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(CBC)   Whiny, self entitled "millennials" who wasted their time and put themselves in crushing debt chasing useless degrees STILL complaining about lack of jobs in their chosen fields... like nursing, law, teaching, etc   (cbc.ca) divider line 200
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2013-06-21 12:52:44 PM
Surely in this conservative economy there are job opportunities.  Such as sweater vest maker or kitten wrangler.
 
2013-06-21 01:21:47 PM
Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.
 
2013-06-21 01:21:49 PM
time to get bootstrappy
 
2013-06-21 01:21:53 PM
You know it's scary out there when Canadian graduates can't find jobs in their fields.


/I'm very close to giving up on finding work in mine.
 
2013-06-21 01:22:06 PM
I am quite sure with their skills they will have no trouble finding a top flight job in either the food service or house keeping industries.
 
2013-06-21 01:25:04 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


But they would have to get h1b visas to come to georgia
 
2013-06-21 01:25:20 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


A couple of young nurses I know are being furloughed. They also say thanks Obama which makes me laugh oddly.

/north east
 
2013-06-21 01:25:29 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


"Georgia". I think I found your problem right there.
 
2013-06-21 01:25:37 PM
Experienced nurses are in high demand, but it's tough for new grads. Lots of competition. The older nurses who didn't retire when the economy crashed are still working.
 
2013-06-21 01:26:07 PM
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I'll take a job from her, if you know what I'm saying.
 
2013-06-21 01:26:14 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


It is completely a regional thing. I live near a state border. We have no nursing jobs in our portion of the state, but move across the border about half an hour and they can't find enough nurses.
 
2013-06-21 01:26:47 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


Nobody is going to hire a nurse with her nose buried in her phone 18 hours a day
 
2013-06-21 01:27:32 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


They're paying that for nurses with years of experience, not for people fresh out of school.
 
2013-06-21 01:28:17 PM

FatherChaos: I'll take a job from her, if you know what I'm saying.


Wow, she is remarkably attractive.
 
2013-06-21 01:29:36 PM
It's probably very easy for Canadians to find work in the US. There's more opportunity in the US compared to Canada. For employment in acting, fashion, software engineering and programing, you need migrate to the US.

Yeah you definitely need to start at the bottom. Nurses looking for work need to find janitor jobs at hospitals.
 
2013-06-21 01:29:38 PM
It seems to me that one of the biggest problems with this recession in the US has been people who were out of work were also tied up in their homes and unable to sell so they can move to somewhere with more jobs in their field.  This sort of problem doesn't exist for young people so I would expect there to be a lot of young folks moving these days to areas with positive job markets.  Now when the market sucks in general it can be very hard for newbies to find work so I do sympathize.

/graduated in 2001 looking for programming job after .com bubble burst
//moved to NoVA from Indy
 
2013-06-21 01:29:43 PM

pkellmey: Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.

It is completely a regional thing. I live near a state border. We have no nursing jobs in our portion of the state, but move across the border about half an hour and they can't find enough nurses.


Yep. When my daughter graduated from Georgetown's RN (second degree) program, she was one of only three who had jobs waiting for them in metro areas. Everyone else got recruited for places like Tick Corner or Hogwallow Branch.
 
2013-06-21 01:30:04 PM
No, every generation is not seen the same. As a Generation Xer, I can say we were not generally characterized as whiny and entitled, but instead  lazy and apathetic. Still bad, but slightly less annoying.
 
2013-06-21 01:30:41 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


A lot of people move to Florida and Georgia to retire. Nursing and elder care in general is a booming business there.
 
2013-06-21 01:31:05 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.


As said before it's regional and country boundary markets.

When I worked at UCLA I worked with a lot of nurses from Canada, New Zealand, etc...  They don't get paid as well at home as here (or at least Los Angeles).  So they do exactly what other foreign workers do, move here temporarily, makes tons of cash, go back home in semi-retirement or at least with a huge nest egg.

Same as migrant farm workers and tech H1bs.
 
2013-06-21 01:32:11 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.

Nobody is going to hire a nurse with her nose buried in her phone 18 hours a day


Okay, and who is that supposed to apply to? I see that from women at every age.
 
2013-06-21 01:32:11 PM
It all depends on WHERE you are and WHAT you have a degree in.  Chances are - you can find work if these two work out.

For example, If you want to teach - you can move to Vegas, Tennessee, California, Alaska, etc where they are always looking for teachers.  You may not want to do it - but you can and you will get some experience.

If you just can't find a job you want in your area, you are going to have to settle if you don't have experience.  It has always been like that.  You can't always get what you want.
 
2013-06-21 01:33:49 PM

doubled99: No, every generation is not seen the same. As a Generation Xer, I can say we were not generally characterized as whiny and entitled, but instead  lazy and apathetic. Still bad, but slightly less annoying.


Agreed....these millennial hipster douchbags make the X'ers look like fine upstanding citizens.

/Judge Smails was wise beyond his years.
 
2013-06-21 01:33:54 PM
These young kids are not boot strappy enough to create their own businesses. If you can't find a job create your own job.
 
2013-06-21 01:34:19 PM
The main problem I'm seeing is that there are tons of jobs out there, but they want experience even for entry level positions and that makes it hard for new grads to get into their desired field.
 
2013-06-21 01:34:19 PM
"Follow your passion!"*

*As long as your passion is in a marketable field. Otherwise, good luck, and I'll have that burger medium rare.



"Find something you love doing and make that into a job!"*

*If what you love matches up with industry expectations. Otherwise, good luck, and I'll have that burger medium rare.



"In order to succeed in life, you must pursue higher education!"*

*This statement is opinion of the Canadian College Accreditation Board and is not a guarantee of success. Your results may vary.. and I want whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon on my coffee drink.


"You earn more money by having a college degree under your belt."*

*The college & the banks earn more money by you having a college degree under your belt. We've managed to flood the market with "graduates", and now you're no longer special enough. Try another student loan, something larger, maybe in the Doctorate size? Sign here.
 
2013-06-21 01:34:33 PM
One of the few industries in my region (by that I mean 2 states) is nursing.
And also more specialized medical jobs.
They are practically hiring people off the streets.
 
2013-06-21 01:34:48 PM

gnosis301: Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.

"Georgia". I think I found your problem right there.



You may be surprised to learn that not all of Georgia is rural and populated with hillbillies.
 
2013-06-21 01:35:47 PM
Hmm... technology increases making the economy too efficient, so there's not enough jobs for everyone. Color me surprised. This will keep on happening, and get worse as technology gets more efficient.
 
2013-06-21 01:36:04 PM
Well, a lot of students who would otherwise have gotten a pure liberal arts degree switched their major to teaching when the economy tanked, and now there's a surplus in this field.
 
2013-06-21 01:36:23 PM
I have a son, so I am paying attention. Honestly. I shall not make fill his little head with promises of undeniable happiness and success.

1. Son, you cannot do anything you set your mind to
2. Son, do not follow your passions, but make time for them instead
3. Son, do not stick your dick in crazy
4. Son, you need not reproduce unless you have a friend to reproduce with

/easier said than done
 
2013-06-21 01:37:14 PM
Yet another story of The Old biatching about The Young out of jealousy.

/Same as it ever was
 
2013-06-21 01:37:24 PM

FatherChaos: if you know what I'm saying


I do.
 
2013-06-21 01:37:39 PM

thecpt: Smeggy Smurf: Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.

Nobody is going to hire a nurse with her nose buried in her phone 18 hours a day

Okay, and who is that supposed to apply to? I see that from women at every age.


The twits that won't get off their phone long enough to learn how to be a real nurse.
 
2013-06-21 01:37:45 PM
I know, lets add 20+ million more people to the job pool and see how that works out.
 
2013-06-21 01:38:29 PM

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: I have a son, so I am paying attention. Honestly. I shall not make fill his little head with promises of undeniable happiness and success.

1. Son, you cannot do anything you set your mind to
2. Son, do not follow your passions, but make time for them instead
3. Son, do not stick your dick in crazy
4. Son, you need not reproduce unless you have a friend to reproduce with

/easier said than done


5.  Do anything you want, but get a fallback trade first.

/best advice my dad gave me
 
2013-06-21 01:38:43 PM

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: I have a son, so I am paying attention. Honestly. I shall not make fill his little head with promises of undeniable happiness and success.

1. Son, you cannot do anything you set your mind to
2. Son, do not follow your passions, but make time for them instead
3. Son, do not stick your dick in crazy give crazy your real phone number
4. Son, you need not reproduce unless you have a friend to reproduce with

/easier said than done


FTFY
 
2013-06-21 01:39:36 PM

Kristoph57: "Follow your passion!"*

*As long as your passion is in a marketable field. Otherwise, good luck, and I'll have that burger medium rare.


"Find something you love doing and make that into a job!"*

*If what you love matches up with industry expectations. Otherwise, good luck, and I'll have that burger medium rare.


"In order to succeed in life, you must pursue higher education!"*

*This statement is opinion of the Canadian College Accreditation Board and is not a guarantee of success. Your results may vary.. and I want whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon on my coffee drink.

"You earn more money by having a college degree under your belt."*

*The college & the banks earn more money by you having a college degree under your belt. We've managed to flood the market with "graduates", and now you're no longer special enough. Try another student loan, something larger, maybe in the Doctorate size? Sign here.



I feel like such a sucker.

My plan to get even...find full-time work in a non-profit, get into an income based repayment plan for the loans, and pay a small percentage of what I actually owe back over ten years.
 
2013-06-21 01:40:13 PM

ltdanman44: time to get bootstrappy


Well, it works.  I couldn't find a job in the field that I went to school for so I got a crap job and went back to school for something else.  When I graduated I had extra time on my hands so I worked two crap jobs until I found one that would pay the bills on its own.  This was done with two kids and a mortgage to worry about.  You can make fun of "boot strappy" all you want but (GASP!) abandoning a dead end and working hard, rather than whining, pays off.
 
2013-06-21 01:40:22 PM
well, as a recent graduate of law school, who made more money before going to law school, worked less, wasn't stressed, didn't have to pay exorbitant fees just to keep my license, very little professional liability, had paid vacations, employer provided health care, vision care, and zero debt...

i'm getting a real kick...

/ here's the real problem... i actually love practicing law.  so, i'm like the reverse artist, who gives up a life of sure thing money to struggle as a starving lawyer.
// the whole woe is me millennial nonsense has existed throughout time in every generation.  there will always be people who don't work as hard as they can... the only difference, now they have the internet.  back in the day, they couldn't read or write, so no one heard them.
 
2013-06-21 01:40:44 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Well, a lot of students who would otherwise have gotten a pure liberal arts degree switched their major to teaching when the economy tanked, and now there's a surplus in this field.


Because frak teachers, right?
 
2013-06-21 01:40:46 PM

Kristoph57: "You earn more money by having a college degree under your belt."*


You learn more on average with a college degree.  If you don't actually understand the difference between that and a guarantee that you, personally will earn more with a degree than without, you're probably failing at life because the degree you took is essentially useless.

WTF major doesn't involve even basic concepts of probability?  I had half a minor in philosophy and the full credits for a minor in English and both of them brought it up many times.  Is the world full of recreation science and education majors or something now?
 
2013-06-21 01:41:19 PM
I wasted all my time chasing useless degrees, digging myself in debt, and struggling to find jobs. I don't mind it though; I put myself in this position and must learn it the hard way.

The only thing I ask is for people to stop lumping us Generation Y folks with the farking millennials.
 
2013-06-21 01:43:20 PM

ThreeEdgedSword: Yet another story of The Old biatching about The Young out of jealousy.

/Same as it ever was


Jealous? Of what - those tatts & nose-piercings?
I'm getting a tad tired of today's youth telling me to `Hurry up & die!' so they can have my jorb.
 
2013-06-21 01:43:40 PM

thecpt: Galileo's Daughter: Lack of jobs in nursing?  Are you kidding?  Here in Georgia, hospitals are paying thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses to nurses.

A couple of young nurses I know are being furloughed. They also say thanks Obama which makes me laugh oddly.

/north east


Hospitals like their bottom line. Obamacare cuts into that bottom line, and he refuses to consider an exemption for hospitals. End result: FAIL.

Take it this way: Your a hospital's head of HR. You have a budget of five apples. The government takes an apple because your alive, they take an apple because your working, they take an apple because success is a Mortal Sin, and they need to feed someone who isn't successful or working... because you can't hire them. They just took that apple... and then they take another apple because you have people working for you in a hospital, "But it's a hospital... can't I just have the employee EAT THE DAMN APPLE YOU'RE GIVING THEM ANYWAY?!"

"No. That's our job. It goes to Sploofy, she's a 22-year-old mother of nine-by-six-different-fathers-and-farm-animals who's stuck outside of Memphis in a mobile home with a CNA."

"...why can't I just hire her, put her on the hospital's insurance plan and then you don't have to pay for it?"

"Our plan is undeniably better because we say so, without any data relevant to the problem at hand."
 
2013-06-21 01:43:41 PM
We need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks a little
 
2013-06-21 01:44:11 PM
The problem I'm running into, isn't a lack of jobs, but rather a lack of appropriate salaries.   housing/food/utility costs haven't gone down, but for some reason companies and govt. agencies are thinking that they can get employees for half the pay they should be getting.
 
2013-06-21 01:44:12 PM

raerae1980: Kristoph57: "Follow your passion!"*

My plan to get even...find full-time work in a non-profit, get into an income based repayment plan for the loans, and pay a small percentage of what I actually owe back over ten years.


You still may not have thought your cunning plan all the way through.

I work for a "non-profit" and was surprised by a salary offer that exceeded the "start from here and negotiate down" figure that was in my head.

Many non-profits pay their staff industry standard or better.
 
2013-06-21 01:44:26 PM

BafflerMeal: Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: I have a son, so I am paying attention. Honestly. I shall not make fill his little head with promises of undeniable happiness and success.

1. Son, you cannot do anything you set your mind to
2. Son, do not follow your passions, but make time for them instead
3. Son, do not stick your dick in crazy
4. Son, you need not reproduce unless you have a friend to reproduce with

/easier said than done

5.  Do anything you want, but get a fallback trade first.

/best advice my dad gave me


My dad's only advice was:

"I don't know what I'm doing, Son. Don't come to me for advice.You figure it out"

/better than clichés, I guess
 
2013-06-21 01:45:21 PM
FTFA:"the majority of [millennials] have their faces buried in their cellphones instead of doing their job"

From what I see on a daily basis everybody has their faces buried in their phones. Definitely not confined to any one generation.
 
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