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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Well, I can understand, I've been looking for a new job and after 6 months I finally got one.

    My new job is a government one that is going to pay 2x what I was making. You go where the jobs and money are.
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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by ladilala View Post
    Well, I can understand, I've been looking for a new job and after 6 months I finally got one.

    My new job is a government one that is going to pay 2x what I was making. You go where the jobs and money are.
    good for you....
    I see you edited out the OT part. IMO, there should be no OT if hiring another person is an option.
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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Way to think positive here!
    I have lost my rabid optimism when Obama started implementing his plan to destroy the American markets with his populist Socialism.

    It grew when he made the following statement; I dont pay attention to what happens on Wall Street. It is like an opinion poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Anyway, I have to admit, this makes me somewhat nervous. Our office is very overstaffed and if we don't pick up, they are going to have to start laying off. Hearing these reports makes me kinda scared if I would have to start looking for a job right now.
    What industry are you in? My prediction is unless you are a Government entity or in one of those "green" industries Obama's plan will reward, you will be laying people off.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by ladilala View Post
    Well, I can understand, I've been looking for a new job and after 6 months I finally got one.

    My new job is a government one that is going to pay 2x what I was making. You go where the jobs and money are.
    Government jobs are all that are being created these days.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Government jobs are all that are being created these days.
    Except in California.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Except in California.
    What jobs do you think are being created in California? We are leading the nation in job losses with a new high 10% unemployment rate.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    What jobs do you think are being created in California?
    I was referring to the massive layoff of government employees.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I was referring to the massive layoff of government employees.
    What massive layoff of Government employees would that be? Do you have some facts to support his statement?

    There was a furlough threatened if the legislature did not pass a budget; but there hasn't been a massive layoff of Government employees unless I missed the news.

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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Obama could help the situation by encouraging those who are nearing retirement to do so early, IF they can afford it. That makes more jobs available to the younger generation.
    Removing the 10% penalty for early IRA withdrawals, or reducing the age to 55 might do the trick....even if the withdrawal is done without retiring, it might serve as an added stimulus to the economy.
    If their savings is in the stock market, not a good idea, but most in that age bracket should be in interest bearing accounts by now..
    UtahBill just when I was coming to appreciate your unique POV, you go and suggest something like this. Suggesting that able bodied people STOP WORKING is ridiculous~! It sends a terrible message that in order to get things going again, the oldies (not to mention a wee bit of age discrimination in there) should stop being productive and donn their cardigans. More than ever we need their experience out there in the business world. They've seen similar markets and they survived it. Let 'em teach us younger folk how to weather this storm.

    People need to adjust their priorities and goals. Are there nursing shortages in your area? Go back to school, and get a nursing degree. We may not need all the neighborhood daycare centers that sprung up all over America, maybe it's a good time to open a school to teach adults how to cook again. Start a nursery or a greenhouse and teach people how to grow their own food. There's lots of ways people can adjust their career goals to suit what's going on. But telling people to retire early isn't one of them.
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    Re: US unemployment hits 25-year high

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Sure theres a precedent. Its called ww2.


    Okay, I can't find anything older, but I read where defense spending made up 76% of the budget around 1945. So what precedent are we following?
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