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Half Of All U.S. Workers Make Less Than $26K

Hits: 8020 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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Tekas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 151 Posts
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 10:21:19 PM
Move where? Europe? Stay were you are, not only we don't have enough space for all of you, we are screwed too. Some people do succeed when they move abroad, but most don't. And the ones that do succeed, it's usually because they made sacrifices they weren't making in their home country.

Personally, I'm tiring of moving between cities (and countries) with my family and having half of my family and friends scattered around Europe, just so we can avoid starvation. There's a bigger difference between moving to make a good living and moving just to avoid the inevitable for a couple years, yet people still keep hitting on the "go to where the jobs are" note, like there's nothing wrong with the world and there were enough jobs for everyone.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5745 Posts
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 8:40:32 AM
YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN THAT SITUATION and you have NO ONE to blame but yourself!


Because everyone's situation is exactly the same, right?

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 1:56:24 AM
@Tekas:

It's not simply moving to avoid the inevitable for a few years. It's, if you're in a DEAD END going NO WHERE then change your situation. YOU have to figure out what sacrifices need to be made in the meantime. My husband and I have lived apart while trying to get ahead. Yes, it was hard but most people can't/won't get their head out of their a$$ to think long term. You make sacrifices today to have a better future. And in the military, you don't always get to move with your family, you are not always with your friends, sometimes you're in remote areas and it sucks but it's short term. I've said it before, people like where they are in life. They may complain but don't do $hit to change it and that's okay but just know YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN THAT SITUATION and you have NO ONE to blame but yourself!


lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 1:51:01 AM
Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
13606 Posts Monday, January 02, 2012 4:23:49 PM

"Just checked the job bank where I am and there are over 212 jobs listed that are currently paying over $32,000/year. "

And only 700 people applying for those 212 jobs.

___________

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
2434 Posts
[ Edit Profile ]
[ Delete Post ] Monday, January 02, 2012 1:55:33 PM
And by the way, if you broaden the search to the US for a GS5 or above you will come up with over 5000 job hits...

Now what?

_______

You forgot that one...

jeepjones
Male, 30-39, Canada
 555 Posts
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 1:10:49 AM
America this is why you so poor.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12741 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 10:54:48 PM
@Tekas Then get over being poor and enjoy your station in life. I'll have fries with that please.

Tekas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 151 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 10:23:25 PM
(... continuation)

Another thing people that tell you to "move" fail to see, is that most of families can't afford to move abroad. Unless you are willing to sell everything you ever owned and maybe borrowing money from a bank just so you can move, without knowing if you will have enough time to earn enough money to pay the debt.

And before someone starts bitching about me having internet... My family actually doesn't complain about our situation. And yes, I have luxury: a cheap laptop (that has to last at least 6 years or I'm screwed), cheapest internet I can find. No cable TV, no fast food, no expensive cellphones (60dollar pre-paid ones will do just fine, although we get some for free). House heating always off during winter, no A/C, etc etc.

Some people really need to get their heads off their arses.

Tekas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 151 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 10:18:36 PM
Move where? Europe? Stay were you are, not only we don't have enough space for all of you, we are screwed too. Some people do succeed when they move abroad, but most don't. And the ones that do succeed, it's usually because they made sacrifices they weren't making in their home country.

Personally, I'm tiring of moving between cities (and countries) with my family and having half of my family and friends scattered around Europe, just so we can avoid starvation. There's a bigger difference between moving to make a good living and moving just to avoid the inevitable for a couple years, yet people still keep hitting on the "go to where the jobs are" note, like there's nothing wrong with the world and there were enough jobs for everyone.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 10:10:11 PM
@thubanster: Your comment has made my night simply because it's good to know I'm not the only one seeing this. Thank you and have a happy and prosperous 2012.

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 809 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 9:24:09 PM
Look. I'm 50 years old, and I can tell you, I've NEVER. EVER. Seen middle-class people who are intelligent and hard working struggle like this.

Times HAVE changed.

I think the rich got greedy and forgot that to make a great nation, you have to give back to the worker in the form of a truly livable wage.

I am reminded of Henry Ford's goal of making a car his employees could afford. I just don't see that attitude anymore among the wealthy.

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 809 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 9:18:40 PM
Solvent, it is.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 8:34:51 PM
Europeans who say people should just move to where the jobs are don't realize the US is a lot bigger than any country in Europe. My own state, Minnesota, is the size of Great Britain all on its own. It takes a lot to move to another place that's significantly different to look for jobs. Generally, the job situation is bad everywhere in the US, especially if you don't have a higher degree. Try doing that with a family and it's even more impossible. Trying to sell a house is very tough as well.

US vs Europe size

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 4:35:45 PM
I don't even understand what kind of total jack ass can argue with this.

AWESOMEBOT
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 65 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 4:33:36 PM
I make 14,000 a year, I am not eligible for social programs, as I am a white single male. I have a college degree and work full time. I work with the disabled, who in most cases make 5-10 thousand more than me annually, directly from the government, and generally do not work at all. It would be wise for me to find a new job, but it is easier said than done. Mad mad world.

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 4:30:36 PM
Shame on you. Shame on you.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 4:23:49 PM

"Just checked the job bank where I am and there are over 212 jobs listed that are currently paying over $32,000/year. "

And only 700 people applying for those 212 jobs.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 4:15:44 PM
I made a little over $9000 last year.But then again I get food stamps and medicaid too.I'm living the good life!!!!!

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 2:15:24 PM
@lostinkorea: Congratulations on your well-paying job. It's impressive that you had the get-up-and-go to go where the good jobs were. But surely you can appreciate that not everyone can emigrate from the U.S. due to (among other things) family issues or health concerns?

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 2:02:29 PM
well now we might hit 49.99999999999998% instead of 49.999999999999999999999%

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:55:33 PM
And by the way, if you broaden the search to the US for a GS5 or above you will come up with over 5000 job hits...

Now what?

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:53:25 PM
morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
96 Posts Monday, January 02, 2012 1:43:48 PM
Guys, calm down, theres an opening for a job that pays more than 26k!
Now if everyone just applies for it, and then everyone gets that job, all the problems will be solved!
______

Or you can sit while unemployed/underemployed and bitch on an internet forum and not try. Your choice...

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:43:48 PM
Guys, calm down, theres an opening for a job that pays more than 26k!
Now if everyone just applies for it, and then everyone gets that job, all the problems will be solved!

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:41:32 PM
"I moved to Germany"
I guess that solves the problem then, if half of americans move to germany, everything will be golden.

"Just checked the job bank where I am and there are over 212 jobs listed that are currently paying over $32,000/year.

Like it was said before, change your situation or quit bitchin'."
Wow. Well once those 212 jobs have been filled, I guess its just gonna be 49.99999999999999999% of employed americans, instead of 50%.
Yeah, I guess that solves the issue.

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:34:12 PM
Here's an example: the starting pay is $71K and the ending pay is $110K.

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 1:30:34 PM
Everything's fine. Plenty of high paying jobs out there, right?
_________

Just checked the job bank where I am and there are over 212 jobs listed that are currently paying over $32,000/year.

Like it was said before, change your situation or quit bitchin'.

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