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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Millennials Are Still Struggling to Find Jobs - The Atlantic
    Why is it happening this way? Our society seems to be much more prosperous than a few decades ago due to great technological advancement. There are so many ways to earn money by programming stuff or running your internet based business yet it seems like it's much harder to actualize yourself than a few generations ago. What's the reason behind that? How to solve this problem efficiently?
    it is something that has been caused by hiring and management practices,as there are quite a few industries very low on manpower,and few to fill it.

    i work in automotive,technically automatic transmissions.we have an extreme shortage of techs both as general auto and transmission specialists,to the point one mechanic walking off the job could mutilate profits for months or years.however despite this shortage,small shops will only hire experienced techs,which are rare,and refuse to train new techs to replace them,most of which are baby boomers near retirement.

    now dealerships train new techs,but most of them offer terrible pay,offering barely above minimum wage as flag rate,making them supply their own tools,and giving them warranty work where a job that takes 7-8 hours to do,pays 8 hours flag rate,but only pays 2.4 warranty rate.new guys get most of the warranty,so essentially they woork for next to nothing,many making less than if they worked at walmart.

    so one side independant shops demand experienced techs with decades experience,the other side,dealerships and some large franchises,train new techs but make it so unnapealing many go through college then leave automotive altogether.

    many other types of industries work in the same way,they only want experienced workers not new workers.which only favors them short term.a business looking into the future would want experienced workers and new workers being trained by the experienced,both employing more people and ensuring industrial manpower.now we have some industries importing people from other countries,some not out of cheapness,but because of a labor shortage,most of which could have been prevented.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironfist17 View Post
    Millennials Are Still Struggling to Find Jobs - The Atlantic
    Why is it happening this way? Our society seems to be much more prosperous than a few decades ago due to great technological advancement. There are so many ways to earn money by programming stuff or running your internet based business yet it seems like it's much harder to actualize yourself than a few generations ago. What's the reason behind that? How to solve this problem efficiently?
    Productivity is higher among employees yet their wages are stagnant while the executives are making 300+% more than them and keep expanding that gap. So the wealth is there, it's just consolidating making it hard on those just trying to start their lives.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You can blame the job market to a degree but ultimately it's that we're actively thwarting labor in this country. We can't demand rock bottom prices and free products and then complain when no one is hiring or paying good wages. We're in a vicious cycle.

    Being a conscious consumer and organizing is the solution.
    We as a nation are addicted to slave labor and whatever it is we can get that's closest to that. Which is why there will never be any honest policy put forth to address illegal immigration so long as they can, with a wink and a nod, work under the table here. Which has the added effect of driving the rest of our wages down.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    We as a nation are addicted to slave labor and whatever it is we can get that's closest to that. Which is why there will never be any honest policy put forth to address illegal immigration so long as they can, with a wink and a nod, work under the table here. Which has the added effect of driving the rest of our wages down.
    Not to mention the demands for imported goods which have the same effects only many times multiplied and much, much more easily ignored.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Outsourcing Times: Disney to Outsource 1,000 IT Jobs

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/us...ents.html?_r=0

    Thanks to our Government giving companies tax breaks to replace American workers these things keep happening. I think it's ironic that Baby Boomers, who squandered the most robust and powerful economy in history, are now looking down on Millenials for not cleaning up their mess fast enough.
    If the government gives tax breaks to businesses so that they can replace American workers then perhaps you should lobby the administration to end the practice. By the way, corporate taxes are ultimately paid by consumers since tax expense gets passed on like all other expenses. I think ending tax breaks is a zero sum game but, since it doesn't matter, why not write the white house to see if they will do something about it.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Outsourcing Times: Disney to Outsource 1,000 IT Jobs

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/us...ents.html?_r=0

    Thanks to our Government giving companies tax breaks to replace American workers these things keep happening. I think it's ironic that Baby Boomers, who squandered the most robust and powerful economy in history, are now looking down on Millenials for not cleaning up their mess fast enough.
    Yep, and this transcends parties. Too bad the die hard partisan doesn't recognise that. Sanders will be playing a different tune.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's pretty simple. There are fewer jobs and more people to do them. And most of them won't even give someone an interview unless they're already established with several years of experience. Starting out right now is pretty much a coin flip.
    Many employers are using agencies to do their hiring and those agencies use a computer to sort through the applications that are made on the Internet. Not very personal or hands on.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Outsourcing Times: Disney to Outsource 1,000 IT Jobs

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/us...ents.html?_r=0

    Thanks to our Government giving companies tax breaks to replace American workers these things keep happening. I think it's ironic that Baby Boomers, who squandered the most robust and powerful economy in history, are now looking down on Millenials for not cleaning up their mess fast enough.

    Your anti-boomer rant is ignorance in action.
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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to Be
    well, **** yeah, they do. their adult kids are still at least partially financially dependent on them because the system is so stacked against younger workers, and it costs a ****load to get a post secondary education now.

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    Re: Even Baby Boomers Think It's Harder to Get Started Professionally Than It Used to

    Tell me about it. I have been looking for a FT job for over a year now after graduating college and I can find nothing.

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