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Re: Time for Americans to wake up and smell the coffee

#201 Post by pricedo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:10 am

Gaucho Gringo wrote:I loved my factory job in the 70''s and the 80's. Was making $20,000 a year plus good benefits, health insurance that people would kill for nowadays and retirement plus had worked myself up to three weeks vacation with four weeks pay. Short story after 14 years company gets bought out, close plant and send the employees out on the street. At least I was vested in my pension which I now get $169.00 a month. At least I got off better than my kid's will when they reach my age. And now I worry about what kind of future my two grandchildren will face.
Free trade & the race to the bottom took our gun manufacturing & textiles industries among others.
The greedy Sons of Bs (individuals & corporations) that have stables of bought and paid for political puppets made it happen.
The blue collar middle class is gone and America is now a feudal society with the very rich on top and the very poor at the bottom with nothing in between excepting cops, firemen & other civil servants.
The increasing percentage of Americans belong to the unemployed and the working poor.
The goods once made by proud working Americans are now made by slave laborers in 3rd-world sweat-shops with rotten roofs.
Americans have always been somewhat paranoid about democracy being usurped by a TYRANNICAL REGIME.
The government is now the puppet of the very rich and greedy individuals and corporations who indeed constitute the TYRANNICAL REGIME we have dreaded so much.
Wake up Americans.........we are now essentially surfs and slaves in our own country.
It's time for WE THE PEOPLE to take back America from WE THE GREEDY !
WE want our share of the apple pie !! :mrgreen:
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#202 Post by Old Ironsights » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:17 am

"We the greedy" applies to anyone asking for & taking Tax Dollars for their own benefit.

From Welfare Wastrels to Farm & Corporate pigglets, THAT where the problem lies, NOT in businesses trying to earn a profit over the objections of the Unions.

Somehow the "Workers of the World" seem to forget that no profit = no jobs...
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#203 Post by Old Time Hunter » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:04 pm

Unfortunately, none of the race to the bottom is new. Granted we have more obstacles to overcome to reach each of our own perception of the "brass ring". But, since the dawn of the industrial age this migration of "lower labor costs" has persisted.

Back in the panic of '73, yep 1873 most of the industrial world took a header and working men were thrown into the streets along with their families. Thanks to our ever expanding territory, we here in the USA had means to an end by utilizing the largest welfare hand out ever devised by a society before or since. 160 acres...yours for the taking. That soaked up a large segment of the working class. Those that stayed, found their wages cut in half even though they were the lowest in the industrial world. The USA was held in disdain by the workers in Europe, same as we look at Asia today. Which by the way, they were migrating here and driving the cost of labor down just as illegals do today. Difference being, our government put a 10 year sabatical on Asian immigration from 1882 to 1892.

From that point until WWII the USA had a standard of living that mirrors ours today when compared to other industrial nations. 'Bout tenth or twelfth... in that range. Except for the few decades after WWII we were fortunate to have a lock on the industrial world.

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#204 Post by Old Ironsights » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:31 am

Update and caveat to the below...

Everything below is true if you are wolking in a greater metro/suburban area. You will probably work 10 - 12hrs a day, stop at 70-80 houses a day and make decent money with decent bennies (until Obamacare anyway).

But if you live in an area with extreme rural routes (300+mi/day on unimproved dirt roads) &/or have to commute more than a few minutes to get to the depot to get your truck... forget both sleep and making any money. (I average 13hrs/day "on duty" (DOT max is 14) and have an hour commute each way...I'm away from home 17+hrs a day, 5-6 days a week. The only time i get a decent night sleep is when I'm on an overnight at a motel and can trade commute time for extra sleep...) Getting a "good" route at a rural depot seems to be a matter of luck and timing as you only get what comes open and the good routes are hardly ever vacant.

But it's a decent gig in suburbia.
Old Ironsights wrote:I've sent this info privately to a couple of folks, but it should probably be listed here.

I was recently called by Schwans Corp to interview for a Route Sales Representative. I'm 95% sure I've got the job.

For those not familiar with Schwans, they are a Frozen Food home delivery service that started about 50 years ago delivering ice cream to rural Minnesota.

They now own Freschetta Pizza, among other lines.

Anyway, as an RSR you can make high 5, low 6 figure income just delivering frozen food to willing/active clients.

Honestly, it's not hard to pull in $45K+ ... though the hours are longinsh.

See if you have a Depot/Openings in your area.

http://www.schwansjobs.com/opportunities.htm
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Re: Laid Off? Need work? Post it here and lets network!

#205 Post by bubba15301 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:37 pm

looking for a job in washington county Pa

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Re: Laid Off? Need work? Post it here and lets network!

#206 Post by snowyowl » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:57 am

Greetings everyone, it's been awhile.
I had open heart surgery three months. In my present job (Security Guard, 6 years in the Pacific Northwest weather) I was walking 8 - 12 miles daily up to the day I was placed on FMLA...I'm 58 y/o. I'm used to biking and walking every day but I'm thinking I need an inside job with some sit down time (This has been the only major surgery in my life and wish to operate with original equipment that the Good Lord issued me for as long as possible) out of the weather as I get older. Retiring is out of the question for all practical purposes.
I'm thinking of starting back to school between March 2014 and Jan 2015.
My job skill set is antiquated: 23 years in main fame computers and that was 12 years ago...I would have 35 years in with the same company today if I wasn't laid off due to my job being automated out of existence...life goes on, despite age discrimination. It appears to me the only jobs I'm fit for now are retail and security and it's a box I wish to break out of.
Thoughts, ideas, observations?
I live in the Seattle area and being on the road is not an option, I must remain close to this area to check on my wife for health reasons.

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#207 Post by madman4570 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:28 pm

Sorry about needing jobs fellows.

JMHO

If you guys have a clean record, good with people, valid drivers license, car, valid car insurance check with your area State Agencies for the people with disabilities and look into doing "Home and Community" services for the disabled.

Unlike via doing class room education activities Home and Community services usually do not require a degree or a registered business ie license ?
Meaning you can with your car pick up and do home and community services with your home being your office. verify this?

You might take one, two, or even possibly three individuals as dependent on what you are doing for an allocated amount of time each week, or even every day etc.Maybe bowling, movies etc. they have their own money ahead of time. Also sometimes parents look to this for needed their time to just be by themselves for whatever reasons?
Activities could be taking them shopping for goods, spending time communicating even taking them to lunch, supervising their performance while they volunteer at some job maybe at a dog shelter, hospital doing errands, working at a 7/11 stocking shelves.

You would monitor them, take notes, compile results via a log.
Many places will hire a handicapped person requiring a little extra supervision and you would be that supervision.
I think the pay would probably be around $12-$15 an hour (per person)and you would set your own hours.
Would imagine your travel costs could also have some write off expenses.

This is becoming a common thing as people with disabilities the states want them not to be left out.

Again, check with your local run disability agencies about providing "home and community services for the disabled"
and what you need.

least with this it would be steady pay,flexible hours and now with Obama Care maybe medical insurance via income for you guys.

Good Luck!

This above is just a possibility and my suggestions might be off, so check for clarification for everything.
Again not for everyone but if you are a compassionate caring person wanting to help the disabled this might be a good job for you.

Also bubba15301,

is there any gas drilling jobs in those parts being maybe inspector, tank washers, watchman, possible water tank drivers if they train you??? Have a nephew working for gas company around New Kensington area I believe ????? Good pay!

Another possibility?
Guy I retired with got bored wanted to just do something, works for CVS delivering pharmacy prescriptions to people that can't go to CVS. Works I think 36 hrs a week and said he makes $12.11 an hour?
How bout getting a grocery delivery business to people that cannot make it to store?

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Re: Laid Off? Need work? Post it here and lets network!

#208 Post by bsaride » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:29 am

Six month contract position lasted 14 months, blessed that way. Got laid off friday and starting my search for a new e/m designer position in orange county, ca
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#209 Post by snowyowl » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:44 am

After looking at jobs and various job boards both private and civil service, I note civil service pay more than free market which tends to pay much less; I simply for this forum's sake go hmm...

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#210 Post by harry » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:17 pm

snowyowl wrote:After looking at jobs and various job boards both private and civil service, I note civil service pay more than free market which tends to pay much less; I simply for this forum's sake go hmm...
Depends on the field of work, BLM well inspectors make 30 - 35 K a year. Private make 60 - 90K a year. Field service work pay for the .gov is very low and every time we change administration you could lose your job.
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#211 Post by bsaride » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:06 pm

Christmas day is my three month anniversary of unemployment again.
Down to nothing in thebank except the rent, savings now gone, possessions will be auctioned from storage on Friday.
I need a job, Solidworks designer in southern California.
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#212 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:50 pm

bsaride wrote:Christmas day is my three month anniversary of unemployment again.
Down to nothing in thebank except the rent, savings now gone, possessions will be auctioned from storage on Friday.
I need a job, Solidworks designer in southern California.
It is the one year anniversary of my not getting a paycheck, despite HAVING a job...65-70 hours a week, as a family physician. Nothing in the bank, savings gone. Not to the point of auction yet, but I feel your pain... :(

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#213 Post by harry » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:36 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
bsaride wrote:Christmas day is my three month anniversary of unemployment again.
Down to nothing in thebank except the rent, savings now gone, possessions will be auctioned from storage on Friday.
I need a job, Solidworks designer in southern California.
It is the one year anniversary of my not getting a paycheck, despite HAVING a job...65-70 hours a week, as a family physician. Nothing in the bank, savings gone. Not to the point of auction yet, but I feel your pain... :(

This Socialist 'economy' is a bunch of garbage, suited only for making the wealthy elite more wealthy, letting the welfare-moochers mooch-for-votes, and sucking the life out of the middle-class... :evil:
Maybe you should have re-thought buying that 500 S&W :twisted:
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#214 Post by snowyowl » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:25 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
bsaride wrote:Christmas day is my three month anniversary of unemployment again.
Down to nothing in thebank except the rent, savings now gone, possessions will be auctioned from storage on Friday.
I need a job, Solidworks designer in southern California.
It is the one year anniversary of my not getting a paycheck, despite HAVING a job...65-70 hours a week, as a family physician. Nothing in the bank, savings gone. Not to the point of auction yet, but I feel your pain... :(

This Socialist 'economy' is a bunch of garbage, suited only for making the wealthy elite more wealthy, letting the welfare-moochers mooch-for-votes, and sucking the life out of the middle-class... :evil:

All I can say is OUCH in capital letters my friend :shock: I'm rather speechless, it's a road I considered 40 years ago but didn't...

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