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I am very concerned for our country, do you feel that your job, your hub’s job or S/O’s job is pretty stable?  What would you do if it were in peril?  Do you have savings to live off of until you find another?  Do you still have young adult children at home or do you care for young children?




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 26, 2012
    • Sorry to be long-winded, but this is really a concern of mine as I see many young, college graduates wandering around aimlessly, working at Burger King and are in thousands of dollars worth of school debt.  I see middle aged men who have lost their jobs, sitting around all day long, drinking beer (yes, this happens in and around my neighborhood) or just driving around all day.  I see people who don’t have a nickel to rub together and I have given people change just to help them out a bit.

      My son’s generation is in trouble and all the schooling in the world won’t do a damn thing if there are no jobs generated by the organizations, big companies, small businesses, etc...so it is important that we focus on what is important..bringing America back to what it was!!

      Thanks for letting me include my two cents.

      heart




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      Mzd3 wrote Oct 26, 2012
    • I feel my hubbys job is secure but mine, not so much...if the parents I do childcare for  lose their job, I lose mine. I have a 27 yr old daughter who is so deep in school loans, its rediculous and a 20 yr old son who is at home who does seasonal work. I hope things improve soon!




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 26, 2012
    • Hubby and I both have very secure jobs, although hubby just got all his overtime cut for the winter.  That’s drought related, not economy related.  With the price of gas, getting to work is beginning to be a problem.  I have one daughter who has a lot of school debt, but her job is fairly secure too.  The other kids are all employed and have no problems with working at whatever job they can find.

      I see a lot of young people in this country who are way over-educated and too lazy to work at manual labor.  The last three places I’ve worked, we can’t find enough help because nobody will WORK.  Too many people want sit on their butt jobs for mega pay.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Oct 26, 2012
    • I don’t put tmy trust or faith in man or the world I solely depend upon the promises of God and He hasn’t failed me yet nor will he ever because there is no failure in him.




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      Diane17 wrote Oct 26, 2012
    • My hubby isn’t working at the moment and I’m a government contractor so things are never secure for me.  Although we recently won new work where I work out so that is a good sign.  We have 2 young children at home.




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      Anonymous wrote Oct 27, 2012
    • Its going to take a long long time for our Country to be what it was a decade ago- jobs in NV and CA are very hard to find - yet interests rates to buy a home are the lowest they have been.  We SIMPLY need to stop outsourcing so much to India - Phillipines and China- we need to manufacturer more here and drill for gas here and not get gas from the Middle East! Thousands of jobs will be available if we only drill here.  

      Some places like NV dont have an income tax yet other states do- we should all not have an income tax!  The lottery was soley designed for schools but it never really ended up going to schools- it should.  

      Since Sept 11th - our greatest catastrope in our History- little by little we have been cursed......I know in time it will get better - how much time that is the question...??




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 27, 2012
    • Thank you Anon, we do need manufacturing of goods, drilling, openings of small business, and corporate America to generate jobs and that can not be done unless the government is willing to not be selfish and allow the American people to thrive again not under a dictatorship but based on the Constitutional rights that we were given by God...furthermore, religion does play a HUGE impact on people and should therefore be implemented back into our school systems.




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 27, 2012
    • All very good points Anon.

      I worked for a woman who outsourced all her company’s call centers to India.  She has no regrets about doing it, only regret that she HAD to do it.  Why did she HAVE to do it.  No American’s willing to do the job.  It’s a terrible thing when our unemployment is so high and yet we‘re sending jobs overseas because nobody will do them.

      What has happened to America’s work ethic?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 27, 2012
    • I can’t tell you how many people have walked in asking for applications. They then ask my name so they can turn it into their social worker or unemployment case worker. Like Tuliplady said there are jobs but people don’t want to work.
      Even college graduates have to tart somewhere and the bottom is better than nowhere!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 27, 2012
    • Mary, thank you for bringing this up. My husband will retire in a couple of years and I’ll have my nursing license so we feel secure. We don’t live beyond our means and have saved well. I feel so badly for those who are struggling. Our nation seems to be in decline and I just don’t have any pearls of wisdom or any solutions. I want to see manufacturing again, I want to see American made products - made well and with true quality craftsmanship like they used to be. I want to see small business thrive and hire kids right out of college to mentor them and help them build their careers. I want to see people doing work that they are trained for, not just anything they can find to put food on the table. I want to see people able to provide for their families, have enough left over to save for the future, and still be able to spend some free time with their loved ones. I miss the years I grew up in. Times were so much simpler, people lived on what they made, families were closer. That’s my hope for the future. I pray every day for the future of our country.heart




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 29, 2012
    • It probably depends in what part of the country a person lives, but the bigger the population and the fewer the jobs, then it becomes a major problem.  Honestly, I do see many college graduates working, but is Burger King or Best Buy or Sears the end all and be all of their education?

      Our son decided, once construction work was not going to be a consistent thing, that he really needed to pursue an education in something that would be in demand and therefore make him happy and benefit others.

      Thank you all for your input, it really helps to see everything on paper, so to speak.




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 29, 2012
    • I think looking around to see what is in demand is the smartest thing a young person can do.  I’ve always encouraged my kids to go to school to be electricians or plumbers or furnace repairmen as those people are always in demand around here.




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 30, 2012
    • I agree, T, hub and I would have been more than happy if son chose to be in any of those lines of work...our plumber was telling me he is trying to sell his business because it is finally time to retire and take care of elderly parents, so he was trying to find someone to buy it...very sad though, his older teenage son was killed in a car accident about six years ago, so he would never be able to acquire his dad’s business.

      Our son hopes to have his own business down the road...that is also something for young people to think about, owning a business...hub has a business and had on the job training.

      That is another question?  Whatever happened to on the job training for those kids that don’t want to attend four years of college or beyond??




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