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Old 12-18-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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I love how we're (the unemployed) are at a disadvantage all the way around. Out of work too long? Out of luck. Run out of UI benefits? Out of luck. Employers will use this opportunity to take advantage of paying less and the Government is doing nothing to actually fix the problem.

 
Old 12-18-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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The Health Care field is very saturated. I am a pharmacist with a bachelor's and a doctorate, and I cannot find a job. My field has been saturated by two things. One the older pharmacist are not retiring, and two the diploma mills that popped up in the mid 2000s are cranking out students incessantly. The unemployment rate for pharmacist is b/w 8-13%, and it is worst in more populated areas.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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The Health Care field is very saturated. I am a pharmacist with a bachelor's and a doctorate, and I cannot find a job. My field has been saturated by two things. One the older pharmacist are not retiring, and two the diploma mills that popped up in the mid 2000s are cranking out students incessantly. The unemployment rate for pharmacist is b/w 8-13%, and it is worst in more populated areas.
Wow...I'm sorry to hear that. It's been hard for me to distinguish between BS and opportunity specifically in the Sonography field. Some say there's opportunity but others say no. And it ain't cheap to go back to school.

I wonder what will happen in the IT world. While I know it's a growth area, if we start expanding HIB visas, employers will have a large field of cheap labor to tap.

The middle class and upper middle class are under attack - make no mistake about that.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Not to mention food stamps, Medicaid, and other taxpayer-funded social assistance which Walmart openly encourages its "employees" to apply for. Taxpayer is essentially paying the "living" wage for those Walmart workers.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Wow...I'm sorry to hear that. It's been hard for me to distinguish between BS and opportunity specifically in the Sonography field. Some say there's opportunity but others say no. And it ain't cheap to go back to school.

I wonder what will happen in the IT world. While I know it's a growth area, if we start expanding HIB visas, employers will have a large field of cheap labor to tap.

The middle class and upper middle class are under attack - make no mistake about that.


Yeah it does suck that I have all this education in a field that was suppose to be solid and have a decent amount of jobs, and there are very few. And you are right expanding HIB visas to foreign pharmacists doesn't help either. It seems like the people who are losing their job today are not just low wage earners or blue collar, but many with advanced degrees in business and healthcare. Basically, when everyone learns that one field has jobs, it instantly becomes saturated. This weak economy is affecting everyone across the board. The only one who makes out are the employers with a extremely cheap labor force.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Reid: Unemployment insurance first on Senate’s 2014 to-do list

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Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said that a bipartisan plan to extend the benefits for three months will get a vote on Jan. 6 or 7, the first two days the Senate is scheduled to meet in 2014.
Looks like 3 months from now we will all be back where we are now wondering if we are going to be able to pay the bills while congress again stalls until the last minute. Yes it would be nice to have a job by then but at least in my situation that is unlikely because I will be in school.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Reid: Unemployment insurance first on Senate’s 2014 to-do list

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Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said that a bipartisan plan to extend the benefits for three months will get a vote on Jan. 6 or 7, the first two days the Senate is scheduled to meet in 2014.
Awww, they shouldn't do that to the states. These three month extensions often lapse - creating computer and other administrative nightmares, which leave the states scrambling when reinstated.

Depending on your state, it often takes two or three weeks, or longer (when PA resumed HUP a couple years ago, it took a month) AFTER legislation is signed January - before payments resume. And, then, they go through the process again if no agreement reached in three months.

I foresee real problems in MA, NV, PA, and CA.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Awww, they shouldn't do that to the states. These three month extensions often lapse - creating computer and other administrative nightmares, which leave the states scrambling when reinstated.

Depending on your state, it often takes two or three weeks, or longer (when PA resumed HUP a couple years ago, it took a month) AFTER legislation is signed January - before payments resume. And, then, they go through the process again if no agreement reached in three months.

I foresee real problems in MA, NV, PA, and CA.
I guess the good news is we actually have a date that they might vote on this and it is more likely to pass if it is only for 3 months. The bad news is 3 months from now it's going to be the same thing all over again.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Awww, they shouldn't do that to the states. These three month extensions often lapse - creating computer and other administrative nightmares, which leave the states scrambling when reinstated.

Depending on your state, it often takes two or three weeks, or longer (when PA resumed HUP a couple years ago, it took a month) AFTER legislation is signed January - before payments resume. And, then, they go through the process again if no agreement reached in three months.

I foresee real problems in MA, NV, PA, and CA.
Now would the payments be retroactive if there is a three plus week delay IF legislation is passed? My situation is I would only have possibly three months left of extended benefits. Would I only receive 2 months of benefits(because of the delay for the legislation to kick in) or the full three months? Thanks.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Yes most likely be retro.
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