Disappearing Jobs

Discussion in 'Jobs I Have Had' started by Reen Davis, Dec 25, 2022.

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    A new take on "The Streets of San Francisco." :p
     
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    A story about the job numbers being proclaimed, then "revised downward" when no one was looking. 25% of the jobs touted by the administration to show how great things are were later eliminated in a revision released after the news story died down. Also, many of the jobs published are part-time, no benefit jobs replaced full-time, benefitted jobs under Mr. Trump.

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    Jobs numbers are always padded during the holidays. While "they" are busy taking a bow for the peak in December they are mum about the dip in January. (Or the dip in the white house. :p)
     
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    Been hearing UPS is laying off `12,000 employees. could be the huge hires they had for the holidays...
     
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    I hadn't thought of the holiday hires contributing to that number. I just read that the 12,000 layoffs are global, and the job eliminations are anticipated to be among management roles and contractors. I also read that they recently signed a new union contract. The contract includes pay raises for full- and part-time union workers, the creation of 7,500 full-time jobs and the filling of 22,500 open positions, allowing more part-timers to transition to full-time.

    Sort of mixed messages. They are increasing staffing of the worker bees (those who generate revenue) implying that revenue will increase, while cutting the corporate folks. There was a sidenote that UPS is selling a truckload brokerage business (Coyote) they bought in 2015 for $1.8 billion. Bad timing in making that investment with the Scamdemic lurking around the corner.
     
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    Today they are talking about the implosion of main stream media. Thousands being laid off and some companies actually closing.
    i.e. Sports Illustrated?
     
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    The LA Times, once the premier So Cal Newspaper, has laid off more and barely hanging on....So so so so Tragic where our FREE country is.
     
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    All of the newspapers everywhere are laying off people because hardly anyone gets an actual newspaper anymore, and everything is online within seconds of the news coming out, instead of a once a day newspaper, or even the television news.
    That is one of the great things about online news. Like Twitter, people who are on-scene will take pictures and post them, along with information about what is happening. Newspapers in print are just becoming a thing of the past like cameras with film in them.
     
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    I guess the men who bought Sports Illustrated for the swimsuit models didn't want to see the "body positivity" (i.e., Fatties) and "tuckers" (transvestites in drag). What a shame, huh.
     
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    Will we EVER get our Country back???????????

    And I can see and hear it all now, being told by my boss in San Jose, in the mid 80's, how much better it will all be for us...:eek::eek::eek::eek:

    The local san jose people called it Silly Valley and Silicon world took over their city and here we are....
     
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    Print media has been on the decline for decades. We may as well bemoan the loss of farriers and buggy whip makers because "cars."
     
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    This is true, but a lot has been on the decline, tech got started big time in 50=60's and it's almost like since covid, the declines have been rapid...
     
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    I agree with that on both counts, except free economies naturally undergo [generally] healthy evolution. COVID was sabotage.
     
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