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Message Subject Holy crap, Machinist in Nevada starting pay $12hr with benefits
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Holy crap, Machinist in Nevada starting pay $12hr with benefits

Just saw the story on 60 mins about the jobs situation in the USA

3 million job openings, WOW!...the problem is the companies say that today's average applicant does not have the technical skills needed for the job(s)

2 guys went thru 16 weeks of school and were offered machinist jobs at $12hr

I thought a job of this technical skill would at least start at $16 an hour

your thoughts?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27120400

Keep on voting on freemarket capitalist politicians that make the laborforce compete with Chinese willing to work for 12 dollars a day...

That's how the middle class has been been destroyed in western nations. Obviously the rich benefit from it since there are in general higher returns on investments (and if your middle class you can't have many investments). And when the new poor start complaining it is suddenly called class warfare (which in itself is correct, but it started back in the 80's and became significantly worse after the end of the cold war)...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22089462

that's the hilarious part, the republicans here blaming it on the obama economy, when it's free market capitalism, outsourcing, and a 'strong dollar policy' that caused it along with unchecked immigration. Republicans always claimed to support sealing up the border but they only did it with words to get people to vote for them, they never actually took action. These parties are out there to fool the whole likes of you sheep.

The rich got richer on the backs of lower wages, it's not because of democrats (though I'm not claiming there's a huge difference between the two)

Now it's too late to do anything about it. The bubble is massive, the debt levels astronomical, and interest rates will be stuck at zero for years or until we burst/collapse, while the average real wage continues to decline as jobs continue to leave the US. The illegals are here in droves and still coming, the outsourcing continues aggressively. There's no jobs left.

Free market now means you must go to college and be an enginner or pharmacist, until so many people do that pretty soon the wages for those jobs starts to decline too. That's the inevitable outcome of all this, even college educated professions start to suffer wage declines.

All these college grads on their high horse saying people need to educate themselves, that's not the real core problem here.

Bottom line, we are selling out our future generations so we can benefit now.. more specifically, the top is selling us out for the bottom line, profit margins, stock prices.

There's still opportunity there though in skilled professions such as pharmacists, doctors, plumbers, etc. It's up for the opportune young person to have an elder guide them in the right direction and of course to have the drive and urge to want to succeed, and not just party, drink, and lay around. Admittedly there's too much of that going on.
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