Skip to comments.Workers in part-time purgatory dream of full-time paradise
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:05:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Bonnie Gray knows there are people out there who are worse off than she is. After all, at least she has a job.
Its just not a full-time gig.
Like many other Americans, she works part time and its barely enough to pay for food, fuel and shelter.
Millions of Americans were working part time in November but they would like to have been working full time. These so-called involuntary part-time workers are an example of some of the stubborn pockets of weakness that remain in the labor market even as the jobs picture improves very slowly.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nearly 8.2 million people classified themselves as involuntary part-time workers in November, meaning that they settled for less work because they couldnt get more. Thats around double the number of involuntary part-timers in 2006, before the nation went into recession and entered a prolonged period of weak recovery...
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
Earth to NBC: under the leadership of YOUR Dork-O-Dent, those jobs are gone, gone, gone.
Jobs will not return until we get a leader who has actually had a real job.
That’s me. Two part-time jobs—one in an office during the week, one doing physical labor on weekends—plus a home business. I am two months behind on the mortgage and can’t sell the house, OR afford even a horrible apartment in a dangerous neighborhood. Life is interesting! It’s so nice to know that the recession is over and the Obamas are resting up in Hawaii.
To Anyone in this situation that voted Obama: Ha! Enjoy your hope and change
welcome to the new full time
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