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Old 01-27-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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No, I won't because I don't have to. If I have to, I see no reasons why I won't work in a factory.

I know couple of friends would work in a factory.
This. I have a good job with a company that I'm moving up in, so I don't need to work in a factory.

But, if I lost my job for whatever reason and could make good money in a factory, of course I would. Not my first pick, but beggars can't be choosers.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Recently had a discussion with someone regarding if manufacturing jobs did come back to the country. That the current millennial generation would not want to work in a factory type setting no matter what the pay.

Though I have to admit in my younger years when i worked in a factory---I hated it. It was dirty, smelly, boring, just a total depressing job especially when working in an assembly line!
They can attract people by having flex shifts such as 12hr shifts with 4 days off a week. Those types of shifts are extremely attractive to people. I know of some distribution centers that have that type of shift and people work there just for that reason alone.

The 5 day work week is so last century the US should be converting over to a 3 or 4 day work week in all fields possible. It's proven to increase worker productivity and everything.

Also no one wants to stand around and do the same thing all day it's mind numbing give people different tasks to do. I know of a plastics factory that has a bunch of different jobs within it they just rotate people around throughout the day.

Corporate America is just dumb and behind the times they don't think outside the box they let human resources run their business. Then they whine they can't find workers.

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Old 01-27-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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Nah.
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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If I went back to school, I would most likely be interested in a trade.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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I imagine most of the factory work will be automated in short order. So that door is still mostly closed to millennials.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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Recently had a discussion with someone regarding if manufacturing jobs did come back to the country. That the current millennial generation would not want to work in a factory type setting no matter what the pay.

Though I have to admit in my younger years when i worked in a factory---I hated it. It was dirty, smelly, boring, just a total depressing job especially when working in an assembly line!
I'm 34. Yes, if I could get a decent livable wage, with good hours (by good I mean daytime, I've worked nights at this job for 10 straight years...blehhhhhhh). But yeah, I'd work a factory job depending on if it's a proper livable wage. And for the record I know plenty of young black people in their twenties currently working at Ford ( I don't there). People will work, the problem is there aren't these factory type jobs around. A lot of good jobs are truly nepotism based or good ole boys network type of jobs. Hell, I've seen multiple people sky rocket at the corporation I work at and many of them barely have associates degrees. They literally sky rocket for being dude bros. (sorry for the tangent). Yes, I'd work at a job like this.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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People got paid more to work them, were in unions, got perks of being in unions (benefits and vacation, along with retirement pensions and so forth).

So, what they miss isn't a factory. It's a steady job with retirement and benefits.

And, in the manufacturing sector, those line jobs that have that security aren't coming back.
That's the way I see it too.
And if the corporate employers will approach the whole thing with the sense of entitlement that they are used to in the developing countries lately, as in "this is what we are willing to pay you/reward you with, take it or leave it" is not going to work.
After all America ( and American people) were at peak of their prosperity when the *Right* was dutifully controlled by the *Left* ( namely Unions,) and that's the only way how manufacturing can patch things up.
It was an interesting thread to read, so I think before someone sets his hopes too high for return of manufacturing jobs in the US, one should make an extensive research on what's realistic and what's not, instead of assuming that "all those unemployed people on food stamps" will "jump on opportunity to fill the manufacturing jobs" or even worse - will be forced to take them.
Manufacturing job is not for everyone of course.
It's tough, it's physically demanding, it requires a stamina, but if paid well and the company is well-managed, it does bring certain pride. One of my son's friends ( a millennial) works at the factory, and I can see all that.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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In this country, due to things like NAFTA and TPP. How do you think middle classes are emerging in the countries we are sending work to ? Manufacturing, Engineering , Design...etc all are propping up economies in other countries.
..along with some other outsourced hi-tech jobs.
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Don't by the hype that automation is killing manufacturing. Automation is a huge part of manufacturing but the majority of the jobs that were wiped out by it were done 30 years go.
Thank you.
I was waiting for someone to say it already.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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I would as long as the pay is good and the benefits are decent.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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Recently had a discussion with someone regarding if manufacturing jobs did come back to the country. That the current millennial generation would not want to work in a factory type setting no matter what the pay.

Though I have to admit in my younger years when i worked in a factory---I hated it. It was dirty, smelly, boring, just a total depressing job especially when working in an assembly line!
Millennials won't be qualified since they will have a art major. OTOH they could work in s paint factory.
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