Help is out there.

Please Call.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

C-Span Live


Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 51 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:04 pm

'Skills' Gap Leaving Firms Without Workers

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: 'Skills' Gap Leaving Firms Without Workers

Post by Phillymg on Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:33 am

stcfarms wrote:Philly,

Perhaps you are right that the underground economy and self employment is not for everyone, the lack of responses on this and other 99er groups backs up your claim. It is sad to think that there will be 15 million more homeless folks in the coming months just because people fear trying new things. One would think that the fear of becoming homeless would be more than enough incentive to take the leap.

I, and most of my friends, are 'bad boys' we do not fit in the mold so we never finished school. Perhaps this is the key to working outside the system. It is not that we lacked the intellect to finish school but rather we lack the obedient gene that would have allowed us to conform. I guess that a regular job just reinforces the obedient gene and eventually over rides any behavior that involves risk.

You are right that self employment is risky, some of my jobs fail. Failure can be viewed as defeat or a learning experience, those that view failure as a learning experience can make the necessary adjustments to turn failure into success. The old saying "Give a man a fish and he eats once, teach a man how to fish and he eats every day" is a great lesson. I am not the only one out there trying to teach people how to fish, if you look around you can find someone in your local area.

Jerry.
Hi Jerry. Sorry but I don't recall saying that self-employment is inherently risky.....tho it's probably true that it is.....I said that people getting UI are forbidden to engage in self-employment without prior permission from their local UI office & that if someone not getting UI engages in self-employment then they had better be sure to pay their taxes as required by law. I didn't go into the barter question.....but when looking it up I saw that it does indeed carry unusual tax risk since IRS has in the past gone after people who they believe are making substantial 'profit' thru bartering.....but with the federal workforce being cut probably this is less a risk today than in the past. I agree 100% with you about people considering & even going into self-employment.....& I admire how you've been taking young folks under your wing.....with the UE rate so high for so long & with high-school dropout rates skyrocketing young people need all the support & training they can get. I admire the way you have found your your way in the world & are passing it on......God bless you. Like a Star @ heaven
Mark

Phillymg
Super Poster

Posts : 1435
Join date : 2011-02-13
Age : 58

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Skills' Gap Leaving Firms Without Workers

Post by stcfarms on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:54 am

Mark,

I turned down my UI for that very reason, we would have starved on half of my Navy pay. Most of the folks on this list seem to be eating their seed corn, using their savings to hang on to their house for a few more months. The time to act is slowly slipping away as they tilt at the windmills of government help. I am Indian, the scariest words that I know are "I am from the government, I am here to help".

I do not make substantial profit from my businesses, there are periods of time when there is no work. I save through the good times and produce things to sell or trade in the slack periods. I like to invent things and build them, so the slack periods just give me time to play. I do not need, or wish, to work at a job constantly, I find that barter is sufficient except for the money that the regime demands for tribute. Since barter meets most of my needs why work for extra money just to hand it over to the criminals in Washington?

The unemployment rate out here in the sticks is near zero, it is the cities that are in trouble. Around here the unemployed own snowplows, lawn tractors and other tools that enable them to work enough to make a decent living. It is the same in rural communities all across the country because the farmers need temporary help and they can afford to pay for it. Farm houses are cheap by city standards, 20 years ago we paid $6,500 cash for our old Butterfield stage coach way station on a quarter acre. Even now the house is only worth about $40,000 because the cost of living is so low.

Most of these rural towns are losing population because their college educated kids do not return. It is not for lack of employment here but rather "Once they have seen Paris it is hard to keep them down on the farm". Since houses are cheap, there is plenty of work on the farms and related industries, it boggles the mind that people would leave the country for the city. Out here self employment is a way of life, you do not get rich, you do not get poor, you just live well.

Jerry.

stcfarms
Premium Poster

Posts : 216
Join date : 2011-06-03

Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum