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What jobs are good jobs???

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigdogtx, May 17, 2011.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    I guess the gov't ones do pay better....
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Right now, any job where you get paid and the check does not bounce is a good job. That used to be the story for high school drop outs. Now that saying applies to people with Bachelor and Masters degrees also.
     
  3. timberfaller

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    Private sector jobs that "Produce" a tangible product!!
     
  4. lbshootin

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    I totally agree with Leo.. 34yrs experience, and they will still usher you to the door!
     
  5. sernv99

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    The private sector puts a monetary value on you and they could care less if you have 4 kids to feed and put through school or if you are a Medal of Honor recipient. All they care is that you are not a liability to the company and you are able to contribute to the company's bottomline. All this b.s. about loyalty, working for them for 40 years and deserve not to be fired, blah blah, blah...that goes right out the door, along with your a$$ if they see you are more of a liability than an asset. U.S. companies today would be happy to ship all jobs overseas or set-up shop in a state where the labor laws are laxed so they can pay you cheap wages with hardly any benefits.
     
  6. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Any job that when you go to bed at night, you look forward going to work the next day.
     
  7. twotimer

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    sernv99, I'm a small business owner in the private sector, and I'm sorry, if you work for me and are a liability, why would I keep you around? I am a capitalist not a socialist! Mike
     
  8. smsnyder

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    THere no better boss than yourself.
     
  9. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    sernv99 couldn't work for you, unless you called him comrade!

    If you did hire him, I dought that he would last long, his attitude would get him fired.

    He hasn't heard that US company's went overseas to get away from unions and outrageous tax burdens!
     
  10. sernv99

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    well twotimer, define your definition of "liability"....is it someone who has worked for you for years and is paid a much higher wage than what you can get for an entry level person? A lot of companies see older workers as a liability and will gladly lay off the older worker just to hire a younger worker for cheap or not hire an older more experienced worker because they see older workers as a liability.....don't be naive and think it doesn't happen....judging by your attitude, you would gladly hire illegals and pay them pennies on the dollar for wages with no benefits.
     
  11. sernv99

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    I'm referring to "big" companies...not some small time business. There is a big culture difference.


    Timber: there is a reason why you scrub men's semen off of the private booths in your local porn shop. You can't even spell the word "doubt" correctly nevermind use the word "company's" in the proper context. LMAO Go fix your spelling errors before you make yourself look like an idiot with your failed public education. Illegal aliens have better spelling skills than yourself.
     
  12. twotimer

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    sernv99, I discribe liability as someone who cost me more to keep employed then I can make off their labor. I do agree with a lot of your big business thoughts. Your "judgement" of my attitude is badly mistaken. Mike
     
  13. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Well the gov't must think that gov't jobs are better due to the study showing that is where hussein has had the most success....
     
  14. timberfaller

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    You must be a union man/women! You act like the ones I used to work around!

    I "doubt" if you worked a "hard" day for anyone your entire life. Your response lets me know a lot about you personally! You let the cat out of the bag!

    As for your attack, I wouldn't know what your talking about, but from your description, YOU do!

    Besides I wasn't talking to you, I was responding to twotimer.

    You liberals are so easy to find and expose.
     
  15. twotimer

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    Timberfaller, You do have a way with words! No arguement here. Mike
     
  16. sernv99

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    here is another person who is a "business owner" but can't spell a simple word, "describe". Yeah what business do you "own", the company that produces Hooked on Phonics? LMAO Maybe Timb can apply to your company for the position: Vice President of "Operayshions"
     
  17. capulona

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    Here's my two cents: business has to make a profit, otherwise it'll fail. your product must sell for more than what it's worth to produce, whether it be a service, or a consumer goods item. In a lot of companies, usually large multi-nationals, the value added comes mainly from labor (meaning you). when you produce a car, the material goods are fixed, and what makes it a functioning automobile is the labor the worker put into it. right there is where the company makes a profit.

    here's the problem with capitalism: the profit sharing does not filter down to the workers. the shareholders will receive the lion's share via dividends distributed per share. if you perform well, maybe you get promoted and an accompanying raise in salary.

    people say you can't have it both ways: the good ole days of having a job out of high school and sticking with a company for 44 years then retirement is gone. either fight it out with capitalism, or go the socialist route, which in the USA is a dirty word. in the age of globalism, there is no middle road.
     
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    I will ignore the sniping in this post and simply offer my observations. I had the opportunity to go into a successful family business, but did not. Went to college and law school and worked for a firm upon graduation. Graduated with a lot of debt, long since paid off. After 8 years, went to work for myself. No one tells me what to do; no one can lay me off or fire me; my retirement is mine and I do not have to worry about the company going south with my pension. If I had to do it over again, I'd have done it sooner! Do what you like; do it better than anyone else and be your own boss!

    The world is full of opportunities and life is far too short to spend it working only for a paycheck; do something you have a passion for.

    Whitney Damron
    Topeka, KS
     
  19. WBD

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    I will ignore the sniping in this post and simply offer my observations. I had the opportunity to go into a successful family business, but did not. Went to college and law school and worked for a firm upon graduation. Graduated with a lot of debt, long since paid off. After 8 years, went to work for myself. No one tells me what to do; no one can lay me off or fire me; my retirement is mine and I do not have to worry about the company going south with my pension. If I had to do it over again, I'd have done it sooner! Do what you like; do it better than anyone else and be your own boss!

    The world is full of opportunities and life is far too short to spend it working only for a paycheck; do something you have a passion for.

    Whitney Damron
    Topeka, KS
     
  20. cmmonaco78

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    I wouldn't mind being a marketing rep for Beretta here stateside. They have been around for over 500 years. I'll bet job stability might be pretty good.

    CM
     
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