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typical blacks

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Nov 23, 2012
Wal Mart isn't the worst. There are many terrible places to work. Lets name a few.

Payless Shoes

Sallys Beauty Supply

Old Navy
typical blacks

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Nov 23, 2012
Dollar Tree

Shoe Carnival

JC Penney

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Since: Jan 08

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#3 Nov 23, 2012
and of corse don't forget. Its retail. Its really not set up to be a life long occupation if you are single or the only bread winner of a family unless you get into management.
nemesis

Glasgow, WV

#4 Nov 23, 2012
Management can throw you off like an old shoe, because they don't have to show their employees any respect. With NAFTA and the WTO they can get all the slave labor and products they want. The shipping containers are piled up on our shores now, and they don't know what to do with them. I don't see how big sales this Holiday season is such a big deal, it's all made in China, we didn't get the jobs.

Since: Nov 12

Lansing, WV

#5 Nov 23, 2012
itsmejd wrote:
and of corse don't forget. Its retail. Its really not set up to be a life long occupation if you are single or the only bread winner of a family unless you get into management.
correct

“One fish... Two fish... ”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#6 Nov 23, 2012
itsmejd wrote:
and of corse don't forget. Its retail. Its really not set up to be a life long occupation if you are single or the only bread winner of a family unless you get into management.
Really?

How many high school students declare "cashier" or "shelf stocking" as their desired vocation? People end-up in retail because there simply is no other choice open to them.

I know several young people with master's degrees, who are working at a mall because there are no jobs. They graduated with good grades, but they have no work experience and are competing in interviews against older displaced professionals with resumes loaded with work history.

Whether intended or not, retail is evolving into a "life long occupation".
wvu

Beckley, WV

#7 Nov 23, 2012
Natalie_ wrote:
<quoted text>Really?

How many high school students declare "cashier" or "shelf stocking" as their desired vocation? People end-up in retail because there simply is no other choice open to them.

I know several young people with master's degrees, who are working at a mall because there are no jobs. They graduated with good grades, but they have no work experience and are competing in interviews against older displaced professionals with resumes loaded with work history.

Whether intended or not, retail is evolving into a "life long occupation".
Well it shouldn't be. It's not everyone's fault you made bad choices. Everyone has to start somewhere. Some people have no drive to go other places. Not our fault.

Since: Nov 12

Lansing, WV

#8 Nov 23, 2012
again , good luck
captialist pig

Beckley, WV

#9 Nov 23, 2012
Natalie_ wrote:
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Really?
How many high school students declare "cashier" or "shelf stocking" as their desired vocation? People end-up in retail because there simply is no other choice open to them.
I know several young people with master's degrees, who are working at a mall because there are no jobs. They graduated with good grades, but they have no work experience and are competing in interviews against older displaced professionals with resumes loaded with work history.
Whether intended or not, retail is evolving into a "life long occupation".
Now you are hitting on antoher topic that is driving me crazy. all the talk about people with college degrees who can't get jobs. What are those degrees in? These so called colleges (really only money pits, indoctrination centers and degree mills ) are offering all these senseless degrees that no one ever has a hope of getting a job in that field. Letting these kids get bogged down with thousands of dollars in debt with a degree that will never pay enough to pay off the debt. When my two sons were in college, I was shocked to look at their text books and see the garbage they are trying to pass off as knowledge.
There are millions of jobs going unfilled because we dont have people with the education and skills to fill them.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

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Since: Jan 11

Opportunity is everywhere

#10 Nov 23, 2012
wvu wrote:
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Well it shouldn't be. It's not everyone's fault you made bad choices. Everyone has to start somewhere. Some people have no drive to go other places. Not our fault.
LOL!

Since when is a Masters Degree considered to be a "bad choice", or an example of someone with "no drive"?

Just curious...
wvu

Beckley, WV

#11 Nov 23, 2012
Natalie_ wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!

Since when is a Masters Degree considered to be a "bad choice", or an example of someone with "no drive"?

Just curious...
If you wasted your time getting a masters in something that you couldn't get a job in that means your an idiot. Masters doesn't guarantee anyone a job and most people I know who have them simply got them to say they have one. Just because you went to college for 6-8 years doesn't mean you wanna work.
Sara

Beckley, WV

#12 Nov 23, 2012
captialist pig wrote:
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Now you are hitting on antoher topic that is driving me crazy. all the talk about people with college degrees who can't get jobs. What are those degrees in? These so called colleges (really only money pits, indoctrination centers and degree mills ) are offering all these senseless degrees that no one ever has a hope of getting a job in that field. Letting these kids get bogged down with thousands of dollars in debt with a degree that will never pay enough to pay off the debt. When my two sons were in college, I was shocked to look at their text books and see the garbage they are trying to pass off as knowledge.
There are millions of jobs going unfilled because we dont have people with the education and skills to fill them.
The only type of degrees worth anything anymore are specialized degrees - accounting, social work, nursing, etc. Normally something where you have to sit for a license post-graduation. Even a generalized business or management degree won't get you a decent job quickly. It's not just degrees where the field is limited that's the issue, but the amount of people carrying a 4 year degree that is more open and who are competing for the same few jobs in a small area.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

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Since: Jan 11

Opportunity is everywhere

#13 Nov 23, 2012
wvu wrote:
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If you wasted your time getting a masters in something that you couldn't get a job in that means your an idiot. Masters doesn't guarantee anyone a job and most people I know who have them simply got them to say they have one. Just because you went to college for 6-8 years doesn't mean you wanna work.
LOL!!!

Employers will hire someone with a masters over a bachelors degree. Since when does it take 6-8 years to get a masters degree?!?

Oh yeah... when "your"[sic] an idiot.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

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Opportunity is everywhere

#14 Nov 23, 2012
Sara wrote:
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The only type of degrees worth anything anymore are specialized degrees - accounting, social work, nursing, etc. Normally something where you have to sit for a license post-graduation. Even a generalized business or management degree won't get you a decent job quickly. It's not just degrees where the field is limited that's the issue, but the amount of people carrying a 4 year degree that is more open and who are competing for the same few jobs in a small area.
Correct Sara.

Accounting is now a five year program, and it's still extremely hard to get a job. Nursing is beginning to dry-up, it used to be a two year program could get you a great starting job as an RN. However, now the top rated hospital employers are demanding only graduates from four year programs.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

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Opportunity is everywhere

#15 Nov 23, 2012
captialist pig wrote:
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Now you are hitting on antoher topic that is driving me crazy. all the talk about people with college degrees who can't get jobs. What are those degrees in? These so called colleges (really only money pits, indoctrination centers and degree mills ) are offering all these senseless degrees that no one ever has a hope of getting a job in that field. Letting these kids get bogged down with thousands of dollars in debt with a degree that will never pay enough to pay off the debt. When my two sons were in college, I was shocked to look at their text books and see the garbage they are trying to pass off as knowledge.
There are millions of jobs going unfilled because we dont have people with the education and skills to fill them.
Universities were never intended to be vocational tech schools.

God forbid that Americans should desire a well-rounded education including literature, mathematics, history, science, geography, and the fine arts. Let's just close all those institutions of higher learning down, and send those kids directly to "Hamburger U" in Chicago.

Just what was the "garbage" you glanced at??!
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capitalist pig

Lubbock, TX

#17 Nov 23, 2012
Sara wrote:
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The only type of degrees worth anything anymore are specialized degrees - accounting, social work, nursing, etc. Normally something where you have to sit for a license post-graduation. Even a generalized business or management degree won't get you a decent job quickly. It's not just degrees where the field is limited that's the issue, but the amount of people carrying a 4 year degree that is more open and who are competing for the same few jobs in a small area.
Labor and capital have to be mobile. If there are no jobs in your field where you live, you change fields or you move. Or you go to a retail store and treat people like crap because your life sucks.
If people are going to pay for a degree, they should pay for one that is worth having. Too many people sucking up benefits and pell grants that dont care about the degree, they are never going to work anyway.
capitalist pig

Lubbock, TX

#18 Nov 23, 2012
Natalie_ wrote:
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Universities were never intended to be vocational tech schools.
God forbid that Americans should desire a well-rounded education including literature, mathematics, history, science, geography, and the fine arts. Let's just close all those institutions of higher learning down, and send those kids directly to "Hamburger U" in Chicago.
Just what was the "garbage" you glanced at??!
No I went to school when a well rounded education was stressed. That is why I am capable of critical thinking. You knowledge and vocabulary indicate the same.(even if I am often critical of your ctitical thinking). Most of the garbage that I looked at came from my oldest son's business classes. No one could succeed with the political correct garbage they were teaching. Don't even get me started on some of the junk from my younger son's government and history classes.
Todays universitys are for most part turning out educated idiots and Occupy Wallstreet deadbeats.

Since: Aug 08

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#19 Nov 23, 2012
It's been a few years since my son was in college but he turned a business degree into a very successful business.....after 15 years of working in this or that kind of business....but it was all grist for the mill and now he uses every bit of the knowledge that he gained in those various jobs. I doubt he could have gotten a medical or a law degree....he was a jock and that developed his competitive drive that has turned him into a successful businessman. There is no one road to success but if a person doesn't have any specific talent maybe they're better off going into a specialized field where early success is more likely. Just my opinion....please, no more disparaging remarks about my son. I use him for illustration purposes only....after all I couldn't use myself.
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captialist pig

Beckley, WV

#21 Nov 23, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
It's been a few years since my son was in college but he turned a business degree into a very successful business.....after 15 years of working in this or that kind of business....but it was all grist for the mill and now he uses every bit of the knowledge that he gained in those various jobs. I doubt he could have gotten a medical or a law degree....he was a jock and that developed his competitive drive that has turned him into a successful businessman. There is no one road to success but if a person doesn't have any specific talent maybe they're better off going into a specialized field where early success is more likely. Just my opinion....please, no more disparaging remarks about my son. I use him for illustration purposes only....after all I couldn't use myself.
Sounds like your son is like a lot of us. He went to school and got a degree, then he went to work and got an education.

Since: Aug 08

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#22 Nov 23, 2012
captialist pig wrote:
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Sounds like your son is like a lot of us. He went to school and got a degree, then he went to work and got an education.
Sounds about right to me....:)

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