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Old 06-30-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Please stop with the argument. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I would think it's a matter of economics 101
Would unemployments benefits for X number of months plus ? chance of new employment at or close to your current payscale be better or worse than 40% of what's offered
Is this not a matter of 'information insufficient to form a conclusion"?.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Unemployment......just on principle to stick them with higher rates for treating their employees like ****.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Default Economic Myths?

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Originally Posted by total_genius View Post
There is talk in economic circles that due to high energy and insurance costs, foreign competition, outsourcing, etc, the amount we pay people to do many jobs has to change. Wages have to go down.

You have seen this already in many blue collar environments, factories, and airlines, Circuit City, Radio Shack, etc. They tell the workers that they can not continue to make the type of money they have. Either is is termination or a wage cut or freeze.

Alot of our jobs could be outsourced, or as unemployment goes up, new employees could do the work for far less. Why should we pay an aging tired 20 year company veteran (such as an Administrative Assistant) 50K a year when we could find an eagar younger worker $30K?

We are cutting your pay 40% tommorrow, stay or go? If you stay while you are looking for another job you have to work just as hard or harder than you did when your pay was 40% more! YOUR CHOICE?
When I read your post, it brought this article back to mind. Perhaps there some myths that need debunking? Here's what this guy had to say.

washingtonpost.com
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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stay until I find a better paying job
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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unemployment for me... I always keep a few replacement jobs on my 'list', but extended benefits for the summer would avail me a chance to look for a cheaper place to live (I think that is gonna be important...)
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:05 AM
 
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my sentiments exactly! the thing is when you take into account what we are going to be taxed for spending on socialised medicine, welfare, unemployment, crime etc it makes sense to buy local
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Stay with the employer and use his facilites to look for another job. He deserves no loyalty or respect. Having everyone look out strictly for their own interests is not always a good idea.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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The cheap dolar is doing for us what the cheap yen has done for china. It is making our goods caheper and we are exporting more. The comanies that export are doing fine. That is important as more and more we will not be the biggest market for goods in the world.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ever consider Instant Termination for the boss? and his bosses?
Exactly!!!! The salary of just one of the "big bosses" is equal to 100 or more average workers. Slice and dice at the top, instead.
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