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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:46 am
 


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Just came back from a wedding out of town. Bridesmaid had to leave town early and drive back as neither could get Sunday off. Her son couldn't make it at all, his boss wouldn't give him Saturday off to go to his mother's wedding.


Sounds like they work at shitty jobs they should look for better employment. I can take time off, just have to ask for it in advance not last minute unless sick or emergency. A wedding hell my boss would chew my ass IF I didn't go. Dad had a heart attack (minor one years a few years ago) branch office called the next day asking if I needed more time off than what I still had available. Was willing to let me take time off from work with out losing my job. See not all is bad as you or in this case the family you are talking about make it seem. The chose to work for a bad company their mistake.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:13 am
 


No of course it isn't all shit out there. But employment choices for young people are abysmal around these parts. And they get into these shit jobs and can't afford time off for studies or training and end up stuck...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:52 am
 


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We live in uncertain times.

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At least we have the succor of knowing it all Trudeau's fault :P


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:00 pm
 


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No of course it isn't all shit out there. But employment choices for young people are abysmal around these parts. And they get into these shit jobs and can't afford time off for studies or training and end up stuck...


Lots of jobs down here where Trump has supposedly ruined our economy. Last year I had to suffer through a $2000 a month raise because of that awful orange man...maybe your young people should come down here and suffer from increased pay like I do! [B-o]


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:01 pm
 


Tell me more about this horrible raise you speak of.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm
 


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Tell me more about this horrible raise you speak of.


Sure. In July 2018 I got a 'retention adjustment' of ~ $2000 per month. Shocked the shit out of me because I had no idea it was coming.

Seems that if you're into both information security and privacy then you're in demand right now and the decision was made at some level to increase my pay instead of risking me getting poached by someplace else.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:23 pm
 


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$2000

ah man I only $320 a month raise and moved to the day shift (less physical work) and the weekends off.

I'm oppresses I tell you oppressed.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:30 pm
 


But that's the kicker. I'm not jealous of Bart's raise. I didn't get as much as I was asking for but got a lot of it. I am happy and know more is to come as long as I can stay here. If I have to move on well I will look for the best I can get and go from there. It's called life.

How many on the left see things that way. Wait I know they want both what Bart and I got pay raise wise and want to take it from us instead of earning it. That's called socialism.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:42 pm
 


R...ra...raise? what is this?


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I took a 30% pay cut and was happy to do it!

If I didn't leave I was going to beat the living shit out of the owner. It was coming.

I now work for a person I admire and get along with. Don't go home angry every day. Don't go home angry ever!

Previous boss is trying to scare me away from his customers with useless lawyer letters... so you never know, his ass kicking may still be coming.

Not being angry was worth the drop in pay. Didn't scorch earth on my way out, but sure as hell ain't helping them out either. Not for cheap anyway, that's for sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:35 pm
 


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Seems that if you're into both information security and privacy then you're in demand right now and the decision was made at some level to increase my pay instead of risking me getting poached by someplace else.

Can confirm. Started a co-op for a company doing pentesting on a contract basis while in school. Just talked to my boss about being hired full time being paid 50% more than I'm currently making with benefits, stock options, and yearly bonus on top.


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herbie wrote:
No of course it isn't all shit out there. But employment choices for young people are abysmal around these parts. And they get into these shit jobs and can't afford time off for studies or training and end up stuck...


Lots of jobs down here where Trump has supposedly ruined our economy. Last year I had to suffer through a $2000 a month raise because of that awful orange man...maybe your young people should come down here and suffer from increased pay like I do! [B-o]



Funny how those great jobs are only in blue states huh? And nobody can point to anything Trump has done,except destabilize the stock market. But yeah sure give Trump Credit :roll:

But uh back to reality:

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New data challenges Trump's economic narrative

By Niv Elis
August 25, 2019 - 10:50 AM EDT


Trump says the U.S. will win the Tariffs spat with China


President Trump has repeatedly said the U.S. economy under his watch has been extraordinary.

His tweeted descriptors have included "BOOMING," "GREAT," "stronger than ever" and "perhaps the greatest ECONOMY and most successful first two years of any President in history."

But a slew of recent data suggests the Trump economy has fared no differently than other expansions at this stage. And those same numbers indicate the president's economy may be headed toward a downturn.

“I would actually say it’s been a weaker recovery than what we’ve seen previously, particular in comparison to the expansions of the '80s and '90s,” said PNC Bank Chief Economist Gus Faucher.

That viewpoint has been shaped by figures like the ones released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday. The agency issued a downward revision showing the economy added 500,000 fewer jobs from January 2018 through March 2019.

What was once an impressive 223,000 jobs added each month last year, on average, may have been closer to 191,000, according to the new data.

Even before the revision, average monthly job growth since Trump took office has been 193,000, below the 208,000 average in former President Obama's second term. The recent revision puts Trump's overall monthly average at 177,000.

“We thought we had a bit of acceleration in job growth in 2018, but it looks like instead what we had was roughly the same trend we had before,” Faucher said.


Economic growth has exhibited a similar pattern.

A downward revision in gross domestic product by government economists robbed the Trump administration of a talking point that it had achieved four consecutive quarters of growth averaging 3 percent, a threshold Trump has long argued is sustainable over a 10-year period.

Goldman Sachs now estimates that growth will slow to 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, a figure Trump is unlikely to trumpet.

“If you judge the economy based on how he’s judged the economy, it’s pretty mixed,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, referring to Trump. “He took a lot of credit on the stock market, but it’s gone nowhere since January of 2018.”

Indeed, when it comes to the markets, Trump’s first year set him apart from his predecessors. Twelve months into his presidency, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had soared 31.6 percent, more than any other president, and nearly 6 percentage points better than Obama's first year, when the economy was still in recession.

But 31 months into his presidency, Trump now lags previous Democratic presidents when it comes to the Dow's performance. At this point in Obama's first term, the Dow was up 45.2 percent since he took office. For former President Clinton, it was up 39.3 percent. Trump clocks in at 32.2 percent.

In fact, the Dow's performance under Trump is closest to former President George H.W. Bush, who lost his reelection bid after the economy slipped into a recession.


Trump also came into office promising to wipe out the national debt and lower the trade deficit. Instead, the opposite has happened.

The federal deficit this year is expected to hit close to $1 trillion, up some 70 percent from its 2016 level of $587 billion. Meanwhile, the trade deficit, which stood at $502.3 billion before Trump came into office, has also ballooned.


“Notwithstanding the White House’s focus on shrinking the trade deficit, expect it to widen by 7 percent to 8 percent for all of 2019, to about $670 billion,” Kiplinger projected earlier this month in its economic forecast. “It’s up by 8 percent already in the first half of this year from the comparable first six months of 2018.”

But that's not to say the economy is in dire straits. Some bright spots stand out.

“In terms of unemployment levels, the economy looks great,” said Barry Bosworth, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution.

He noted that the jobless rate is near 50-year lows, more people are working and wages have even started ticking up.

“But if you’re looking at growth rates, it’s unusually slow,” Bosworth added. “This is the longest economic expansion in history, but it’s also the slowest."

Economists point to lower productivity as one reason growth has not accelerated.

Then there are the concerns that a downturn could be on the horizon. In recent weeks, yields on long-term bonds have risen higher than those on short-term ones, creating what's known as “an inverted yield curve.” It's considered one of the best predictors of a recession, though on average the events are separated by 22 months.

“I would expect to see growth slow in the next couple of years, even if there’s not a recession,” said Faucher.

With the stimulus of the 2017 tax law wearing off and a trade war with China escalating almost monthly, Trump may have to answer for a slowing economy as he seeks a second term in office.

“I would say his economy is on borrowed time,” said Zandi. “He bought himself some time by borrowing lots of money and cutting a big check to business and high-income households, but I think his policies are driving the economy into the ditch.”


https://thehill.com/policy/finance/4586 ... -narrative


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:39 pm
 


Remember when the same experts said that merely electing Trump would 'crash' the economy and that we'd have a depression? And then the economy took off after the man took office? And the the same fuckers who said the economy would tank turned around and ridiculed the man for saying we'd surpass 3% growth and then one quarter we hit 4% and we've been past 2% ever since.

Yeah, the doomsayers are being proven wrong time and again. They WANT Trump to fail and if they can ruin the economy they'll do it just to get another Marxist sack of shit in the White House.

But I suspect the Marxists are not just in for a defeat next year but a resounding defeat reminiscent of 1972 and 1984.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:35 pm
 


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Remember when the same experts said that merely electing Trump would 'crash' the economy and that we'd have a depression? And then the economy took off after the man took office? And the the same fuckers who said the economy would tank turned around and ridiculed the man for saying we'd surpass 3% growth and then one quarter we hit 4% and we've been past 2% ever since.


Growth has been largely continuing on the same trend since 2010 and aside from some brief blips due to market speculation that corporatist Republicans were going to enrich corporations, Trump hasn’t accomplished anything that wasn’t already underway under Obama.

Obama has better job growth and employment earnings growth than Trump.

The 2.6.% overall average growth under Trump is not materially different from the 2.4% under Obama, who achieved 3% growth on FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS and also achieved 4% growth on FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. You really should try and learn what you’re talking about so you don’t make such a fool of yourself.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nytimes ... y.amp.html

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cnbc.co ... -2018.html

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But I suspect the Marxists are not just in for a defeat next year but a resounding defeat reminiscent of 1972 and 1984.
. I think a conservative victory will be reminiscent of 1924 and 1932 (in Italy and the Weimar Republic).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:52 am
 


Don't move to Austin looking for a job we have unemployment around 2.4%. Limited housing thus prices going up and up. We are full. Yeah were a Red state but distinctly a Blue cit. Seems lime half the population has come from California. There are also problems / issues Austin is struggling with. A major one is homelessness.

Still by how some are talking on here I'll take Austin problems over other places.


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