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genglandoh
09-05-2018, 06:42 PM
Good news for the country.

Title: Majority of blue-collar workers are happy with their jobs
Blue-collar workers celebrating Labor Day say they are happy with their line of work and see good things for the country, a new study says.
The vast majority of blue-collar workers 86 percent are happy with their jobs. Eighty-five percent believe their lives are headed in the right direction, and a small majority 51 percent say the country is headed in the right direction.
Link: https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/majority-of-blue-collar-workers-are-happy-with-their-jobs-poll/

S.V. Airlie
09-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Now, that's funny Pau. Hey geng what do you thin of the rest of the article now?

Joe (SoCal)
09-05-2018, 06:55 PM
We pay 68% higher than the competition yet we can not hire fast enough. I guess clean coal miners and buggy whip makers are cleaning up.

genglandoh
09-05-2018, 07:39 PM
We pay 68% higher than the competition yet we can not hire fast enough. I guess clean coal miners and buggy whip makers are cleaning up.

Thank you for supporting the thread with your personal experience.

genglandoh
09-05-2018, 07:53 PM
it would be curious to dig deeper into these results you've published
for instance from the same poll


The main message is that blue collar workers are happy with their jobs.
Here is the details.


https://www.expresspros.com/Newsroom/America-Employed/Blue-Collar-Workers-Career-and-Life-Satisfaction-High-Trust-in-Elected-Officials-Low.aspx

ljb5
09-05-2018, 09:04 PM
The main message is that blue collar workers are happy with their jobs.
Here is the details.

And Trump's approval rating in the Gallup Daily Tracking poll hasn't gone above 40% in over a year. Half the country wants him to be impeached -- more even than just before Nixon resigned in the face of impeachment.

It's as if there's a huge number of people in the country who can separate their personal feelings of satisfaction and identity from the president. They can feel good about their own situation without prostrating themselves before Trump as if he were the source of their comfort and satisfaction.

You should try it, geng. You might find it feels good to have your own identity and agency, rather than playing this character where you sacrafice everything in support of this guy who is never going to love you back.

Art Haberland
09-05-2018, 09:14 PM
I am glad most are happy with their jobs.. but what does this have to do with anything?

Joe (SoCal)
09-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Thank you for supporting the thread with your personal experience.

you're welcome :)

sandtown
09-06-2018, 12:24 AM
Yeaaaaah, and it's all due to the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie.

On this one day a year when labor gets just a smidgen of respect, let us salute our corporate overlords.

So some of you really do not get that the corporotoracy has waged war on us for generations?

john welsford
09-06-2018, 04:47 AM
Id say that its more than likely that many blue collar workers are happy with their jobs, but not happy with their financial situation. I'm much happier with tools in my hands than I was as a sales executive, or a production line manager, both of which involved days of paper war and a great deal of stress.
I'd even do the spanner work for a lot less money, so I'd be happy with my job, but not happy with the bank balance or the feeling of insecurity that no savings would cause.

John Welsford

Norman Bernstein
09-06-2018, 07:36 AM
The main message is that blue collar workers are happy with their jobs.
Here is the details.


https://www.expresspros.com/Newsroom/America-Employed/Blue-Collar-Workers-Career-and-Life-Satisfaction-High-Trust-in-Elected-Officials-Low.aspx

It is a poll conducted by Harris, but commissioned by an employment agency....

...and you think this represents objective fact? :):)

This may be YOUR 'main message'.... but that doesn't make it definitive.

Rum_Pirate
09-06-2018, 07:40 AM
We pay 68% higher than the competition yet we can not hire fast enough.
The economy there must be soaring.

Art Haberland
09-06-2018, 09:39 AM
It is a poll conducted by Harris, but commissioned by an employment agency....

...and you think this represents objective fact? :):)

This may be YOUR 'main message'.... but that doesn't make it definitive.

While the news may sound good, it is deflection. If you notice, the usual bunch of Sycophants have lost their ability to praise their dear leader.. so they are trying to dazzle us with some good news from other sectors.

paulf
09-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Good news for the country.

Title: Majority of blue-collar workers are happy with their jobs
Blue-collar workers celebrating Labor Day say they are happy with their line of work and see good things for the country, a new study says.
The vast majority of blue-collar workers — 86 percent — are happy with their jobs. Eighty-five percent believe their lives are headed in the right direction, and a small majority — 51 percent — say the country is headed in the right direction.
Link: https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/majority-of-blue-collar-workers-are-happy-with-their-jobs-poll/

What do the White House employees think of their jobs?...BAD NEWS FOR THE COUNTRY...

Joe (SoCal)
09-06-2018, 09:53 AM
The economy there must be soaring.

Actually the lack of skilled labor force is the problem.

genglandoh
09-06-2018, 09:58 AM
Actually the lack of skilled labor force is the problem.

Sounds like you should start to hire some entry level people and help them get trained.

leikec
09-06-2018, 10:49 AM
Sounds like you should start to hire some entry level people and help them get trained.

Perhaps republicans should start giving a damn about education...and quit glorifying ignorance.

Jeff C

Canoeyawl
09-06-2018, 11:26 AM
Sounds like you should start to hire some entry level people and help them get trained.

That is exactly what he's doing.

Joe (SoCal)
09-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Sounds like you should start to hire some entry level people and help them get trained.

I did and she's doing wonderful just gave her a raise and she's getting massive 5 star Yelp reviews :D

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40596479_2021256461258060_6231898693528715264_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=aad3501e61a41964726c85ff5dde5bcb&oe=5C2809EB

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40382442_2018683161515390_1551357842470993920_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=bda53c6914afc07cd592d7ba1861583d&oe=5C317DCF

Next question ???

robm
09-06-2018, 12:21 PM
How do they define "blue collar"? How many "blue collar" workers were polled? The jobs I would define that way are the ones that are moving overseas or being automated, or both. They are also jobs that still pay quite well, thanks to the lingering effects of a once-strong union movement.

I suggest they are not in the majority, and the service industry jobs (McJobs and Walmart) that are replacing them are not as well paid, and result in the less optimistic statistics.

Too Little Time
09-06-2018, 12:25 PM
The vast majority of blue-collar workers
From the link

Stoller said that workers are expressing concerns but “it’s clear that the vast majority of them think things will work out for them and their families.”
I am sure that when their kids get to college or they attain retirement age they they will look back at their past and realize the truth.

genglandoh
09-06-2018, 12:56 PM
I did and she's doing wonderful just gave her a raise and she's getting massive 5 star Yelp reviews :D

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40596479_2021256461258060_6231898693528715264_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=aad3501e61a41964726c85ff5dde5bcb&oe=5C2809EB

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40382442_2018683161515390_1551357842470993920_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=bda53c6914afc07cd592d7ba1861583d&oe=5C317DCF

Next question ???

I was just giving a suggestion based on your complaint that there was not enough training people to employee.
Good to know you are taking the next logical step.

Joe (SoCal)
09-06-2018, 01:17 PM
I was just giving a suggestion based on your complaint that there was not enough training people to employee.
Good to know you are taking the next logical step.

I always take the next logical step
New SKILLED candidate interview next week.

genglandoh
09-06-2018, 01:29 PM
Perhaps republicans should start giving a damn about education...and quit glorifying ignorance.

Jeff C

So you think the public school system should teach people dog grooming?

leikec
09-06-2018, 01:37 PM
So you think the public school system should teak people dog grooming?

I'm not a huge fan of teak. Once in a while I pine for a nice mahogany runabout, but only when I'm thinking against the grain.

Jeff C

Tom Montgomery
09-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Meh.

Define "blue collar worker." If that means a skilled trade worker or an unskilled worker working in manufacturing and represented by a union, then I am not surprised that the majority are happy in their jobs. By and large they are earning a living wage.

Or do you imagine "blue collar workers" include non-union retail workers such as those who work for Walmart, Home Depot, etc.?

I do not. And neither do those who conducted that poll, I imagine.

Too Little Time
09-06-2018, 07:14 PM
How do they define "blue collar"? How many "blue collar" workers were polled? The jobs I would define that way are the ones that are moving overseas or being automated, or both. They are also jobs that still pay quite well, thanks to the lingering effects of a once-strong union movement.

I suggest they are not in the majority, and the service industry jobs (McJobs and Walmart) that are replacing them are not as well paid, and result in the less optimistic statistics.
The link in the original post has a link to the survey. It seems to answer your questions.


1,049 U.S. adults aged 18 or older who are employed full-time, part-time or self-employed in a job that requires manual labor in one of the following industries: construction, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, automotive services, maintenance, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting or utilities.

Joe (SoCal)
09-06-2018, 07:23 PM
i'd start with spelling.

:d :d :d

robm
09-06-2018, 07:30 PM
It looks like it is time to organize some unions.