29 thoughts on “Daily Quip

  1. Murphy’s Law

    In our world, there will never be a shortage of people who know/understand how something works. Unfortunately, we seem to have a growing shortage of people willing to work…..period! 🤔

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  2. John Hric

    We talk about the autism spectrum. We often forget to put things in terms of the social spectrum and the knowledge spectrum. There are people who know and are willing to share. Those who have difficulties sharing. There are those that share but share lies and untruths. Likewise those who do not want to work. And those who will not pay a fair share for an honest day’s work. Too often job requirements want 5 years experience for an entry level job. They are absolutely oblivious to the absurdity of the request. And sadly it comes as no shock the wage is paltry or worse. It is good to seek out experts when needed. It is also good to get a second or third opinion. And choose as wisely as one can. Because we each are the best judge if the knowledge fits and solves our situation.

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  3. Kate@VanhaTaloSuomi

    I don’t believe the currently popular and all-too-common U.S. rant about an excess of free-loaders who don’t want to work. From the already mentioned ridiculous prerequisites of extensive experience and low pay, there are transportation issues and rent/mortgage costs which cause people to live further from transportation & metropolitan hubs. A couple of years ago, for instance, I was offered a job that would have required taking a series of busses to get to the part-time job. By the time expenses for the transportation were taken into account, the wage was completely absorbed by those expenses. Inconsistent or nonexistent transportation can not be overlooked. Then of course there are all the expenses of auto ownership, etc, etc. should the person have their own vehicle. Currently, in the USA there is a severe shortage of skilled blue-collar workers for jobs such as carpentry, plumbing and electric – basic jobs, but jobs which now pay handsomely because of the scarcity of workers to fill the jobs due to demand and retirement of older workers. Great show on this was a CBS show: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/rebuilding-americas-pool-of-construction-workers/#x
    Most young people want high-paying tech jobs. when in actuality trade jobs now pay higher wages!
    another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP0egqOivKc



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