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Another Often Ignored Problem With The Current Job Market

Have you noticed something odd about the expectations and actions of corporate HR and MBAs, aka scumbags.

They want “well-educated” people with more than 4 years university + some job experience.

BUT

They also want to fire people above 45, and maybe even 40, because of pay and ‘control’ issues.

That translates into a career length of between 10-15 years (25-30 to 40-45). Do they seriously think that consumption, family formation and industries based on ‘normal’ life-cycles will remain so with such abysmal ‘career’ prospects? Add in the disappearance of entire industries, government-funded retraining scams, for-profit education, non-dischargable student loans. At this rate we will get a society of people with minimum wage jobs who have no real future, money or willingness to participate in society.

Ever heard of freeters?

Freeter is a Japanese expression for people between the ages of 15 and 34 who lack full-time employment or are unemployed, excluding housewives and students. The term originally included young people who deliberately chose not to become salary-men, even though jobs were available at the time. Freeters may also be described as underemployed or freelance workers.

This phenomenon is no longer restricted to Japan, and can be seen in many developed countries- including the USA Even the massaged and manipulated statistics from the ministry of truth looks bad.

How long can a first world economy function with rapidly decreasing inter-personal trust, poor career prospects, shrinking income and so many poor and desperate people? Food stamps and section 9 housing only go so far..

Comments?

  1. May 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    A person can only be as honest as their boss will let them be. HR people work for dishonest corporate managers who worry more about short term stock prices than long term profitability. It is not smart to trust one’s career to these sociopathic Scumbags. Not a healthy environment psychologically to spend one’s life with all the backstabbing and politics that goes on. Women in Corporate America are especially dangerous as they can use the false sexual harassment accusation to torpedo a man’s career.

    Unemployed individuals should know that in order to work legally for less than minimum wage in the United States, one can become self employed and barter their services for what they want.

    In a globalized environment where college graduates overseas can be hired for 5 to 10 k a year and robots can outperform humans in many tasks, raising minimum wage in the United States caused mass unemployment as employers substitute foreign labor and robots for wage labor.

    Perhaps that smartest advice that was ever given to me was to get a vasectomy. If you have health insurance, it often will pay for the operation. Hurts for about a week but compared to becoming a slave in the rigged child support industry, it’s nothing.

  2. May 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

    On the second chart, they show recession from 2008 to 2009 only. The ministry of truth does a good job indeed.

  3. Webe
    May 10, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Here in the Netherlands this has been the trend for many years: highest percentage of part-time employees in Europe, highest percentage of employees via agencies (not just temps), and the new trend is zzp (self-employed without personnel). Although this is extolled as flexibility and efficiency, it seems obvious that no commitments all round has both positive and negative aspects. It also means that employment conditions and benefits are great in theory, but in practice apply to fewer and fewer people.

  4. Malcolm Tucker
    May 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Look on the bright side. No more rules? No more problems.

    All I see are new opportunities for profit.

  5. July 3, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Why play when you could be. lol

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