Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

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Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby FZ1 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:37 am

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I know Nate and some others like to do "handyman" type stuff and I grew up doing it a lot with my dad. For you youngsters out there...go learn a trade or two!
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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby bubba » Fri May 13, 2011 11:07 am

That's the problem with a lot of people anymore, no one wants to work. They want stuff handed to them. I have a couple friends that do construction type work. The love it, wouldn't give it up for a desk job for nothing.
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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby Sparky » Sat May 14, 2011 10:13 am

Mike Rowe has hit the nail on the head...today's kids entering the job market don't want to do this kind of stuff. It's too bad, our country needs people like that to keep us growing instead of sitting around and waiting for somebody to off you a CEO or CFO position...it ain't gonna happen!
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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby DragonFury » Sat May 14, 2011 4:06 pm

I completely agree with mike rowes statement.
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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby Major_A » Wed May 18, 2011 10:02 pm

I have a college degree and will dig a ditch. But since I don't have professional experience digging a ditch I don't get a call back. This works both ways. I'm ready to work but employers with "menial" jobs see me as over-qualified. Or since I have no experience in that field I don't get a callback either. Hey guys, my degree isn't worth much but it should show you that I have the capacity to LEARN. Teach me and I guarantee you that I can pick whatever the job is up pretty damn quick. I'd rather work with my hands and create something rather than sit in a cubicle all day long. I've done both and sitting in a cubicle isn't all that fun.

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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby DragonFury » Thu May 19, 2011 11:02 am

Major_A wrote:I have a college degree and will dig a ditch. But since I don't have professional experience digging a ditch I don't get a call back. This works both ways. I'm ready to work but employers with "menial" jobs see me as over-qualified. Or since I have no experience in that field I don't get a callback either. Hey guys, my degree isn't worth much but it should show you that I have the capacity to LEARN. Teach me and I guarantee you that I can pick whatever the job is up pretty damn quick. I'd rather work with my hands and create something rather than sit in a cubicle all day long. I've done both and sitting in a cubicle isn't all that fun.


I do not know who you were trying to get a job from but you do not need to have "experience" to dig ditches. How do I know, because I used to dig ditches, lots of ditches all over the place. I dug ditches for drilling rigs, farmers, home, auto repair, US Army, and everything in between. Now I do congratulate you on your willingness to goto work no matter what it is. I think the people at the company did not want to "hire you" because they did not want to pay you a fair wage, hence "you need experience" BS If you had time I see if they hire any illegals. in my experience when looking for jobs in the menial job market, and was told I needed "experience" is that they had Illegals working for them, California, Nevada and in Utah. Or it could mean that they wanted to hire a friend or family member, but in order to do it legally, they had to print that there is a job opening.
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Re: Mike Rowe's Senate Terstimony

Postby Major_A » Thu May 19, 2011 12:10 pm

Digging ditches was just an example. My point was they want experience no matter what the job is. But at the same time no one is bothering to teach you so you can gain experience.


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