All that without waking up every day worrying about a Vendor screw up, living in Hotels and being responsible for a $20 Million Dollar Departmental Budget.
It can be a very good living, and no need for college.
The 20-something girl who cuts my hair has bought her own house and car and aspired to have her own salon business.
Obama can demand everyone must shave their head. If you don’t there will be a tax. John Roberts will approve it.
The authors have a point about outsourcing haircare, but they are naive concerning the disposable income gap. Going to a salon is a luxury many can no longer afford.
Their receptionist’s job is already being exported in many shops. You call and get an English-speaking receptionist in India who books their appointments. I find it amazing that so trivial a job is worth exporting, but I suppose three or four Indians can support six or eight beauty salons and save a little money by doing it.
After leaving my career in Los Angeles and moving back to the midwest, I remembered an article I read years ago about the geriatrics field being secure since the baby boomers were beginning to move to assisted and independent living facilities. I hadn’t worked a “real” job in about 20 years so I was afraid I’d never find a job but I was lucky enough to snatch a part time receptionist job in a nursing home. I’m now full time and working in several departments within the facility. I’m very grateful and told my boss to just wheel me from my desk to a room when it’s time.
What about illegal immigration?
I worked as a veterans career counselor, job-search coach and supervisor at two different state unemployment offices for nearly 20 years, so I hopefully know whereof I speak. The occupations mentioned, while hard to automate, don’t normally pay very much. There are other, similar things that potentially pay much better and don’t require a lot of education or training. Examples: Nursing home administrator (2 year degree required) and outside sales representative (on-the-job training, seminars/sales boot camps or 2 year degree).
This article makes a good point. My husband’s electrical contracting business has been hugely busy. Not busy enough to start hiring, but he works 6 days a week.
The flaw in his logic is that if enough jobs are exported, there won’t be enough people able to afford hairdressers. They will just cut their own hair, or friends will cut each other’s. And forget fast-food workers — I’ve found it easier, cheaper, and more nutritious to bring leftovers from home and warm them in the office microwave.
Plus they can have special “cash only” pricing and can barter their services.
(gasp) Why it's so obvious no one ever thought of it before!
Gunsmiths around my area typically get around 75 bucks per hour with a 45 dollar initial fee to to look at your gun. They are usually swamped with business and turn a lot of business away.
Bet you right wing nuts didn't know it was possible to pander to my base and help the economy at the same time!