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A job creation plan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) said the rest of the country needs to follow North Dakota's example. Of course, that's ignoring the fact that North Dakota's boom is due to being over oil, which neither Republicans or Democrats can take credit for. Plus, North Dakota's existing population is too small to serve the oil industry's needs, leading to a growing economy.

    http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/50760/

    My question for Hoeven is how can you grown the economy is states that don't sit on oil or natural gas? The sad thing in North Dakota is millions of gallons of natural gas is flamed off because there isn't infrastructure in place to capture and transport it.
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Go to school. Get good grades. Go to a good college.

    Find part time work from a young age -- teens.

    Don't get arrested.

    Do drink/do drugs.

    Don't have a child or father a child before your education is complete.

    Learn practical skills.

    Learn a foreign language.

    Get internships.

    Network.

    Find a mentor.

    Show up on time every day, for every job you ever have.

    Don't take (excessive/unnecessary) sick days.

    Dress appropriately.

    Work hard.

    Show initiative.

    Ask people for work.

    Don't miss deadlines.

    Answer your phone calls, return your messages.

    Reply to your email in a timely fashion.

    Write hand written thank you notes/letters.

    Be the kind of person people want to be around -- smile, laugh, help people.

    Ask people to refer you.
     
  3. Lanky

    Lanky New Member

    I like Radiohead's version better:

    Fitter, happier
    more productive
    comfortable
    not drinking too much
    regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week)
    getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
    at ease
    eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
    a patient better driver
    a safer car (baby smiling in back seat)
    sleeping well (no bad dreams)
    no paranoia
    careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)
    keep in contact with old friends (enjoy a drink now and then)
    will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in wall)
    favours for favours
    fond but not in love
    charity standing orders
    on sundays ring road supermarket
    (no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
    car wash (also on sundays)
    no longer afraid of the dark
    or midday shadows
    nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
    nothing so childish
    at a better pace
    slower and more calculated
    no chance of escape
    now self-employed
    concerned (but powerless)
    an empowered and informed member of society (pragmatism not idealism)
    will not cry in public
    less chance of illness
    tires that grip in the wet (shot of baby strapped in back seat)
    a good memory
    still cries at a good film
    still kisses with saliva
    no longer empty and frantic
    like a cat
    tied to a stick
    that's driven into
    frozen winter shit (the ability to laugh at weakness)
    calm
    fitter, healthier and more productive
    a pig
    in a cage
    on antibiotics
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    YF -- all of those ideas are great personal advice. Not a one of them helps grow the economy.
     
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Wrong.

    Unemployment is a problem.

    Yet, companies that want to grow still can't find good, reliable, skilled, employees.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's because those loser bosses won't let them text or be on Facebook for their entire shift. Plus, they want you to dress nice, not to be late, to show up and be a good co-worker. That just plain sucks.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    In what industry? There is much talk of that in high-tech, but when companies say there's a lack of available talent, what they usually mean is there's a lack of available talent that's willing to work at indentured servant rates and so they need more H1B visas. Beyond the tech industry, though, there's no shortage of skilled labor.
     
  8. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Yeah, what kind of shit is that? Then they pick on you if you don't kiss their ass all the time.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Talk to any small business owner.

    An employee is an investment. So many don't work out, that it's a losing investment.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There is no way for you to prove this and no way for me to refute it. But it's off-point anyway. Let's say we have a million industrious young people open a million sandwich shops or delivery businesses or what have you. Or they show up certified as hard-working from the SBA and the BBB.

    My question is: Where do they go? And where is the consumer spending that will support them?

    Back to the point of the posting, North Dakota is not swimming in cash because the people there are inherently harder-working. They are swimming in cash because they have oil. In a macro sense, how can jobs be created where there isn't oil?
     
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    That's where Hoeven didn't have an answer, except the U.S. needs a better energy policy. The problem is you can't just set up an oil well everywhere. It's a NIMBY situation with oil and gas.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    You forgot, "Play nice with others"

    YF, that's not an economic plan. That's a bunch of well-meaning platitudes.
     
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