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  •  not to mention the generation of (18+ / 0-)

    young people like myself (who just turned 28) who are unemployed or underemployed and can't find real jobs.

    Got 2 degrees 30k in debt and right now i'm just able to do freelance tech support. (and my degrees arn't even in that)

    •  Yeah, you guys have it rough (1+ / 0-)
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      You're not the first ones, though.  

      Times will get better.  Hang in there.

      The meek shall inherit the Earth that the stupid destroyed.

      by CharlieHipHop on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 11:58:34 AM PDT

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    •  After the Vietnam war you could not get hired with (0+ / 0-)

      a college were over qualified and under qualified.  you needed a Master's degree to get hired.  once my husband had his 1st masters he was offered 2 jobs at IBM in different areas.  One in sales and one in programming.  He took sales. But that was before Intelligence in a computer. He sold one of the first CAD systems.  Only stayed at IBM for a couple of years.   since then he has 2 masters and a Doctorate in Ministry.  

      Things hopefully will turn around.  But we have to quit paying corporations to take their factories over seas (remember Sensata and Romney).  Stop paying the corporations and we will see the jobs come back.  I think they are waiting until so many people are unemployed for so long and then they will bring back factories but at Chinese salaries.

      Start thinking of what business you can start up that people need or how you can turn your freelance tech support into a corporation.

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