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Is there enough jobs for everyone who wants to work to have a job?

Do you really believe that?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • No. And there definitely are not enough living wage jobs out there. The jobs in the US have been dwindling since the 1980's. In fact, during the decade of 1999-2009 there was ZERO job growth (new jobs created) in this country. Jobs are outsourced, companies offshore, companie lay off and cut lower employeed to increase their profit margins and the salaries of CEO's (the average CEO in this country makes 500% more than the average grunt worker for the same company).. The job situation in this country is NOT going to get any better anytime soon. The only way it's going to begin to reverse is if : trade agreements are restructured to, offshoring & outshoring gov policies changed so that companies do not BENEFIT from those practices like they do right now, and we if we go back to being a MANUFACTURING based economy instead of a CONSUMPTION based economy and we have to get away from the service industry being our main workforce.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • People, when you submit an application or resume, YOU need to contact the employer after 2 days


    Really? Thank you, Captain Obvious. I'm sure the people who have been sending out 90 resumes a month for the past year never, ever would've thought to do that until you came along and suggested it. It's not ever been suggested on a single employment website and nobody ever did that to get the job they had before they were laid off, they all got their first jobs by wiggling their noses.

    eye rolling


    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:51 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • "Working from home with your own HOME BASED BIZ. It is THE way to earn and you will NOT get let go."

    It's great if you're into selling yourself..because no matter what your business, you have to sell yourself. Not my thing, personally.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:41 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Working from home with your own HOME BASED BIZ. It is THE way to earn and you will NOT get let go.

    I am one of many who have been is great!

    Answer by SFerber at 6:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • People, when you submit an application or resume, YOU need to contact the employer after 2 days. You're not supposed to sit around and wait for someone to hand out a job, you go after it. And when employers see that you don't have the "get up and go" that they want, they toss your info in the garbage and move on.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 6:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Over qualified DOES EXIST! Companies are not stupid enough to hire someone for an entry level job that is likely to continue to look for a job they are qualified for and drop them as soon as it comes available. Companies are not looking for disposable employees. Why would a fast food joint hire a person who has 10 years retail experience including upper management for an hourly position as a shit supervisor when the KNOW that person will be leaving in a better of months for a better job. That fast food joint is better served by hiring a person who has a few years of fast food experience and is looking to move forward.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • there are not enough jobs
    my husband has 2 college degrees and used to make $60,000 on salary and additional on commission
    he has applied everywhere that has posted a help wanted sign
    he applied to work spraying down trash trucks, to fast food places, to jobs in his field and nothing
    a lot of places look at a persons resume and see what their credentials are and what they used to get paid and they see them as a risk-meaning that they'll leave as soon as a better off comes along
    i do agree that some people are too proud to take some jobs but others are willing to do anything
    another factor is that if you have a mortgage, and other bills you need to take a job that is going to cover those and it isn't like the housing market is that good that you can sell your house to downsize without losing a lot of money on your house

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • There are many jobs in my area that I would take if I were not able to continue in my current profession. Nothing would be above me if my family needed the additional income.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Oh. And let's not even get into the "you're overqualified" argument. DH has heard that many many many times in the past eight months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:59 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • The other issues that is coming into play is education. Americans are woefully undereducated for many of the jobs that are out there. They aren't qualified, they don't have the education nor the experience. When you have people like Bill Gates testifying in front of Congress because he needs more H1B Visa workers because Americans aren't qualified for the jobs he has available, we have a problem. A country can not progress if it's people do not progress.

    Answer by simplee_me at 4:58 PM on Jan. 13, 2010