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(Yahoo)   With many Americans out of work, Ivanka Trump launches "Go Screw Yourself" program   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Barack Obama, United States presidential election, 2008, Renewable energy, Ivanka Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton, President of the United States, new jobs, Joe Biden  
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2020-07-15 9:36:14 AM  

stlbluez: so...
is she a visionary.. ?
is she telling it like it is that people need to learn new skills ?
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/us/​obama-signs-new-job-training-law.html
oh wait..
no. she's married to trump.
so its bad.  bad I say.. bad.


You are an idiot. There's a difference between training for new jobs because things, markets, jobs change over the years and new skills are needed or because the president, through neglect and incompetence destroyed them within a matter of weeks.

But thanks for playing.
 
2020-07-15 9:36:51 AM  

GoldSpider: eiger: Well, that was also tone deaf.

It's not "tone-deaf", it's the gods-honest truth (which, from a Trump, is as rare as a unicorn astronaut).  Telling people an unpleasant truth is treating them like adults.


It's a truth that an uncle might tell a kid. But governments have to provide a program to allow for transition. Because if it's left to the people to decide, many will resort to criminality as a means for gaining income.
 
2020-07-15 9:37:08 AM  
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"Then he touched me and my world started turnin' once again..."
 
2020-07-15 9:37:13 AM  

GoldSpider: eiger: Well, that was also tone deaf.

It's not "tone-deaf", it's the gods-honest truth (which, from a Trump, is as rare as a unicorn astronaut).  Telling people an unpleasant truth is treating them like adults.


It's tone-deaf because it assumes there are millions of empty jobs out there for the taking and Americans simply aren't considering them
 
2020-07-15 9:37:35 AM  

UNC_Samurai: [preview.redd.it image 566x693]


Heh. It's weird to blur out Sebastian Ramirez's name there since it's public knowledge that he created FastAPI. 

That'd be like blurring out a certain "D. Curtis" for allegedly creating Fark.

/no wait, that's too obvious. Let's call him Drew C. instead
 
2020-07-15 9:39:00 AM  

ongbok: The Madd Mann: We've known for a long time that there are many jobs, often held by aging workers, that are going to go away and never return as technology replaces them with automation and AI. Those workers are going to have a skillset that means nothing, and it's critical that we retrain those workers to remain strong economically.

So while I usually disapprove of the shiatshow that is most of the Trump administration's policies, but I fully support their efforts to provide financial assistance to allow workers to retrain themselves without losing their home and livelihoods... wait, they're not doing that?

Well, at least they're addressing the massive problem with discrimination against elderly workers attempting to break into new fields without decades of experience... wait, they're not doing that either?

Well, at least they're supporting efforts to lower the cost of retraining programs such as college tuition so workers can afford to do so with their meager savings as a result of decades of corporate exploitation... wait, they're not doing that either?

What ARE they doing exactly? Oh, telling people they should learn new skills despite not having income or savings, and then try and get a job in a new field where nobody wants to hire a 55 year old entry level worker?

Fark them.

What really gets me is that this has been being preached by the left for how long? And this administration has fought this until now. And you know why they are embracing this idea of training for a new career at this moment? To tell people that it is their fault that they do not have a job during this pandemic because they had a job that was obsolete, which is not the case for most of the people that were laid off due to the pandemic


I think you're being quite charitable in thinking that "retraining" is part of this
 
2020-07-15 9:39:40 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: UNC_Samurai: [preview.redd.it image 566x693]

Heh. It's weird to blur out Sebastian Ramirez's name there since it's public knowledge that he created FastAPI. 

That'd be like blurring out a certain "D. Curtis" for allegedly creating Fark.

/no wait, that's too obvious. Let's call him Drew C. instead


I stole it off Reddit, and some subs have real strict rules about posting social media account names to prevent doxxing.
 
2020-07-15 9:39:54 AM  

Paddy: stlbluez: so...
is she a visionary.. ?
is she telling it like it is that people need to learn new skills ?
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/us/​obama-signs-new-job-training-law.html
oh wait..
no. she's married to trump.
so its bad.  bad I say.. bad.

You are an idiot. There's a difference between training for new jobs because things, markets, jobs change over the years and new skills are needed or because the president, through neglect and incompetence destroyed them within a matter of weeks.

But thanks for playing.

lol. Trump destroyed them...

crawl back into mommies vajayjay dear. you're not ready for adult conversations :)
 
2020-07-15 9:40:05 AM  
Find something new? What about the $2T on the PPP we just spent?


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2020-07-15 9:40:09 AM  
I miss the innocent days of Barbara & Jenna Bush, who, instead of acting like representatives of our country, were just everyday clueless, out of touch buffoons that occasionally made headlines for something someone caught them doing in a non-official capacity.
 
2020-07-15 9:41:39 AM  
Someone who's never had to look for a job in her entire life telling people to "find something new".

That will go down with the all time useless advice one liners like "Just Say No" or "Let them eat cake" or "have you tried soapy water?"
 
2020-07-15 9:43:28 AM  

GoldSpider: SpectroBoy: Yeah..... when we try to protect coal miners they get angry.

What does that have to do with telling them their jobs are necessarily going away?


When people talk about training them for other jobs they get mighty pissed. "Muh daddy was a miner and you are attacking our way of life" nonsense.
 
2020-07-15 9:43:45 AM  

bdub77: I've never seen someone so completely farking tone deaf in my life.


My understanding is that she grew up as a rich valley girl type, and those tend to lack empathy and are also very self centered and tone deaf.  Think of her as being like Paris Hilton but with more boob.
 
2020-07-15 9:44:16 AM  
Remember when Hilliary Clinton said coal jobs wouldn't be around forever and she would help people in the coal industry learn a new trade and incentivize economic development in those states? That was seen as one of the biggest mistakes in her campaign.

This is like what Clinton said, but poorly thought out and executed even worse.  Clinton had a plan. Ivanka has a pamphlet.
 
2020-07-15 9:45:33 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I stole it off Reddit, and some subs have real strict rules about posting social media account names to prevent doxxing.


Fair enough, I still think it's funny ;)

Sword and Shield: True entry-level jobs are rare and getting rarer. We had need for a guy to sweep the shop at the family business, general go-fer stuff. $14 an hour, no education besides GED needed, will train the OSHA requirements.

We had a line out the door for one position.


That's just it. With the unemployment rate being so incredibly high, companies are finding themselves trying to drink from the firehose and posting absurd requirements just to cut the number of candidates down to a manageable level.
 
2020-07-15 9:53:57 AM  

qorkfiend: It's tone-deaf because it assumes there are millions of empty jobs out there for the taking and Americans simply aren't considering them


That's fair, though it's also a temporary situation (more so if we manage to do the right thing in November).
 
2020-07-15 9:56:24 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: That's just it. With the unemployment rate being so incredibly high, companies are finding themselves trying to drink from the firehose and posting absurd requirements just to cut the number of candidates down to a manageable level.


My examples were old- those were about 2015, I think?
 
2020-07-15 10:00:53 AM  
I work as a audio Engineer in Oregon at a public performing arts center. I've been lucky enough to have a guaranteed contract so the keep me on for twenty hours a week doing maintenance. There's no gigs until at least October.
I looked at their site and it says that my gig is one of the ones that are supposed to be in abundance. I know FAR too many audio guys who can't find gigs. There's NO WORK. THERES NO SHOWS.
This is their way of saying that they're walking with you across the sand and only their footprints are visible because they're carrying you.
 
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