Get A Job

Is it just me or anybody else getting tired of the market getting blamed for low wages?

Low wage jobs are nothing new. There have always been low paying jobs and there will always be low paying jobs. These type of jobs were not meant to be the end all of a person’s employment history. They are meant to be entry-level, minimum wage jobs. They are not meant to be jobs that a person gets to spend their entire lives doing. They are meant for people just entering the job market or for people who have retired from their careers and just want something to do.

If you are depending on McDonald’s or Wal-Mart to sustain you for the rest of your life, that is not the company’s problem. That is yours!

I’m sick of this idea that every business out there is part of the evil empire.

I will agree that there are companies that screw their employees on a daily basis but they are not indicative of the free market system as a whole.

And raising the minimum wage is not the answer either. Minimum wage jobs are meant to be entry-level jobs. They are not meant to be jobs that a person gets in order to live high off the hog or even to support a family of 5. Whether the left wants to admit it or not, raising the minimum wage is going to cause more job loss. If a company has to raise their wages, they are ultimately going to hire fewer people and potentially fire those they already employ.

If a person can’t live on minimum wage then perhaps they need to gain a skill and find another job. And the excuse that there aren’t any jobs out there is total bullshit. There are jobs out there. The problem is people aren’t willing to do real work in most cases.

So saying the free market is to blame on why there aren’t more jobs or enough jobs that pay enough. Bullshit. Get a minimum wage job to get some experience. Gain a skill to get a better job. Get off your ass and find a good job. And if you don’t like what you are doing, find another job. Nobody is forcing you to stay at a job you don’t like. And if you’re worried about not being able to find a better job than suck it up. Nobody said work is supposed to be fun. Stick it out and keep looking until you can find something better. But don’t blame the free market for your employment woes. Obama Care has done more to keep people out of work than anything the free market has ever done.

5 thoughts on “Get A Job

  1. I think that people blame the economy for the low paying jobs because those seem to be the jobs that are getting created. Anymore, even with a skill and degree, finding a good paying job is not easy. Sure there are leeches out there that need to stop their pissing and moaning and get off their duff but to dismiss criticism of the market and the economy for not creating better paying jobs isn’t going to help either.

  2. I disagree. There are plenty of companies out there looking for IT people, for example. Plenty! All you gotta do is go get some IT training and the job is practically yours. And these IT jobs are not low paying jobs either, they pay quite a substantial amount. It seems to me that people just aren’t willing to go out and spend the time to get the training to get these kind of jobs.

  3. Again, it is often easier said than done. You and I both know how complicated finishing school can be when you are working and trying to support a family. That is the stuff that I think often gets overlooked or forgotten when people throw around things like “get a job” or assumptions that people aren’t willing to spend the time and money (which they often don’t have) to get more training.

  4. The title of this post “Get A Job” wasn’t necessarily a smack at people not willing to go out and look for better employment. It was just the best title for the post that I could think of.

    In the case of me and my complications in regards to finishing school, I have come to realize that a lot of it is just laziness and not really wanting to go back to school for whatever excuse I can come up with at the time. It’s my own fault and I admit to that.

    I’m sure there are people out there that truly don’t have the time to go back to school but I have a feeling that the number of those people are in the minority as opposed to people with my mentality of just not wanting to go back. Those people have no reason to bitch about their poor financial situation. I don’t bitch about my low pay because I know it’s my own damn fault.

    Just my opinion though.

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