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Old 05-12-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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But when ever I drive through downtown thats when I get to see all the 20 somthings hanging around...............smoking........ ??looking?? for work

Pretty simple, its because all the old people refuse to retire. People are working much longer than they ever have. Its hard to get a job at walmart or mcdonalds when all the old folks continue to work. An older worker with better qualifications will beat a young person with no qualifications every time.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Pretty simple, its because all the old people refuse to retire. People are working much longer than they ever have. Its hard to get a job at walmart or mcdonalds when all the old folks continue to work. An older worker with better qualifications will beat a young person with no qualifications every time.
Well I was being facetious.. They are NOT looking for work.. they are avoiding it like the plague..

What qualifications do you need to work at walmart besides responsability... which I agree.. the older gen has it all over todays kids..

But your right about it being difficult.. My wife works in an office and one of her fellow employees who, now is already working in a prestigious field for a demanding company, applied to Wal-mart becasue she wanted a part time job.. she went through 3 interviews and some kind of testing before she got hired..
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Well I was being facetious.. They are NOT looking for work.. they are avoiding it like the plague..

What qualifications do you need to work at walmart besides responsability... which I agree.. the older gen has it all over todays kids..

But your right about it being difficult.. My wife works in an office and one of her fellow employees who, now is already working in a prestigious field for a demanding company, applied to Wal-mart becasue she wanted a part time job.. she went through 3 interviews and some kind of testing before she got hired..

She went through a background check and a drug test. She's in a "prestigious field for a demanding company"?

So why would she want to work for $7 and change for a department store? It's hardly worth the gas money to get there. Does she need the part-time job, or (not unlike a lot of the "retired" and bored WM greeters) just want something to do?

I've talked to a lot of older people who volunteer or work. There are the ones who either volunteer because they just want to keep skills and stay social, but don't need the money, those who need to supplement the SS check and those who figure, "If I'm working anyway, I may as well get paid."

Maybe that's the "statistical data" that they used for this opposite report.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Maine
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What qualifications do you need to work at walmart besides responsability... which I agree.. the older gen has it all over todays kids..
SOME of today's kids. Just like some of the older gen are irresponsible. Adults failed some of "today's kids." Adults should have gotten off their @sses and done something productive rather than lazily sat them in front of a television set.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Last time I went into the Mcdonalds in Auburn at least 80% of the workers in there were ladies past retirement age... that was a while ago and I must have caught them on and odd day... But just the other day going through the check out at Walmart I noticed at least a 3rd of the cashiers were the same age group...

But when ever I drive through downtown thats when I get to see all the 20 somthings hanging around...............smoking........ ??looking?? for work

Sounds about right to me.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Florida/winter & Maine/Summer
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Although I am new to Maine, I hear from the small business owners that Maine is not a great place to do business. With all the rules, regulations and nonsense, and to serve a small aging population, a load of people just pass us by. Sad.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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She went through a background check and a drug test. She's in a "prestigious field for a demanding company"?

So why would she want to work for $7 and change for a department store? It's hardly worth the gas money to get there. Does she need the part-time job, or (not unlike a lot of the "retired" and bored WM greeters) just want something to do?

I've talked to a lot of older people who volunteer or work. There are the ones who either volunteer because they just want to keep skills and stay social, but don't need the money, those who need to supplement the SS check and those who figure, "If I'm working anyway, I may as well get paid."

Maybe that's the "statistical data" that they used for this opposite report.
Something to do and money i would imagine... A bad divorce, lots of debt, no children, lots of time to kill.. and probably one of a dozen other reasons as to why people get a second job..

And I am making some assumptions here.. but it is what it is..
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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SOME of today's kids. Just like some of the older gen are irresponsible. Adults failed some of "today's kids." Adults should have gotten off their @sses and done something productive rather than lazily sat them in front of a television set.
I wouldnt disagree with that "some"..

I owned a restaurant for a while near Bates college and we had the pleasure of hiring students from Bates... say what you will about them but as far as workers... they were SMART!! and pretty responsible too..

I just fell like though they were the exception
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