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ndtiger
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“Help Wanted”

Signs are everywhere. I can see when the government was handing out money like candy hell who wouldn’t want a years vacation. But now? Obviously a large number of people are not returning to the work force. How are they surviving?


WPBTiger
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Carjackings are way up in New Orleans.


RockyMtnTigerWDE
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Carjackings are way up in New Orleans.




Global warming


Seuqnoc
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Nah. White supremacy


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jcaz
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Lots of the low wage, unskilled labor workers don’t wanna go back. I get it. That work sucks.
However, if you don’t want to do that for the rest of your life then go back to school or pursue a different career path that you enjoy.
The government and rich people don’t owe you more money to do the same unskilled job.


Tantal
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I think some people on the cusp of retirement pre-COVID just decided "frick it, I'm not going back". If not for having shared custody of my 12 year old, I could punch out next year (at 49) and live pretty comfortably at my lake condo. Unfortunately, I have to stay in the city to be with my son, which costs money, so I have to keep working for 6 years until he graduates.
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concrete_tiger
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I think people learned how to exist with less cash.

Moved home with parents. Take every gubment penny offered. Take a job and quit after a month. It’s absurd to think how much free stuff people could have collected over the past few years. With no rent and no bills, thousands in cash goes a long way.

There are also plenty of places that provide free stuff with no questions asked. Free food and groceries every week. Free toiletries and clothes. Free internet. Free cell service. Free bus/train passes.


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undkeith
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We start our entry level people at 18$ an hour. The only requirement is being alive. I have scheduled probably 100 interviews over the last 6 months. Only probably 20-25 have showed up. Many start and work a couple days then quit. Good company with full benefits even for part timers. We still can’t get anyone.


xxTIMMYxx
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Labor force participation rate was in heavy decline once Obama got into office. Trump gets in and the drop stops and begins to climb back up (until man made Covid struck). Our country was doing so damn well until the globalists struck.







fricking welfare is bankrupting our country. People who are mentally and physically capable are checking out. This world needs something catastrophic to happen to give them a reality check
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concrete_tiger
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We start our entry level people at 18$ an hour. The only requirement is being alive. I have scheduled probably 100 interviews over the last 6 months. Only probably 20-25 have showed up. Many start and work a couple days then quit. Good company with full benefits even for part timers. We still can’t get anyone.


I hear the same thing from friends of ours that own various businesses, from metal buildings to mattresses. People will schedule an interview and not even show up. They'll work for a day and not show up the next.

Even the ones "willing" to work have no loyalty. $15 today. Drive past QT offering $16, so you take that job. Next week? $17 at Burger King. Companies are being pressured to hire these job hoppers simply because they can't staff up.

I talk to retail buyers, store managers, etc, every single day in my role. The level of understaffing at retail is absurd, and it is bad at every level that they touch. Shippers don't have drivers. Trash pickup doesn't have drivers. Employment verification services don't have workers. Janitorial companies don't have staff.

Imagine being a store manager and working 16 hour days mopping floors, unloading trucks, stocking shelves, working the register... and so on.

The freaking Chili's near our house closed because they couldn't staff up. This place was always packed before Covid. They reduced hours and only opened the bar area, and eventually offered only curbside. The manager was waiting tables and serving drinks.


SlickRickerz
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However, if you don’t want to do that for the rest of your life then go back to school or pursue a different career path that you enjoy.

That’s exactly why they’re so many help wanted signs. People who were once in those jobs, when laid off decided to better their life by either going to school trade/CC and just changing industries. Only the shite jobs with shite management and shite pay are looking for help. The good jobs are perfectly staff. All these companies are whining that “no one want’s to work,” when in reality it’s their fault no one wants to work for them.


Big4SALTbro
Member since Jun 2019
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Its a multi tiered answer as to where has everyone gone.

It is interesting because the labor shortage is across all industries, its not just shite jobs no one wanted. we are talking accounting and finance with the same shortage as a mcdonalds.

First we have a large set of the population that was nearing retirement age. We have an aging population and have had a aging workforce for years. so you see some of the missing labor coming from that subset. Now this would mostly mess with the corporate and say accounting jobs at the very top levels for the most part.

Then you have the population of women that left the workforce to provide child care because daycares/ fricking schools have become absolutely not reliable to be open due to the sniffles. These Woman are more likely in roles that would require in office stuff and they aren't there anymore. How many come back? who knows, people have learned how to spend less and stay home.

Next you have the young generation- college age kids and high school kids. They aren't filling in the low income jobs like you would expect and the basic waiter/waitress jobs. I think this is primarily due to the lack of shame of living with mommy and daddy.

The puzzling piece is the older staff/young management being a vacant part of the labor force- again probably tied to the lack of shame of living with mommy and daddy. People that use to move out and have their own lives now just stay at home and when you live with mom and dad probably no bills, no need for any job.


The first group likely is never coming back at any decent rate.

the second group could fully end up back in the labor force at some point or near it thanks to Biden flation

The third group who knows what they do.

The last group probably comes back at least some what.

I also wouldn't be surprised if of the online economy/ side hustles are actually pulling more and more people in.



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Big4SALTbro
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that isn't 100 percent true. Plenty of very good accounting firms are way under staffed, throwing huge money at people and are unable to fill openings because the ones above them are having to do the same thing.



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LSUbest
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Signs are everywhere. I can see when the government was handing out money like candy hell who wouldn’t want a years vacation. But now? Obviously a large number of people are not returning to the work force. How are they surviving?


It's pretty eerie. Everywhere I've been it's the same.
East coast from New England to South Carolina, Florida panhandle to Houston, Utah through Kansas.

I saw one restaurant in northern Va that had a sign offering daily pay. "Work today - get paid today."

But the gypsies standing on the median and the crackheads sleeping in the bushes weren't interested.

STOP giving to bums.


deeprig9
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I saw one restaurant in northern Va that had a sign offering daily pay. "Work today - get paid today."


Burger King has been doing this for at least 6 months.

Work your 8 hour shift, clock out, and 90 seconds later your daily pay is in your bank account.


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LSUbest
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. Only the shite jobs with shite management and shite pay are looking for help. The good jobs are perfectly staff. All these companies are whining that “no one want’s to work,” when in reality it’s their fault no one wants to work for them.


Oh, so a global company offering $40 per hour(to start), opportunities for advancement, pension, 401K matching, paid vacation, job stability, and medical/vision/dental/life is a shite job?

We've been grossly understaffed for nearly five years.
We've dropped our requirements from degree/5 years exp. to do you have a pulse.
We even hire the green-haired freaks.
We hired 37 in Oct, most of them have quit.
The rest have been fired for refusing to come to work, refusing to work, behavioral problems and repeatedly making stupid mistakes.
We might have 10-12 of the 37 left, it's hard to keep up because we're firing them so fast. (We are VERY lenient)

We need 40-50 new employees.


deeprig9
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Oh, so a global company offering $40 per hour(to start), opportunities for advancement, pension, 401K matching, paid vacation, job stability, and medical/vision/dental/life is a shite job?

We've been grossly understaffed for nearly five years.
We've dropped our requirements from degree/5 years exp. to do you have a pulse.
We even hire the green-haired freaks.
We hired 37 in Oct, most of them have quit.
The rest have been fired for refusing to come to work, refusing to work, behavioral problems and repeatedly making stupid mistakes.
We might have 10-12 of the 37 left, it's hard to keep up because we're firing them so fast. (We are VERY lenient)

We need 40-50 new employees.


Post a link


LSUbest
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Hourly jobs aren't advertised on the web. You have to apply at the U.E. office. LINK S.W. Louisiana
I did see that we also have 120 openings in Maryland, 15 in Oregon, but those are salaried.
Go with Grace.

Good luck.


kingbob
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Member since Nov 2010
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I hear the same thing from friends of ours that own various businesses, from metal buildings to mattresses. People will schedule an interview and not even show up.


I have the opposite problem. I'm looking for work. I'll schedule interviews with employers who don't show up to their interviews with me. I had that happen just a couple days ago.


goldennugget
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24514 posts

I saw users on the OT saying how teenagers these days don't care about driving or having a car. That could hurt jobs normally filled by 16 year Olds

I worked 2 jobs when I was 15 to save money for my first car when I turned 16


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