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ON: The World Is Facing A Global Job Crisis

Posted 09-10-2014 at 03:19 PM by Blondebaerde
Updated 12-15-2014 at 03:54 PM by Blondebaerde


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Originally Posted by sjdemak View Post
Perhaps the quest for constant attainment of material wealth has finally ended for the bottom 50%. If your poor in America, you would be better off living off the land than working to acquire nothing. We cannot force companies to hire people, and give paychecks we already have enough sheep. Funny how they cry wolf about their sales going down, or try to blame other factors besides an inferior product like olive garden. Maybe the middle class expects more than overcooked pasta for $15.00 a plate.
I could care less if a plate of pasta is $15.

Not so, many others in my area, the PacNW. I do understand their plight to a certain degree. Will watch with keen interest the net effects of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, once that's fully phased-in.

I was born Middle Class, to a somewhat-stable home, in a basically-safe country. All of which were accidents of birth. And I'm grateful for that!

My parents had sufficient funds to allow me to complete 12 years of regular schooling, and another 4 of college. See previous paragraph, RE "grateful."

The rest, I built for myself once out of college, including two more Master's degrees and everything else. But I am certainly grateful to live in a largely-peaceful and prosperous country that "offered" me the OPPORTUNITY to succeed...if I dared.

I was, and am, free to descend the economic ladder as low as I want. Former friend of mine, already struggling on the economic ladder, descended to zero (homeless bum) for awhile. Not sure how that ended up, though I suspect she went on state disability. Truly one of those who needs to be on it, due to mental illness/bizarre views of the world. I'd love to passionately suggest (note: not "demand") all Democrats go on anti-depressants and anti-schizophrenia medication, too, but that's merely my view.

On a global scale, what's going to happen is war, pandemic, and a big die-off. Through normal demographic changes, or high explosives: I can't ascertain if it will go quietly, or with a bang. Let's remember than chaos and misery are the default condition of humanity; I've worked really hard to be where I am (according to one website, in worldwide income I'm 99.9% (or, more properly, a point-one percenter) 6,593,400,000 people make less than me.) Guess that means they'll hang me with the rest of the royalty, one of these days . I'll not perish alone, though.

That isn't "depressing," it's the default condition of humanity and a logical outcome of monkey-stupid behavior. It just...is.
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  1. Old Comment
    I agree with you 100% People are sheeps to companies.
    Jobs are folding up anyways so why continue chasing a dollar
    That will soon become worthless. I switched my skills to the IT world thinking I'd have better advantage at jobs opportunitis but I am witnessing nothing but discrimination and headaches.
    Someone once told me the IT field is prodominately male driven
    They where not lying.
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