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Saturday, December 07, 2019

"It doesn't make any difference whether a country makes computer chips or potato chips!" "Attributed to Michael Boskin, Chairman of President George H. W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors When U.S. unemployment is at a 50-year low, why do so many people have trouble finding work with decent pay and adequate predictable hours? A new economic indicator"the US Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI)"gives the answer: we have lots of jobs, but they are increasingly low-quality jobs. "The problem is that the quality of the stock of jobs on offer has been deteriorating for the last 30 years," says Dan Alpert, an investment banker and Cornell Law School professor. The JQI is built and maintained by Alpert and his fellow researchers at Cornell University Law School, the Coalition for a Prosperous America, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.

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Democrats aren't happy unless they're pissing, moaning, complaining and accusing.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-08 12:22 AM | Reply

Democrats aren't happy unless they're pissing, moaning, complaining and accusing.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Republicans live in a fantasy world.

Sky daddy is real.

Trump is honest.

They have morals and values.

What happens in truck stop bathrooms stays in truck stop bathrooms.

You get the idea.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-08 01:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The low quality jobs issue is having a trickle up affect as well. Skilled trades are not getting the raises and benefits we are used to because customers don't have the money to pay so rates are flat which means wages are flat.

The only reason I'm not complaining more is 2 fold 1 Obamacare lets me get insurance outside of the company and side jobs in the skilled trade arena are still very high pay. So I'm averaging more than median household income in my state with just my income.

Meanwhile companies in the low quality job sectors are refusing to raise wages so they are increasingly having issues finding decent employees an issue my wife struggles with. For the most part though the profit margins of those low quality jobs don't allow wage raises. I recently found out that the owner of the store she manages makes less take home pay a year than we do and he owns 4 stores. I mean he's not hurting but a dollar an hour raise to every employee would pretty much take his entire income.

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-12-08 06:52 AM | Reply

Democrats aren't happy unless they're pissing, moaning, complaining and accusing.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-08 12:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Why worry? These are the jobs that will get 20% of African-Americans to vote for Trump, amirite?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-08 10:36 AM | Reply

Is that compared to the jobs flipping burgers that were created during the o'bummer admin?

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-08 11:02 AM | Reply

#5 you guys were cool with it when that's all Texas was producing. It was proof, PROOF, that "conservative" "governance" worked.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-08 11:21 AM | Reply

Comcast is hiring installers. It's a good living.

So is working as an electrician. Welders will always be needed.

But don't ask any of these sniveling crybabies here. They're afraid of real work and jobs that wear boots.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-09 12:43 AM | Reply

AverageComcast Installerhourly pay in the United States is approximately $14.50

Imagine thinking that's a good living!

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 12:57 AM | Reply

5 years from trainee, through apprentice, to journeyman you'll be making near $30/hr and $35 plus after 7-9 years.

Power company is a good route too. Somehow I knew you were allergic to work boots.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-09 01:06 AM | Reply

Average salaries for Comcast Installer: $38090

Source: Glassdoor.com

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 01:21 AM | Reply

How much does a Cable Technician make in the United States? www.indeed.com

The average salary for a Cable Technician is$17.45per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,398 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Cable Technician employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Cable Technician is less than 1 year.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 01:24 AM | Reply

"5 years from trainee, through apprentice, to journeyman"

Comcast isn't even a union shop.

It's abundantly clear you're not a worker.

I mean, really abundantly clear.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 01:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Job sucks. I'd rather have food stamps and free needles."

- Snoofy

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-09 02:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Damn, come on liberals,

You have to work your way up sometime! You cant just get into an entry level job and start at $40 an hour!

Sheesh..

#14 | Posted by boaz at 2019-12-09 10:49 AM | Reply

You cant just get into an entry level job and start at $40 an hour!

Sheesh..

#14 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Simple minds over simplify everything.

FTA-

"Right now the JQI is just shy of 81, which implies that there are 81 high-quality jobs for every 100 low-quality ones. While that's a slight improvement from early 2012"the JQI's 30-year nadir"it's still way down from 2006, the eve of the housing market crash, when the economy regularly supported about 90 good jobs per 100 lousy ones."

So America is still not as great as it was just a few years ago

Humpy has not only became absolutely corrupt he also failed to deliver on his biggest promise.

Making America Great. Again. Like it was in 2006.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-09 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's because most Trump supporters no longer have to deal with the job market and couldn't care less. Most of them are on Soc. Sec., one form or another of welfare or disability.

#16 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-12-09 11:34 AM | Reply

Most jobs/positions pay what the labor is worth.

#17 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-09 11:45 AM | Reply

"Most jobs/positions pay what the labor is worth."

Worth to whom?

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-09 12:36 PM | Reply

The low quality jobs issue is having a trickle up affect as well. Skilled trades are not getting the raises and benefits we are used to because customers don't have the money to pay so rates are flat which means wages are flat.

#3 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR AT 2019-12-08 06:52 AM | FLAG:

This is also happening to the independent business person. Who can afford to take a chance on some service if money is very tight? The risk is real for folks living paycheck to paycheck.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-12-09 01:34 PM | Reply

Worth to whom?

#18 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-12-09 12:36 PM | FLAG: I'll spell it out for you: Worth to the employer who pays the individual they hire. Note, that everyone is told what they are being paid if hired, so it is up to the individual do either accept the job and pay rate, or turn it down and seek to an other employer for higher pay. Got it?

Whatever you are paid for your work is at the employer's discretion, and assuming that you do have a job, Snoofy, I expect that you felt that the pay scale is commiserate with the skill set you bring to your employer.

#20 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-09 08:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When you have works three jobs to make ends meet it might look good on paper but in reality it's hell.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-10 12:44 AM | Reply

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