Do you want to know how to find a job in America today? It's easy. Just be willing to flip burgers, wait tables or welcome people to Wal-Mart. You must also be willing to work for close to minimum wage with no health benefits. It's not that complicated. On April 19th, McDonald's is going to be holding its first "national hiring day" and it will be attempting to fill 50,000 positions. Hundreds of thousands of applicants are expected, so if you are going to apply be ready for some stiff competition. McDonald's held a similar event last year in its western region and 60,000 people applied for just 13,000 jobs. But if you are one of the lucky ones, you too may soon be flipping burgers for minimum wage. Who said that finding a job was hard and that the U.S. economy doesn't work anymore? All of us just need to be "flexible" and we all need to be willing to adapt to the "new economic reality".
Oh, you say that you can't pay the mortgage and feed your family on what they would pay you at McDonald's?
You say that you are looking for a "good job"?
Well, that is just too bad.
Good jobs are becoming increasingly scarce. In fact, there are 10% fewer
"middle class jobs" in the United States today than there were a decade ago.
The competition for the few "middle class jobs" that are still available has become so intense that you might not want to steer clear. You just can't afford to be too picky in today's world.
After all, you don't want to become one of those poor saps that is unemployed month after month after month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average length of unemployment in the U.S. is now an all-time record 39 weeks
Can you really afford to be out of work for almost a year?
Why not go after the "low hanging fruit"? For a position at McDonald's or Wal-Mart you will probably only be competing against four or five other people for each job opening. Those odds aren't that bad.
Things were not always like this in America, you say?
Once upon a time there were actually lots and lots of great jobs?
Well, this is part of the sacrifice that we must make for the emerging global economy. We must allow thousands of our factories to close and millions of our good paying jobs to be shipped overseas. Our politicians have all promised us that globalism will be incredibly good for us in the long run.
So don't be alarmed when naysayers warn that the United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month
since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
Yes, American workers now must directly compete for jobs with millions of people willing to work for slave labor wages on the other side of the globe. But eventually their wages will come up slightly and our wages will go way down to their level and at that point we will all have equality.
You aren't against "equality" are you?
Who could be against equality?
This is what globalism is all about - tearing down all the borders and gathering us all into one big, happy "global family". Right now too many of the good jobs are in America so millions of them have to be shipped out of the country. Also, millions of legal and illegal immigrants must be allowed into the U.S. so that they can compete for American jobs as well.
But won't that drive wages down?
Of course, but in the end the "global community" will benefit.
What did you think? Did you actually believe that the United States would be able to have a thriving middle class forever?