Posts Tagged ‘jobs’
If the Obama economy is so wonderful, why are more U.S. young adults living at home than at any time since 1940? No, we haven’t adopted the cultural habits of Italy or Greece, where they have long tended to live with their parents until they neared their 30’s. It’s the economy, stupid!
They are encouraged to get degrees in fields in which there are either few jobs, or in which immigrants, legal and otherwise, get the first call. They have been taught nothing about working their way up the ladder and competing in the real world. Rather than take a job for which they are overqualified or that doesn’t appeal to them, they stay with their parents, and no one talks bad about them, or the fact that they can’t pay back the student loans — that’s your taxpayer dollars they’re stealing, and Hillary intends to steal many more of them to buy votes with. I tutored others when I was in college, and I typed papers for students and presentations for professors — this was before the computer age, so you had to be very accurate as well as fast. I didn’t owe a cent when I graduated, and I had a decent job and my own apartment before I was 23.
Finding a job that will do at least temporarily is easy when there is a growing economy, but difficult when there is almost no growth in the private sector and increased regulations strangle the private sector daily. Don’t kid yourselves — the only jobs Hillary and Democrats think are “good” jobs are government jobs. Of course, if you land one, you will be unlikely to have to work very hard, and as long as you spout the party line, you will never be fired, no matter how lazy, useless and corrupt you are. Of course, if you retain an ounce of self-awareness, you will either come to hate yourself or most of your co-workers, but who cares?
I feel some sympathy for this young woman, and I applaud the rather dark humor displayed in her ad, but what made her think a diploma as a theater major would make her marketable in the real world?
I had a liberal arts diploma, with majors in English lit and history, so my employers could safely assume I was literate and could string words together in sentences which could be understood by an ordinary person. I also learned how to type very well and to take dictation, which meant I could always get a job somewhere doing secretarial work. I did my share of it, but I spent more time as an administrative assistant and a real estate paralegal, which resulted in higher wages and better utilization of my particular skill sets.
I’m glad I got a college degree. It was useful to me. I think a college degree is less useful now, because you can major in women’s studies, which is pointless outside of academia and the grievance industry. If you desire a college diploma, work to pay for it. I cooked and tutored and typed. It doesn’t matter much what part-time jobs you have, but you’ll learn many valuable lessons from that exposure, and hopefully select a field which requires more than 50 new workers a year.
Country music star John Rich has the perfect job for adherents of ISIS.
I happen to agree with Dennis Jones about his custom yacht being as much of a jobs engine as it is a personal indulgence, but I am stunned that the Gray Lady would actually print this piece. It’s not as if it remembers what happened when Congress jacked up the tax on luxury yachts a while ago, and it’s not as if liberals cared about the havoc it wreaked until they got caught.
Washington, D.C. is indeed “suck-up city”, because, as Charles Murray so aptly puts it, sucking up is part of a politician’s job, and D.C. is stuffed to bursting with not only politicians, but also all the people they suck up to and those who suck up to them. Spend a few weeks there and you’ll see why so many politicians, federal employees, and lobbyists quickly come to believe they are somehow special, entitled to obeisance and deference, above all the laws and regulations which govern we the little people of no consequence.
Murray charmingly confesses that the first tip in his new book doesn’t really apply to this peculiar place. He does offer some valuable advice for young job-seekers, which they would be smart to follow.
Dollars to doughnuts this female voted for His Oneness because it made her feel good about herself, all virtuous and high-minded. I doubt it ever entered her brain, what little must have remained after she managed to get a college degree of some sort, to vote for the man who would best serve the country.
Do read the entire article Helen Smith links to, so you can see for yourself the spectacular stupidity of the Sheryl Sandbergs of the world, the militant feminists who are so dumb as to believe that no matter how unreasonable your requests, if you are turned down it’s purely because of your gender, not because you’re an idiot. Did this applicant actually comprehend that she was asking to be paid more to do even less? I always negotiated for a review and raise after six months, a fair period for my prospective employer to test me and for me to decide if I wanted to stay there.