Rich pull away from the rest of America

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Rich pull away from the rest of America
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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 7:41am
"We" wonder why people aren't spending money & there's slow job growth.

 


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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 11:09am
Thank you!

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 11:07am
You misread my post.

FYI - I never said he was unhappy, just that he had a very heavy workload now because his employer hasn't been replacing all those who have left for various reasons.

When asked if he would leave, I pointed out that he is 55 (very hard to find employment at that age) & that his current job has good pay & benefits. I never said he was retiring at 55. In fact, he will, hopefully still have a job & most likely work right up until retirement age (65 or 67, can't remember which it is for his company retirement benefits). He just celebrated 30 yrs there last week.

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:54am

"Why on earth would he retire from that job so early?"

NWtreehugger didn't say her DH was retiring at 55.

 


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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 8:23pm
((My DH will most likely retire from his company. He's 55 & finding a comparable pay/benefits would be impossible))

Whatever your husband does, he must have a pretty good job if it would be impossible for him to find another with comparable pay/benefits. I would think most people would be happy with a job that you could not get better pay or benefits elsewhere for doing the same work. Why on earth would he retire from that job so early?
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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 11:17am

The last company I worked for hired a new manager that was a piece of work. People left, they didn't replace them. They just dumped their workload on the rest of us. Customers started getting angry about poor service. Eventually, all us experienced office staff left. This business shrunk and shrunk. Now they have moved to a smaller place with a smaller customer base. Closed down sales and service department. Lost their "counties best" reputation. Now, when I hear them mentioned in public, it's negative.



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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 6:28am
My DH's boss works about 1/3 as hard as DH. That is, when he goes to work.

I dropped by yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes. 3 people simply can't handle the work load, and customers were getting angry and some were leaving without even going inside first. I don't see how the man thinks he's saving, by refusing to hire 2 more people, when the company is getting a bad name and unhappy customers with the way it's going now.

 

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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 5:48am
My DH will most likely retire from his company. He's 55 & finding a comparable pay/benefits would be impossible.

And yes, his immediate boss works as hard as he does. It's the mucky-mucks that one wonders about.

Part of the problem is that DH understands too much from being there for 30 yrs. I can say that all those who work for him seem to really like & admire him, so at least I know he's doing something right.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 12:46am

Ask your DH if his boss works as hard as he does. If not, when times get better, your DH might be better off finding a job elsewhere.

My DH had a four year stint in the armed forces as a second, and then first, looey. Officers at that level haven't yet forgotten that being a leader means taking care of the troops primarily, so that they can accomplish the mission.

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 12:36pm
I know ALL about 'superjobs'...my DH has one at the moment!

 nwtreehugger  

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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 12:33pm
The point is if those who are capable are working, then they'll be going to the dentist, eating out, spending money & OTHERS will retain their jobs. It's a cascade effect.

 nwtreehugger  

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