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    I expect rufus was thinking more along the lines of increased immigration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    I expect rufus was thinking more along the lines of increased immigration.
    If he was, I agree with him.

    We're losing a ton of people out of the workforce daily, it seems to me. We're a little bit lucky that either through poor financial planning, bad fiscal management in the country, or maybe even a desire to work longer that many boomers are extending their working career, but it isn't good.

    That's why I find it silly when people argue that immigrants are coming in and stealing jobs. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, if you want to move to this country, live here and work here, be my guest. All I ask is that you pay your taxes and obey our laws. Now, if you want a vote in how things are run here, well then you're going to have to go through the citizenship process.

    Until we finally move in that direction, the minimum employment standard for things like a truck driver will be "warm body."
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    I expect rufus was thinking more along the lines of increased immigration.
    No, Kep had it.

    My employer, last summer, and now again this summer, can't get enough summer help to merchandise accounts, or to build pallets and load trucks at the warehouse. As a result, trucks go out late, accounts get serviced late. Weekly email notifications to anyone in any department who wants to pick up some extra cash to come down to the warehouse and build pallets at night. Company vice presidents loading trucks at night.

    Meanwhile, we're setting company records for July sales.

    Can't find people to work for you? There's a simple solution for that.
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    Course, building pallets and loading trucks is hard, sweaty work. Young people don't want to have to work that hard these days.

    And the older folks, including many on this board, don't think people doing that type of work deserve to be paid well, anyway. Unskilled, disposable. Anyone can do it. Easily replaced.

    My answer being, then why can't my company find anyone to do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Course, building pallets and loading trucks is hard, sweaty work. Young people don't want to have to work that hard these days.

    And the older folks, including many on this board, don't think people doing that type of work deserve to be paid well, anyway. Unskilled, disposable. Anyone can do it. Easily replaced.
    Itís almost like thereís a correlation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Course, building pallets and loading trucks is hard, sweaty work. Young people don't want to have to work that hard these days.

    And the older folks, including many on this board, don't think people doing that type of work deserve to be paid well, anyway. Unskilled, disposable. Anyone can do it. Easily replaced.

    My answer being, then why can't my company anyone to do it?
    It's almost like there's a great solution for that, that would be so easy, and idiots just can't make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Course, building pallets and loading trucks is hard, sweaty work. Young people don't want to have to work that hard these days.

    And the older folks, including many on this board, don't think people doing that type of work deserve to be paid well, anyway. Unskilled, disposable. Anyone can do it. Easily replaced.

    My answer being, then why can't my company find anyone to do it?
    Nothing annoys me more than when you see someone on the news complaining they canít find people who are responsible and work hard for $5 an hour or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    No, Kep had it.

    My employer, last summer, and now again this summer, can't get enough summer help to merchandise accounts, or to build pallets and load trucks at the warehouse. As a result, trucks go out late, accounts get serviced late. Weekly email notifications to anyone in any department who wants to pick up some extra cash to come down to the warehouse and build pallets at night. Company vice presidents loading trucks at night.

    Meanwhile, we're setting company records for July sales.

    Can't find people to work for you? There's a simple solution for that.
    I don't know what your employer pays versus the average in the area, but when the unemployment rate is this low everybody has a hard time finding employees. If you're not seeing at least $15/hr, then it's going to be all the harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    We're losing a ton of people out of the workforce daily, it seems to me. We're a little bit lucky that either through poor financial planning, bad fiscal management in the country, or maybe even a desire to work longer that many boomers are extending their working career, but it isn't good.
    You forgot basic greed, which Boomers are well-known for.

    Why quit when you're on Medicare and the company is offering you a contract to continue sans benefits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    If he was, I agree with him.

    We're losing a ton of people out of the workforce daily, it seems to me. We're a little bit lucky that either through poor financial planning, bad fiscal management in the country, or maybe even a desire to work longer that many boomers are extending their working career, but it isn't good.

    That's why I find it silly when people argue that immigrants are coming in and stealing jobs. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, if you want to move to this country, live here and work here, be my guest. All I ask is that you pay your taxes and obey our laws. Now, if you want a vote in how things are run here, well then you're going to have to go through the citizenship process.

    Until we finally move in that direction, the minimum employment standard for things like a truck driver will be "warm body."
    We either need to move fast to an economy that has a shrinking population OR we need people. And there is/was a ton of people on the border that would really like to take the ****ty jobs and would really like to live here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    You forgot basic greed, which Boomers are well-known for.

    Why quit when you're on Medicare and the company is offering you a contract to continue sans benefits?
    I plan on retiring at 70. Mostly because I figure that's when I might be able to afford to retire. I hope I am on Medicare long before 65 but if I have to wait that long I'll just have to wait that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Why quit when you're on Medicare and the company is offering you a contract to continue sans benefits?
    This.

    My industry is littered with former State employees who are in their 60's, retired with 25 or 30 years for a full pension/benefits, sometimes with a career before the State as well, and are now working with consulting firms for another 10, 15, 20 years banking those paychecks because the consultants don't have to pay benefits to these employees because they're using their State retirement benefits.

    One State retiree working as a document specialist on a job site I was on earlier this month was complaining because he wasn't getting overtime, and couldn't pull down 200k between the consultant and pension this year. And he said he was looking forward to being laid off in Spetember so he could winter away from Illinois. Yes, 200k for six months of "work."

    Meanwhile, I'll be lucky to pull a third of that for the full year and with OT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    You forgot basic greed, which Boomers are well-known for.
    Generations don't mean anything. There are exactly the same percentage of greedy as-sholes in every generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Generations don't mean anything. There are exactly the same percentage of greedy as-sholes in every generation.
    Disagree. Upper-middle class Millennials have seen the greed of their Boomer parents, and most of us aren't having any of that "second home on the lake up north" nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Generations don't mean anything. There are exactly the same percentage of greedy as-sholes in every generation.
    Not true. Baby Boomers had more people to begin with and a much higher greed percentage. You don't see the same attitude out of most millenials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Disagree. Upper-middle class Millennials have seen the greed of their Boomer parents, and most of us aren't having any of that "second home on the lake up north" nonsense.
    I'm with you. Fuking Boomers will steal everything that's not nailed down. By far the worst of the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I'm with you. Fuking Boomers will steal everything that's not nailed down. By far the worst of the bunch.
    You know why?

    Because they can.

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    Meanwhile... they seem nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Disagree. Upper-middle class Millennials have seen the greed of their Boomer parents, and most of us aren't having any of that "second home on the lake up north" nonsense.
    Yeah I need to find a guy with a lake house up north.

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