Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hey buddy, you got a 'match'?

Greetings good citizen,

Sometimes stuff percolates for a couple of days before it’s ready to come out. Such is the case with tonight’s offering, born from a radio show where the ‘shill’ repeated a tired old claim that is no more valid now than it was when it was first uttered, possibly millennia ago.

What was Dopey saying? He was expressing the old ‘politicians’ lament’, that there were ‘millions’ of jobs out there people didn’t possess the requisite ‘skills’ to fill.

If this were even partly true we’d be ‘well and truly’ if we ever had to go to war with our suppliers! During both ‘World Wars’, people who had never seen a machine tool before were quickly trained to produce precision, quality tools and consumables.

What’s the difference between then and now? Then there was a job that needed doing and if it didn’t get done, the free world would cease to exist (assuming it did in the first place.)

Now, jobs have been shifted overseas to take advantage of (artificially) cheaper labor and benefits structures and the main defense of this practice is to claim there are ‘too few’ qualified candidates to fill the job (domestically.)

Truth be told good citizen, in light of current labor laws, the number of candidates the greed-heads are willing to hire domestically is zero.

This insane posture is defended as protecting the shareowner’s interests, never mind that they are turning the shareowner’s nation into an impoverished Banana Republic…these are apparently ‘acceptable losses’, the shareowner can move, the rest of us aren’t so lucky.

Someday, because these assholes all think they’re better than the rest of us, they are going to make their own ‘exclusive’ nation, which should simultaneously become the first ‘above ground’ test site for thermonuclear weapons in forty years.

Worse, this claim that there are ‘millions of jobs’ (unfilled due to the lack of ‘qualified candidates) out there is totally false! There isn’t a single career field in the entire world that isn’t ‘super-saturated’, I dare say we even have far too many soldiers.

While we could use more, er, competent medical professionals even those jobs are being blocked by the greed-heads, How do you justify charging all outdoors for a simple medical procedure if there are battalions of qualified surgeons capable of performing the procedure?

(Not that this sort of thing doesn’t happen all of the time but hey, nothing’s perfect!)

As can be observed across the career spectrum, even jobs where the bar for entry has been raised ridiculously high, there are no/few vacancies. We can only wonder what Jerky is smoking…

All arguments suffer from the failure to be specific and Dopey didn’t provide a single ‘fer instance’ to back up his obviously frivolous claim. What do you suppose this does for his claim that there are ‘millions’ of jobs out there but nobody is ‘qualified’ to fill them?

His argument might be more valid if he claimed there were ‘dozens’ of jobs (which is still an exaggeration) but now what is his point? Once upon a time there was nobody ‘qualified’ to do anything, you just did it because it needed doing!

This ‘qualification’ BS is exactly that, an ‘artificial barrier’.

If it needs to be done bad enough, a qualified individual will be found from within the pool of ‘available candidates’…happens all the time.

Funny how ‘need’ trumps pre-requisites!

Sadly, sometimes your only ‘qualification’ is more balls than brains!

A ‘sane person’ wouldn’t do this…but you would!

But I digress…but only a little.

Just because you have raised artificial bars to entry does not mean there aren’t any qualified candidates.

We may also observe that the principle ‘disqualification’ or lacking qualifier is the sum the candidate expects to be paid for their efforts.

As we can see from the second massive wave of foreclosures in less than two decades, if your paycheck doesn’t crack your nut, it is NOT your employer’s problem, it’s YOURS!

This leads us to another ‘baffling’ claim coming out of the so-called ‘middle class’…that you now ‘need’ a quarter of million dollars to retire.

This is in light of the fact that vast majority of us have NOT earned anywhere near a quarter of a million dollars in our entire lifetimes, so how the…heck is that supposed to work?

Are we, once again, excluding the people that ‘don’t count’? Just because they don’t give a shit about you doesn’t mean you’re not here…mad as hell and ready to go medieval on their asses!

I guess it’s time to take a deep breath and count to ten, it doesn’t do anyone any good to get all worked up over what is obviously nonsense, I just wish they had the sense not to go public with obvious bullshit!

But if everything were ‘thoroughly vetted’ there would be little to complain about…and I could live with that.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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