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(Marketwatch)   Businesses absolutely shocked to find that no one is willing to work their crappy jobs for menial wages. Obvious tag demands its fainting couch   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2021-05-11 3:51:30 PM  
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2021-05-11 6:46:27 PM  
Good news, Republicans believe in the free market and no government intervention.  Supply and demand. Demand for workers will increase the wages anytime now....... anytime........just watch...... anytime now.......
 
2021-05-11 6:47:33 PM  
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I think we're about done here.

/You want to fix covid overnight?
//Mandatory paid sick leave for workers who test positive
///Every farkin' business in the country will mandate masks overnight
 
2021-05-11 6:49:45 PM  
Exposure!

/to corona
//work hazards
///three
 
2021-05-11 7:24:17 PM  
You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.
 
Juc
2021-05-11 7:27:11 PM  
ya want workers? pay more.
BOOM, problem fixed.
 
2021-05-11 7:38:05 PM  
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2021-05-11 7:50:03 PM  
Ah yes, yet another article on the pile where blowhards will blame the $300 unemployment benefit, where as the actual reasons (wages, child care, the fact that we're still in a farking pandemic) are buried a few paragraphs below. It's getting comical how obvious people are try to make this about getting back open as soon as possible to put us right back in the trap, instead of evaluating how bad we farked up in the first place.

Too bad we're on COVID's terms, and COVID doesn't give a flying fark about your bullshiat.
 
2021-05-11 8:05:38 PM  
Man, sucks to be those businesses. Republicans standing in the way of immigration so you can't get low wage drones and the excess workforce that is available is demanding a living wage.

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.
 
2021-05-11 9:17:36 PM  
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2021-05-12 1:28:44 AM  

MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.


And in some states, like PA, and NJ, the employees pay into it as well.

Also, yes, you have to look for work.  But you don't have to take just any job.  Nobody expects a 55 year old laid off clerical worker to take a manual labor job lifting 30 lbs over and over all day long.  And even the unemployment people say that a job that pays less than you get on unemployment is unsuitable and you don't have to take it.

Yeah there's no "oops I was making $50k a year and the job I applied for all of the sudden wants to pay me $18k a year so I have to take it."

/funny thing is, if it's part time, you can still collect a reduced amount and it usually works out in your favor
//but if it's classified as "full time" you cannot collect unemployment on your existing claim, no matter how much less it is
///I blame out of touch legislators
 
2021-05-12 2:56:31 AM  
Just have Biden sign an executive order mandating all people get a check from the government for $800 a week, adjusted for inflation weekly. Or whatever number.  $1200?  $2k?  Whatever it takes to close down the fast food joints.

Problem solved.
 
2021-05-12 3:05:26 AM  

Goimir: MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.

And in some states, like PA, and NJ, the employees pay into it as well.

Also, yes, you have to look for work.  But you don't have to take just any job.  Nobody expects a 55 year old laid off clerical worker to take a manual labor job lifting 30 lbs over and over all day long.  And even the unemployment people say that a job that pays less than you get on unemployment is unsuitable and you don't have to take it.

Yeah there's no "oops I was making $50k a year and the job I applied for all of the sudden wants to pay me $18k a year so I have to take it."

/funny thing is, if it's part time, you can still collect a reduced amount and it usually works out in your favor
//but if it's classified as "full time" you cannot collect unemployment on your existing claim, no matter how much less it is
///I blame out of touch legislators


You have to LOOK FOR A JOB, AND ACCEPT IT IF IT HIRES YOU!!!.  If you are getting payed 70k, why the fark are you looking to flip hamburgers at mcdonald's????

And if you did! and they offered!, You have to accept it, you moron.
 
2021-05-12 3:14:49 AM  

MrSplifferton: Goimir: MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.

And in some states, like PA, and NJ, the employees pay into it as well.

Also, yes, you have to look for work.  But you don't have to take just any job.  Nobody expects a 55 year old laid off clerical worker to take a manual labor job lifting 30 lbs over and over all day long.  And even the unemployment people say that a job that pays less than you get on unemployment is unsuitable and you don't have to take it.

Yeah there's no "oops I was making $50k a year and the job I applied for all of the sudden wants to pay me $18k a year so I have to take it."

/funny thing is, if it's part time, you can still collect a reduced amount and it usually works out in your favor
//but if it's classified as "full time" you cannot collect unemployment on your existing claim, no matter how much less it is
///I blame out of touch legislators

You have to LOOK FOR A JOB, AND ACCEPT IT IF IT HIRES YOU!!!.  If you are getting payed 70k, why the fark are you looking to flip hamburgers at mcdonald's????

And if you did! and they offered!, You have to accept it, you moron.


Again, my point is that unemployment insurance allows you to look for jobs other than being a LOW WAGE EMPLOYEE, that so many people rail against.

I think everybody makes the world go round, and an old manager said, tip what you can, when you can....
I guess that was his way of trickle down, and not ideal, I mean it was something..........

Ancient farker memory from about 20 years ago...Forgive me, me for reminiscing...
 
2021-05-12 6:29:07 AM  

MrSplifferton: MrSplifferton: Goimir: MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.

And in some states, like PA, and NJ, the employees pay into it as well.

Also, yes, you have to look for work.  But you don't have to take just any job.  Nobody expects a 55 year old laid off clerical worker to take a manual labor job lifting 30 lbs over and over all day long.  And even the unemployment people say that a job that pays less than you get on unemployment is unsuitable and you don't have to take it.

Yeah there's no "oops I was making $50k a year and the job I applied for all of the sudden wants to pay me $18k a year so I have to take it."

/funny thing is, if it's part time, you can still collect a reduced amount and it usually works out in your favor
//but if it's classified as "full time" you cannot collect unemployment on your existing claim, no matter how much less it is
///I blame out of touch legislators

You have to LOOK FOR A JOB, AND ACCEPT IT IF IT HIRES YOU!!!.  If you are getting payed 70k, why the fark are you looking to flip hamburgers at mcdonald's????

And if you did! and they offered!, You have to accept it, you moron.

Again, my point is that unemployment insurance allows you to look for jobs other than being a LOW WAGE EMPLOYEE, that so many people rail against.

I think everybody makes the world go round, and an old manager said, tip what you can, when you can....
I guess that was his way of trickle down, and not ideal, I mean it was something..........

Ancient farker memory from about 20 years ago...Forgive me, me for reminiscing...


This. Unemployment doesn't require you to take whatever job you get offered first if it's not in line with your previous position, IIRC. Basically call it being "underemployed".
 
2021-05-12 11:39:10 AM  

MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?



That's not been true for everywhere during the pandemic.  Ohio
 
2021-05-12 3:07:54 PM  

MrSplifferton: You have to look for work while on unemployment, and if you don't take a job you lose it.
Why don't people understand that?
Also, working for over 20 years and my employers have had to pay taxes for unemployment insurance.
It's insurance, not a benefit, your work pays into, it's something you are allowed to take.
It's like not reporting an accident to your insurance because you think it's your responsibility to pay.


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!
 
2021-05-12 3:10:50 PM  
Here are the economic factors as I see them:
1:  COVID-19.  People I know have died on the front lines.  Repeat Hundreds  of thousands of times across the country. For abysmal wages while working forced overtime.  Let's get that out of the way as to why someone might want to avoid "essential" aka "expendable" labor.

2:  ZERO schedule stability.   No entry level job has a set schedule, nor does anyone get anything resembling a vacation.

3:  worker pay is abysmal in this country across the board.  Stop paying upwards and we will see better quality workers and better employment numbers.

4:  Work/Life balance.   Nobody seems to see the reason they work anymore.   I see my family more because of e-school.  But once this ends, I get a total of one day and 5 hours during the week.   That's more than some people get.  Try having a happy marriage that way.

5.  Arbitrary and nonsensical work standards. Many times management will change the rules midyear to stop raises it's a terrible practice.

Yep, I would be unwilling to go back to that.
 
2021-05-13 1:41:44 AM  
There are reports in Northern France that bars and restaurants have lots of difficulties to hire personel for the programmed reopenings.

Apparently, previous employees managed to find better jobs, and don't want to come back
 
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