Steve Breen for October 21, 2021

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    I was speaking to a couple of acquaintances who had worked a place I sometimes shop. One of them quit that place and went back to working at the local grocery store… at an increased wage, I gathered. The other had also worked at that grocery as a bookkeeper before getting on at this store. She told me she’s now working TWO jobs: Managing this store AND putting in nighttime hours doing bookkeeping. I hope she gets rich!

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    braindead Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    “Nobody wants to work!” is yet another issue that Trump Disciples LIE about.


    The Republican Party of Trump is terrified of any of Those People getting higher wages.


    Whatever happened to all those hundreds of thousands of illegals streaming across the open borders stealing all the jobs from Americans?

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  almost 2 years ago

    People complain that people are lazy but don’t account for mental stress

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    FrankErnesto  almost 2 years ago

    All the jobs that could be were outsourced or sent overseas. What’s left are jobs that need people here, and the Capitalists are going crazy.

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Funny…read where a reporter decided to check this out. He lives in Florida, applied to 2 jobs per day for a month at those places most complaining they were desperate for workers and complaining about short staffing. A person who met the job requirements to stook shelves, pack boxes at warehouses, cook and serve fast food or take orders at restaurants, etc. etc. He got exactly 1 call for an interview.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Whenever a republikkklan politician or reich-wing talking head says “Americans need to get back to work” remember what they really mean is “Our money is worth more than your life.”

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    piper_gilbert  almost 2 years ago

    It’s time to raise wages when rich people start taking joy rides into outer space.

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    oldchas  almost 2 years ago

    I worked for 45 years as a machinist for eleven different companies. Five jobs were for companies that went out of business. I quit four to accept a job at a better paying place. And I got fired from one job because it was a miserable place to work, I made it known I believed that and I was only staying there because couldn’t afford to quit. Point being, I have seen up close a wide range of small businessmen that believe God put them on earth to run a barely profitable machine shop in fly-over country. “I can’t find anybody that wants to work” is dog whistle for “I can’t find anyone that wants to work for what I want to pay”.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Florida man applies for 60 jobs to discover if the ‘labor shortage’ is real

    Joey Holz found that the truth was more complicated.

    “Holz saw a discrepancy between the rhetoric of employers and the facts on the ground in Ft. Myers,” reported Alex Galbraith. “Many pointed to the expanded unemployment benefits as a reason they weren’t seeing applicants, but jobless claims have steadily dropped and Florida ended the enhanced benefits several months before he even began applying.”

    In all, Holz got only one in-person interview from the 60 businesses claiming on social media they were understaffed — and during that one interview, “the business owner attempted to walk back the pay of $10/hour offered in the listing,” he claimed

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    Ally2005  almost 2 years ago

    Get the virus under control and many of these problems will began to take care of themselves.

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    Retired engineer  almost 2 years ago

    Reminds me of a really old joke (not referring to myself). The human cannonball informs the circus manager he is quitting to take a job somewhere else. The circus manager gets angry and says “you can’t quit me! Where else can I find a man of your caliber?”.

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    NatureBatsLast  almost 2 years ago

    Fiscal system is as out of balance as the environment….it may be time for a national strike. Might get “their” attention eh?

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    hjmpianoman  almost 2 years ago

    Funny how we are in such a ’’deadly’’ pandemic but the government can afford to fire healthcare workers…

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    calliarcale  almost 2 years ago

    Yep, this accurately depicts the situation. The tables have definitely turned in favor of the workers. Right now, the demand for labor outstrips the supply, and that means employers have to COMPETE to attract labor. They’re not used to that.

    I’ve seen quite a few people quit their jobs recently, due to dissatisfaction with the working conditions, or inadequate opportunities for advancement. The pandemic has made a lot of people really reevaluate what they want out of life, and realize just what they are really worth. If you want us to work, you have to make it worth our while.

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    pamela welch Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    This really made me laugh — it shouldn’t, what with no product being delivered and all the rest of the mess out there. But it’s still funny as hell. Thanks for the big laugh Steve ♥

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