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Job Openings Report Shows Market Is...Really, Really Bad

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    The private sector is fine.
     
  2. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Was this 'unexpected' ? .....:faint:

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  3. robertoh

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    And wow,this was all over the MSM today,------yeh right.:whistling:
     
  4. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    A friend has been out of work for 15 months. For 12 months she's tried to get a job commensurate with her skills and experience. The last couple of months she's been trying to get a temp job just to pay the bills.

    Last week she was told she wouldn't be hired to fill a temp position for which they interviewed her four times...
     
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  5. JFrame

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    That there sounds like a "microcosm"...

    Sorry to hear about your friend's plight.

    I have a friend who has effectively given up looking for employment after a couple of years. Fortunately, he and his wife are able to get by on what she makes.

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  6. Breadman03

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    I sold my business to go to school full time, and have been putting in applications for several months now. I haven't gotten one call back yet. Reason: most are cutting employees because summer tourism is down from last year.

    I saw an ad for a retail teller position at a lumberyard. They listed a B.S. in accounting as a requirement!
     
  7. cowboy1964

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    The stock market likes it today.
     
  8. JFrame

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    I'm not sure the market likes "it" -- and one-day snapshots are largely meaningless in any case.


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  9. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Thanks for the good words.

    Fortunately, she has a lot of good friends who are helping her out with groceries, and her Dad is helping her with her mortgage so she doesn't lose the house.
     
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  10. JFrame

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    Glad to hear that! [​IMG]

    When all's said and done, you just can't beat a good support system...


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  11. NMG26

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    Both companies that I work (worked) for got bought by huge companies at about the same time last year. The job I was really happy with and and doing fine at, laid me off a couple of Fridays ago. The other company gave me a 8.5% raise today.

    I'd say it is a heck of a roller coaster.
     
  12. JFrame

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    Day-um...Congratulations and condolences both... :shocked:


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  13. cowboy1964

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    Well the market liked something today, probably the idea that more easing would be coming. If they didn't I assure you it would have been down today. But you're right, one day does not a trend make. The Dow is up 5% for the year. So the trend is in the right direction.
     
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  14. callihan_44

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    my company is slow,same goes for our customers. We started the year off better than the previous two but mid-may it started to slide.