been there since before Thanksgiving. They just keep re-listing them and I don't think those people are even hiring because I have gone to the actual locations when I received no response from the online process of applying. The local people said they were not, in fact, hiring for the positions and did not even know there were listings out on job boards for their company. WTF?

I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well.

I've had some luck in responses from applying online but have been turned down from one company because they went into a hiring freeze right as I was about to be made an offer (4 months of interviewing) and they still have the job listed on their career page even though they are not hiring for it.

A couple of other promising offers went nowhere due to these stupid personality tests which I have spent weeks researching only to find out some really messed up information on how these things are scored.

For instance, did you know that according to behavioral "scientists" that people who have empathy and concern for other people or concern for humanity, in general, are less likely (according to them) to be successful and have no drive to make money?
Who knew? WTF!!
I'm certain that I failed these tests because I answered questioned that displayed I care about other people. And despite the fact that I have a proven record of successful sales (my resume has a huge list of awards that I have received) and despite having a long history of high income in a commission only field, I am rejected because some test says peole who have compassion for others are not desirable leaders.

And it's a double edge sword because those who do not test positive for empathy are deemed to be poor team players and have a tendency to cause conflict in the work place.

So damned if you do, damned if you don't. An you can't even get your foot in the door to talk to an actual human being at most of these places until you take these STUPID tests.

I'm so fed up with this stupidity!

I need a job. I want to work. I'm highly skilled, professionally licensed, 15 plus years of experience and proven success. I have never collected a dime of unemployment. I don't want hand outs. I want a job so I can survive!

It's nothing short of genocide. People need money to simply be alive.

Aaaarrrggh!!!


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 Quoting: Sammie

"I've been out of work for 10 months. No income for 10 freaking months!

I have a stellar work history (I was at my last job for 10 years). I have a college degree, an great references, 5 professional licenses and I interview very well."



You did it backwards, I have a G.E.D., I was an Employer and Hired people after interviews. I retired at the age of 38 years, 7 years ago.

You seriously need to "Change whats NOT WORKING"

Just some friendly advice.

 Quoting: ***DRAGOON***


Yes!..and I will add.. You have a job! Your job is to become self-employed.. Yes, you can do it... Millions of us are.. Lucky for you.. you should have enough motivation after 10 months of begging for a job to get your ass out there and make your own money...otherwise.. you will be a slave again.. a broke slave.. waiting for someone to feed you.. GL
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05/25/2012 03:58 PM

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Yes!..and I will add.. You have a job! Your job is to become self-employed.. Yes, you can do it... Millions of us are.. Lucky for you.. you should have enough motivation after 10 months of begging for a job to get your ass out there and make your own money...otherwise.. you will be a slave again.. a broke slave.. waiting for someone to feed you.. GL
 Quoting: Butt Pincher


Read my last post. I've been working on my own, and looking for employment because the income has not been enough to keep current.

I have not taken a dime of unemployment. I have only made it this far by the income from my own work and supplementing the difference with savings.

The supplement savings is dry so now I find myself in the red. I will keep on keeping on but it's looking rather bleak right now.
"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow".  ~Aesop


"Once in a dream I saw a snake swallowing its own tail, it swallowed and swallowed until it got halfway round, and there it stopped and there it stayed, it was stuffed with its own self. Some fix, that.
We only have ourselves to go on, and it’s enough…" -Charles Bukowski



"Grasping at things can only yield one of two results:
Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear.
It is only a matter of which occurs first."
-Goenka

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