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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:01 pm

Many people are experiencing financial set backs.
Full time jobs are becoming part time jobs.
Benefits are being cut back and eliminated.
It is becoming impossible to prep when it takes all you make to survive.
A few segments are booming.
The worse things get the better alcohol industries do.
American whiskey sales are at an all time high around the world.

We are going to see a consolidating of people on forums.
Now might be a good time to start mentioning this forum on other forums.
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Mrknot » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:48 pm

LoneWolf wrote:Well, I reckon whoever is left, is the last of the few ! :?

I'm at a bit of a standstill where I'm at, even prepping, etc., tends to cost money....which some don't have or saved.

Everyday living/survival, tends to use up resources supposed to be kept for another day. :roll:

I'm prepping/surviving in spirit so-to-speak, at present going to be concentrating on my studying of books.

ZA will need to wait until I'm much more ready......so zeds......fuck off until then !!! 8-)


I read an article about Detroit the other day. They are having issues with the municipal water supply. One of the city officials suggested that folks could go down to the river and gather buckets of water.
The UN has even become involved.
Bad times indeed.

I agree with Bob:
"Many people are experiencing financial set backs.
Full time jobs are becoming part time jobs.
Benefits are being cut back and eliminated.
It is becoming impossible to prep when it takes all you make to survive.
A few segments are booming.
The worse things get the better alcohol industries do.
American whiskey sales are at an all time high around the world.

We are going to see a consolidating of people on forums.
Now might be a good time to start mentioning this forum on other forums."

Presently, I work in the fast food industry.
Over the last few years I have seen many, many people who are vastly over-qualified for the jobs that we offer apply and be rejected.
The kind of jobs that we have available, (aside from management positions), are not meant to be careers.
These jobs are not the kind of jobs that are meant to support a family on.

The current administration wants to raise the minimum wage so that folks CAN support a family working at Mickey D's.

Seems great from the outside, huh?

Way to set your sights on high.
"hey son, if you work really hard you might make it up to the fry station. Screw that high paying manufacturing job, they're all outsourced."

If I currently employ 10 people at $10/hr, and I have to raise my hourly wage to $13/hr, (the stated goal of the City of Seattle). That means that to maintain my current level of profit I will have to either generate 30% more sales/revenue, or fire 30% of my employees.

I'm not running an NPO. What's the point of starting a business if you can't make money?

Times are tough.

I'm depressed.

Will use what little influence I have on other forums to bring them here...

Want to hear more of your individual opinions on these matters as opposed to clips from other websites.

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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:49 pm

Every time minimum wage goes up we all take a cut in pay.
It is worst for those who make right at or just below the new number.
Any gain by those who get a nice bump is very short term as all other prices go up to compensate.

If McDonald's has to raise their wages to $15 an hour how much will their menu items have to go to maintain their margins?
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby UnderDude » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:10 pm

Agreed.....
A 12 oz pack of bacon around here averages $6.99-$8.99. Not a pound, 12 oz. a 2 liter of soda averages $1.79. The local Round Table raised the price of a large pizza from $19.99 up to $21.99. That's high enough already.
Just for shits and giggles.....Minimum wage in San Francisco passed the national proposal YEARS ago. There's also a 3% addition on your bill at eateries to pay for the mandatory health care businesses are responsible for ALL employees.
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:09 am

Do they pay for the health care or just provide it?
My part of health care insurance is stupidly expensive.
It is literally more than I made when started working.
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby angelicdemon » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:22 am

From the way Robert Murray, president of American Coal, where I work, talks utility bills will skyrocket if our dipshit of a president keeps attacking the coal industry. According to Murray, coal produces energy at 4 cents kWH and wind and solar both produce energy at 22 cents kWh which will raise utility bills by 30 percent. On top of that there'll be thousands of people made jobless.
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby zackattack » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:03 am

butbutbutbut solar and wind energy could produce MILLIONS OF JOBS!!1!!111!!!
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:38 pm

the president of what used to be the United States of America is a fucking retard.
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby Red Star » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Haven't had a real job since being laid off 18 days into 2008. Nobody hires white middle aged round guys that might be "overqualified", since temps are much easier. My wife's company penalizes her considerably for having me on a family medical plan. I'm worth infinitely more to her dead than alive but she wants me to stick around though.

The middle class is just about extinct. We take care of illegals yet the everyday citizen gets squat most of the time. I miss the country that I grew up with.

God help the USSA. :cry:
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Re: Hey, Has Everyone Gone Missing Now !!!

Postby UnderDude » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:58 pm

Bob wrote:Do they pay for the health care or just provide it?
My part of health care insurance is stupidly expensive.
It is literally more than I made when started working.


They pay part of it. It was once for full time employees only but the rules changed. They must offer it for 25 hr/week employees now I believe.
The last company I worked for would pay for any plan that didn't cost more than $300. If it was more I had to pay the difference.
We've been pretty lucky as far as benefits provided by employers go. I'm a good negotiator and the wife is corporate so it opens a lot of doors.
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