A generation that covers itself in skull tattoos has already had enough ink spilled for it.
They don’t adjust for illegals who take up jobs previously filled by younger people.
“stealing” implies ownership. We don’t own jobs, we earn our positions. If I’m going to hire someone, I want someone that will represent the best value to my company. If that person is a boomer rather than a leftist-brainwashed college grad, then so be it.
Great post, Kaslin - thanks.
No, to answer the question in the headline, and to repeat my comment from the earlier thread, I hate the headline. The idea that one demographic cohort can “steal” another’s jobs is rooted in a zero-sum-game mentality that is at the heart of Leftist thought. Conservatives should reject this thinking vigorously.
There are jobs for everyone who wants to work, if the gov’t would get out of the way. This is our biggest problem now in so many ways.
Creating group conflict is what Leftists do, and is what the headline for this article does. The article itself has some interesting observations, but I can’t get past the message of the headline which I disagree with strongly.
In this climate of low output and tight money, employers are looking for people who have been trained to do more than show self worth and put condoms on a cucumber.
Didn’t we beat this up on another thread yesterday?
As far as I’m concerned, the young are “stealing” this baby-boomers job.
I am currently out of work, and while there are jobs to be had in my field, employers seem to be hiring only younger people with much less experience.
As manager told my 50 something sister after accepting a great management job in a very popular specialty food store, middle aged women and men make the best employees. They show up everyday and have great work ethics. They’re also grateful for a job. She was promoted, given a bonus and a few raises in the first year of her employment.
No...Obama is! Also, some in the younger generation have not, to their detriment, been taught a work ethic, which many of the boomers have in spades.
It is what it is. Dear God help us.
Obama’a regulatory siege, crushing and uncertain Obamacare impacts, and his promise for significantly increased tax burdens are the reasons small and large businesses have withheld any plans for growth and expansion.
Nanny state handouts and regulation are not the engines of the economy.
Ten million people unemployed and eleven illegals in the country,How are boomers taking any jobs?.
Education has failed our children and is now failing our grandchildren because educators have become more interested in themselves than our children.
Having said that let's take a look at a second reason for not hiring the young as my generation, the “baby boomers” age.
The second cause is economically driven.
With all of the new regulations and mandates coming on line every employee must produce more income for the company not less. Ten to fifteen years ago when my son entered the job market the rule of thumb was each and every employee had to produce twice what he was paid, before taxes, for the company to have any chance of breaking even.
With the explosion of new regulations and mandates, Obamacare being the least of the problem, who is going to produce that level of income stream - someone with effectively zero experience, or a person who has a history of personal contacts and job performance?
Notice, I didn't even address the difference in work ethics.
IMHO, the newbies have nothing to offer their employers and this is why the “baby boomers” and the following generations aren't suffering as bad as the newbies. Social consciousness is nice but it don't pay the bills nor put food on your family's tables. Businessmen know this but our educators and their ilk don't.
No, illegals are.
Knowledge of legacy product lines
Absence of facial piercings, more conservative appearance, more attention to personal hygeine and appearance.
Ability to do math and make change without a calculator
Ability to train new hires in the event things get better
Literacy in communications
Ability to adapt to newer technologies while having an understanding of fundamentals and older technologies.
Better knowledge of regulations and standards.
Good probelm solving and conflict resolution skills
More settled in their personal lives
There are a multitude of reasons to retain older employees, and even hire older new hires at comparable rates to someone younger. Not all will exhibit the qualitiess shown above, nor are those necessarily absent in a younger worker, but if I had to start looking for someone with them, I'd probably be looking at someone older.
Young people need to accept that their hero, Obama, has put their lives on hold. It will pass, they will just be behind the curve about 5 years. Sucks, but elections have consequences.
The baby-boomers were here first.