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Old 07-01-2016, 06:30 PM
 
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Jun 30 SALES* CUSTOMER SERVICE *MODIFICATION PROCESSORS * IT (Santa Ana)
Jun 30 Entry Level Job Seekers: Uber Drivers NEEDED ASAP (los angeles)
Jun 30 Line Cook and Prep Cook Needed (Redondo Beach, CA)
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The first five jobs on one page of the Los Angeles Craigslist job board. The old Righteous Brothers song comes to mind "For once in my life, let me get what I want, girl don't let me down! For once in my life, let me hold on to, a good thing I've found!"

It's not hard to see why so many people would rather live on government support than demean themselves to this extent to work almost for free, after taxes. You know your life is over when these are your options.

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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Well, the jobs above are all unskilled and "survival jobs". If you have an in-demand skill, the job market would be vastly different. However, acquiring an in-demand skill often requires perseverance and sacrifice.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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The majority of listings are like this, and the majority of jobs are like this. It's very sad corporate America converts us into "salesbots" and are allowed no agency whatsoever.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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Article on today's Washington Post: "Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education found that out of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million went to people with at least some college education." So 99% of the openings required some education after high school.

I think the conclusion is clear: to maximize your chance of snagging a decent job nowadays, you must have some college education.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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I think the conclusion is clear: to maximize your chance of snagging a decent job nowadays, you must have some college education.
Last week I read an article which mentioned that a lot of recent college grads are working jobs which only require a HS diploma. That's not to say that college isn't important though. Of course, the potential for snagging a decent job is still there, but it will probably be at least a few more years down the road for many of these people.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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Medical Technologist jobs in Los Angeles, CA - Indeed Mobile

Saw my job there, enough openings within just this week that someone could get a job quick enough
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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The majority of listings are like this, and the majority of jobs are like this. It's very sad corporate America converts us into "salesbots" and are allowed no agency whatsoever.
What are you talking about? Never look for a job on Craigslist. I don't see too many professional jobs posted there.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Psh working for free? Try doing surveys and things like that for your income. That's almost the equivalent of working for free and that's even WITHOUT paying taxes. Imagine if I actually paid taxes on what I made.

I guess in Los Angeles it would be even more difficult to work for minimum wage but at least it's a steady income.
But it is pretty irritating that you have to worry about your salary to wonder if you're going to be in the hole. I'm the type of person that would do it anyway because earning SOME money is better than none at all but I don't really have a right to a choice. I have almost no documented/official work experience so I would pretty much have to work for minimum wage and because of my desire to be financially independent I would probably have to struggle for a while. The worst part is with my lack of experience it is improbable to get ANY job at all so it's crazy that I would have to work so hard just to get an opportunity that would in the end make me struggle. I'd be grateful just to get one at this point but there's probably going to be part of me that will still find it baffling. It might just make me work even harder (if that's possible) to get something better that's all.




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What are you talking about? Never look for a job on Craigslist. I don't see too many professional jobs posted there.
A lot of people will tell you that is where it is most feasible to get a job. Some companies do not have the money to advertise so I'm sure there are legitimate jobs on there but I do not find it much easier there either. I can't tell what's a scam and what's not. I did find a legitimate opportunity there but now I know why it's on Craigslist. It was more self employment.
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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Craigslist is second hand merchandise, jobs would be the same.

Not saying you can't get good things from it, but just like I wouldn't use it to buy a mint gold bullion, I wouldn't use it for a good career. If I want a serviceable item then it is okay, but I don't want a serviceable job however.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:45 AM
 
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Last week I read an article which mentioned that a lot of recent college grads are working jobs which only require a HS diploma. That's not to say that college isn't important though. Of course, the potential for snagging a decent job is still there, but it will probably be at least a few more years down the road for many of these people.
That's because college is the new high school diploma. Jobs that a HS grad could get are now requiring a college education. Not because the job needs it, but because there is a surplus of grads. I know someone who went 40k into debt just to work at a call center after graduation.
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