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Old 09-20-2021, 08:55 AM   #1
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Severe Global Work Shortages

Why Is There Suddenly an Extremely Severe Shortage of Workers All Over the World?

The unprecedented employment crisis that we are watching unfold around the globe is so bizarre that it could have been pulled straight out of an episode of the Twilight Zone. For the very first time in recorded history, there is an extremely severe shortage of workers in nations all over the planet. When this shortage first started to emerge earlier this year, I thought that it was very strange, because 2020 had been a year when we had seen unemployment absolutely skyrocket in the U.S. and other western nations.

In fact, somewhere around 70 million Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last year. Not too long ago we had vast hordes of people that were out of work, and now we are suddenly facing the greatest labor shortage in history? Something is not adding up.


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Old 09-20-2021, 10:15 AM   #2
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some of the shortages are government caused like a mandatory 2 week break because they were 'exposed' to someone that tested positive for wuhan virus.
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some of the shortages are government caused like a mandatory 2 week break because they were 'exposed' to someone that tested positive for wuhan virus.

That might explain some...but this shortage of workers is global in scale. This experience, apparently, is unprecedented in world history.
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Maybe the RAPTURE is taking place, right boxy?
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Maybe the RAPTURE is taking place, right boxy?
Rapture:
1. a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.

Exactly how I would feel knowing that boxcar and his ilk had vanished from this world.

Oh, happy day!
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A similar thing happened after the bubonic plague hit Europe in the late 1340's. Somewhere between 1/4 to 1/2 of people were killed by the plague throughout Europe. While it wasn't totally world wide, it was pan-European. And that plagues killed both more in numbers and as a percentage of the population than COVID. England didn't recover it's population numbers until somewhere in the middle of the 1700's.

After the plague subsided wages increased for the workers that were left. It was one of the things that led to the rise of the merchant class in the following years.
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Maybe the RAPTURE is taking place, right boxy?
Wow! What a brilliant deduction, Holmes.
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Rapture:
1. a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.

Exactly how I would feel knowing that boxcar and his ilk had vanished from this world.

Oh, happy day!
Au contraire! Nothing could be further from the truth. For immediately after the "rapture" of the church, the Messiah -- God's Anointed One -- judges the world and consigns it to everlasting torment in the Lake of Fire. That will not be a "happy day" for any infidel. But it will be an infinitely glorious and blessed day for all of God's redeemed; for their salvation will be made complete on that day.
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Rapture:
1. a feeling of intense pleasure or joy.

Exactly how I would feel knowing that boxcar and his ilk had vanished from this world.

Oh, happy day!

its the next stop after this world you should be concerned about brother
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Severe labor shortages will inevitably result in shortages of goods and services, as well.

Costco limits purchases on paper goods, water & key items amid supply chain delays

Bath tissues, roll towels, Kirkland signature water and high-demand cleaning products may see purchase limits

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...ation-pressure
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Local old school drive-in restaurant, whose owner I know personally, has and employee walk last week and she was making $21 an hour
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Local old school drive-in restaurant, whose owner I know personally, has and employee walk last week and she was making $21 an hour
It's nuts.

Our lawn care guy (for the last 25 years) cut the grass on Monday without a crew. One guy was sick but the other one said he was quitting because he was making like $3k per month (from the current dole, food stamps, etc.).

The worker told him that the $18 per hour works out to about $3k a month - the same thing - but he had to WORK for that.

He said that he'd have to be paid DOUBLE to justify working!!!!
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It's nuts.

Our lawn care guy (for the last 25 years) cut the grass on Monday without a crew. One guy was sick but the other one said he was quitting because he was making like $3k per month (from the current dole, food stamps, etc.).

The worker told him that the $18 per hour works out to about $3k a month - the same thing - but he had to WORK for that.

He said that he'd have to be paid DOUBLE to justify working!!!!
Your lawn care guy is lying to you, or maybe you are lying to us. Under Nevada law, you donít get unemployment if you quit your job unless you have good reason. Not wanting to work is not good reason. Also, the monthly payment in Nevada is around $1800 not $3,000.

If youíre talking about adding the COVID-19 benefits which will be ending soon, that wonít work either. Those only kick in if you are unemployed because of Covid.

I said above that the monthly payment is $1800, but that is a maximum. The real amount is half what you earned during your base period up to the maximum. So, when you lose your job, your pay is cut in half. If you quit your job, youíre not eligible. Your post is BS.
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Your lawn care guy is lying to you, or maybe you are lying to us. Under Nevada law, you donít get unemployment if you quit your job unless you have good reason. Not wanting to work is not good reason. Also, the monthly payment in Nevada is around $1800 not $3,000.

If youíre talking about adding the COVID-19 benefits which will be ending soon, that wonít work either. Those only kick in if you are unemployed because of Covid.

I said above that the monthly payment is $1800, but that is a maximum. The real amount is half what you earned during your base period up to the maximum. So, when you lose your job, your pay is cut in half. If you quit your job, youíre not eligible. Your post is BS.

Living in Illinois you should know how easy it is to get unemployment benefits in some states. The offices don't investigate claims so how are they going to know if you're following the law???
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Your lawn care guy is lying to you, or maybe you are lying to us. Under Nevada law, you donít get unemployment if you quit your job unless you have good reason. Not wanting to work is not good reason. Also, the monthly payment in Nevada is around $1800 not $3,000.

If youíre talking about adding the COVID-19 benefits which will be ending soon, that wonít work either. Those only kick in if you are unemployed because of Covid.

I said above that the monthly payment is $1800, but that is a maximum. The real amount is half what you earned during your base period up to the maximum. So, when you lose your job, your pay is cut in half. If you quit your job, youíre not eligible. Your post is BS.
Where did I say "unemployment benefits?"

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Specifically, what was taught (I think by Nick Bremigan) was, "If you start a sentence with YOU ARE... you had better finish it with HELL OF A NICE GUY, GREAT UMPIRE, HANDSOME FELLOW, or similar. Otherwise, you aren't here any more."
Alas, I do not have the power to kick your sorry, worthless, lying ass out of here.

I truly regret that because PA would be a far better place without you.
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