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Old 03-02-2008, 01:32 PM
Location: San Diego North County
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Originally Posted by macmeal View Post
I'm curious as to your opinion as to why these jobs ("thousands" of them) are going unfilled. Any reasons for this, as far as you can see?...
Hey Mac! I'm going to take a wild guess here...

Could it be because most Americans have mortgages, car payments, utilities, groceries, insurance, child related expenses, etc., don''t wish to live 27 people to a single family dwelling and so, cannot afford to work for $6.00 an hour?

Just a thought....
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by blacknight04 View Post
I'm not talking about mowing house laws, the story indicated there are thousands of ads for jobs in agriculture and construction but they are not being filled.
Check the occupational outlook for jobs -- on the government's own web site. There are well fewer than 2 million agricultural jobs total -- and they are decreasing not increasing.

Agricultural jobs are on the decline because of more mechanization and less land for farming available. Many of the jobs in agriculture are held by green card workers -- green cards are often given out exactly for agricultural work.

Construction jobs are also declining -- very rapidly right now because of a housing bubble that is beginning to burst. Those jobs depended on easy credit, subprime loans and greedy developers overbuilding. It's over.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Originally Posted by malamute View Post
If you cannot find someone to mow your lawn for little pay -- then consider mowing your lawn yourself or replacing the type of landscaping you have.

For you to have a $3.00 an hour yard man -- it costs the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in food stamps and Medicaid and schools to support his many children.

they charge a LOT more than that.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by wehotex View Post
they charge a LOT more than that.
Yeah, I agree and so would I .
Its hard work and I stopped that work when I was drafted
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