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4 days ago  
It's almost like people are realizing working shiat jobs for shiat pay isn't worth it.

/I'll admit, only stating the obvious for the easy smart votes.
//Low hanging fruit and all...
 
4 days ago  
If you don't like it, don't work there.
-no one works there-
Why are you so lazy and entitled?
 
4 days ago  
Better make it quick - a labor market that favors labor will not be allowed to exist for long in Murica.
We don't tolerate shiat like that in this country. If we are mean to the rich people, they might run away and leave us.
They will fix this soon, believe me, so if you think you can wring any tiny scrap of economic justice out of it for yourself - strike while the iron is hot.
 
4 days ago  
the part I'm currently amused by is the "incentives" they are offering.  A local business owner was being interviewed on the news yesterday and he was touting the great $250 signing bonus you would get if you stayed 30 days.  Wow, $250 whole dollars?  I can't imagine why people aren't lining up for that shiat.  These assholes will do just about anything to get people to apply at this point.  Well, anything except actually raise wages.
 
4 days ago  
And Bezos goes to space. This is a freaky new guilded age.
 
4 days ago  
I've decided that when this golden age of labor ends, I'm still not going to put up with any shiat from business.

Don't pay enough? Then fark you, I'm not working for you. The world has changed, and you are a scumbag.
 
4 days ago  
I find it interesting that the local 'mom & pop' places aren't having a problem. Probably because they are staffed by family and took care of each other during the downturn.
 
4 days ago  

natazha: I find it interesting that the local 'mom & pop' places aren't having a problem. Probably because they are staffed by family and took care of each other during the downturn don't even pay minimum wage.


FTFM
 
4 days ago  

natazha: I find it interesting that the local 'mom & pop' places aren't having a problem. Probably because they are staffed by family and took care of each other during the downturn.


Here in the south suburbs of Chicago, I'm more likely to see a " nObOdY wAnTs to wOrK" sign on a mom and pop than a chain.
 
4 days ago  
I love this thread. The ability to listen to whining from losers, NEETs, and the poster children for why Socialism fails every time makes my heart happy.

Next; "I can't pay my bills, because PedoJoe won't cut me a check!"

Followed by: "We need eviction moratoriums!"

Then - "Why is my neighborhood a slum, now?"
 
4 days ago  

natazha: I find it interesting that the local 'mom & pop' places aren't having a problem. Probably because they are staffed by family and took care of each other during the downturn.


Really?

Aren't all non-chain restaurants "mom & pop" places? As the article notes, they too have staff shortages but are most reluctant to pay people more - instead, they're cutting hours.
 
4 days ago  

debug: the part I'm currently amused by is the "incentives" they are offering.  A local business owner was being interviewed on the news yesterday and he was touting the great $250 signing bonus you would get if you stayed 30 days.  Wow, $250 whole dollars?  I can't imagine why people aren't lining up for that shiat.  These assholes will do just about anything to get people to apply at this point.  Well, anything except actually raise wages.


I've seen a number of restaurants advertise $12 and $13 per-hour wages as if it's this once in a lifetime opportunity.
 
4 days ago  
Lots of fast food places around me are closed for a few days per week because they can't find workers. Meanwhile, there are entry level jobs that let you work from home for $20 an hour. Ex: My cousin got a job coordinating security system installations / maintenance over the phone.

Restaurants will eventually pay more or go out of business.  So far, they are choosing poorly.
 
4 days ago  
CSB: The tech industry is also desperate for workers. I interviewed at a place for remote work and they told me they only offer the salary I want if I live in the bay area. I said "then pretend I live in the bay area. My contribution to the company is unrelated to where I live." They declined. 2 months later (yesterday), they emailed me with an offer of exactly what I wanted. It's too late. Another company already hired me.
 
4 days ago  
So desperate they're adding words to the job posting!

/not money tho, not *that* desperate!
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Was out yesterday and saw a national fancy burger chain had a sign up "cooks wanted $13/hr!", You could see the billboard from the front door "Amazon Warehouse starting at $17/hr, with full benefits".    While I dont think Amazon is the best job in the world, flippin burger for $13 vs $17 w/ benefits + full time hours seems like a better deal.   * note: my youngest worked at Amazon over Christmas, hated it, but made really good money.
 
4 days ago  
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Everyone took the time and stimulus money to start their own businesses.

It's what America is about, the Capitalist dream.
 
4 days ago  

August11: And Bezos goes to space. This is a freaky new guilded age.


Then why doesn't anyone want to join my guild?
 
4 days ago  

Firm Tautology: August11: And Bezos goes to space. This is a freaky new guilded age.

Then why doesn't anyone want to join my guild?


Ha. That slipped by me. Gilded.
 
4 days ago  
Wait until the federal stipend goes away and watch how quickly this changes.
 
4 days ago  

debug: the part I'm currently amused by is the "incentives" they are offering.  A local business owner was being interviewed on the news yesterday and he was touting the great $250 signing bonus you would get if you stayed 30 days.  Wow, $250 whole dollars?  I can't imagine why people aren't lining up for that shiat.  These assholes will do just about anything to get people to apply at this point.  Well, anything except actually raise wages.


Run amuck state capitalism is the Jungle by other means
 
4 days ago  

thornhill: debug: the part I'm currently amused by is the "incentives" they are offering.  A local business owner was being interviewed on the news yesterday and he was touting the great $250 signing bonus you would get if you stayed 30 days.  Wow, $250 whole dollars?  I can't imagine why people aren't lining up for that shiat.  These assholes will do just about anything to get people to apply at this point.  Well, anything except actually raise wages.

I've seen a number of restaurants advertise $12 and $13 per-hour wages as if it's this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Another few dollars more and they will have caught up to the purchasing power of min wage in the mid 70s
 
4 days ago  

Jumpthruhoops: CSB: The tech industry is also desperate for workers. I interviewed at a place for remote work and they told me they only offer the salary I want if I live in the bay area. I said "then pretend I live in the bay area. My contribution to the company is unrelated to where I live." They declined. 2 months later (yesterday), they emailed me with an offer of exactly what I wanted. It's too late. Another company already hired me.


Now its miller time.

Or whatever ur drink of choice is
 
4 days ago  
We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.
 
4 days ago  

Firm Tautology: August11: And Bezos goes to space. This is a freaky new guilded age.

Then why doesn't anyone want to join my guild?


Is that anything like a sex dungeon?
 
4 days ago  

freakdiablo: It's almost like people are realizing working shiat jobs for shiat pay isn't worth it.
/I'll admit, only stating the obvious for the easy smart votes.
//Low hanging fruit and all...


How come i never get any smart votes when I say it in 7 paragraphs? Is it because I insult the libs?

/low-hanging fruit and all
 
4 days ago  

Jumpthruhoops: Lots of fast food places around me are closed for a few days per week because they can't find workers. Meanwhile, there are entry level jobs that let you work from home for $20 an hour. Ex: My cousin got a job coordinating security system installations / maintenance over the phone.
Restaurants will eventually pay more or go out of business.  So far, they are choosing poorly.


That sounds absolutely horrible. Doing computer service work over the phone, for rich farks to boot, who need to protect their way of life. Do you guys think before you post anything, or is it just "but would you look at the pay!" I bet you're on call too, because security never sleeps.

This is why you're all such assholes. Nothing is too low for you, if someone will pay you enough for it.
I don't work like that. For any amount of pay.

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image 425x330]
Everyone took the time and stimulus money to start their own businesses.
It's what America is about, the Capitalist dream.


Sign outside business:
GRAND OPENING, if we can find any employees.
NOBODY WANTS TO WORK



But where am I supposed to get my cinnamon-scented candles and henna tattoos. I have to go out tonightAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGG

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4 days ago  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image image 425x330]

Everyone took the time and stimulus money to start their own businesses.

It's what America is about, the Capitalist dream.


Wow, imagine how many businesses people would start if student loans were forgiven. It would catapult the economy.
 
4 days ago  

Nick Nostril: We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.


There's a whole bunch of qualified tech workers in California with relevant clearances and experience in the Defense industry who would jump at the chance at a job like that. And who would laugh in your face if you told them they had to move to Ohio for it. Hope the company's bottom-line tax dodge is worth it.
 
4 days ago  
Are there any companies not hiring because they treated their staff well enough not to quit?  I was originally going to post that such exist and are doing fine, but companies that fully reacted must be unicorns and people just aren't leaving the barely tolerable jobs and avoiding the obvious disasters which can't find employees for love or [anything but] money.


Nick Nostril: We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.


Doesn't "able to obtain a clearance" typically mean "already have a clearance?".  That's what it means in Virginia and Maryland (although I'm sure there is a steady stream of employees moving between said jobs).
 
4 days ago  
2nd round job interview in two hours for me.

Well see how desperate they are after they meet an actual farker.
 
4 days ago  

yet_another_wumpus: Are there any companies not hiring because they treated their staff well enough not to quit?  I was originally going to post that such exist and are doing fine, but companies that fully reacted must be unicorns and people just aren't leaving the barely tolerable jobs and avoiding the obvious disasters which can't find employees for love or [anything but] money.


Nick Nostril: We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.

Doesn't "able to obtain a clearance" typically mean "already have a clearance?".  That's what it means in Virginia and Maryland (although I'm sure there is a steady stream of employees moving between said jobs).


Many Costco stores / warehouses have signs out stating they are NOT accepting applications.
 
4 days ago  

yet_another_wumpus: Doesn't "able to obtain a clearance" typically mean "already have a clearance?".  That's what it means in Virginia and Maryland (although I'm sure there is a steady stream of employees moving between said jobs).


pretty much.  I don't even look at jobs in VA/MS/DC markets for that reason.  If you have one already, that would put you ahead of other candidates.

It could also mean "had a clearance, but not valid or active anymore."  Which is still promising.

Helps people like me.  I failed to get a clearance at age 19 for a gov't job for US Dept of Treasure. I'm not going thru that again nor wasting everyone's time.

Drug test required?  Do I have to pass it?
 
4 days ago  

Thenixon: So desperate they're adding words to the job posting!

/not money tho, not *that* desperate!


Ran across this one recently:

"Capable of managing change through typical strategy development lifecycle stages such as Ideation, Solutioning, Execution, and Go-To Market."

Ideation?  fark off.
 
4 days ago  

Hyjamon: Thenixon: So desperate they're adding words to the job posting!

/not money tho, not *that* desperate!

Ran across this one recently:

"Capable of managing change through typical strategy development lifecycle stages such as Ideation, Solutioning, Execution, and Go-To Market."

Ideation?  fark off.


That's just corporate-speak for any type of project: think it up, figure out how, figure out when, and do it.
 
4 days ago  

austerity101: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image image 425x330]

Everyone took the time and stimulus money to start their own businesses.

It's what America is about, the Capitalist dream.

Wow, imagine how many businesses people would start if student loans were forgiven. It would catapult the economy.


Or if medical care was not tied to employment.
 
4 days ago  

yet_another_wumpus: Are there any companies not hiring because they treated their staff well enough not to quit?  I was originally going to post that such exist and are doing fine, but companies that fully reacted must be unicorns and people just aren't leaving the barely tolerable jobs and avoiding the obvious disasters which can't find employees for love or [anything but] money.


Nick Nostril: We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.

Doesn't "able to obtain a clearance" typically mean "already have a clearance?".  That's what it means in Virginia and Maryland (although I'm sure there is a steady stream of employees moving between said jobs).


Not so much for Secret level. For TS, yeah, because nobody wants to pay/wait for someone to get one. I don't know how people end up with TS's, unless they're active duty.

Otherwise, mostly it means no record, no drug probs, and mostly, no money problems.
 
4 days ago  

Firm Tautology: Nick Nostril: We can never find enough people to fill the six-figure jobs we have open (not kidding). Difficulty: a) Ohio, b) generally need a technical degree, masters preferred, and c) be able to obtain a clearance.

There's a whole bunch of qualified tech workers in California with relevant clearances and experience in the Defense industry who would jump at the chance at a job like that. And who would laugh in your face if you told them they had to move to Ohio for it. Hope the company's bottom-line tax dodge is worth it.


Without a doubt, although my last boss moved here from LA, so who knows.
 
4 days ago  

jso2897: Better make it quick - a labor market that favors labor will not be allowed to exist for long in Murica.


It's not like corporations can import workers or anything like that.
 
4 days ago  

Shelbyraed: Hyjamon: Thenixon: So desperate they're adding words to the job posting!

That's just corporate-speak for any type of project: think it up, figure out how, figure out when, and do it.


If I could do all that, what would I need to work for them for?
 
4 days ago  

cryinoutloud: Jumpthruhoops: Lots of fast food places around me are closed for a few days per week because they can't find workers. Meanwhile, there are entry level jobs that let you work from home for $20 an hour. Ex: My cousin got a job coordinating security system installations / maintenance over the phone.
Restaurants will eventually pay more or go out of business.  So far, they are choosing poorly.

That sounds absolutely horrible. Doing computer service work over the phone, for rich farks to boot, who need to protect their way of life. Do you guys think before you post anything, or is it just "but would you look at the pay!" I bet you're on call too, because security never sleeps.

This is why you're all such assholes. Nothing is too low for you, if someone will pay you enough for it.
I don't work like that. For any amount of pay.

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image 425x330]
Everyone took the time and stimulus money to start their own businesses.
It's what America is about, the Capitalist dream.

Sign outside business:
GRAND OPENING, if we can find any employees.
NOBODY WANTS TO WORK

But where am I supposed to get my cinnamon-scented candles and henna tattoos. I have to go out tonightAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGG

[Fark user image image 270x347]


Found the restaurant manager. He likes his job and has no on-call because it's pure installation. A new construction goes up, he coordinates when the workers will be there. Easy peasy and pays twice what he can make getting biatched at my dickheads like you. That's how a free market works.
 
4 days ago  

Earthen: Shelbyraed: Hyjamon: Thenixon: So desperate they're adding words to the job posting!

That's just corporate-speak for any type of project: think it up, figure out how, figure out when, and do it.

If I could do all that, what would I need to work for them for?


shhh.  Business majors are speaking.

I had quite a few business majors as roommates and friends.  There answer to any problem was close to "I'll hire someone to do that."

while I can appreciate high-level, complex projects needing managers and coordinators to coordinate and hire said people...

your average business major with a plan to open a cell phone kiosk franchise in the local malls?  That might require you putting in some more effort than "hiring people to do everything for me".

I realize the ability to 1) know people with money, 2) know people who want that money and 3) convincing 1&2 to work together is a skill.  Just not sure how to study up for part 1.
 
4 days ago  
Uh-huh.
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3 days ago  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Uh-huh.
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It's a fark trope to have competing headlines arguing opposite points, but it does make sense in this case. Post covid recovery is k-shaped. Professionals are doing better, but groups that did not remain employed during the pandemic are often doing worse

So 'things are great go get a better job now' and 'you'll never work again, chump' are both happening. Depends on your social class
 
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