** Covid-19 Global Pandemic of 2020 ** - Main Discussion Thread

Bacash

Just a guy
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I don't wanna work, but that 5600 will only last about 6 days. Then I'll need more to continue paying the bills. Doesn't include dash cocaine or protest funds for things like gasoline and matches. Plus, you know how hard it is to find actual glass pop bottles?
I’m figuring mortgage/rent, utilities, and food runs the average family of 4 close to $2000/month, not including any niceties like cable, internet, or dash cocaine.
 

Jayclimber

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Gobs hit on it pretty good about the current workforce not wanting to learn, let alone work for anything... When Target is paying a minimum of $15/HR to employees and they dont need to learn anything, just told to move this or stock that then the people are happy to not have to expend brain power to learn something.
 

Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
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Gobs hit on it pretty good about the current workforce not wanting to learn, let alone work for anything... When Target is paying a minimum of $15/HR to employees and they dont need to learn anything, just told to move this or stock that then the people are happy to not have to expend brain power to learn something.
I'm pretty sure it's no longer acceptable to like Kevin Spacey's movies, but his character in American Beauty pretty much nailed the current attitude among a lot of Americans.

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Inazone

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We are experiencing a lack of qualified personnel in the security field also. We are currently trying to replace one guard at our site but we can't get anyone with basic computer knowledge and a willingness to work for $16/hr. Had one in the works but he got his stimulus check and bowed out. Said he would let us know in the future.

I didn't understand the lack of computer knowledge part - I thought everyone knew their way around computers. Son told me that most of the young guys now do everything on their phone and don't own computers.
Prior to joining the Army Reserve (at age 28) my wife worked security at a large manufacturing/R&D complex, and although there were numerous veterans around her own age on the security team with arguably more experience, she got paid more because she could navigate a simple Excel spreadsheet. All she had to do was maintain a visitor log at the front desk, but nobody else could figure it out.

Meanwhile, there are days when I ponder just how outdated my tech skills are while having spent 26+ years in the IT field and seeing how hard it was for friends of mine to find work after COVID-related layoffs. These are people who are/were eager to work, even for less pay than at previous jobs. I'm not going to say this is my dream job, but I generally enjoy it, and have trouble understanding people who would rather collect a paycheck (at taxpayers' expense) to do nothing.

Then again, my dad is nearly 81 years old and still works more or less full-time. He has investments, a pension, 401k and Social Security, but likes what he does and still gives every indication of having more in the tank.