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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : See that is the great part of today's world, I can locate my business in the correct location to make me competitive and still live in the States. Use to be that Roche Brothers (bad name for a grocery store but true) in Roslindale Square was one of the best around. They delivered groceries to your house because most of the people in our lower income had only one car and it was at work. Then First National came along as a regional store throughout NE and put Roche Brothers out of business because they could buy cheaper and had a better supply chain. Then A&P came along and ate up First National as they had the entire East coast. Now it is Kroger, Publix and others doing the same to A&P. Business flows to the best model possible or it goes out of business. Compaq Computer was a $40 billion dollar company until Dell came along with a new faster better model and Compaq no longer exists. Economics has always worked the same way since the wheel. The next new thing, process, service, if better than the existing, will always win. Fail to adapt and die. If you die the pensions and futures of your people die also It is not about rich people moving companies, it is about consumer requirements being met. Faster cheaper better. As China and India's population grows and gains wealth they too will demand more and become consuming nations of well paid people with higher standards of living and the jobs will flow to the next cheap place, could be the US. But hey what do I know
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    It's a nice pretty picture gmbill, and all rosy if, like you and me, you're at the top of your profession and earning comfortable sums.  But there's a troubling dark side to it as well, because there are a lot of people in the US and elsewhere who are seeing declining living standards and who aren't going to be able to raise themselves out of poverty as good jobs move to Asia. It may take a very long time for the equilibrium to be reestablished, because there are very large populations of extremely poor potential labourers in China, India, and many other parts of Asia and Africa who can be employed cheaply for years to come and whose presence will continue to put downward pressure on American wages for decades.  As executives or company owners, we benefit greatly from the cheap labour we can find in other countries. Our consumers here also benefit--as long as they still have jobs and can consume.  There is some merit to Henry Ford's old idea of ensuring his workers made enough to buy the cars they built.  The problem with the US economy is that as wages decline and jobs move offshore, the consumer market here will decline too, and that's a challenge for all businesses that rely on that market's strength for their success. True, the consumer base may grow in China (where my clients can't keep their employees because wages are increasing so fast and jobs are so abundant that people often switch jobs two or three times a year), but that doesn't relieve the issues back home in the states.  That's what concerns me.  I understand macroeconomics and know the benefits of free competition--but I'm also aware that people really do get hurt as the economic wheel turns and I strongly believe that those of us who benefit the most from the economy have the greatest responsibility to take care of those who do get hurt. Providing them with more jobs is great--if we're really doing that--but if we're not (and right now we're not), then we have to look at other ways of helping.  And some of those ways may mean that you and I give fewer presents to our own kids this Christmas so other less fortunate kids can have just a bit more. 


      
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : "Maybe I don't get hired because there are no jobs because all the money that could be creating jobs goes to the rich?" Do or do not, there is no try! (Yoda) Blaming others for your misfortune is a sure road to misery. "They" don't care and you only turn despondent. All the best in gaining your job, but getting off your bu-- and turning off the computer is the first step. Face to face is the only way to get hired
    Posted by gmbill[/QUOTE]

    Wow, Did you see that documentary on Pol Pot TOO gmbill?!?  You must've...Because you're quoting almost word for word, the full phrase on the signs he used to hang-up right outside the prison gates.  Yup- very last words that someone questioning Pol Pot's policies would read, prior to getting eletrocuted, suffocated, r#ped with random objects, drugged, beaten with metal poles, starved of food & water, drowned until being unconscious- then revived before being drowned again, Before finally being executed 1 year or 10 years down the line.

    Can't blame the guy, really...  Evidenced by those inspirational words on those signs, All Pol Pot was tryin' ta do was to make these st#pid peasants, just a tad more culpable for their own fates, ya know?  Seriously people, take a little responsibility for your own actions, and own fate, in your OWN hands...  Very lazy, irresponsible people that died in that messy situation=But good riddance in my eyes.  All the guy wanted really, was for his people to take a little initiative for god's sakes, and stop blamin' others for your misfortunes...can't blame a guy for wantin' that.       
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? :  As some who has and does run companies I can tell you his policies are wrong. They hurt business and hurt jobs. 
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    Which policies, though, Bill?  At least which ones that he's actually gotten through both Houses and passed into law (or which changes to regulation if legistlation isn't necessary)?  I don't live in the states anymore, and admit to not paying as close attention to US politics as I used to, but it seems to me that if anything Obama has been rather lame at changing anything.  Not fully his fault, because the Republicans have been obstructionists ever since Obama showed weakness in leadership by advocating for a health care bill but not doing enough to win either the public or the Congress to his side.  But also not really to Obama's credit either. 

    When I look at the US government, I think the problem is the inability of both sides to stop fighting for power and actually think about the needs of the country in a serious way.  The Republicans oversimplify everything and the Democrats don't have any clear ideas to counter the Republican platitudes.  The people meanwhile, just seem to be getting more and more angry. Personally, I don't see anything good coming out of it. 


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : Name one private enterprise in China. You just lost my interest, must be all the MSNBC you watch. All MUST HAVE government ownership as a partner, but you know that cause you read a history book. I am done with you, deflect this.
    Posted by gmbill[/QUOTE]

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2010/08/20/ping-an-tops-ceibs-list-of-chinas-private-sector-companies/

    I don't watch MSNBC.  Communism means that the state owns all means of production and there are no class differences.  Given that even most SoE's are not entirely owned by the government, the fact that private companies do exist, the fact that multinationals are even allowed to operate in China and the fact that there are obvious class differences (think rich businessman in Beijing versus poor @ss farmers in the rural provinces) it is obvious to anyone with a brain that China is not communist.  I don't need to watch MSNBC (I don't) to know this, but don't let anything like evidence get in the way of what you hear on FOX.  It is true that there are sectors of the economy that are still government dominated (finance, media), but to argue that China is communist (the name of the controlling party nonwithstanding) is nonsense.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : It's a nice pretty picture gmbill, and all rosy if, like you and me, you're at the top of your profession and earning comfortable sums.  But there's a troubling dark side to it as well, because there are a lot of people in the US and elsewhere who are seeing declining living standards and who aren't going to be able to raise themselves out of poverty as good jobs move to Asia. It may take a very long time for the equilibrium to be reestablished, because there are very large populations of extremely poor potential labourers in China, India, and many other parts of Asia and Africa who can be employed cheaply for years to come and whose presence will continue to put downward pressure on American wages for decades.  As executives or company owners, we benefit greatly from the cheap labour we can find in other countries. Our consumers here also benefit--as long as they still have jobs and can consume.  There is some merit to Henry Ford's old idea of ensuring his workers made enough to buy the cars they built.  The problem with the US economy is that as wages decline and jobs move offshore, the consumer market here will decline too, and that's a challenge for all businesses that rely on that market's strength for their success. True, the consumer base may grow in China (where my clients can't keep their employees because wages are increasing so fast and jobs are so abundant that people often switch jobs two or three times a year), but that doesn't relieve the issues back home in the states.  That's what concerns me.  I understand macroeconomics and know the benefits of free competition--but I'm also aware that people really do get hurt as the economic wheel turns and I strongly believe that those of us who benefit the most from the economy have the greatest responsibility to take care of those who do get hurt. Providing them with more jobs is great--if we're really doing that--but if we're not (and right now we're not), then we have to look at other ways of helping.  And some of those ways may mean that you and I give fewer presents to our own kids this Christmas so other less fortunate kids can have just a bit more.    
    Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]

    Prolate:

    I have a heart and agree with your concern which would bring me to an even deeper faith issue but we will keep this on a business discussion.

    Not as a brag just a fact, I give of time and money around the world to help people in need. I grew up poor, I know what if feels like to not have but more important I have the ability to help so I do. 

    The current economic situation around the globe is creating more areas of need than we as a world can fix. We need to get business and by that I mean jobs, back on track. You do not do that by creating fake jobs, you do that by creating an environment where companies can create real jobs.

    Entitlements never work because you can not maintain the expense so people who come to depend on them. once the money runs out are like 66, no skills no money.

    I keep my kids and my money in check, I was just kidding with 66 cause he was acting a fool. I am still at heart the same blue collar kid from Rosie. All my friends are the same friends and many are looking for work, all of them I help out.

    We have a tough road ahead and none of us are immune, trust God and Pray. Also work your a-- off to stay ahead and succeed.

    All the best for a Merry Christmas.

    ps: and I will pray for 66
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : Wow, Did you see that documentary on Pol Pot  TOO gmbill ?!?  You must've...Because you're quoting almost word for word, the full phrase on the signs he used to hang-up right outside the prison gates.  Yup- very last words that someone questioning Pol Pot's policies would read, prior to getting eletrocuted, suffocated, r#ped with random objects, drugged, beaten with metal poles, starved of food & water, drowned until being unconscious- then revived before being drowned again, Before finally being executed 1 year or 10 years down the line. Can't blame the guy, really...  Evidenced by those inspirational words on those signs, All Pol Pot was tryin' ta do was to make these st#pid peasants, just a tad more culpable for their own fates, ya know?  Seriously people, take a little responsibility for your own actions, and own fate, in your OWN hands...  Very lazy, irresponsible people that died in that messy situation=But good riddance in my eyes.  All the guy wanted really, was for his people to take a little initiative for god's sakes, and stop blamin' others for your misfortunes...can't blame a guy for wantin' that.       
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]

    Laz: Cool so we agree
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2010/08/20/ping-an-tops-ceibs-list-of-chinas-private-sector-companies/ I don't watch MSNBC.  Communism means that the state owns all means of production and there is no class.  Given that even most SoE's are not entirely owned by the government, the fact that private companies do exist, the fact that multinationals are even allowed to operate in China and the fact that there are obvious class differences (think rich businessman in Beijing versus poor @ss farmers in the rural provinces) it is obvious to anyone with a brain that China is not communist.  I don't need to watch MSNBC (I don't) to know this, but don't let anything like evidence get in the way of what you hear on FOX.  It is true that there are sectors of the economy that are still government dominated (finance, media), but to argue that China is communist (the name of the controlling party nonwithstanding) is nonsense.
    Posted by pcmIV[/QUOTE]

    Nah... China has shown itself lately, to be far more along the lines of having a Socialist Economy.   Still remains in large part, certainly more along the closed lines of a Communist Government...but even this is coming down from their hard-core stance in recent history.   You'd be surprised though, I saw a PBS Documentary on China's wealth management by Class (i.e. poor farmer verses rich businessman)- And they actually take specific & deliberate and very real lengths to ensure that there isn't any gross polarity of money among different types of citizens and their respective occupations.
     
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    Lmao!  You definately know me by now gmbill!  This always remains the BEST response to sh#t me up, LOL!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : And they actually take specific & deliberate and very real lengths to ensure that there isn't any gross polarity of money among different types of citizens and their respective occupations.
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]

    If this was actually true then why are people still flocking to the cities from the countryside.  Maybe because it isn't true. 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7350677/Chinas-wealth-gap-the-widest-since-economic-reforms-began.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13945072

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : Prolate: I have a heart and agree with your concern which would bring me to an even deeper faith issue but we will keep this on a business discussion. Not as a brag just a fact, I give of time and money around the world to help people in need. I grew up poor, I know what if feels like to not have but more important I have the ability to help so I do.  The current economic situation around the globe is creating more areas of need than we as a world can fix. We need to get business and by that I mean jobs, back on track. You do not do that by creating fake jobs, you do that by creating an environment where companies can create real jobs. Entitlements never work because you can not maintain the expense so people who come to depend on them. once the money runs out are like 66, no skills no money. I keep my kids and my money in check, I was just kidding with 66 cause he was acting a fool. I am still at heart the same blue collar kid from Rosie. All my friends are the same friends and many are looking for work, all of them I help out. We have a tough road ahead and none of us are immune, trust God and Pray. Also work your a-- off to stay ahead and succeed. All the best for a Merry Christmas. ps: and I will pray for 66
    Posted by gmbill[/QUOTE]

    I'm really happy to read this gmbill! 

    Just one point on the business side:  I agree that creating fake jobs and mere entitlements is not a sustainable approach.  At the same time, I think we need to recognize that free markets also don't solve all problems--and, in fact, sometimes create very real problems for individuals and even for whole societies as they force transitions upon us that we may not be able to easily absorb. At those times, we need to use our government responsibly to dampen the impact of the market and help people get through the inevitable disruptions that a changing market imposes on them.  I'm not for an "entitlement society"--but I'm also not for a wild west "every man for himself" society either.  I think a healthy society exists somewhere between those extremes. Certainly, in the West, our societies have been strongest when they support basically free market economies, but also preserve a relatively strong government presence to regulate excess and provide a reasonable safety net. Keeping the right balance is key.  

    Anyway, enjoy your Christmas!



     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : It's a nice pretty picture gmbill, and all rosy if, like you and me, you're at the top of your profession and earning comfortable sums.  But there's a troubling dark side to it as well, because there are a lot of people in the US and elsewhere who are seeing declining living standards and who aren't going to be able to raise themselves out of poverty as good jobs move to Asia. It may take a very long time for the equilibrium to be reestablished, because there are very large populations of extremely poor potential labourers in China, India, and many other parts of Asia and Africa who can be employed cheaply for years to come and whose presence will continue to put downward pressure on American wages for decades.  As executives or company owners, we benefit greatly from the cheap labour we can find in other countries. Our consumers here also benefit--as long as they still have jobs and can consume.  There is some merit to Henry Ford's old idea of ensuring his workers made enough to buy the cars they built.  The problem with the US economy is that as wages decline and jobs move offshore, the consumer market here will decline too, and that's a challenge for all businesses that rely on that market's strength for their success. True, the consumer base may grow in China (where my clients can't keep their employees because wages are increasing so fast and jobs are so abundant that people often switch jobs two or three times a year), but that doesn't relieve the issues back home in the states.  That's what concerns me.  I understand macroeconomics and know the benefits of free competition--but I'm also aware that people really do get hurt as the economic wheel turns and I strongly believe that those of us who benefit the most from the economy have the greatest responsibility to take care of those who do get hurt. Providing them with more jobs is great--if we're really doing that--but if we're not (and right now we're not), then we have to look at other ways of helping.  And some of those ways may mean that you and I give fewer presents to our own kids this Christmas so other less fortunate kids can have just a bit more.    
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    I generally agree Pro. I'm not at the top of my profession but I'm doing pretty well.

    The issue I have is I am happy to give to others in need but let me chose who it goes to. I don't like to be forced to give or told who it's going to. I especially hate when people see me doing well and say I was handed stuff and they deserve part of what I earned. They have no right to what I earned through my hard work. I haven't had anything handed to me, I worked hard to get where I am and have earned everything I have. It should be my choice how much I want to give and to whom.

    One reason I was so PO'd at the occupy people. Not for their message (because I agreed with some of their points) but that they basically whinnied with their hands out expecting things to be handed to them while I worked my butt off the get where I am and they shouldn't get a red cent of what I earned to pay for anything. I'd happily give money out of my wallet to a single parent who's trying to work or is working multiple jobs to try to provide a living for their family but I don't want to give a dollar to the mother of 15 who lives off the public and says things like "someone needs to take care of my kids" "someday needs to be accountable for them". Now take those kids away from her I'll gladly give money towards those kids but I don't want a single dollar to go to her
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : I think things are "expected" because YOU PEOPLE HAVE TOLD them to do certain things and they'd be rewarded.  We were told we'd make it if we got educated and worked hard. Why should a few  make it and  not  everyone? Why are you better than  anyone?
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    Did I say I was better then anyone? When did I tell anyone to do anything and they would make it?

    Fact is I worked hard and earned what I have. I lived off of dry pasta in a small apt in a bad neighborhood for 4 years to pay off my loans. I saved every penny I could and didn't spend a dime while I put myself through college. I worked low paying jobs until I found something better. Why is it my responsibility to provide for you because I have made it and you didn't. This is what I am talking about. I owe you nothing and yet you expect that I do because I have made it while you haven't. Well guess what I don't. You are the type of person I wouldn't give a dollar to because you expect I should. If you quit blaming others and are trying honestly to find work I would have no problem sending cash to you since I'm lucky enough to have a job. But, because you expect something of me for no other reason then I made it and you didn't then I wouldn't give you a dime. Same with those occupy kids who want free school. I worked my butt off working a job, plus research for the school while living basically off of whatever was on the $1 sale at the store to put myself through college. I took bad jobs when I got out to gain experience and a reputation as a solid employee and worked my way up the food chain. Now that I have a great paying job and can afford the things I had no chance to get when I was a kid or in school it's suddenly my fault you can't get a job? Hate to tell you I owe you nothing

    BTW what makes me better, if you want to put it that way, is that when things were at there worst I did everything I could to survive without expecting anyone to help. At one point I was a handyman working for dollars under the table to fix stuff. I did what I needed to and never once took money from a person I didn't earn or paid back. But, I never once thought anyone owed my anything. I knew it was always up to me to get what I wanted and the only person who could stop that was myself
     
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    My resolution is to keep stealing from the poor and giving to the rich.
    All the best
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : I'm really happy to read this gmbill!  Just one point on the business side:  I agree that creating fake jobs and mere entitlements is not a sustainable approach.  At the same time, I think we need to recognize that free markets also don't solve all problems--and, in fact, sometimes create very real problems for individuals and even for whole societies as they force transitions upon us that we may not be able to easily absorb. At those times, we need to use our government responsibly to dampen the impact of the market and help people get through the inevitable disruptions that a changing market imposes on them.  I'm not for an "entitlement society"--but I'm also not for a wild west "every man for himself" society either.  I think a healthy society exists somewhere between those extremes. Certainly, in the West, our societies have been strongest when they support basically free market economies, but also preserve a relatively strong government presence to regulate excess and provide a reasonable safety net. Keeping the right balance is key.   Anyway, enjoy your Christmas!
    Posted by prolate0spheroid[/QUOTE]

    Agreed; as example; we need the highways, roads and bridges kept up, Govt (us) should invest in this by hiring private compabies to do the work, part of the program should be tied to hiring PHD's sitting around doing nothing :)
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : Now you're saying that no one working  checks their  personal  email or  does online  chat or blogs while  at  work? Don't you get that  there  is  "no better  situation  to be  figured  out"? I'm not the one that decided one needed 700 degrees to get most jobs.
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    No, but I would submit that if you're checking personal e-mail or chatting while on the clock at work - it explains perhaps why nobody will hire you.  You see, in places were actual work takes place, it's not considered a part of the workday to check personal e-mails/chat on blogs on company computers or on personal laptops.  Again, the more you post, the more you make clearer why you've not been able to find steady work that actually pays.  As a Doctor, I'd expect you'd have a grasp of the First Law of Holes - when in one, stop digging.  I do appreciate you making my case for me though Doctor Skippy.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : You don't get it. We all worked our butts off.  Some of you make it because you were lucky. You NEED to acknowledge that  you  were. There are more ways to work hard than to  perform physical  labor.
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    I am where I am not because of luck. I worked hard to get where I am and I'm not just talking physical. I scarificed a lot to get where I am. I made sure I improved every shot I could and took advantage of every opportunity that presented itself. I am far from lucky.

    If you think it's luck that one person gets hired over another then this explains why you are out of work. I got hired because I was the best choice out of the hundreds of canidates. Not because I knew someone and not because I was lucky but because I made the right choices and because my body of work spoke for itself.

    What you don't get is no one owes you anything, no one owes you a job, and no one owes you a proper living. It's up to you to find it and earn it yourself. I understand it's hard out there right now and it's not in your field but how about getting a job at a resturant, McDonalds, Best Buy, or any place that would hire you? How about as a high school teacher. The pay stinks and if you are a doctorite you are over qualified but at least it's something. As I said when I had trouble finding a job I took anything and everything until I found something better. I continued to improve myself and the job I'm currently in they found me. They had headhunters looking for people and because of different contacts in the field my name came up. They came to me because I worked hard and made a name for myself. That wasn't luck that was my hard work paying off. If I didn't work so hard they would be no shot my name would have ever come up.

    You'll never get anywhere if you think that it's all based on luck, or that other people owe you something, or that just because a job might seem below your level you won't take it. Work hard, do your job, take initiative/responsibility, and stop thinking it's out of your hands. It's up to you to seperate yourself from the crowd and make employers want you. If you are just like 200 other people all applying for the same job guess what you most likely won't get it. That's on you for not standing out and providing a reason for the company to hire you.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : I am where I am not because of luck. I worked hard to get where I am and I'm not just talking physical. I scarificed a lot to get where I am. I made sure I improved every shot I could and took advantage of every opportunity that presented itself. I am far from lucky. If you think it's luck that one person gets hired over another then this explains why you are out of work. I got hired because I was the best choice out of the hundreds of canidates. Not because I knew someone and not because I was lucky but because I made the right choices and because my body of work spoke for itself. What you don't get is no one owes you anything, no one owes you a job, and no one owes you a proper living. It's up to you to find it and earn it yourself. I understand it's hard out there right now and it's not in your field but how about getting a job at a resturant, McDonalds, Best Buy, or any place that would hire you? How about as a high school teacher. The pay stinks and if you are a doctorite you are over qualified but at least it's something. As I said when I had trouble finding a job I took anything and everything until I found something better. I continued to improve myself and the job I'm currently in they found me. They had headhunters looking for people and because of different contacts in the field my name came up. They came to me because I worked hard and made a name for myself. That wasn't luck that was my hard work paying off. If I didn't work so hard they would be no shot my name would have ever come up. You'll never get anywhere if you think that it's all based on luck, or that other people owe you something, or that just because a job might seem below your level you won't take it. Work hard, do your job, take initiative/responsibility, and stop thinking it's out of your hands. It's up to you to seperate yourself from the crowd and make employers want you. If you are just like 200 other people all applying for the same job guess what you most likely won't get it. That's on you for not standing out and providing a reason for the company to hire you.
    Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]

    There are millions of people who lost their jobs in 2008-2009 and are still struggling to find employment because the ratio of unemployed workers to job openings has been fluctuating between 4 and 5 to 1 for the past few years.  Are they in the situation they're in because they all sucked at their jobs and are lazy?  Is the CEO of every company always the smartest person or the hardest worker?  Are promotions always based on merit?  It is on you individually to make the most of your opportunities, but to pretend that those opportunities aren't partly luck of the draw is a little much.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : I'm not doing that, but I bet YOU know many that are. And why am I not able to find work that actually pays?  I'd like for you, genius, to tell me why.  Then I'll compare it to what peopel that actually work have told me.  For all I know you're a rapist.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966[/QUOTE]

    "And why am I not able to find work that actually pays?  I'd like for you, genius, to tell me why."  Okay, here goes:  you're the type of person that thinks the world owes you a living, owes you a decent income, owes you happiness.  Problem is, the rest of the world doesn't work that way but you're too stupid to have figured that out despite high educational achievement.

    "Then I'll compare it to what people that actually work have told me."  If you're incinuating that I don't actually work, I got a 28-year Navy career and a follow-on career that begs to differ, but I can't just imagine you trying to make it in a military environment - heck, you can't even make it in a social one.

    "For all I know you're a rapist."  More proof that you lack even the most basic social skills needed to thrive in a productive, collaborative work-environment.  I've seen some of your bon mots, and to be sure your vocabulary doesn't bespeak an intellectually stable person, rather quite the contrary.

    So just keep digging that hole and proving to all, with each of your posts, what a true "intellectual giant" you seem to think you are.  In other words, keep tryin' Doctor Skippy.

     

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