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On 11/4/2010 1:03 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I thought maybe manufacturing robot repairman would be a good gig but with the factories closing, perhaps not. 8-)
TDD
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On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:03:20 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Got news for you. The 7,000,000 lost mfg jobs weren't UAW. Don't know where you got that idea, And the undertaking and lawyer businesses are down. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/02/09/recessionfuneral / You can google unemployed lawyers yourself.
So there goes your "marketable skill" idea. Can't market your "marketable skill" when the market dries ups. Of course maybe those aren't the ideal marketable skills. Probably various contractors here finding their marketable skills aren't much in demand. I've seen figures of architect unemployment over 13% and similar for various engineers. Guess those aren't "marketable skills" any more. A bad economy mostly gets the business of bankruptcy lawyers and liquidation specialists booming. So specialization is important. I've always found the best marketable skill for finding a job is good connections and a good line of bullshit. Works every time, even if your connection is in the push cart hot dog business. Your bullshit can both talk and walk.
--Vic
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On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:46:53 -0500, Vic Smith

I suppose a huge number in that 7 million were construction workers but I was in that business. A large number of them USED to be auto workers. The housing boom really just delayed the recession we were supposed to have at the end of the 90s. We put millions of people to work building houses nobody needed. (you have to include the people in the supply chain, the real estate people, the financing people, down to the girl driving the roach coach) That also impacted the engineers we don't need anymore because we are not drawing house plans.
I can tell you about one industry that is booming, the security gate business. The guy who used to work for my wife as a $30k a year handyman is now a gate tech and he is on the way to making $80,000 this year from a base salary of around $45-50k. They are busy as hell and his boss is afraid to hire anyone else so he works all the overtime he can stand.
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On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 03:29:46 -0800 (PST), Molly Brown

As a person who was a "specialist" at IBM I can say it just means you specialize in fixing things, not any particular thing, whatever they throw at you. I imagine this guy is saying he doesn't paint, clean or do carpentry, he just fixes broken stuff.
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On 11/7/2010 9:31 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

What did you do for Big Blue? I had so much fun with the IBM mainframes back in the 1960's and 70's.
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On Sun, 07 Nov 2010 09:48:10 -0600, The Daring Dufas

A little bit of everything CE up to Specialist, IPR, Instructor, Contract Services and support rep in Endicott.
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Here are some excerpts from videos of Fareed Zakaria interviewing some CEOs
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/10/29/gps.schmidt.innovation.cnn
I watched the complete interview on TV the other day. They all agree that as long as America can keep innovating new technology it will be able to compete with countries like China. Idiot a.. kisser Fareed never asks how this is going to help the U.S when innovation accounts for a very small percentage of job creation and that manufacturing comprises a very large percentage of it and that the U.S. can no longer count on manufacturing jobs like it did forty years ago or that China doesnt give a flying f... about intellectual property rights or that no country has the backbone to enforce international patent laws anyway. Gone are the days of cutting edge in your face news reporting of putting people in the hot seat. These days you dont know if your watching an interview or a lovefest.
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On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:16:51 -0500, " snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

That was Randy, not Lou. Four if us left in 96 and nobody got a package.
Where did you work?
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On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 22:13:22 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

P'ok until '93 and then BTV.
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On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 23:43:20 -0500, " snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

Field here DC and SW Florida but I did some temp assignments in Endicott, Tucson and education when I was trying to find a safe place to land.
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On Fri, 05 Nov 2010 01:08:15 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I'd never go back as a temp. The idiots would have penalized my pension. There are too many others out there who want my skills to go back there. It was a great place to work for the first fifteen or twenty years but after the last few I have no use for the place. OTOH, their money is gladly taken. ;-)
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On Sun, 07 Nov 2010 10:40:56 -0600, " snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

My temp assignments were when I was still working. After I left I did a little contracting for them and that gets you out of the "pension" problem. One of our guys who left at the same time as me came back as a CE/contractor for a while. He was truly double dipping it. In real life they didn't need him and let him go at the end of the contract. I really don't have many bad things to say and they did try to find a place for me but I was just too expensive for what their operation became. They stopped doing all the things they trained me to do.
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Both of my Toyotas were made in the US.
Jim
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I really feel for the working people right now. That is, those who are not self employed. For the self employed, and entrepreneurs, the world is the same oyster it always was. And now that Barry has confiscated all the money, and has it stored somewhere waiting on those "shovel ready jobs" he promised, I hope it does not evaporate in the meantime.
But wait, he can spend a lot of it taking thousands of people to India at $200 million a day. That should dispose of some of it. I wonder where he got the thousands of people. I know he doesn't have that many friends. And what can cost $200 million a day in a country where 7 cents US buys lunch? Probably spending money for him and Moochelle, stored in a very large trunk.
Let's see ................
A billion for the trip ....................
divided by $50,000 for an annual wage ............
that's 40,000 people who could have worked for a year.
Too bad Barry and Moochelle feel the need to go to India and spend two billion when there are at least 40,000 people here who need work to try and get their house payments current on the same amount of money.
A shame and a disgrace to be spending money like that with so many people hurting, and that includes the really down and out homeless street people. Two billion would buy a lot of hot meals for them. At a buck apiece, two billion. But we can't expect Barry to give up one dime of anything he's worked so hard for. That community organizing is hard work.
But I guess that's what happens when a poor disadvantaged youth grows up and finds the keys to the printing presses, and has to get back at all the certain types of people who made his life so disadvantaged.
Hypocrite. He won't even get off this horse when it's dead. And yesterday, the legs fell off.
Steve
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On 11/4/2010 2:08 AM, Steve B wrote:

Democrats are very good at spending other people's money. No, I'm not a Republican, Republicans disgust me but Democrats are special, they horrify me. 8-)
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I would be upset also, but there comes a time you don't believe everything you hear from talking heads. Try looking up FactCheck.
In part from FactCheck:
This highly doubtful claim originated with one Indian news agency quoting an anonymous source in Mumbai.
This story has spread rapidly among the president's critics, but there is simply no evidence to support it. And common sense should lead anyone to doubt it. For example, the entire U.S. war effort in Afghanistan currently costs less than that - about $5.7 billion per month, according to the Congressional Research Service, or roughly $190 million per day. How could a peaceful state visit cost more than a war?
Nevertheless, the story was widely repeated without any additional reporting. Soon after the article was released, The Drudge Report - a news aggregation website - linked to the Press Trust of India article, with the headline "REPORT: US to spend $200 million per day on Obama's Mumbai visit." Later that day, Rush Limbaugh claimed on his radio show that "Five hundred seven rooms at the Taj Mahal, 40 airplanes, $200 million a day this nation will spend on Obama's trip to India." He repeats the "$200 million a day" claim several times throughout the show without specifying its source.
http://factcheck.org/2010/11/ask-factcheck-trip-to-mumbai /
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If you believe everything you read from Fact Check, what are you doing for lunch? I have this bridge for sale. Cheap. And I'll buy lunch, too. Have your secretary contact my secretary.
Steve
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The bottom line is, you must use common sense. If you want to believe the trip is costing more than the war effort in Afghanistan per day because Drudge or Rush "reported" it, it's up to you. Maybe you read it in an email sent to you, but I find FactCheck more reliable than those sources.
I don't let my hate for anything, get in the way of common sense. You may want to try that shoe on.
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The only way this could be true is if Obama is taking a billion dollar aid package along with him to bribe the Indians.
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Same for John Boehner who has THE MOST socialized healthcare in the world for LIFE.... yet thinks that it is a BAD thing huh
he should IMMEDIATLELY drop his government coverage and get his own personal health insurance policy
Maybe he will have diabetes and get denied?
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