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(MainStreet)   27% of Americans say that now is a good time to find a "quality" job. The other 73% aren't ready to move out of the U.S. quite yet   (mainstreet.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-12 09:52:12 AM  
There are good American jobs out there. I have one of them. I also came and stole away your women folk.

/Being evil and immigranty.
 
2014-03-12 10:17:38 AM  

limeyfellow: There are good great American jobs out there


With two important caveats:

You're not entitled to one of them.

Most of them require WORK.
 
2014-03-12 11:27:17 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: limeyfellow: There are good great American jobs out there

With two important caveats:

You're not entitled to one of them.

Most of them require WORK.


And a degree

And luck.

And connections.

And if you come from a fairly well-off family.

But otherwise...yeah. There are GREAT jobs out there if you just work hard.
 
2014-03-12 11:32:00 AM  

realmolo: And a degree


No.

realmolo: And luck.


No.

realmolo: And connections.


No.

realmolo: And if you come from a fairly well-off family.


No.

But otherwise...yeah, you're spot on.
 
2014-03-12 11:32:05 AM  
I've been looking off and on for a while and been on a few interviews. It seems like most places want you to do the work of at least 2 people for a third less pay of one person.
 
2014-03-12 12:14:07 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: I have no idea how the real world works.



I summed up your comments for you. You're welcome.
 
2014-03-12 12:43:07 PM  
There are only two types of jobs.   Great jobs as CEO, these are only available to the sons of the boardmembers or thier drinking buddies, where you do nothing but play golf and chase secretaries.  And there are the rest which is on par with being a mopper at the local book store which you have to actually pay for the experience as an intern..  THERE ARE NOT GRADATIONS.
 
2014-03-12 01:11:17 PM  
My company goes through hiring phases from time to time, and I end up doing the technical portion of the interview fairly often.  Almost none of the applicants that I interview have anywhere near the skills that one would consider to be a base level of competence for the work that needs to be done.  90% of the decision boils down to whether you think the person is reasonably capable of learning the job quickly, but still, many people cannot answer even the most basic of questions.

I have no idea if this is the result of the HR department not forwarding resumes for applicants because of some misguided filtering that they're doing before they present us with the applicant list, or if its just hard to find good people.

Either way, its pretty frustrating being on the other side, too.
 
2014-03-12 01:47:58 PM  

realmolo: And a degree

And luck.

And connections.

And if you come from a fairly well-off family.

But otherwise...yeah. There are GREAT jobs out there if you just work hard.


Don't worry man, as soon as I spot an opening for an entry-level job in whining, I'll let you know. You're a shoo-in.
 
2014-03-12 02:15:17 PM  

sure haven't: I am a complete retard.


Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Congratulations.
 
2014-03-12 03:37:54 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: sure haven't: I am a complete retard.

Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Congratulations.


From your profile pic it looks like you're about... 54? 55?

The world has changed quite a bit since you were just getting into the game.
 
2014-03-12 03:58:54 PM  

sure haven't: From your profile pic it looks like you're about... 54? 55?


Just turned 50 thanks.

sure haven't: The world has changed quite a bit since you were just getting into the game.


Yeah, um no. I have 2 sons in their mid 20s, both gainfully employed.

The world changed from when my Father was getting into the game too (1946 after serving almost 4 years) and while I struggled at times I have survived. You will too.


If you want to.
 
2014-03-12 04:15:06 PM  
Is this the "Let me blame everyone but me because I have no social skills and hate to work" thread?
 
2014-03-12 04:54:58 PM  

groppet: I've been looking off and on for a while and been on a few interviews. It seems like most places want you to do the work of at least 2 people for a third less pay of one person.



ya' have to make the market more effecient so the Owners can laugh even harder to the bank while giving you the excuse that: 'the competition is killing us. you have to do more!'.

works every time.
 
2014-03-12 04:56:57 PM  

Nightjars: My company goes through hiring phases from time to time, and I end up doing the technical portion of the interview fairly often.  Almost none of the applicants that I interview have anywhere near the skills that one would consider to be a base level of competence for the work that needs to be done.  90% of the decision boils down to whether you think the person is reasonably capable of learning the job quickly, but still, many people cannot answer even the most basic of questions.

I have no idea if this is the result of the HR department not forwarding resumes for applicants because of some misguided filtering that they're doing before they present us with the applicant list, or if its just hard to find good people.

Either way, its pretty frustrating being on the other side, too.



just import some Fresh Meat.  they work for less and don't require health insurance or piss breaks.
 
2014-03-12 04:57:33 PM  

thurstonxhowell: realmolo: And a degree

And luck.

And connections.

And if you come from a fairly well-off family.

But otherwise...yeah. There are GREAT jobs out there if you just work hard.

Don't worry man, as soon as I spot an opening for an entry-level job in whining, I'll let you know. You're a shoo-in.



you sound Entitled.
 
2014-03-12 06:07:44 PM  

Nightjars: My company goes through hiring phases from time to time, and I end up doing the technical portion of the interview fairly often.  Almost none of the applicants that I interview have anywhere near the skills that one would consider to be a base level of competence for the work that needs to be done.  90% of the decision boils down to whether you think the person is reasonably capable of learning the job quickly, but still, many people cannot answer even the most basic of questions.

I have no idea if this is the result of the HR department not forwarding resumes for applicants because of some misguided filtering that they're doing before they present us with the applicant list, or if its just hard to find good people.

Either way, its pretty frustrating being on the other side, too.


What's the job, qualifications, and pay level?
 
2014-03-12 08:00:45 PM  

Nightjars: My company goes through hiring phases from time to time, and I end up doing the technical portion of the interview fairly often.  Almost none of the applicants that I interview have anywhere near the skills that one would consider to be a base level of competence for the work that needs to be done.  90% of the decision boils down to whether you think the person is reasonably capable of learning the job quickly, but still, many people cannot answer even the most basic of questions.

I have no idea if this is the result of the HR department not forwarding resumes for applicants because of some misguided filtering that they're doing before they present us with the applicant list, or if its just hard to find good people.

Either way, its pretty frustrating being on the other side, too.


You wouldn't have this problem if HR hadn't also cut your time and hours for training, based mainly on the irrational fear that you were giving skills away that employees might take elsewhere.
 
2014-03-12 11:04:27 PM  

sure haven't: Dancin_In_Anson: sure haven't: I am a complete retard.

Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Congratulations.

From your profile pic it looks like you're about... 54? 55?

The world has changed quite a bit since you were just getting into the game.


When I was young (1980s) it was possible to get a trainee positions as a computer programmer without a degree - you just had to pass the aptitude test and the interviews. Now, even those with degrees in computer science are finding it difficult to get an entry level position as a programmer because there aren't any.

Every single job I see advertised these days wants several years experience. And that's not just in IT either. Even jobs for cleaners are wanting experienced candidates only.
 
2014-03-13 10:11:08 AM  

kg2095: Now, even those with degrees in computer science are finding it difficult to get an entry level position as a programmer because there aren't any.


I know for a fact that JPMChase is BEGGING for developers and are paying people $60,000 right out of friggin' DeVry.
 
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